The first purpose of this thesis is to frame an enabling act that could be submitted to legislature for adoption. Such an act would authorize the use of plane coordinate system, but not make it mandatory. Twenty-four states have passed laws establishing state coordinate systems.
A second purpose of this thesis is to provide practicing engineers with all the necessary information and explanatory material in one manuscript to permit them to apply the system to their work. An example is worked out in detail using local points known to local men and fully explained step by step.
In addition to the above, a method has been developed for extending triangulation control stations over moderate distances by plane coordinates without the use of involved geodetic computations.
Plane Coordinate, Geodetic Surveying, Triangulation Stations, Bernalillo County, New Mexico
Level of Degree
First Committee Member (Chair)
Marvin C. May
Second Committee Member
William C. Wagner
Third Committee Member
Ray S. Foss
Morin, Karl V.. "A Plane Coordinate System for Bernalillo County." (1953). http://digitalrepository.unm.edu/ce_etds/172