Precision and Accuracy in Geodetic Surveying

There is a lot of professional jargon in the engineering and surveying community.  It can tend to get in the way if there is not good communication between the client and the consultant.  This is why it is important for us to clearly define the intended use of our services. This allows us to meet the specific project’s goals, while maximizing cost efficiency and the product’s long-term value. Two questions that always comes up are, “How accurate do you need the survey?” and “How precise do you need the survey?”. Precision deals with the tolerances you need on your specific project.  Accuracy deals with relating your specific project to outside data and even projects you may have down the road. Well, enough jargon. Here is NGS to explain it….  Sometimes a video is worth a thousand words.

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