Geodetic Computer (243) Enlisted Personnel

Performs mathematical computations, using logarithmic and natural function tables in the construction of topographical maps or charts.
Calculates latitude, longitude, angles and areas from field notes made by survey parties. Computes positions from triangulation or primary traverse, stellar or solar observation notes. Computes intersections, point locations and coordinates.
Equipment used includes drafting instruments and calculating machines.
Must be able to compute azimuth and position from solar or stellar observations. Must be able to make involved arithmetic and algebraic computations. Must have a general knowledge of drafting, including mechanical drawing, geometric constructions, lettering and conventional symbols used in topography and surveying.

Alternate nomenclatures:

  • Topographical Computer