The process of determining the distance between points on the earth's surface, or the relative positions of points, by dividing up a large area into a series of connected triangles measuring a base line between two points, and then locating a third point by computing both the size of the angles made by lines from this point to each end of the base line and the lengths of these lines.

The method of determining a location on a map by using two or more points through which lines of known directions are drawn; the intersection of these lines is the desired location; can use distance and/or angles.

A process whereby a King is moved twice to reach a square which could be attained in a single move. The beginning square and the two squares to which it is moved form a â€œtriangleâ€. Triangulation is generally employed only in endings.

a lengthy process of pinning down a caller's location using radio receivers, a compass and a map.

A baseline between two points, usually about 7 miles apart, was carefully measured. Then from each of the same two points, the angle between this baseline and the sight line to a third point was measured using a theodolite. A triangle was thus formed and if the length of one of its sides (the baseline) plus two of its angles was known, the lengths of its other sides could be calcualated. One of these sides could then be used as the baseline for another triangle without the need for ground measurement.

technique for scene documentation where items of evidence are located by measuring the distance between two (2) reference points.

The method for determining the map location of a point from knowing the distance between that point and three other points; this method is used to locate earthquake epicenters.

using a network of triangles to accurately plot positions.

Method of determining distance based on the principles of geometry. A distant object is sighted from two well-separated locations. The distance between the two locations and the angle between the line joining them and the line to the distant object are all that are necessary to ascertain the object's distance.

A triangulation of a simple polygon consists of -3 non-intersecting diagonals or -2 triangles where is the number of vertices in the simple polygon.

Measurement of the distance of a planet or nearby star by sighting its apparent position against background stars from two or more separate locations.

To survey a region by dividing the area into triangles and measuring the angles of these triangles.

A method of surveying in which the stations are points on the ground at the vertices of a chain or network of triangles. The angles of the triangles are measured instrumentally and the sides are derived by computation from selected sides or bases, the lengths of which are obtained by direct measurement on the ground or by computation from other triangles. Answers to questions

A method of moving containers from a surplus location to a demand location by means of an intermediate transport leg that can be revenue or non-revenue producing (loaded or empty). IAS enables carriers and other container owners/operators to identify and take advantage of triangulation opportunities through InterBox and Event Manager services.

a trigonometric method of determining the position of a fixed point from the angles to it from two fixed points a known distance apart; useful in navigation

a method of surveying; the area is divided into triangles and the length of one side and its angles with the other two are measured, then the lengths of the other sides can be calculated

a subdivision of an area (volume) into triangles (tetrahedrons)

In a dome context, triangulation is used to mean the process of subdividing a triangle into smaller triangles. So if the base figure (usually an icosahedron) has large triangular faces, then triangulation involves subdividing each of the icosahedron's triangular faces into a grid of smaller triangles. (Note: triangulation is the term I've always used, if anybody knows a more accepted term for this concept, please let me know!) See also Frequency.

a method for finding a position by means of bearings from two fixed point a known distance apart.

the use of three or more fixed points, such as receiver buoys or satellites in orbit around the earth, to pinpoint the location of an object. This is the process by which the Global Positioning System (GPS) and tracking of some types of tagged animals work.

This is a method of determining the position of a fixed point through use of two other set points. This is one of the basic foundations for high accuracy GPS tracking. By having two satellites determine the location of your device, or the fixed point, a more exact measurement can be determined.

the process of decomposing high-order axial polygons in a crease pattern into smaller polygons that are all order-3, i.e., triangles.

Technique used by global positioning systems to determine the precise geographical location of a GPS receiver on earth by comparing the time it takes for signals from three or more satellites to arrive. 6.34

the method of determining your position on a map with a compass and intersecting lines. By taking compass bearings on two or more known features on the terrain, then plotting those bearings as lines on a corresponding map, one can determine his/her approximate position on the map as the point where the lines intersect. Triangulation is more accurate when three or more features are used to take bearings, and the features are spaced reasonably far apart.

The process of using data from two or more different sources to verify or estimate a particular datum (piece of information). The term is from surveying and ocean navigation, in which the observer sights on two different points at some distance and then uses the triangle (observer-point 1-point 2) to calculate location or distance. In qualitative research and situation assessment, triangulation takes the form of verifying points of information by comparing the statements of independent key-informants, comparing statements of informants with one's own direct observations, or other combinations of independent data sources.

Studying an issue using several different methods (e.g. a survey and focus groups), as if you're seeing it from different angles. Though different methods come up with different results, the results should be similar enough that they might be plotted on a graph as a small triangle. Somewhere inside that triangle is the "real truth."

Method of extending horizontal position on the surface of the Earth by measuring the angles of triangles and the included sides of selected triangles.

An accurate method of surveying based on the geometric principle that if the measurements of one side and two angles of a triangle are known then the other dimensions of the triangle can be calculated. Starting with a known base line, a network of known horizontal positions on the Earth's surface may be established by expanding a network of triangles, for once the other sides of the first triangle are calculated then one of them can be used as the base line for the next triangle. This process establishes horizontal control.

an egoic energy pattern whose chief quality is denial of responsibility. It involves a victim savior and a persecutor. The victim is one who suffers injury, loss, or death. The savior is one who rescues something or someone from any drama, real or imagined, thereby receiving many good strokes. The persecutor is one who harasses or oppresses another with ill treatment. These 3 roles work together to sustain any drama. Each participant receives a negative payoff for maintaining their position in this egoic pattern. Each participant may change their role in the triangle at any time.

System of equating compass and maps to a known landmark.

The geometric process of determining a geographical position using two or more compass bearings.

A method for determining position by receiving three different wireless signals from three different locations.

A method of determining the location of an unknown point, as in GPS navigation, by using the laws of plane trigonometry.

the process of connecting a set of points into a mesh of triangles

A method of surveying in the location of an object may be calculated from the known locations of two other objects. Creating a triangle from the three items, the angles and sides of the triangle can be measured and the location of the unknown object is calculated algebraically.

The process of determining the height and distance of a target by measuring the difference in its angular position as seen from two or more sites of known (or measurable) separation. Accurate measurements to the target can then be made using trigonometry.

A surface made of triangles. If the triangles are small then the surface appears smooth.

A survey technique to find the location of an 'unknown' position on a map by using bearings to (or from) three known locations. Type line: The outline (boundary) of a polygon drawn on a map. Adapted with permission from: Flavelle, A. 2002. Mapping our Land!-- google_ad_client = "pub-3007928848967026"; google_ad_width = 120; google_ad_height = 240; google_ad_format = "120x240_as"; google_ad_channel ="9047546005"; google_color_border = "FFFFFF"; google_color_bg = "FFFFFF"; google_color_link = "0000FF"; google_color_url = "008000"; google_color_text = "000000";

surveying technique involving the measurement of a baseline, the location of other stations by taking angles from either end, and perhaps the extension of the survey through the addition of further triangles.

Joining structural members together so that they form a rigid triangle

A table listing premiums earned in each of several underwriting years showing claims paid year by year expressed as a percentage of premiums. The percentages form a triangle.

the method in surveying of making measurements and using trigonometry to find where places are located on the earth's surface using points whose exact location is known.

a surveying method consisting in the localization of the position of one or more points by using the trigonometric calculus.

Using the laws of plane trigonometry the location of an unknown point can be determined. Used in GPS navigation.

The process of pinning down a caller's location using three or more radio receivers, a compass and a map.

In trigonometry and elementary geometry, triangulation is the process of finding coordinates and distance to a point by calculating the length of one side of a triangle, given measurements of angles and sides of the triangle formed by that point and two other known reference points, using the law of sines.

Triangulation is a tactic used in chess endgames to put one's opponent in zugzwang. It is normally used in king and pawn endgames when one king can maneuver on three adjacent squares in the shape of a triangle and maintain the basic position while the opposing king only has two such squares. Thus, if one king triangulates by using three moves to return to the original square and the opposing king can't do the same, he has lost a crucial tempo and gotten to the same position with the other player to move.