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Nikon Horizons

About Nikon Horizons

Nikon Horizons is pleased to present the feature story from our Japanese-language magazine, Nikon Today. We seek to introduce timely issues from a Nikon viewpoint. A new issue of Nikon Horizons is offered online every six months.

Vol. 24: Getting the lay of the land — and beyond

Regardless of the medium — paper or digital — producing maps takes a lot of time and energy. Vol. 24 of Nikon Horizons looks at surveying methods and applications, past, present and future. First, we learn about the methods and achievements of a legendary 18th century Japanese surveyor who created the first comprehensive map of the country, then look into a few modern surveying techniques. Next, we talk about a unique application of land surveys: monitoring shifts in the earth, including earthquakes. Last, we learn how surveying technologies are helping cosmological research into the shape of the universe.

Updated Nov. 21, 2016

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