Height by Triangulation
Determines an object height from three geological compass inclination measurements and one base distance
This code solves a classic triangulation task.
Elevations above the horizon are positive, below - negative.
1. Use the compass clinometer to measure elevation \(\alpha\) to the object’s top;
2. Move towards the object by distance Base;
3. Measure elevation \(\beta\) to the object’s top;
4. Optionally measure the ground slope \(\gamma\) by pointing clinometer to the object’s bottom (on a horizontal ground use zero);
5. Don't forget to add your "eye-height" h.
Download source code: Triangulation_Height.py