Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Transit & Stadia Rod Info

Hi Friends,

I don't know if anyone else has a hard time keeping the information on how to use and read transits and stadia rods in their heads, but I sure do! I did a bunch of research, and thought I'd post my results here.

A Nice Tutorial on the Using and Reading the Transit

I found it surprisingly difficult to find information on "How To Read A Stadia Rod". I think it might be because there are so many different styles of stadia rods, and they all have different measurement markings. The info I have here isn't specific to the 3 Meter Stadia Rod we've been using, but I found it helpful. I hope you do too!

How To Read A Stadia Rod, Including Info on the Stadia Constant

If anyone else has info they'd like to share on these two instruments, I hope you'll feel free to post it here! Goodness knows I can use all the help I can get.  :)


  1. Hello Maria,

    Thanks for the post, after finishing the transit positions, we all have been working really hard with digging and finding some new findings. I almost forgot about how to set up the transit, lol. Anyway thanks for the link this will come in handy in the near future.

  2. Love it! I was having issues too. Thanks Maria! I've bookmarked this page =)


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