error of closure


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error of closure

n
(Surveying) surveying the amount by which a computed, plotted, or observed quantity or position differs from the true or established one, esp when plotting a closed traverse. Also called: closing error
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For example, Indigenous birth and death statistics are deemed to be near complete; (1, 2, 3) special procedures are used in many areas for enumerating Indigenous people in the Census (though these remain far from perfect); (4) and the error of closure for the NT Indigenous population has been small in recent intercensal periods.
The allowable error of closure sets standards for determining if the error in the survey is acceptable.
An excessive error of closure means the survey must be repeated, but at least the error is discovered before the data is used for additional calculations or for designing a project.