I am working in the pipelines field, and I get in touch with the concept of the linear referencing methods, specifically with station equation method.
I had to do research about this method, I'm quite confident about my understanding of the topic and the concept associated to it, but a set questions came to my mind: Where did this topic originate? Who proposed it? When was it proposed?
After an intensive Google search I have not found a clue about the history of station equation method. I got a lot of technical documents that describe the concepts and how this concept works, but not its origins.
Any book or paper sugestion will be appreciated.