30+ Best Surveying Tools List : With Images & Uses

32 Best Surveying List with images and uses are given below.


  32 Best Surveying  Tools List  

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Name Image Use
1. TheodoliteTheodoliteUsed to measure horizontal and vertical angles
2. Measuring TapeMeasuring TapeUsed to measure distance or size.
3. Total StationTotal StationUsed to record the absolute location of the tunnel walls, ceilings (backs), etc.
4. GPSGPSUsed for determining a position (location).
5. ChainschainsUsed to directly measure the linear distance between two points above the earth’s surface.
6. ArrowsArrows Used to mark the end of the chain length
7. PegsPegs Used to mark out residential boundaries and indicate points and positions of a site.
8. CompassCompass Used to run a traverse line.
9. PrismsPrisms Used to reduce the scatter of the beam as it is reflected back to the total which allows for both more accurate measurement and a longer range than the measurement can be made.
10. TripodTripodUsed to support any one of a number of surveying instruments, such as theodolites, total stations, levels, or transits.
11. Transit LevelsTransit LevelsUsed to determine the relative position of lines and objects as well.
12. Plumb Bobplumb bobUsed to establish the nadir with respect to gravity at a specific point.
13. StaffStaffUsed to determine the difference in height between points or heights of points above a vertical datum.
14. Plane TablePlane Table Used to provide a solid and level surface on which to make field drawings, charts, and maps.
15. Spirit levelSpirit levelUsed to check whether an instrument is in a horizontal position or not.
16.  Dumpy level Dumpy levelUsed to determine relative height and distance among different locations of surveying land.
17.  Ranging and Offset rods ranging and offset rodsUsed for measuring small offsets from the survey line when the work is of an ordinary nature.
18. Magnetic LocatorsMagnetic Locators Used to locate static objects at varying depths, from small corner pins to large tanks, drums, and septic tanks.
19. Cross StaffCross StaffUsed to set out the perpendicular directions for offsets
20. AlidadeAlidadeUsed for sighting the point in plane table surveying.
21. Plumbing Fork30+ Best Surveying Tools List : With Images & UsesUsed to center the table at a specific survey location.
22. Drawing PaperDrawing PaperUsed to draw a figure of stations plotted.
23. Tilting levelTilting level Used to determine the distance between the point where the line of collimation (line-of-sight) of the level intersects the staff and the next lower staff graduation.
24. Site SquareSite SquareUsed for setting out straight lines and offset lines at 90 degrees.
25. Reversible LevelReversible LevelUsed to establish checkpoints in the same horizontal plane.
26. Safety GearSafety GearUsed to protect the body from accidents.
27. Electronic Distance Measurement (EDM)Electronic Distance Measurement (EDM)Used to measure distances of up to 100 kilometers.
28. GISGISUsed to manage the entire planning aspect of a surveying project.
29. Data CollectorData CollectorUsed to collect and store data.
30. White Cement30+ Best Surveying Tools List : With Images & UsesUsed to mark the station for temporary.
31. ThreadThreadUsed to prepare an alignment.
32. Line RangerSurveying Equipment ListsUsed for locating an intermediate point in a straight line between two endpoints of the survey line.




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