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30+ Best Surveying Tools List : With Images & Uses

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


  32 Best Surveying  Tools List  

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Name  Image  Use
1. Theodolite Theodolite Used to measure horizontal and vertical angles
2. Measuring Tape Measuring Tape Used to measure distance or size.
3. Total Station Total Station Used to record the absolute location of the tunnel walls, ceilings (backs), etc.
4. GPS GPS Used for determining a position (location).
5. Chains chains Used to directly measure the linear distance between two points above the earth’s surface.
6. Arrows Arrows  Used to mark the end of the chain length
7. Pegs Pegs  Used to mark out residential boundaries and indicate points and positions of a site.
8. Compass Compass  Used to run a traverse line.
9. Prisms Prisms  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. Tripod Tripod Used to support any one of a number of surveying instruments, such as theodolites, total stations, levels, or transits.
11. Transit Levels Transit Levels Used to determine the relative position of lines and objects as well.
12. Plumb Bob plumb bob Used to establish the nadir with respect to gravity at a specific point.
13. Staff Staff Used to determine the difference in height between points or heights of points above a vertical datum.
14. Plane Table Plane Table  Used to provide a solid and level surface on which to make field drawings, charts, and maps.
15. Spirit level Spirit level Used to check whether an instrument is in a horizontal position or not.
16.  Dumpy level  Dumpy level Used to determine relative height and distance among different locations of surveying land.
17.  Ranging and Offset rods  ranging and offset rods Used for measuring small offsets from the survey line when the work is of an ordinary nature.
18. Magnetic Locators Magnetic Locators  Used to locate static objects at varying depths, from small corner pins to large tanks, drums, and septic tanks.
19. Cross Staff Cross Staff Used to set out the perpendicular directions for offsets
20. Alidade Alidade Used for sighting the point in plane table surveying.
21. Plumbing Fork 30+ Best Surveying Tools List : With Images & Uses Used to center the table at a specific survey location.
22. Drawing Paper Drawing Paper Used to draw a figure of stations plotted.
23. Tilting level Tilting 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 Square Site Square Used for setting out straight lines and offset lines at 90 degrees.
25. Reversible Level Reversible Level Used to establish checkpoints in the same horizontal plane.
26. Safety Gear Safety Gear Used 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. GIS GIS Used to manage the entire planning aspect of a surveying project.
29. Data Collector Data Collector Used to collect and store data.
30. White Cement 30+ Best Surveying Tools List : With Images & Uses Used to mark the station for temporary.
31. Thread Thread Used to prepare an alignment.
32. Line Ranger Surveying Equipment Lists Used for locating an intermediate point in a straight line between two endpoints of the survey line.




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Er. Madhu Krishna Poudel
Er. Madhu Krishna Poudel
He is a founder and lead author of Dream Civil International and his civil engineering research articles has been taken as source by world's top news and educational sites like USA Today, Time, The richest, Wikipedia, etc.
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