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plane table

n.
A portable surveying instrument consisting essentially of a drawing board and a ruler mounted on a tripod and used to sight and map topographical details.

plane table

n
(Surveying) a surveying instrument consisting of a drawing board mounted on adjustable legs, and used in the field for plotting measurements directly
vb
(Surveying) to survey (a plot of land) using a plane table

plane′ ta`ble


n.
a drawing board mounted on a tripod, used in the field, with an alidade, for surveying tracts of land.
[1600–10]
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Noun1.plane table - surveying instrument consisting of a drawing board and a ruler that are mounted on a tripodplane table - surveying instrument consisting of a drawing board and a ruler that are mounted on a tripod; used to sight and map topographical details
surveying instrument, surveyor's instrument - an instrument used by surveyors
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It's always annoying to take out my stuff on a plane table, or in a plane bathroom, with things falling everywhere.
It's always annoying to take out my stuffon a plane table, or in a plane bathroom, with things falling everywhere.
Plane Table and Photogrammetry were leading technologies for mapping; bulk of Indo Pak mapping in 19th century was done by Plane Table method.
Instead of a plane table, paper, and a chain, technical engineers now use an electronic instrument that functions as a plane table and a laser that functions as a chain.
Inside, very tightly rolled, was a selection of original material from the Everest region, including 18 plane table survey sheets, four plots made subsequently in Copenhagen and elsewhere, and five earlier maps used and annotated by Spender in the field.
Plane table outfits could be had that only weighed 6 to 12 pounds, and the tripod could be used as a walking stick.
In 1817 the Commission of the Court submitted to the Emperor detailed instruction in writing, involving application of trigonometric network coordinates of the military triangulation of Ist and IInd orders, deriving more detailed network such a way, that three points determined by a theodolite had been allocated to each square mile, and 57 points were determined by a plane table.