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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.
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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
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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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Ulkekul also claims that the maps were surveyed using plane table, but as is clear from Maunsell's correspondence, the Turks were afraid that any surveying could be the prelude to a British occupation, so all survey work needed to be covert, even if the intentions were friendly.
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.
It progressed from Dumpy level to split bubble and then self-aligning automatic level followed by electronic level reading a bar coded leveling stuff.All these developments changed mode of field data recording starting from survey field book to electronic (field book) data logger to present day recording of field data in electronic memory on board the instrument.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. For drawing the trigonometric points into maps map the scale 1:14 400 was chosen, while for delivering the points determined by table plane method the scale 1: 2 880 had been chosen such a way, that 1 acre (of Lower Austrian type)--(40x40 fathoms [six feet]) was depicted using one square inch (1).
Prior to the development of the total station and data logger, geologist and engineers relied on the plane table to develop maps and plans.