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Dennis Holt
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Which instrument is widely used for surveying?

Which instrument is widely used for surveying?

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Raul Jimenez
Senior Project Manager

Instrument used for survey are listed below:

1) Instruments for chaining:

A)Chain:

i) Metric Chain

ii) Gunter’s Chain

iii) Engineers Chain

iv) Revenue Chain

V) Steel Band or Band Chain

B) Tapes:

I) Cloth or linen tape

ii) Metallic Tape

iii) Steel Tape

iv) Invar Tape

C)Arrows

D) Pegs

E) Ranging Rods

F) Offset Rods

G) Plumb Bobs

2) Instrument for measuring horizontal & vertical angles:

I) Theodolite:

a) Transit Theodolite

b) Non-Transit Theodolite

3) Levelling Instrument: Dumpy Level