Definition of Plane table

1. Noun. Surveying instrument consisting of a drawing board and a ruler that are mounted on a tripod; used to sight and map topographical details.




Definition of Plane table

1. Noun. (cartography) A particular kind of instrument used by surveyors in mapmaking. ¹

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Literary usage of Plane table

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1. The Principles and Practice of Surveying by Charles Blaney Breed, George Leonard Hosmer (1908)
"The plane table is an instrument by means of which points are located in the ... From a mathematical standpoint the plane table is by no means an exact ..."

2. Plane Surveying: A Text-book and Pocket Manual by John Clayton Tracy (1907)
"General suggestions for the use of the plane- table are made, ... The Plane-table consists of two parts : (1) the table or board supported by a tripod, ..."

3. The Theory and Practice of Surveying: Designed for the Use of Surveyors and by John Butler Johnson (1886)
"The methods given for the transit may be used with the plane table, or a sea horizon may be used as establishing a horizontal line, ..."

4. Proceedings by American Society of Civil Engineers (1902)
"As the plane-table alidade, the first instrument mentioned by Mr. Mr.Sundstrom. Webb, must be used in conjunction with the plane table, a short review will ..."

5. Topographic Instructions of the United States Geological Survey by Geological Survey (U.S.) (1913)
"ORIENTATION OF PLANE-TABLE. To orient the plane-table by use of the chart, attach the latter to the plane-table sheet so that the arrow will be parallel to ..."

6. The Theory and Practice of Surveying: Designed for the Use of Surveyors and by John Butler Johnson (1900)
"The same principles, field methods, and tables apply to its use with the plane table, ;vith such modifications as one accustomed to the use of the plane ..."

7. The Principles and Practice of Surveying by Charles Blaney Breed, George Leonard Hosmer (1908)
"The plane table is an instrument by means of which points are located in the ... From a mathematical standpoint the plane table is by no means an exact ..."

8. Plane Surveying: A Text-book and Pocket Manual by John Clayton Tracy (1907)
"General suggestions for the use of the plane- table are made, ... The Plane-table consists of two parts : (1) the table or board supported by a tripod, ..."

9. The Theory and Practice of Surveying: Designed for the Use of Surveyors and by John Butler Johnson (1886)
"The methods given for the transit may be used with the plane table, or a sea horizon may be used as establishing a horizontal line, ..."

10. Proceedings by American Society of Civil Engineers (1902)
"As the plane-table alidade, the first instrument mentioned by Mr. Mr.Sundstrom. Webb, must be used in conjunction with the plane table, a short review will ..."

11. Topographic Instructions of the United States Geological Survey by Geological Survey (U.S.) (1913)
"ORIENTATION OF PLANE-TABLE. To orient the plane-table by use of the chart, attach the latter to the plane-table sheet so that the arrow will be parallel to ..."

12. The Theory and Practice of Surveying: Designed for the Use of Surveyors and by John Butler Johnson (1900)
"The same principles, field methods, and tables apply to its use with the plane table, ;vith such modifications as one accustomed to the use of the plane ..."

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