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Measurement of distance with tapes

Precisions for different methods of measuring distances are given below:-

Pacing (ordinary terrain): 1/50 to 1/100

Taping (ordinary steel tape): 1/1000 to 1/10,000.

Baseline (invar tape): 1/50,000 to 1/1,000,000

Stadia: 1/300 to 1/500

Subtense bar: 1/1000 to 1/7000

Now with technological advances, a technique called Electronic distance measurement or EDM is replacing the use of steel tapes as they are much more precise then steel tapes.

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Kanwarjot Singh

Kanwarjot Singh is the founder of Civil Engineering Portal, a leading civil engineering website which has been awarded as the best online publication by CIDC. He did his BE civil from Thapar University, Patiala and has been working on this website with his team of Civil Engineers.

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One comment on "Measurement of distance with tapes"

achanajith says:

hello sir, plz post some total stations survey works for the latest survey needs.

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