plane surveying


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Related to plane surveying: Geodetic surveying

plane surveying

[′plān sər¦vā·iŋ]
(engineering)
Measurement of areas on the assumption that the earth is flat.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

plane surveying

A branch of the art of surveying in which the surface of the earth is considered a plane surface; curvature of the earth is neglected, and computations are made using the formulas of plane geometry and plane trigonometry.
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The primary difference between geodetic and plane surveying is the approach used to account for the curvature of the earth.
Therefore, in plane surveying every rod reading has a small amount of error.
Their hideaway was spotted by the pilot of a low-flying plane surveying the Pembrokeshire National Park when one of the solar panels on the commune's architect-designed homes glinted in the sunshine.