Experiment No: 1
Survey of an Area by Chain Survey (ClosedTraverse)
To survey an open field by chain survey in order to calculate the areaof the open field.
Chain, Tape, Ranging Rods, Arrows, Cross Staff.
Chains of 20 m and 30 m are used to lay and measure main surveylines and long distant offsets. These chains are divided into 150 links. The length of each link is 20 cm and 30 cm for 20 m and 30 m chainsrespectively.
Tape of 15 m length is used. The tape is used to take perpendicularoffsets for smaller lengths.
Steel tubular ranging rods 2 m or 3 m long are used. These are usedfor marking a point in such a way that the position of the point can beclearly and exactly seen from some distance away.
40 cm long steel arrows are used to mark the end of each chain duringthe chaining process.
This instrument is used for setting right angles or perpendicular offsetsof objects from main chain line.
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