plane table definition

  • noun:
    • A portable surveying tool consisting really of a drawing board and a ruler installed on a tripod and regularly picture and map topographical details.
    • A particular form of instrument used by surveyors in mapmaking.
    • a significant instrument of topographical surveying, comprising a drawing-board mounted upon a tripod, and with the capacity of becoming leveled and turned-in azimuth, often additionally having two horizontal movements of interpretation.
    • In mining, an inclined dining table or surface of panels on which ore is dressed; a frame, or framing-table. In addition plain-table.
    • surveying tool comprising a drawing board and a ruler being mounted on a tripod; always picture and chart topographical details
  • adjective:
    • an instrument useful for plotting the lines of a study in some recoverable format on the go.
  • others:
    • See under airplane, a.
    • To review with a plane-table.

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