Classification of Surveying

Surveying can be classified into various ways :

I. On the basis of extent of area :

II. On the basis of nature of field:

  1. Land Survey
    • Cadastral Survey
    • Topographical Survey
    • Urban Survey
  2. Hydrographic Survey
  3. Aerial Survey
  4. Astronomical Survey

III. On the basis of instruments used:

  • Auto level
  • Total Station
  • GPS
  • Theodolite
  • Chain / Tape
  • Magnetic Compass

IV. On the basis of purpose of survey:

  • Military Survey
  • Engineering Survey
  • Geological Survey
  • Tunnel Survey
  • Mine Survey
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