Classification of Survey
Study of classification of surveys is a major part of the study of Surveying as a whole. The surveys are conducted using various different instruments. The use of instruments depend upon its availability and suitability to the site.
Surveys are classified as following:
- According to the instruments used for the survey
- According to the purpose of the survey
- According to the method employed for the survey
- According to the field of work
In this article, we will list out the classification in each and category and study them in detail…
According to the instruments used
Chain Survey is conducted using different lengths of chains specifically made for the surveying purpose.
As the name itself suggests, the compass is used for the purpose of the survey.
Plane table Survey
Plane table is used for the purpose.
Theodolite is an instrument that is useful for conducting accurate surveys.
According to the purpose of Surveying
- Mine Survey
- Geological survey
- Archaeological survey
- Military survey
According to the method employed
- Triangulation Survey
- Transverse Survey
According to the field of work
- Land Survey
- Hydrographic or marine survey
- Aerial Survey
Land Survey is further classified into following categories:
- Topographical Survey
- Cadastral Survey
- City Survey
- Engineering Survey
Engineering Survey is further classified into three categories:
- Reconnaissance Survey
- Preliminary Survey
- Location Survey
We will discuss each of these different types of surveys and survey methods in detail in our successive articles…