Types of Measuring Tapes in Surveying

Types of measuring tapes in surveying are

1. Cloth or linen tape

2. Metric steel tape

3. Invar tape

4. Synthetic tape

1. Cloth or linen tape

Used for subsidiary measurements.

Very light, easy to handle.

May effect by moisture.

2. Metric steel tape

Made of steel.

Outer end is provided with a ring for holding.

3. Invar tape

Used for high precision work.

Made of alloy steel.

4. Synthetic tape

Made of glass fiber with PVC coating.

These are used for short measurements.

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