Civil Engineering - Advanced Surveying

Exercise :: Advanced Surveying - Section 3

26. 

The station pointer is generally used in

A. Triangulation surveying
B. Astronomical surveying
C. Hydrographical surveying
D. Photogrammetric surveying.

Answer: Option C

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27. 

The angular distance of a heavenly body from the equator, measured along its meridian, is called

A. declination
B. altitude
C. zenith distance
D. co-latitude.

Answer: Option A

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28. 

The length of a parallel of λ latitude between two meridians is equal to difference in logitudes multiplied by

A. sin λ
B. cos λ
C. tan λ
D. cot λ.

Answer: Option B

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29. 

The nautical mile is the length of

A. 1 minute of latitude
B. 1 minute of longitude
C. 1 degree of latitude
D. 1 degree of longitude.

Answer: Option B

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30. 

The meridian of a place is

A. a great circle passing through the place and the poles
B. a great circle whose plane is perpendicular to the axis of rotation and it also passes through the place
C. a semi-circle which passes through the place and is terminated at the poles
D. an arc of the great circle which passes through the place and is perpendicular to the equator.

Answer: Option C

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