Difference between Plane Surveying and Geodetic Surveying

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Primary divisions of surveying are:

  1. Plane Surveying
  2. Geodetic Surveying
Plane Surveying Geodetic Surveying
The surveying in which earth surface is considered as plane surface. The surveying in which curvature/surface of the the earth is considered as curved surface.
Earth’s curvature is ignored. Earth’s curvature is considered.
The line joining any two points will be considered as straight line. The line joining any two points/stations will be considered as curved line.
The triangle formed by any three points will be considered as plane triangle. The triangle formed by any three points will be considered as spherical triangle.
The angles of triangle are considered to be plane angles. The angles of triangle are considered to be spherical.
Plane Surveying is carried out for area less than 250km^2. Geodetic Surveying is carried out for area more than 250km^2.
Surveying is carried out for small area. Surveying is carried out for larger area.

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