Measuring table sheet

under a measuring table sheet one understood a topographic map on a scale 1 in Germany: 25.000 (today's designation: TK 25). Here 4 cm on the map correspond to 1 km in nature (therefore also “four-centimeter map”). The map developed first in the context of the Prussian land survey off1876 up to the beginning 20. Century on basis of the situation fixed point field created before.

The name explains itself from the classical photograph procedure of topographic maps in the area, which took place by means of measuring table and tilting rule.

Today the measuring table procedure is large from aerial photointerpretation (photogrammetry)replaced and thus the designation “measuring table sheet” anachronistisch become.

see also: Cartography, topography, yardstick row, subsequent yardstick

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