Plan and a Map | Basic difference between Plan and Map

Sunday, August 15, 2010 3:07
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The main Object of the survey is to develop a plan and a map.
The results of surveys when drawn on a paper forms a plan or a map.

On a plan or a map only horizontal distances are shown.
The plan or map is made according to some scale chosen.

If the scale is small ,the representation is called map, while it is called plan
if the scale is large.

We can understand this by considering that the map of a country is made to a very small scale.
So that information represented should not exceed to the paper.

While the plan of the building is made large and large scale is chosen for that.
Therefore the basic difference between plan and a map is that of scale.

Only horizontal distances are shown on a plan or a map.
Vertical distances are correctly shown by means of vertical sections called sections.

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4 Responses to “Plan and a Map | Basic difference between Plan and Map”

  1. Aman Hussen says:

    November 3rd, 2011 at 7:55 pm

    about the d/ce b/n plan & map
    in case of purpose, plan tends to be used things that will be worked in the futuere but not in map. map depicts only exited featuers when the map was generated

  2. admin says:

    August 13th, 2012 at 4:26 pm

    Yes Aman .. You are right.. Thanks..

  3. arun says:

    December 16th, 2012 at 6:51 am

    On a plan genarally only horizantal distances are shown but on a topographic map vertical distances are also represented by countour lines

  4. Idris says:

    December 11th, 2013 at 2:34 am

    Needs full details for student on more knowlegde on this topic

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