Profile Levelling Is Usually Done For Determining

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Updated on: September 25th, 2023

Profile levelling is usually done for determining-

  1. Contours of an area
  2. Capacity of a reservoir
  3. Elevations along a straight line
  4. Boundaries of property

Answer: C. Elevations along a straight line

Profile levelling is usually done for determining elevations along a straight line.


Levelling is the process to determine the relative position of points on the earth’s surface. The different types of levelling are given below.

Profile levelling: The profile levelling is usually done for determining elevation of points at a known interval along a straight line is measured.

Cross-sectional levelling: In cross-sectional levelling, the elevation of points on each side of mainline is determined

Precise levelling: Precise levelling is used to establish the major control points which need to be measured with a high degree of precision. Example precise levelling is used to determine the elevation of Benchmark.

Reciprocal levelling: In reciprocal levelling, the elevation of a point is measured with two reciprocal levelling positions such as reciprocal levelling is used to measure elevation difference of both sides of a river.

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