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Conventional signs and symbols used in maps:-
In a map or drawings or plans or in land surveying, the objects or an area is depicted by symbols not by names. As a civil engineer, you must know how to read the drawings, maps and plans. This post will be a key for you to read maps.
In this article, we are going to show you different types of symbols used in topographic land surveys, road maps, railway maps, surveying maps, building plans, Electrical and telephonic lines. You can use search option on table to find out the specific symbol of your entry.
Different types of Symbols used in Building plans :-
The below mentioned symbols are objects which we generally use in autocad drawings of building plans. Its the basic symbols which every civil engineer must remember.
|North Line |
is the direction along Earth's surface towards the geographic North Pole
|Western Water Closet [WC]|
which is also called as Wester Commode
|Indian Water Closet [WC]|
This symbol is usually used to represent outer wall which has a thickness of 9"
|Partition wall |
Which is usually used in representing wall of partitioning. It has a thickness of 4" or 6"
The fencing around the building is done by wire.
|Pipe Fencing |
The fencing around the building is done by metallic pipes.
Different types of Signs and Symbols used in Surveying maps :-
The below mentioned objects are Land surveying map symbols which we usually see in surveying maps (example plot map in a city).
|Bench Mark |
which is used as reference point or called as permanent point this is usually marked with respect to known elevation (Mean Sea Level)
|Lake or Pond|
Different types of Symbols used in Road or Railway maps :-
These are the symbols which we use in depicting road survey or maps.
Roads which are made of bitumen of coal or cement concrete
Roads which are laid using sand
|Railway line (Single)|
|Railway line (double)|
|Main stations or triangulation stations in chain survey|
|Traverse stations or sub stations in chain surveying|
You can also download above mentioned objects in below attached CAD file in .dwg format.
- Download 2 BHK, 3 BHK AUTOCAD drawing Samples [ Bedroom, Hall, Kitchen]
- Office And Apartments Plan Drawing Samples – AUTOCAD .dwg
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