A ranging pole is a long pole used in surveying to measure distances and determine elevations. It is typically made of wood or metal and is marked at regular intervals, such as every foot or every meter, with numbers that indicate the height or depth at that point. Ranging poles are used to create a visual reference point that can be easily seen from a distance, allowing surveyors to take accurate measurements of distance and elevation.
Ranging poles are commonly used in a variety of surveying applications, such as topographic mapping, land boundary surveys, construction site surveys, and environmental monitoring. They can be used in conjunction with other surveying tools, such as a total station or a level, to obtain highly accurate measurements of terrain features, building elevations, and other physical characteristics of the landscape.