Before beginning a survey with the view to creating a survey drawing you will need to decide what the key elements of a structure are and how best to depict them; the level of detail you can show will depend on the scale of the drawing.
There are a number of readily available options for the surveyor/draughtsman when it comes to media and materials for creating a survey drawing. Similarly there are particular techniques and symbols that can be applied to lend your drawing clarity. Some of these options are covered in the section below.
Creating a scaled elevation drawing is a fairly straightforward way of adding a third, vertical dimension to the drawn record of your site.
Creating a section drawing shares many of the points covered for elevations and plans and work well in conjunction.
Plane table surveying is a very effective way of getting to grips with all the basic rules of survey to record angles and distances. Modern digital technological instruments are designed and constructed on these same fundamental principles. Plane table surveying is best carried out by a minimum of two people, but can be done by a single person depending on such issues as survey area and time constraints.