Home / Civil Engineering / Electronic distance meter (EDM) Electronic distance meter (EDM) Author: Technical Editor Category: Civil Engineering 9 May 18 To measure horizontal distance, sloping distance and vertical distance between two points. To get the elevation of the remote object. To set the point at a predetermined distance along grid lined. To align the electronic plots or towers and columns of the industrial building. EDM instruments are classified according to the type of carrier wave employed. Instruments using light or IR waves are classified as electro-optical instruments. Instruments based on radio waves are generally called microwave instruments. These instruments are now obsolete within the surveying industry being replaced by total station technology. Electronic distance meter Like Dislike Related Articles:What is modern survey methodApplications of total stationWhat is electronic distance meterWorking principle of E.D.MWhat is a total station?Comparison between moving-iron (M.I) instruments and… Related Posts Cause of traffic accidents by Technical Editor Types of spillways by Technical Editor Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Name:* Email:* Website : Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.