range pole

noun Surveying.
a conspicuously painted pole held upright to show the position of a survey mark.
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range pole

surveying instrument consisting of a straight rod painted in bands of alternate red and white each one foot wide; used for sightings by surveyors 
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The range pole is not used to provide a precise indicator of line, especially in a short distance.
Photo points and range pole locations are to remain the same throughout the duration of the monitoring program.
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