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A Beginner’s Guide: Surveying At Home

Posted by on Feb 23, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Surveying can be a lot of fun to try, but you need to understand how to use the tools of the trade and how to measure distances correctly. Here’s a few tips that can help you get started.  Vertical Distances: Level It Out The first thing you should learn to do to survey accurately is to use a level. Levels are used to measure vertical distances, but there are some tricks of the trade.  To do this: Start by choosing a benchmark position. This is an assumed elevation that you already know.  Identify the area where you need to know the elevation. This is called a foresight. It’s helpful if it’s no more than 100 meters away; in most home situations, you won’t have to worry about that.  Using a level placed an equal distance between your two marks,...

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