How to Survey Land

Aimee Gelwick provides an introduction to land measuring for the layperson and beginner's guide to the necessary tools and equipment in this two-part series.



Surveying homestead land figure 1
Surveying the land Figure 1: chaining pins.
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Land Surveying
An examination of your tract with rented or borrowed instruments could be your first step toward a new relationship with the land the true understanding of all its rills and byways that comes only from close inspection.
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Surveying the land Figure 4: field notebook for land surveying.
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Surveying the land Figure 2: Gunter's chain.
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Surveying the land Figure 3: plumb bob and tape on reel.
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Surveying the land Figure 5, 6, and 7: measuring land distances.
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