Rural Mapping Techniques

Using

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CONTENTS

Types of Maps

Techniques for Mapping

Performing a Survey

           Collecting Survey Data

           Checking Survey Data

           Plotting Survey Data

           Checking Plot and Developing a Map

           Inaccessible Areas and Lengths

Tools

           Measuring distances

           Measuring elevation

                                  What is an Abney

                                  How to Build an Abney

                                  How to Use an Abney

           Measuring direction and angles

                                  What is a Compass

                                  How to Build and Use a Compass

                                                                                                How to Measure Angles Between Objects

                                            References and Additional Information

These pages were Created by

 

Jesse Shapiro

jsshapir@mtu.edu

 

Steve Good

spgood@mtu.edu