Rural Mapping Techniques


Low to No Technology


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


           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


Steve Good