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September 28, 2011 9:42 AM Subscribe
Best way to create a overview of my property?
posted by silsurf to home & garden (6 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I want to create a digital overview of my property that is relatively accurate for use in plotting landscaping, watering systems, etc. I have the following items to use as a starting point.
Assessors diagram of the plot and the Assessors outline of the house that includes dimensions.
I was going to do the following, but thought I check in here first in case there is something I am missing.
Create a new Photoshop document with grid lines that would correspond to one foot increments (maybe 5 foot would be better)
Bring in the two existing diagrams as layers (which only exist as low res images files) and trace the contours respectively after aligning them to the proper dimensions.
The final product does not have to be dead accurate, I just want a decent guide that I can duplicate and play with for landscaping ideas and to keep track of the utilities and watering systems I keep discovering in my new home.