How do I map my property?
July 11, 2005 3:51 PM Subscribe
I'd like to make a map of my five acres but I have no surveying skills. Any simple guide to, or ideas about, amateur surveying on the cheap?
posted by argybarg to home & garden (15 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I have, of course, grabbed every satellite image I could of our property, but most of our acres are forested enough that some features, like an entire barn, are cloaked to the satellite. The satellite images did give me the basic layout and property boundaries, but I'd like to make a simple but accurate diagram of our forest trails, a few groves, gardens &c. Any ideas how? (Answers involving buying a transit and taking surveying courses are probably impractical.)