THE LASER RANGE POLE IN THE FOREST SERVICE

On October 1, 1973, a new device for surveying property lines was evaluated on current Department of Agriculture, Forest Service survey projects. These tests are a culmination of six years of Forest Service effort. This new property surveying device allows for the direct projection of the straight line between adjacent property corners. The old survey technique is much more time-consuming and involves running and clearing random lines or traverses, measuring angles, chaining distances, computing closures, and finally, from calculations, locating, clearing, and posting the straight lines between adjacent corners. With the old technique, errors are easily introduced and sometimes two or three repeats of the process are required before the straight line is accurately located. It is estimated the new device will at least double the amount of identification, marking, and posting of property lines that can be done in a given time.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at the 34th Annual Meeting, St. Louis, Missouri, March 10-15, 1974.
  • Corporate Authors:

    American Congress on Surveying and Mapping

    Woodward Building, Room 430, 733 15th Street, N W
    Washington, DC  USA  20005
  • Authors:
    • Hostrop, B
  • Publication Date: 1974-3

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  • Accession Number: 00261458
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: #74-413
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 22 1974 12:00AM