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The measurement of landscape features and their positions.

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Outline a plot of land on a map

A client has a very old Certificate of Ownership document for a plot of land. We need to show the outline of the plot on Google maps to potential developers. Sadly the description of the plot is in ...
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Area measurement validation: ellipsoid vs geoid

I try to validate area measurements on orthomosaics using objects of known size on the ground. I'm working on centimeter level measurements. As far as i understand an orthomosaic in WGS 84 is ...
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How to export QGIS Contours to be compatible with 12D Software

I have processed my aerial drone survey images with Ground Control Points using AgiSoft. My accuracy and results were good. I have exported the DEM into QGIS and generated the Contours with labels etc....
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What do the acronyms OBT and OCIP mean on a survey plan?

When looking at survey plans for British Columbia, Canada, there are various acronyms used to describe survey markers. Ones that I do know include: BT - bearing tree CIP - capped iron post PP - "...
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Transforming Cassini coordinates to UTM

Why is it that when I transform certain Cassini coordinates to UTM, they give negative UTM coordinates, which should not be the case. Note that the equator passes through this particular area of ...
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Multiple font markers in shapefiles in QGIS?

I'm making a UK phase 1 vegetation survey map and require to show the dominant plant species in a given polygon. In phase 1 these are shown as 2- or 3-letter codes e g Ri, Cys. These codes need to ...
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Adding a land survey to QGIS Canvas

I'm having difficulty adding land survey information to QGIS. What I need to do is add the survey boundaries of oil and gas leases, so that I can overlay additional data associated with land ...
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Is there demand for higher resolution alternative to GPS tracking in GIS market?

If there was an alternative to GPS that provided higher resolution tracking, what applications would there be for it in GIS? Note that this means higher resolution, but not necessarily higher ...
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Azimuth and distance plugin resultant shape at wrong dimension

I set my layer projections to NAD83 [4269] to draw surveyor results across a parcel in the US. Define the starting point using decimal degrees. Under Options I selected "Bearing" and under Distance ...
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Getting the latitude and longitude coordinates (to plot 2D) from a well survey

I basically want to do what you did here How to create a layer of directional/horizontal wells?. I am able to get the coordinates from a well survey to create a shapefile to be able to visualize the ...
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Shifting points along normal vector to path

I have list of points which are connected with line in "zig-zag" fashion: Using QGIS, I'm trying to create a line connecting all the middle or inside points and then shift all outside points to this ...
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COGOing Legal Descriptions using ArcMap

I successfully used the COGO traverse tool to create a polygon for a piece of property described in a legal description. My issue arose because it did not line up with data I already have of the area. ...
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Can QField record GPS Z-Value

We are a land survey company and are considering using QField to perform asset surveys for local government agencies. Looking through the documentation it appears that QField can do most of what we ...
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Cheap relative positioning

I have a 6 acre permaculture farm, and I would like to be able to plant something at a location, log the location, and be able to find it again to within about a foot accuracy. I do not need the ...
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Why can't lines plotted on google maps suffice for legal determination of property boundaries?

If there is a way to calculate a maximum error in a line plotted on google maps (road map, or satellite view) , then that should be admissible in a court of law, shouldn't it ? For example, my deed ...
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How to Calculate North?

I am working on a field survey and a client requirement is to differentiate various norths, like magnetic north, true north and grid north. My question is what is the methodology of calculating north ...
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Recreate a Local Custom Coordinate System from Survey Data in GIS?

I have a .DWG file of a series of survey points that has no associated projection file with it. The surveying group I received the data from states that the system they use is a local coordinate ...
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Difference between a GNSS receiver and GNSS antenna

I´m relative new using GNSS data and I would like to understand a little more about the instruments that I´m planning to use in my future research. I was looking information on the UNAVCO website ...
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Seeking list of geodetic benchmark locations for all of Canada? [duplicate]

Does anyone know where I can find a list of geodetic benchmark locations for all of Canada? I am looking for a few specific control monuments in Arctic Canada with accurate coordinates
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What does “CLEAR” mean on a land survey map?

I paid for a land survey of my house lot, and there was one term on the survey map that I wasn't 100% sure about: "CLEAR". It's used on the map to refer to a short distance (e.g. 0.1' CLEAR or 0.2' ...
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GIS Survey Line Plans [closed]

Has anyone ever heard of any tools in either Arcmap, QGIS, Mapwindow GIS etc, that could create a line plan (Survey Lines) across a polygon (Survey Area)? A form of input such as distance between ...
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Seeking method for determining survey points?

I'm trying to write software to create a topographic map, my goal is to select several points of interest and create a minimal mapping that is inclusive of the points and interpolates the topography. ...
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Details on Topcon theodolite data format (<3595959+3595959+****d094)

I am interfacing to a Topcon DT-102 (circa 1995) digital theodolite and wonder if anyone can help with the transmission format. It is perhaps shared with Sokkia or Leica/Wild. Background The unit ...
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Distance calibration between GNSS RTK receiver and display/processing device?

Are there any known procedures for calibrating a precise position of an external processing/display device (e.g. a smartphone or a tablet) relative to the GNSS receiver? Apparently, such a procedure ...
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Mapping & digitizing geographic features freehand? [closed]

I´m working on a project to map a colleague´s farm, and then ultimately digitizing that information to produce maps and signage. To start, we´re focusing on a small agroforestry plantation. We want ...
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Computing Shannon-Weiner biodiversity index using QGIS? [closed]

I wonder if anybody has some experience in calculating biodiversity index (such as Shannon-Weiner) using QGIS? I am also interested for similar experiences using R scripts within QGIS. The analysis ...
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WPF: How to change the Map Point coordinate(lat/long) to screen point (x-y) on ArcGIS

My project required me to perform a close traverse to plotting by placing a marker on that particular point. My problem now is that the traverse calculation are in x-y plane, but to plot a point using ...
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Open Traverse Method for the map survey

I need to use traverse method in my program on visual studio(WPF) so that the user can get their target point coordinate by using their initial data. In my knowledge there is two type of traverse that ...
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Locating property corners using plat map description?

I am interested in a piece of property for which I have a plat map description, giving what seem to be latitudes/longitudes of lines along the boundaries (not sure about this). The objective is to ...
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Hardware for Surveying and mapping total station

Is "Microsoft Windows CE 6.0 / Magnet Field" operating system the sole property of TOPCON total station or it can be found in other total stations as well?
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Interactive maps for a survey - Are there any tools yet?

i am working on a draft for an online-based survey. I would like to enable the participants of the survey to draw polygons, lines and points (several) on a basemap (e.g. google maps) and (extra ...
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Understanding the MUSYM field on SSURGO dataset?

What does the MUSYM field on the SSURGO data set mean? I have looked on the nrcs website have only found that it identifies soil. In the data set that I am looking at there are values like Ub and ...
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Reaching cm (inch) level elevation precision using drones

A road construction firm needs altitude data of road path before and after the construction and the error should be less than 3 cm (2 inch). Normally, they put a ground station and workers manually ...
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How to Convert Property Survey Monument Marker Coordinates to State Plane?

I have a set of Connecticut monument locations (a monumented property survey using monuments designated CGS Mon. No. 1577-1580). Their coordinates appear to me to be in meters (244536.84 N, 386409.67 ...
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Understanding CadNSDI versus GCDB PLSS datasets difference and accuracy?

I recently submitted some coordinates I acquired via ArcGIS to the BLM to go out into the field and pinpoint some locations. When I did the work at the computer I used ArcGIS and leveraged the BLM's ...
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Convert Cassini-Soldner Projection coordinates from Kenya to UTM

I have a list of coordinates from Kenya. The coordinates were recorded in old survey maps using Cassini-Soldner Projection, with Clarke 1858 Datum. The approximate geographic coordinates (WGS84) of ...
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American FactFinder by ZIP code

I'm doing a research project that involves using demographic data collected from both the national Census and the American Community Surveys. I am interested in about 40 zip codes within NYC. The ...
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Adding land survey info to QGIS?

I am looking for help digitizing or adding info from survey plans into QGIS. In this example I'm trying to add the lease boundaries highlighted in yellow and the pipeline right of ways to the right ...
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Geolocating dataset of well pumps?

I have a dataset of well pumps, and I am trying to geolocate them. Each of the wells has as "Service Address" field, but instead of giving an address, it lists something that looks like this: "NW NE ...
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Can we create topographical map of private land using GPS elevation data?

Is there a way to create a relatively precise topographical map of a private land using GPS elevation data? As the land is a little bit over 100,000 square meters, the available regional topographical ...
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How to map using more 'accurate' DATUM than WGS84? [closed]

WGS 84 is not very accurate as it is a compromise for the whole earth. Assuming theoretically I'm surveying using very accurate IMU and very accurate GPS (in WGS 84 of course). I think I'll get a ...
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DGPS post-processed Kinematic (PPK)

I did a dGPS survey last summer. Unfortunately, we didn't have a base station. So I did my survey in post-processed Kinematic PPK mode. Because we borrowed the equipment, we don't have access to post-...
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Can I capture shared vertices with a Trimble GPS?

I'm trying to figure out how to use Trimble GeoXT and GeoXH GPS receivers to efficiently capture small farm fields in rural areas. The main issue that I'm struggling with now is trying to deal with ...
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How to understand degrees in real estate

We are wanting to understand where the easement is on a 10 acre property we purchased. We don't really understand about tags for posting. This is the description: Ingress-egress easement for road ...
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How to Decipher an SDR File

I want to create a custom import routine that can read/import an sdr file. The sdr files will contain information the surveyor has picked up when completing an as-built. The data will likely contain ...
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Exporting Images Linked with Survey data, from a GPS to GIS format

We were setting up a workflow system, wherein we attach Survey images to our collected point data (Leica GPS). The same can be viewed in Software like Leica Geo office, but a GIS export of the files (...
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Create Pseudo Drilling Spacing Units - Polygon inside another polygon from its boundaries

I am trying to create pseudo Drilling Spacing Units. That corresponded with the section, township and range that they are generated from. I am working with Sections from the Land grid in Oklahoma; ...
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How do you delete Survey123 attachments from a survey?

There seems to be no documentation on how to delete Survey123 attachments. Is it actually feasible? Is deleting the complete feature layer record required/necessary? (and if so, how can one be sure ...
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Latitude and longitude information of agricultural land [closed]

Is there a method by which I can get latlong details of agricultural land? Latlong information of 1 point in the land is not useful, as I want details of the entire agriculture boundary (from latlong ...
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Checking if points are concyclic before solving three point resection?

I'm trying to write a function that solves the three point resection problem using Tienstra method. I gathered a lot of papers and books about this problem, and each one of them states: If the ...