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Formulas That Work is a surveyor support group for sharing common or not so common calculation shortcuts and formulas for survey data calculations

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Share and discuss surveying calculation methods and formulas for finding solutions in the field.

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Use Shadow of a Tree to Calculate Height

Started by Jaybird. Last reply by Sutoidem Theophilus Aug 5, 2018.

Here is a really cool trick to calculate the height of a tree using its shadow, taught by Jeff Jenson of UNLV…Read more →

Tags: surveying, formula, trees, height, shadow

L. R. , What is L R ? I was asked that one day. He was not ready for the answer.

Started by Billy Brooks. Last reply by Billy Brooks Jun 14, 2016.

One Day, On the tailgate of my survey truck I had plans waiting to be look at , and calculators here and there with Data Collectors, scales ,triangles erasers pen , pencils the every day survey…Read more →

Tags: LR

Traverse, Traverse Line and How does GPS fit into all of this with GPS Traverse

Started by Billy Brooks. Last reply by Billy Brooks Apr 1, 2016.

If you look the word traverse up it is used as a noun, a verb, a adverb, a adjective and the list goes on.It also  has many definitions other than the survey term .  In…Read more →

Tags: surveying, GPS, traverse

Double rodding, I never called it this, I used Double turns, 2 of something

Started by Billy Brooks. Last reply by Billy Brooks Mar 21, 2016.

Hello Eveyone, I guess it does not matter what you call it ,if it can be mastered it saves time and money.Running…Read more →

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