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SIMPLE way to find SURVEY PINS

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See how we located a long section of our property line using nothing more than a paper map, protractor and compass. Learn how to do this yourself so you can outline your property, place fences or mark off any other landscaping you are trying to do.

To use this method you will need:

1) A map of the property you are surveying: For our example we used a photocopy of the survey that was conducted of our property before we purchased it. Whatever map you are using simply needs to have a compass bearing on it, such as the North arrow seen in the video.

2) A Protractor: For our example we printed a protractor from the Internet, but you may have one available or can purchase one anywhere office or school supplies are sold.

3) A Compass: No need to have an expensive compass. Just be sure that you can adjust the Bezel Ring (The outside ring around the compass spins). For our example we are using an inexpensive map compass purchased from a local department store.

Other items that may be useful, as seen in the video:

1) A way to mark the path you walk: In the video we use twine, but Survey Flagging Tape and many other materials will work.

2) A way to mark points that you locate: In the video we use a left-over piece of a metal pole to mark the point we found, but a piece of wood, Marking Flags and many other materials will work.

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