Need help! Measuring lawns

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by rcreech, Feb 9, 2008.

  1. rcreech

    rcreech Sponsor
    Male, from OHIO
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    I think I read on here just a few weeks ago about several of you using something like google earth to measure lawns.

    I looked at very large commercial job today and it was near impossible to measure. They told me it is somewhere between 13 and 18 acres!

    Can someone tell me what I need to do to get this "measured from the sky" or another way? I want this to be as accurate as possible.

    Thanks,
    RC
     
  2. txgrassguy

    txgrassguy LawnSite Gold Member
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    Simple, either query your state/county tax on-line record for measurements or google satellite photos of this specific region.
    Typically contained on plats is the precise measurement of structures contained on the overall area recorded on the plat.
     
  3. WALKER LANDSCAPE

    WALKER LANDSCAPE LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Hello fellow OHIOIAN I have used Goggle Earth to measure it has a measure ruler in the software comes in pretty close. Try it. Where in Ohio are you located.
     
  4. rcreech

    rcreech Sponsor
    Male, from OHIO
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    I am pretty close to Eaton OH. Love your Avatar! :laugh:

    Do you have to buy this or is it free?

    Thanks!
     
  5. WALKER LANDSCAPE

    WALKER LANDSCAPE LawnSite Bronze Member
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    The Download is FREE The computer you own has to be able to run it thou. Thanks on Avitar you should see mine over on Plowsite. We are out of Cincy BTW. :waving:
     
  6. rcreech

    rcreech Sponsor
    Male, from OHIO
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    Wonder if the Google Pro would work better? Worst thing is it cost $400.
     
  7. lifetree

    lifetree LawnSite Fanatic
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    Good information !!
     
  8. QLC- Rick

    QLC- Rick LawnSite Member
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    Your county records office should have the plat which will give you the exact measurements, including structures...like txgrassguy said. You could probly even photo copy it to take home and look at. Just go in there tell the old ladies what you're looking for and they'll most likely help you find it, copy it, and charge you a buck or two for the copy.
     
  9. MStine315

    MStine315 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Did you figure it out yet? Google Earth is the whip. No need to pay for anything.
     
  10. humble1

    humble1 LawnSite Silver Member
    from MA
    Posts: 2,495

    how do you deal w/ figuring property lines? also when i look at my house i have a lot of trees so my 14k in turf lookks like 3-3k
     

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