online measuring tool

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by Schrock Lawns, Dec 18, 2012.

  1. Schrock Lawns

    Schrock Lawns LawnSite Senior Member
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    whatts some good online measuring tools to measure peoperty size ? thankss
  2. doobs41378

    doobs41378 LawnSite Member
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  3. Toro 455

    Toro 455 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 238

    I like my Garmin e-trex vista. I just push the button on the "area calculator" page and walk around the perimiter of whatever I'm measuring. Then push the button again to claculate. I have it set to give the measurement in square feet.

    It's acurate unless you get next to a tall building or something that makes it loose a satellite. When it messes up it's really obvious because it's so far off.

    I think you can get one for around $100 now.
  4. ralph02813

    ralph02813 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Male, from Charlestown, RI
    Messages: 1,041

    Far as I can tell, closer to $200, I just bought a Keson RR318N 3-foot RoadRunner Measuring Wheel $50.00 includes shipping I'll just push the button on my pen! :)
  5. Duekster

    Duekster LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
    Messages: 7,961

    Google Earth
  6. PlantscapeSolutions

    PlantscapeSolutions LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,012

    I use Google Earth as well for free. You can buy an upgraded package as well that I suspect is much better.
  7. captken

    captken LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,704

  8. finneylawns

    finneylawns LawnSite Member
    Messages: 59

    I use Zillow to get an idea of the lot size.

    Enter an address and it will tell you the lot size and the house size. Subtract the house from the lot and you have a rough estimate of yard size. Still have to deduct the concrete for the driveway, side walks, pools, etc. I usually don't do this, because I do not think the easement property is included in the lot size.

    They also have an app for the iPhone.
  9. P.Services

    P.Services LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,319

    i tried that site and the link shows up just fine but the site does nothing when you click on "search area" or try to login or create a free user name.

    am i the only one??
  10. BOSS LAWN 2343

    BOSS LAWN 2343 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 407

    This is the site I use for winter commercial lots, otherwise Google earth.

    If this doesnt help, just go do a property walk around.

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