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Re: Shooting a fence line
« Reply #20 on: April 11, 2017, 07:19:29 am »
I use a laser  at night.
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Re: Shooting a fence line
« Reply #21 on: April 11, 2017, 07:52:30 am »
But, but, but....... There's MONSTERS out at night.  :D Don't know that I want to try traipsing 2 1/2 mile through the woods at night trying to mark out a fence line. Would be a good idea for open and flat terrain though.
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Re: Shooting a fence line
« Reply #22 on: April 11, 2017, 07:55:20 am »
   Monsters, smontsters... You've got the laser to protect yourself if old Sasquatch gets after you distract him like a big old housekitty. :D

(I will admit you probably have more dangerous snakes out there than in PA.)
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Re: Shooting a fence line
« Reply #23 on: April 11, 2017, 08:19:57 am »
Obviously you sir have not watched the beef jerky commercials on tv.  :D
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Re: Shooting a fence line
« Reply #24 on: April 11, 2017, 10:44:17 am »
There is a iOS app called Theodolite that might work. $6 should not impact the retirement fund too heavy. I shot a few lines witn it, and it worked well. It may meet your needs. There are a couple of similar free apps. I mounted my phone to a tripod.

There is a free Android app called Dioptra that claims to do the same.

Does this app require cell reception to work? May not do me any good if it does.
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Re: Shooting a fence line
« Reply #25 on: April 11, 2017, 11:01:11 am »
Putting a fence on the property line in Arkansas?  That's an interesting new concept.  Some Yankee musta thought up that idea. :D :D
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Re: Shooting a fence line
« Reply #26 on: April 11, 2017, 11:08:01 am »
Guess yo're right Larry. What was I thinking? Just string it out and hope it's on my side or the real owner doesn't catch on. Not the way I operate.
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Re: Shooting a fence line
« Reply #27 on: April 11, 2017, 12:02:05 pm »
Just a teasing.  The fences on my property were all built by previous owners and none are on the property line.  One wanders off a 100 yards on the neighbors ground.  An California investment bank bought that property and wanted me to move the fence.  Since I don't need or want a fence I gave them the fence....they still weren't happy. :D

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Re: Shooting a fence line
« Reply #28 on: April 11, 2017, 12:02:45 pm »
Guess yo're right Larry. What was I thinking? Just string it out and hope it's on my side or the real owner doesn't catch on. Not the way I operate.

That's what the past owner of a part of my land did. Seems her motto was if in doubt put the fence on the other guys land. In some areas she was 50+ feet over.
We bought our land at about the same time. She started fencing from day 1. One Sunday morning several of the local Menfolk came up to talk to the gol DanGed Yankee Florida Boy that was stringing fence on their land. They were NOT happy people. All were armed and not shy about me seeing that. Told me if I didn't stop I could get burned out and if I was lucky they'd maybe let me get out of the house first.
We got it worked out once they saw how nice of a guy I am. ;D
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Re: Shooting a fence line
« Reply #29 on: April 11, 2017, 07:58:30 pm »
A method used here in NY by the nysdec was as follows.
Bear in mind this was when i was young and now the litigious society may require more accurate results.
It was used to establish state land boundaries.
We worked in chains.
Say you have a line 10 chains long (660 feet)
Both corners have been set by a surveyor.
We used a staff compass and used the bearing given on the survey map.
Working on the compass bearing we set temporary posts every measured chain until 10 chains was reached.
This was usually fairly close to the corner.
We measured the distance to the corner at say 40 feet with no regard to the usually negligible angle..
this means that every chain or 1/10th of the distance is 40 divided by 10 so at every temporary post we measured the appropriate distance and set a more permanent marker.
The first one 4' then 8' then 12' and so on.
then the line was blazed and painted.
Pretty darned close.
Many miles of State land was delineated in this way.
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Re: Shooting a fence line
« Reply #30 on: April 11, 2017, 08:57:59 pm »
The Theodolite app uses the phone's camera to view in the distance, and the screen as a display. You line up crosshairs up and down and left and right on the objective. The phone's GPS gives the bearing.

It's easier with 2 people, one to sight and the other to hold a sighting rod. I used a piece of PVC with electrical tape wrapped around.

The website for the app is:

     http://hrtapps.com/theodolite/

Regarding a cell connection, from the developer:

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Does Theodolite work without access to the internet?
Most of Theodolite's features will work without access to the internet, except for online maps, e-mail export, and location services for wifi-only devices (wifi-only devices are iPads and iPods lacking GPS hardware and 3G/4G cellular hardware). iPhones and iPads with GPS hardware can get location data without an internet connection, however it will take longer for the on-board GPS hardware to function in a standalone mode without help from internet databases to speed refinement.

When using a GPS-enabled iOS device without an internet connection, allow extra time (tens of seconds, or a minute) for the device to acquire an initial position fix. Once the initial position is locked in, subsequent position updates will behave normally.

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Re: Shooting a fence line
« Reply #31 on: April 11, 2017, 09:13:22 pm »
The Theodolite app uses the phone's camera to view in the distance, and the screen as a display. You line up crosshairs up and down and left and right on the objective. The phone's GPS gives the bearing.

It's easier with 2 people, one to sight and the other to hold a sighting rod. I used a piece of PVC with electrical tape wrapped around.

The website for the app is:

     http://hrtapps.com/theodolite/

Regarding a cell connection, from the developer:

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Does Theodolite work without access to the internet?
Most of Theodolite's features will work without access to the internet, except for online maps, e-mail export, and location services for wifi-only devices (wifi-only devices are iPads and iPods lacking GPS hardware and 3G/4G cellular hardware). iPhones and iPads with GPS hardware can get location data without an internet connection, however it will take longer for the on-board GPS hardware to function in a standalone mode without help from internet databases to speed refinement.

When using a GPS-enabled iOS device without an internet connection, allow extra time (tens of seconds, or a minute) for the device to acquire an initial position fix. Once the initial position is locked in, subsequent position updates will behave normally.


I'd be interested to see how well that App performs by locating the new set points with survey grade instrumentation and making the comps.

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