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Poll: do you/your field crews use compasses?

October 17, 2008

Posted By Plumb Crazy on 10/17/2008 at 12:38 AM

I got my start in surveying at a company that did a lot of rural boundary surveys. Everybody carried a compass in the field; you wouldn't think of going out without one.

A couple of years ago, I went from there to a firm that does mostly (but not exclusively) urban work. They didn't *own* a compass. My boss recently told me (in good humor) that "nobody" uses them except me... It got me wondering.

Let the unscientific poll begin.

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