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simon3
2011-08-02 13:40:17
"Helps find the top of a flattish summit: Abney Level." from simon3 Contract pics
Picture: Helps find the top of a flattish summit: Abney Level. (Contract pics)

Finding the top of flattish summit.
Many of us have sent in readings for the position of tops. It's an MV project that is going really well. However sometimes you may find it's really tricky to find the actual top when it's one of those flattish sometimes boggy places. There's rival tops and the rivals can be some tens or even hundreds of metres apart.

As mentioned before by our Projects Officer (jackill) you can use an Abney Level, the small gadget in the picture. It's simple Victorian technology, now relatively cheap and very easy to carry. Mainly used nowadays for finding the slope of land prior to putting in drains and suchlike.

So if you are one of the several who are "Amending" the position of summits, why not consider getting one of these. There's a couple of places on the internet that do them. The pictured one came from the UK, York Supply Centre.


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