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Measure Tree or Sprinkler Locations on a Lawn

You might wonder how you can measure locations of trees or sprinklers inside a space, for instance the position of several trees on a lawn. We'll address this use case in this guide.
There are two ways you could achieve this. You can achieve this using a single measurement or by first completing a measurement and then adding a layer. We will explain both options and their advantages and disadvantages below, starting with single measurement.

Single Measurement

1. Measure the Lawn Perimeter - Start by measuring the lawn perimeter. - Return to the start point without ending the measurement. 2. Capture Tree Locations - Change the path type to Points Path. Move towards the first tree and place the device at the tree’s location. Repeat this process until all tree locations are captured. If you cannot reach a tree location within the 6-8 second recommended time range, you can switch to ignore path before moving to the next location and stop in between. The stops in between will then be marked as ignore points so you can distinguish them visually from the other points. You can also ignore points post measurement. 3. Complete Measurement - End the measurement once all tree locations are marked.

Layers

  1. 1.
    Measure the Lawn Perimeter - Start by measuring the lawn perimeter. - Return to the start point and end the measurement.
  2. 2.
    Add a New Layer - Add a new layer to the measurement by tapping on the "Layers" Icon in the right bottom corner of the app and then tapping on "Add Layer". - You will be prompted to place the device at the shared origin. This is the start point of the first measurement (layer). - Once you place the device down and it's stationary at the shared origin, you will be prompted to move anywhere along the first origin edge. - The above two steps allows the Moasure One and Moasure App to correctly align your new layer to your first layer. Whilst completing these steps you will be in Ignore Path, so you will be prompted to change to a different path once completing those steps, so that the app can start drawing your measurement.
  3. 3.
    Capture Tree Locations - Change the path type to Points Path. Move towards the first tree and place the device at the tree’s location. Repeat this process until all tree locations are captured. If you cannot reach a tree location within the 6-8 second recommended time range, you can switch to ignore path before moving to the next location and stop in between. The stops in between will then be marked as ignore points so you can distinguish them visually from the other points. You can also ignore points post measurement.
  4. 4.
    Complete Measurement - End the measurement once all tree locations are marked.

Viewing Trees and Sprinkler Locations

1. View in the App - In the app, you’ll see both the lawn perimeter and points representing tree locations on the drawing. If you've used a single measurement, they will appear on a single layer. If you've used Layers, they will appear on separate layers. In all cases, they will both be visible on the canvas by default, however you can choose to hide either when using Layers. The other benefit of using layers is that you can break up your measurement over time and save your progress between measurements, so that you just need to redo one layer if you make a mistake on the second layer rather than the whole measurement. A disadvantage of using layers could be that more care needs to be taken when starting the new layer to accurately align the new layer to the base layer. If this is not done well, the angle could be off. You can weigh these trade offs against each other to determine the best option for your project. - Tap on any point, whether on the perimeter layer or points layer, to view their respective x, y, z coordinates. 2. View on PDF - If you wish to view coordinates on a PDF export, label the points before exporting. Coordinates of points measured using Points Path or Ignore Path that are not labeled, will not show on the PDF Export. If coordinate visibility on the PDF isn’t essential, you can skip labeling; the points will still appear visually on the drawing. - If you've labeled points, their respective coordinates and text label will be displayed on the “Labelled Points” section of the PDF.