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Friday, October 25, 2013

How Many Acres is That?



Ever want to calculate acreage?  Our lake association's insurance carrier recently wanted to know the acreage of our lake.  I'd heard figures ranging from 19 acres to 35.  Pondering the problem, I was reminded of a cool tool I've used to calculate mileage from Google Maps -- a Google Map Pedometer.  with this tool, I've measured the dirt road around our lake and distances I run or walk on a periodic basis.  If figured there must be something similar for measuring acreage, and sure enough:  the Google Planimeter.  With this tool, I was able to measure Taconic Lake to be 33 acres.

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