Step 1

Plot Yard Boundaries

Plot Yard Boundaries

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2011, Dorling Kindersley Limited

Make First Arc

Set the compass to the first measurement you took from the house. Put the point where you measured from on the house, and draw an arc.

Step 2

Plot Second Measurement

Plot Second Measurement

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2011, Dorling Kindersley Limited

Draw Second Arc

Reset the compass to the second measurement. Put the point where you measured from on the house, and draw a second arc to cross the first.

Step 3

Plot the Borders

Plot the Borders

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Connect the Dots

Repeat Steps 1 and 2 for all of your boundary triangulation measurements. Connect the center points of each of the crosses to plot your boundary.

Step 4

Plot Out Buildings and Trees

Plot Out Buildings and Trees

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2011, Dorling Kindersley Limited

Add the Details

Using the same technique outlined in Steps 1 to 3, plot the position of buildings, trees, plants, and other major features to create your scale plan.