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Mini-Guide to Fewer Digs
<h2 class="aligncenter">Mini-Guide to fewer digs</h2> <p style="padding-left: 30px;">We know that the further away a fragment is from the location where you do the survey,</p> <p>the direction accuracy is also diminished.</p> <ul> <li><strong>Green</strong>: 5-40y and almost directly where the <a href="../../linkout?remoteUrl=http%253a%252f%252fen.wikipedia.org%252fwiki%252fTheodolite" rel="nofollow">Theodolite</a> is pointing.</li> <li><strong>Yellow</strong>: 40-80y possibly at a narrow angle to the left or right of the theodolite.</li> <li><strong>Red</strong>: More than 80y and potentially at a very wide angle to the left or right of the theodolite.</li> </ul> <p>We're going to assume you mount/fly for red distance and walk/run for green and yellow (unless you're a druid with instant flightform)</p> <h4>The method</h4> <p>Apply the following two simple tricks.</p> <ol> <li><strong>Double-survey</strong> <strong>Red</strong>.<br />That's right, if you get a red theodolite do another survey on the spot. This will allow you to limit the angle variance significantly. <ul> <li>↑ ↑ Your 2 theodolites align perfectly there's a good chance the fragment is where they're <strong>both pointing</strong>.</li> <li>\ / or / \ Your 2 theodolites are pointing at an angle to each other, there's a good chance the fragment is <strong>towards the split of their angle</strong>.</li> </ul> </li> <li>Depending on how the 2 red theodolites align with each other, vary the distance of your 'jump' to next dig point. <ul> <li>↑ ↑ Your 2 theodolites aligned perfectly; move +<em>Red</em> distance from your current location: <strong>90-100y</strong> away.</li> <li>\ / Your 2 theodolites are pointing at an angle to each other; move <em>Red</em>+<em>Yellow</em> to <em>Red</em>+<em>Red</em> distance (further) from your current location: <strong>140-150y</strong> away.<br />Take into account the borders of the digsite and survey nodes Archy has recorded before to help you.</li> </ul> </li> </ol> <p>These two things will help you significantly limit the number of Red digs you need to do before you're into the yellow and green zone where things become trivial.</p> <p>Try it out <img src="../../content/js/tiny_mce/plugins/emotions/img/smiley-wink.gif" alt="Wink" /></p>
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