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    Need a rangefinder for the job

    Today my boss turned up with a Leupold rx-1000i expecting it to be able to measure the distance between two points ie. aim it at one point then another and measure the distance between them, it doesnt.

    Is there a range finder that does?

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    A gps. Take it to spot A then take it to spot B and measure how far it is to spot A.

    Doesnt really answer your question though. I think you can do something like measure the 2 places get the angels and work it out like that
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    Sounds like that RX-1000i is broken...I'll take it off him for $5 for a posh paperweight if he pays the postage, coz I'm a generous kinda guy. :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toby View Post
    A gps. Take it to spot A then take it to spot B and measure how far it is to spot A.

    Doesnt really answer your question though. I think you can do something like measure the 2 places get the angels and work it out like that
    Yea thought about that but not quite as practical, its to make sure our guys on the hill are coming out far enough before they send the logs up the hill.

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    There are building type range finders that will do that and work out all your tryangleulation angles and lengths etc but not at farm ranges. Probably looking at surveying gear for that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toby View Post
    A gps. Take it to spot A then take it to spot B and measure how far it is to spot A.

    Doesnt really answer your question though. I think you can do something like measure the 2 places get the angels and work it out like that
    My etrex h won't do that it must be faulty

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    Bound to be a smartphone app that will do the trig for you, must be a few surveying one's around i'd imagine

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    As long as it has Leica on the side you are solid. What's the distances you need to measure?
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    Quote Originally Posted by kiwijames View Post
    As long as it has Leica on the side you are solid. What's the distances you need to measure?
    He is after the distance between two points while not standing on either of them and no maths involved(I think?)
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    Quote Originally Posted by veitnamcam View Post
    He is after the distance between two points while not standing on either of them and no maths involved(I think?)
    Anything is possible if you pour enough cash into it. Just ask Larry Ellison. I'm sure there is a Leica solution to his problem.
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    Yea I figued we might be pushin it, I need to measure up to lengths of 50m anywhere from 100-600m away from my position.

    Its not something I intend to go hard out on I was just wondering if there was a simple tool for the job.

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    You can do it with what you have but will need to use trig(maths)
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    Pretty sure ones like the one I linked will do that. They just use the two distances measured and the angle difference and then trigonometry to calculate the missing distance. SOHCAHTOA.
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    Quote Originally Posted by veitnamcam View Post
    You can do it with what you have but will need to use trig(maths)
    Dont you need an accurate angle as well? Which will be horizontal making things even more confusing? Prismatic compass may do the trick?
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