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Planimeter Operator

Trace boundary lines of land plots on aerial photographs.

What does a Planimeter Operator do?

Traces boundary lines of land plots on aerial photographs to determine acreage, using planimeter: Centers tracer point of planimeter arm on plot to be measured and places pivot arm at right angle to tracer point. Moves tracer point to starting point on photograph according to shape of area to be measured and traces boundary until point of beginning is reached. Records figures shown on dial and measuring wheels of planimeter at beginning and ending of tracing and subtracts figures from each other to determine acreage.