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Lab 6, Ground Floor, Roque Ruaño Bldg.

, España
Boulevard, Sampaloc, Manila, Philippines 1008
(632)406-1611 loc. 8516

FIELDWORK NO. 19
AREA BY PLANIMETER

1. Objective: To determine the area of a scaled map. This is a group activity.

2. Site: Civil Engineering Laboratory

3. Instruments:
1 - Digital Planimeter

4. Procedure:

1. Set up the scaled map on a level table. Put marking tape on the corners of the map to avoid movement while
tracing;
2. Set up the planimeter at any convenient location;
3. Choose a starting point and begin tracing in a clockwise direction until the starting point is reached again; and
4. Read the result from the planimeter.

Fig.19.1. Sample Area

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Lab 6, Ground Floor, Roque Ruaño Bldg., España
Boulevard, Sampaloc, Manila, Philippines 1008
(632)406-1611 loc. 8516

FIELDWORK NO. 19
AREA BY PLANIMETER

Actual Site Date Performed


Time Started
Weather Condition Time Finished

Peer Performance Evaluation


Group Members Designation (1-lowest,10-highest; include
(In alphabetical order) remarks, e.g. Absent, Very Good,
Good, etc.)

19.1. DATA & RESULTS:

Computed Area Measured Area


Figure % Error
(Analytical Method) (Area by Planimeter)
1
2
3

19.2. DRAWING/S:
(See attached drawings.)

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19.3. FORMULAS AND COMPUTATIONS:

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