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    Designing an RV/campground

    I'm in the process of starting to clear some land to design a rv/campsite. Can someone take a satelite photo of the area for me? I can get the location off my GPS.

    description of area;

    heavly wooded
    between 2 small resorts
    rolling hils, I'm building on a high spot.
    major highwya running north/south next to property


    I'd like to build it in phases, as my wallet allows me too.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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    Cyburbian Jeff's avatar
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    use Google Earth

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    Depending on how detailed you want your "design", google earth may not be what you want to use. Your local govt agency (province/subdivision) may have access to wayy better satellite photos that you can do more with design wise.
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    I wouldnt really "design" anything using just an image. You'd better be getting a field or aerial survey of the site.

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    Check with your local planning and/or GIS office. Our county has aerial photos of the populated areas of the county. Your county may have the same. Ours are good enough for a decent site plan plus with GIS layers there is also information on soils, fire hazard, fire department jurisdiction, lakes, roads, wells, etc.

    I am assuming you probably will need to have a pre application conference with the local planning office anyway, so give them a call.
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    ^^ Do you permit these in place of a field survey?

    How about wetlands locations? Floodplain, etc??

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    ^^ Do you permit these in place of a field survey?

    How about wetlands locations? Floodplain, etc??
    We have used these on resurfacing projects where streets are milled and then paved. They are very good construction-wise for at least this type of work as contractors have many reference points available on an aerial that are sometimes overlooked by surveyors. I think the gentleman inquiring is doing more of a layout plot to see schematically what fits where and how to optimize elec/water to the site, etc. Probably wouldn't need detailed design for this, as he will likely not be putting in curbs/catch basins/storm and sanitary sewers or water lines to all sites, as very few campgrounds offer this.
    Sounds like a fun project. I'd love to see your final sketch or plan. Good luck.
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    Where does the Natural Resource data come from? Actual survey, or just NWI, USGS mapping, etc?

    Only asking b/c in my last job we wanted to do a county-wide GIS, but struggled with justifying it b/c the nat. res. data wasnt really all that good. We were just using existing mapping.

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