Nam Sa Bi VMA
Sunday, November 2, 2014 at 10:22AM
[chuck] in Nam Sa Bi, Science, Village Management Area

U Myint Thein from the Myanmar Forest Department shoots a compass line as we lay out out a 100 hectare Village Management Area (VMA) in the forests east of Nam Sa Bi. Extremely steep and rugged terrain and running the baseline was tedious at best. I took a GPS reading at both the first and last stake, and Myint Thein's accumulated error after 2.0 kilometers - across slopes in excess of 100% - was about 8 meters. Really. [NOTE: This is unbelievable precision for a transect rope and hand compass].

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