circlew wrote:I walked off an acre and it just didn't seem right. I went by the 43560ft. Thanks for the google earth suggestion didn't even think about that.
ohiosteve wrote:Has anyone else noticed the difference in surface area between an acre of hillside and an acre of flatland? I have an 8 acre pasture (according to my overhead view property map) that is a perfect rectangle and the whole pasture is on a moderate slope and also an 8 acre pasture on top of the hill and almost completely flat that is the same size almost exactly according to the map. When I mow hay, the hillside pasture takes noticably longer at the same speed, I bet theres at least 3 extra windrows in that field. I know I'm slow but that is something to consider when measuring an acre.
What you might be noticing is the difference between "slope distance" and "horizontal distance" Basically, if you think of a right triangle, the difference between the hypotenuse and horizontal sides, only on a planed surface.
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