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Measuring Tool to Short

I need to measure quite a large area, it's bigger then my measuring tool capabilities.

Do i have to buy a longer-bigger tool?

There must be techniques to help me measure this area

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To measure elevations beyond the single set-up range of the ZIPLEVEL, use the powerful built-in "Carry" function to leap-frog the base unit and measurement module to measure any elevation over unlimited distances. Instructions on how to use the "Carry" function are described on pages 21 & 22 of the ZIPLEVEL User Guide.

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You have acouple of options

You can buy a measuring tool that doesn't have a size limit or has a very high size limit, you can check around to find one that will suit your needs.

You can measure the till the end of you measuring tool, mark the spot where it ends, and make another measuerment from that spot.

Another option is to take a long piece of string, and run it between the two points you want to measure, Cut the rope exactly between the two points, and later you can measure it, section by section, this is a lot of work!

I'm sure that these aren't all the possible methods, I think that folks around here might add a few.

Good luck

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