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Walker Spacing

Walker Spacing

Definition

The amount of ground left uncovered by a survey team between its individual walkers. As walkers usually cover a fixed swath of ground of either one or two meters wide, depending on the project’s field-walking strategy, the spacing between them determines the total coverage percentage. In other words, the walker spacing dictates the intensity of the method and the resolution of the results. Commonly, walker spacing is set at either five, ten, fifteen or twenty meters apart, depending on the project’s research design.


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Research topics: Survey Methodology