Traditional measurement tools like a tape measure and protractor are not suitable for accomplishing large civil structures and public works projects.
In this construction video tutorial, Mr. Grady shows some useful tips which will help you to conduct your own topographic or leveling survey at home with fairly elementary and cost-effective tools. You don’t require any knowledge with sines, cosines, or tangents.
To learn the complete process, go through the following video tutorial.
Video Source: Practical Engineering