Princeton’s Power Pole Location Survey

Would you have an interest in collecting power pole data for the town? If so, please read the following to know how you can be involved:

  • For safety, please work in pairs or more.
  • For safety, please wear an orange vest or something equally visible.
  • Sign up by emailing princetonbroadband@verizon.net with the subsections you prefer surveying:  Section 3.2 would refer to Lovers Lane.
  • The street listing below is crudely organized according to location.  Please select one or more of those routes for data and photo acquisition.  Some of the streets may have buried power lines and those do not need to be done, but it would be nice to let us know if you know.  For example, Snow Pond is all buried and is not on the list.
  • Plan on about 1 hr/mile of poles if you are being ambitious.  Plan on an equivalent amount of time for post processing the data you collect.
  • Let us know what you sign up for so as to not duplicate effort.  There will be a tally on the princetonbroadband.com website of those completed, selected, and not done.
  • Let us know if you have better ideas for doing things or run into problems
  • All data can be sent to princetonbroadband@verizon.net or brought to the town hall on a CD labeled Power Pole Study and your names.

The Process:

  • Take a GPS reading for each telephone pole along the public road for the section you have chosen.
    • Get as close to the pole as is reasonable.  (5 or 6 ft is ok)
    • Take the measurement (the accuracy of a smart phone is acceptable; there is an app for android that I used; free with adverts and limited data; $2 without)
  • Take a photo of power space and the communications space of the pole you just found the position for.  (low pixel count photos are preferred <1MB ) (see pix below)
  • Optionally take a photo of the labeling on the pole.  (Your biggest challenge, and mine, are keeping the pole photo and the GPS coordinates matched.)
  • Next Pole….
  • Post process the data and get it to us….  to princetonbroadband@verizon.net  or a CD to town hall ( or a memory stick but mark it clearly so I can return it… )
  • You have our thanks and will get credit on the data listing and the street listing.

Data Example:

  • Pole 9 Mountain
  • Latitude : 42.450403
  • Longitude : -71.878224
  • Accuracy : 2 meters

Pole Photo:

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ID Photo:

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Notes and Comments:

  • For an Android, I use My GPS Coordinates PRO.  It costs $2.00 to allow more data points and eliminate advertising found in the free app.   There are many apps out there for Android and iPhone.
  • Keeping the photo and the coordinates in synch will be a challenge.  Develop a system like the pole ID photo.
  • A mile on foot requires about 1 hour.  The post processing about half again as much.
  • We can’t thank you all enough for helping.  There will be a map on Princetonbroadband.com showing our progress.

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Section 1

1.     BIRCHWOOD RD –** ALL **–

2.     HAVENWOOD DR   –** ALL **–

3.     HICKORY DR   –** ALL **–

4.     JILLIAN DR   –** ALL **–

5.     OAK CIR   –** ALL **–

6.     PINEWOOD DR   –** ALL **–

7.     REDWOOD DR   –** ALL **–

8.     SHARON DR   –** ALL **–

9.     STAGECOACH RD   –** ALL **–

 

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Section 2

1.     BROOKS STATION RD   2: Ball Hill Rd to Radford Rd

2.     MATTHEWS LN   –** ALL **–

3.     SAM COBB LN   –** ALL **–

 

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Section 3

1.     BROOKS STATION RD   1: Rutland line to Ball Hill Rd

2.     LOVERS LN   –** ALL **–

3.     OLD BROOKS STATION RD   –** ALL **–

 

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Section 4

1.     BALL HILL RD  2: Brookstation Rd to Rt 62

2.     GROW LN   –** ALL **–

 

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Section 5

1.     BALL HILL RD  1: Rt31 to Brookstation Rd

2.     JEFFERSON RD   –** ALL **–

 

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Section 6

1.     BEAMAN RD  –** ALL **–

2.     COUNTRY LN   –** ALL **–

 

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Section 7

1.     HOBBS RD  –** ALL **–

2.     NORTH COUNTY RD   –** ALL **–

 

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Section 8

1.     ALLEN HILL RD   –** ALL **–

2.     BOYLSTON AVE   –** ALL **–

3.     CONNOR LN  –** ALL **–

4.     GOODNOW RD  east from Hubbardston Rd

5.     MOUNTAIN RD  1: Merriam to Prospect

6.     PROSPECT ST   –** ALL **–

7.     RADFORD RD   –** ALL **–

 

Section 9

1.     BIGELOW RD   –** ALL **–

2.     BLOOD RD   –** ALL **–

3.     LYON RD –** ALL **–

4.     RALPH RD  –** ALL **–

5.     WHEELER RD  –** ALL **–

 

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Section 10

  1. CALAMINT HILL RD SO   –** ALL **–
  2. SCHOOLHOUSE RD   –** ALL **–

 

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Section 11

  1. GATES RD  –** ALL **–
  2. GREENE RD    –** ALL **–
  3. RHODES RD  –** ALL **–
  4. THOMPSON RD  West near Gates RD

 

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Section 12

  1. BULLOCK LN  –** ALL **–
  2. EAST PRINCETON RD  –** ALL **–
  3. GREGORY HILL RD  –** ALL **–
  4. MIRICK RD –** ALL **–

 

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Section 13

  1. ESTY RD   –** ALL **–
  2. PARKER PL  –** ALL **–
  3. TOWN FARM RD   –** ALL **–

 

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Section 14

  1. GLEASON RD  –** ALL **–
  2. LEOMINSTER RD  –** ALL **–
  3. MAIN ST  1: Sterling line North to Rt 31

 

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Section 15

  1. OLD COLONY RD EXT   –** ALL **–
  2. OLD COLONY RD   –** ALL **–

 

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Section 16

  1. LAUREL LN  –** ALL **
  2. OLD COUNTY RD  –** ALL **
  3. OSGOOD RD   –** ALL **
  4. PINE HILL LN  –** ALL **
  5. PINE HILL RD  –** ALL **
  6. ROCKY POND RD  –** Between Redemption Rock Rd and Fitchburg Rd. **

 

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Section 17

  1. GREGORY RD   –** ALL **
  2. WILLSON RD  –** ALL **

 

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