Evening Guys and Girls,
I have been surveying for over 20 years now but mainly internal measured building surveys. I have always used Leica total stations but only for odd shaped buildings, elevations and small topos (only one or two set-ups). Any large topo surveys, I have always used a Leica GPS rover.
My problem is (and this will be Surveying 101 for the majority of you.!) I am now starting to carry out larger, more complex topos with the total station but do not have the knowledge to tie the different set-ups into a single job.
I am using a Leica TS06 and need a button-by-button guide to setting up stations and backsights.
Is this too much of an ask or can anyone help me out please.?
Thanks in advance..!
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Yikes! Cheers on your 20 years, but you need a mentor!!! Cheers on Leica Total stations, as well - best in the business!!!!!!
I'm training another carpenter on-site and just wrote instructions for a Leica TS12 Robot, based on running MicroSurvey Field Genius on a field tablet. Are you running the TS06 on-board or with a data collector?
Can't find work? Wow - not so much about WHAT you know as WHO you know.... Tons of work in the US for qualified surveyors, especially offshore! If you need some connections over here, I might be able to help!
have you tried the Surveyor Jobs Board?
I haven't used on-board data collection in many moons, but I hope the attached .pdf helps. I prefer almost any data collector (DC) to running on-board, especially Leica's on-board setup. You can purchase awesome DC's for less than $3000 anymore; cheap compared to the headaches of collecting on your TS.
Here is a link to the online manual: Leica TS 06 Manual
I am always happy to help other surveyors, no matter their level of experience. However, you did kinda open up a can of worms; if you really do have 26 years experience, you might want to be careful on what you post/ask. Total Station setup really should be like falling of a log to a seasoned professional....
I haven't used onboard data collection in many moons, but I hope the attached .pdf helps.
Steven W. Carper
WA PLS 49274
Know what you mean about the can of worms but I specialise in measured building surveys, so have never had a need for an in-depth knowledge of topo surveys.
As I have the word 'survey' in my job title, I guess Land Surveyors assume that is what I do as well but maybe bear in mind that there are different types of Surveyor.
Thanks for the link, I do have the manual already but it doesn't quite go down to the level of detail I need. I think your initial mentor suggestion may be the way forward..!
Thanks again, much appreciated.
You bet! I also find my local Leica vendor/salesperson to be very knowledgeable and helpful. If you already buy equipment from them, you could always ask for a site demo of your TS06.
I am based in Devon and also carry out topos and measured building surveys. I regularly carry out multiple station surveys and then process the data straight off the TS in LSS then into vectorworks (or autocad if you want) I use a system that I was shown by the guys at LSS up in Gloucester. It maybe mutually beneficial if we could talk further?