When you first applied for membership on Land Surveyors United, one of the questions you were asked was "How would you rate your level of experience on a scale from 1-10?"
Welcome to Land Surveyors University, where we now have the opportunity to provide evidence of our individual level of experience, while helping others learn surveying fundamentals. We will all begin here in Level One which will be the first level of achievement which must be passed in order to proceed to higher levels. Each level will have a new task or set of tasks called 'missions'. Each level's mission will be slightly more difficult than the level before. All missions on Land Surveyors University have been created to demonstrate a challenge which a land surveyor of a certain level of experience should be able to easily accomplish. The details of each mission will be analyzed by professional land surveyors across the globe just like you, and also by the administrators of Land Surveyors United. Each mission should not consume much of your time, but will do a lot for your reputation and background as a surveyor.
How To Complete The Missions and Levels
We have created a unique way to structure Land Surveyors University, its points and ranking system and a grand prize for the member who is first to achieve Level Ten status. Completing the mission for Level One should be so simple that you could accomplish it in a few minutes. However, the most important part of any mission in Land Surveyors University is submitting the evidence of your level of completion in one of the following three formats:
Another member testifies to your completion of the mission
You upload a photo to the network with description and location and tag it with 'Level1' subject tag
You upload a short video showing how you completed your mission
Everyone who completes the mission and submits evidence in at least one of the formats above will advance to the next level. (Level One only) However, not all of the formats above are worth the same amount of points (see how points work)
More convincing evidence = more points earned.
As in the real practice of land surveying, the quantity and quality of evidence presented can have a profound effect on future. In Land Surveyors University the effect will be on the future of the profession as a whole, for future generations to learn from.
You might say to yourself "I have already uploaded a photo of myself with a total station setup, can I get credit for that?" Yes you can. If it is relevant to the mission, you can simply go back to that photo on the network and edit it in accordance to the rules of the mission.
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by David Bosshard, RLS 1-Setup the tripod with tribrach over the point using the optical plummet to center the setup directly over the point. 2-Step the tripod firmly into the ground and rough level the tripod with the legs only. 3-Check that the tribrach is still directly over the point using the optical plummet. 4-Place the Total Station onto the tribrach and lock it in prior to letting go of the instrument. 5-Turn the face of the instrument parallel to two of the screws and turn thumb screws equally and opposite to level the instrument in one direction. 6-Turn the face of the instrument perpendicular to the initial angle and level the instrument with the third thumbscrew.
by Eric Williams A typical setup for the Trimble 5600 Robot:
Step one: Get a set of tripod legs and set it over your traverse location.(You want to be sure that its at a good height so you will be able to look through the instrument)
Step Two: You place the instrument on the tripod legs, locking it down by screwing the tripod and the instrument together.
Step Three: You need to get it plumb over your traverse location. So you look through the optical plumb and get it over your location by pivoting on one leg.
Step Four: Next you will need to level the instrument. You will need to adjust the legs on the tripod to get the level bubble in the center. After you do this be sure to look back through your optical plumb and make sure you are still over your traverse location(sometimes when you level up you might need to do a minor adjustment to make sure your plumb)
Step Five: Next its time to use the electronic level. You will need to turn the robot on then the data collector. Once you do so a electronic level will pop up on your data collector screen. You will need to adjust the screws on the tribrach to get it level.(Be sure to check again and make sure your still plumb over your point)
Step Six: Next you will need to do your station setup (set your zero angle on your backsight and give your occupy location)
You have now setup a Trimble 5600 Robot!!!
by ⚡Survenator⌁ Land Surveyors University Level One Mission is Simple. Be sure to have your evidence submitted to move on to Level Two on November 10th and win the prize for level One! Good Luck! http://landsurveyorsunited.com/xn/detail/544331%3AGroup%3A62843
by Jaybird Prizes for Level 1 of Land Surveyors University, provided by ePalmetto Global. This prize will be awarded to the member who finishes Level 1 and provides the best evidence for their mission, thus recieving the most points. Because this is Level One or Ten, this prize will go to the member who accumulates the most points by November 10th, 2011. Remember that you can submit more than one form of evidence, whether it be photos or videos uploaded to Land Surveyors United. Good Luck! Read More Here: http://landsurveyorsunited.com/group/land-surveyors-university-101-level-1/page/prizes-for-level-one-land-surveyors-university