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# Surveying How To

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Surveying How-to Support Group. In this group, you can ask questions about "How to" perform certain tasks or demonstrate/explain tricks in the field. Please include tutorials if you have them.

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## Show other Surveyors "How To..."

In this group, feel free to add new discussions and teach us basics in land surveying. Here are a few ideas to get the brain working: Surveying Basics Surveying Notes Quantity Surveying Lecture Notes How to Read Survey Plats Property Survey Symbols Survey Legend Abbreviations

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## Surveying How-to Videos on Our Network (50)

### Rise and Fall, RL of point method in Surveying (Hindi/Urdu)

Rise and fall method in Surveying
RL(Reduced Level) of point in method of RL
Leveling method by autolevel or Dumpy Level in Surveying
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### What are Geodetic Datums?

In this video we explain the basic concepts behind geodetic datums, where they are used, and why it is important to know about and use the correct datums.

For more information on geodetic datums, visit http://www.geodesy.noaa.gov/.

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### Best Practices for Minimizing Errors during GNSS Data Collection

Aimed at surveyors and GIS professionals who use geodetic-quality GNSS equipment to determine positions for land planning, coastal monitoring and other purposes, this video covers best practices for reducing errors in the areas of: 1. location and environment, 2. equipment setup and 3. observation times and accuracy checks.

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### Traversing with Distance and Bearing in AutoCAD | Excel to AutoCAD | Surveying

In this video I have shown direct method of how to create a Traverse map when we have only distance and bearing with us.
I have showed a direct method by which you can draw the traverse line with just copy and paste. I used some easy formula in excel for this.

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### Precal TAG 3-5 Navigation & Surveying Day 1

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Reply by Deddy Priatna on April 10, 2014 at 5:51pm
How about get Geo Tool Office software
Reply by Montano on April 13, 2012 at 7:26pm

Hello everyone. I have decided to pick up my surveying skills again. I have been doing a lot of GIS work and put my surveying on the back burner. I have AutoCAD Civil 3D but now need to learn how to use TDS Foresight DXM and Survey Pro. Anyone out there familiar with the two? I need your help just to get me started. Thank you.

Reply by ePalmetto on June 24, 2011 at 2:37pm
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Reply by Paul Quagge on May 2, 2011 at 1:09pm
Thanks again Kendall,i'll try what your doing and let you know, have a good day...paul
Reply by kendall payne on May 2, 2011 at 8:21am
i have never used autodesk field survey, what i know from autocad well is that when i import survey results into cad (points with their z,y,z ) and i do not need elevations , first step is to select all then right click , propperties and make z-value which is then in varies , change it to 0 the veruthing will be 0 elevations so you can inverse your disntances and have the without slope , in that way i normally do it
Reply by Paul Quagge on May 2, 2011 at 8:08am
Thanks kendall, we are using Autodesk Field Survey to process our field data...collecting in x,y and z but when downloading the office is only receiving slope distances...have a good day...Paul
Reply by kendall payne on May 2, 2011 at 7:44am
hi, depends on what software they use at the office for processing survey results, i think personally by sende x,y,z values is better and at the office depending your software you can always cancel the z-value and work further , if they use trimble geomatics office for processing that is the case ....foresight dxm i do not know, in survey pro version version 4.9 and newer you can make your survey 2d at start so no z-values will be recorded ..that can be an option
Reply by Paul Quagge on May 1, 2011 at 7:01pm

I'm using a Ranger data collector with Survey Pro software and Nikon total station.I am new to this company and this companys equipment although I have been using Survey Pro for awhile. My new supervisor mentioned that when data is downloaded they receive the distances in slope distance which they then convert to horizontal distances and asked me to look into this.They would like the data in horizontal right off. Could anyone tell me if there is a setting that effects this situation? Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks, Paul

Reply by MARK GREGORY HILL on May 10, 2010 at 10:13pm
I have a question rather than an answer. I was wondering if anyone other than me has experienced problems working under high power electical transmission lines. Running one static session with two sokkia recievers, the third on a known contol point, underneath some very poweerful high voltage electric lines and one unit collected good data while the other came in as floating. Swithced the units around the next day and still got poor results. Has anyone else experienced this situation and is there anything I can do to prevent it?
Reply by Ozan AGYUZ on December 17, 2009 at 7:58pm
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