You are not the only one that has noticed that. Patients are expendable, especially if they have exhausted all the angles to make a profit on you! If you don't fit one of the pigeon holes in their check off list, forget it!"
"Wow, hopefully your experience is the exception to the rule, but then taking risks with your health is never an intelligent thing to do. I get bit by up to a dozen ticks a year but never had the classic Lyme disease symptoms. I had an allergy doctor…"
"O.K., I don't want to steal your thread or anything. I know what DGPS is, I use it on my boat offshore. What coordinate base are you referring to? State Plane grid, rectilinear surface coordinates or absolute geodetic (latitude/longitude).…"
"Small world, I had my boat made in Nova Scotia. Most folks down here never saw a real boat before. They had some years ago but it seems to be a forgotten art here. About all you see these days are water ski specials except for the "Big…"
"I have the same question as Billy. Any position, regardless of how it is established can be expressed in coordinates. It is said that GPS is the most precise method of measuring distance but there is a difference between distance measurement &…"
"Before you can define an elevation, you have to specify what you are talking about & you have to define the datum you are using. The elevations most often refereed to are orthometric or the vertical distance above or below the geoid measured…"
"Well, the above is mostly true, especially when you are only concerned with practical field application. In this country, State Plane coordinates are generally based on either a Lambert or a Mercator projection. They are not flat but are designed so…"
"Exactly what are you correcting/adjusting? Anything I could say about formula would be redundant but the problem is somewhat different if you are computing surface distances/coordinates from a GPS survey than if you are transforming a tangent plane…"
"It really doesn't matter how he located what as long as he did work up to the required specifications. What does matter is if it is properly processed and tied to control using proven geodetic principles & techniques. Obviously, good…"
"Exactly, when you certify an elevation you must specify the datum. Tidal bench marks are the most misunderstood. A tidal bench mark is for the most part, only good at the tide station where it was established. That is much of the reason modern…"
"While, I will again stress that it isn't for everybody, I can add to the reasons it is my choice. One is that your body was made to be used. Stop using it & it tends to stop working. Field work keeps me in shape. Most surveyors stop working…"
"Well, the answer to that is, it depends. It is not for everybody & won't work for all organizations but it does have definite advantages. I am a one man show trying hard to be semi retired but my creditors & clients won't leave me…"
Good post! Most of us have either forgot about old techniques or were never exposed to them. Prismless EDMs have a somewhat limited range, some more than others. I have been surveying for going on 50 years & never ran across a situation…"
Hi Charlie, I just want you to know ,I have the deepest respect for you and got you back anytime.You and surveyors like us are a dying Breed that the world will never see again after we are gone.People today instead trying to find the problem and fixing it, their first solution is to use a computer to adjust everything,this means there is not a thing that is correct it's just adjusted,like you said a 90 is a 90 and a 100 is a 100 that what i was trying to tell him,make sure you two are on the same page with Angles and Dist. then go from there. No Charlie your are the kind of surveyor i have work for my whole life, be it one person or a large company and i had some good teachers.Your opinion means a lot to me
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