Guido Riva
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  • United Kingdom
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Drone surveying for elevations

Started this discussion. Last reply by Guido Riva Jun 6, 2017. 2 Replies

Hi Guys,I'm having to provide digital building elevations for every site survey carried out. Currently I use my Total Station (Trimble S6) for the field work and process the data in CAD. Elevations…Read more →

Top Current Robotic Total Station

Started this discussion. Last reply by Peter Tapken Oct 14, 2014. 13 Replies

I'm looking to purchase a new robotic total station with image scanning capability. Although I'm currently a Trimble user (5600) I'm looking at the IS-3-1 by Topcon. Has anyone experience with this…Read more →

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"Hi Habib, I've used CAD services before and the results were not as good as doing it ourselves. I think that you need to have the same attitude as when recruiting a new member of staff. A bit of guidance , clear instructions on what is expected…"
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Professional Land Surveyor
Surveyor Bio:
Retrained as a surveyor at the age of 29, & moved to London where I worked for a survey company which introduced me to the broad disciplines of surveying. I also went on a 2 year surveying course which gave me additional theory. I moved back to my home island of Jersey in 2008 and set up on my own where I am kept busy providing topo surveys, elevations, floor plans and setting out. As I primarily work solo it would be good to pool some ideas on projects.
Precision Surveys
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United Kingdom
Licenses Certifications or Awards
Level 5 HNC Surveying - 8 modules
I have experience with the following
GPS, cadastral, topographic, boundary surveys, construction staking, topographic surveys, control network surveys, ground movement monitoring, Survey Office, Construction
How many years have you been surveying?
14 years
Most comfortable with the following types of instrumentation
Total Stations, GPS, Surveying Software, Robotics, 3D scanners, GNSS, UAS/UAV Drone Technology

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