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Land Surveying For Dummies

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ben Crawford Feb 4. 12 Replies

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…Read more →

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Ben Crawford replied to Ian Mortimer's discussion Land Surveying For Dummies
"Hi Ian 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…"
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Land Surveying For Dummies

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…See More
Feb 2
⚡Survenator⌁ replied to Ian Mortimer's discussion Land Surveying For Dummies
"have you tried the Surveyor Jobs Board?"
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Feb 1
Steven W. Carper replied to Ian Mortimer's discussion Land Surveying For Dummies
"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."
Feb 1
Ian Mortimer replied to Ian Mortimer's discussion Land Surveying For Dummies
"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…"
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Steven W. Carper replied to Ian Mortimer's discussion Land Surveying For Dummies
"Ian, 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…"
Feb 1
Ian Mortimer replied to Ian Mortimer's discussion Land Surveying For Dummies
"This is the response I was looking for, cheers Steven.! I am running on-board, then through LSS into AutoCAD. A copy of the instructions would be fantastic please."
Feb 1
Ian Mortimer replied to Ian Mortimer's discussion Land Surveying For Dummies
"Sorry to hear that, not good.! Have you tried the TSA job site Kevin.?"
Feb 1
Ian Mortimer replied to Ian Mortimer's discussion Land Surveying For Dummies
"Fair question Dean.! I have had a long and successful career carrying out measured building surveys so have had no real need for the topo side. The main reason I joined the site was for help and advice in this area."
Feb 1
Dean Burke replied to Ian Mortimer's discussion Land Surveying For Dummies
"Is your profile correct? You say you are a Survey director with 26 years experience? You can't possibly need a guide to setting up stations and backsights. Is this a real question?"
Feb 1
Steven W. Carper replied to Ian Mortimer's discussion Land Surveying For Dummies
"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!"
Jan 31
Kevin Singer replied to Ian Mortimer's discussion Land Surveying For Dummies
"No offense, Ian. But I can do that work in my sleep. But, do you think I can find a job?! Hell no!"
Jan 31
Steven W. Carper replied to Ian Mortimer's discussion Land Surveying For Dummies
"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…"
Jan 31

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Having started out in Surveying back in 1991 as an prism monkey, I am currently Surveying Director of a small practice in London. Although responsible for the day-to-day running of the Survey Dept, I am still on the tools on a daily basis.
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Total Stations, GPS, Other), Old school surveying

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