"I always recommend:
If you just need the bare bones and money is a factor, I always enjoyed the reliablility and simplicity of their product. I never learned how to pretty up their plot outs but for computation and field…"
"I joined a crew not too long ago that was upgrading to the R8's but retained a 5800 from the old settup to use if needed. There were a few settings to change in the survey styles of the Trimble Business Center data collector. It finally…"
"I started out with a slew of older Topcons to use with the HP48's... I spoiled myself working for years with my own Topcon 300 series and a Recon with TDS software. I'm now running a very old model of Topcon with Trimble data collectors.…"
"I don't blame you for not updating. If it ain't broke, you'll break something trying to unnecessarily fix it. I waste more time waiting on updates to load; only to find out they changed some stinking font or input box. Its…"
"I hope he didn't bid the job thinking it could be done in 4 days. And then 4 weeks later we had trees and topo lines on the map. I could only imagine how many trees and how steep the property was. Did you punch him?"
"I feel ya Charlie on the app thing... My insurance agent thinks you only need a cell phone to survey land... I will Google maps credit... it seems to be well within 20 foot accurate... I was amazed to be very far out and had decent cell coverage…"
"i still don't get the 'lath' usage... I've always heard that term used as support for mud walls prior to the mainstream abundance of sheetrock... The day after this thread started I heard it used by some canadian carpenters to…"
"Its what I used most for my calculations in the office. Autocad was always so much more than a land surveying program. The version i used had a few glitches that have probably been worked out by now. I had someone hold my hand for…"
"Thats a great link. I've used both of the first two methods and agree with the accuracy in that order. I've never had to resort to the third but its how i was initially taught to understand the concept of elevation. I started…"