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Kevin D. Allen replied to Chuck Turlington's discussion Transformation and Projection
"Chuck, I took a look at your profile and it states that you are a student?.  Now, I ask this without trying to sound smug, but what surveying thery courses have you taken?   Your questions could have been or should have been covered by the…"
Monday
Kevin D. Allen replied to Killivien Sithole's discussion Question About Resection
"Killivien, While in a perfect world they would be 120 degrees apart (or spread ) to cover a full circle,  in reality we must live with less.  First, try not to have less than 180 degrees or a half-circle spread, I try for more than 200…"
Jul 23
Kevin D. Allen replied to Ian harvey's discussion How to combine GNSS RTK survey data & Total Station data into one topo survey
"All other points aside, I'll add (maybe repeat) the following 1) If you are not using a data collector that can run both systems - GPS/RTK and Terrestrial / Total Station equipment, ( unplug the GPS and plug into your TS on the fly) you need to…"
Jul 6
Kevin D. Allen replied to Ian harvey's discussion How to combine GNSS RTK survey data & Total Station data into one topo survey
"?? Hashed out?? - debated, talked about, discussed and more or less resolved "
Jul 6
Kevin D. Allen replied to Ian harvey's discussion How to combine GNSS RTK survey data & Total Station data into one topo survey
Jul 5
Kevin D. Allen replied to Ian harvey's discussion How to combine GNSS RTK survey data & Total Station data into one topo survey
"I'll dig through my previous blogs - but I  think this very topic was hashed out a few months ago."
Jul 5
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Jun 17
Kevin D. Allen replied to Matthew William Newsome's discussion How do you measure your heights?
"WTH??!!??"
Jun 13
Kevin D. Allen replied to Matthew William Newsome's discussion How do you measure your heights?
"yup..."
Jun 13
Kevin D. Allen replied to Matthew William Newsome's discussion How do you measure your heights?
"???  Every once in awhile there is a question on here that makes me scratch my aging head... Mr. Obvious would like to point out that no matter what your prism configuration ( single, triple or ganged ) there will always be an aiming or target…"
Jun 13
Kevin D. Allen replied to trout's discussion OPUS post processing and Static collection methods
"Going old school here. So a mission plan. Take a compass and clinometer to map out any obstructions. Do a full 360 around your setup. Get any and all objects above 15 degrees and within 100 feet. Since you are in a wooded area you WILL get a lot of…"
May 4
Kevin D. Allen replied to Jon's discussion Lath Corrections
"?? Either cross it out ( a one time change ) or change the lath.   You'll find that $0.50 for a clean lath suddenly looked reeeaaaalllly cheap when the contractor tries to charge to move a manhole after its been set in the wrong place due…"
Apr 25
Kevin D. Allen replied to James Dorsey's discussion What Defines a Boundary? Stay Tuned. Jim Dorsey, PLS
"A boundary is described limit or extent."
Apr 12
Kevin D. Allen replied to MOHAMMEDYASIN M.'s discussion 3D Contour Softwares
"What CAD environment are you working in first of all?"
Mar 30
Kevin D. Allen replied to trout's discussion OPUS error message
"the 2005 error is common - wait a few hours until after the end of the UTC day and try again - OPUS system hasn't updated yet. on the 6009 error - can you look at the data yourself?  if so look for the data slice thats got the longest…"
Mar 27
Kevin D. Allen replied to Josh McGinn's discussion Philadelphia or Frisco Rod
"I may be spoiled or OCD but I have two level rods.  First one never really past the lower two sections - I use it in the dirt, water or whatever.  Used on staking jobs and such.  Manhole drops go more of course and yes the dirt…"
Mar 22

Profile Information

I am here because I am a.
Just a surveyor
Introduction to other Surveyors. One or more sentence Bio about your Relationship with Surveying
Getting back into the business after a 3 year break
Company
Allen Consulting Services
Location for Member Map
Indiana, USA
Licenses Certifications or Awards
none
I have experience with the following
GPS, topographic, boundary surveys, topographic surveys, control network surveys, Construction
How many years have you been surveying?
Active in the Surveying and Engineering files for 30 years
Most comfortable with the following types of instrumentation
Total Stations, GPS, Surveying Software, Robotics, Automatic Levels, GNSS, Old school surveying, theodolite, Chain, compass

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