"The transit rule was more or less the standard here in the US until PC's came into use and Least Squares was developed. Even today with smaller traverses transit is superior to Least Squares.
So you know the coords of the two points you are traversing between right? You can calc your known bearing between these two points. Just set up on a random point between them, backsight the first and then traverse however you need to get…"
"Oooohh Myyyy - the young ones today are sooo spoiled!!! You comment "The big complaint with local base is having to setup a base and break it down." is hilarious!! Can you imagine these same crews had to carry a 20 pound gun…"
"AHHH Daniel.... You and so many others ask the same thing from time to time. There are several components to your answer starting with the fact that GPS in inherently less accurate vertically than horizontally. "But…"
You most likely need to update the Geoid file that is in your data collector.
Try doing an initialization setup for the sessions by using the "here" option to find a local coordinate
Also, if you are close to a zone…"
"Two words... Satellite Orbits .....
Have you ever done what we "old school" GPS users had to do? Mission Plan? There are (or were) typically two times a day when you should be getting a coffee and a doughnut (short…"
"SV orbit data - some of the older GPS gear had to load the orbit data or "tracks" of the SV's. Just like if you took a star shot, you have to have the correct date and time to apply your angle reading to the star. use the…"
You sound like you are working in an old school RTK-GPS environment. So I'll give you some old and dusty RTK-GPS tips that kept me out of trouble... for the most part that is - lol
1) When you are establishing a local frame…"
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…"
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…"
"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…"
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