"Try taking it to an Interstate Battery store. They can check it and possibly re-build it. If they can't, look up Coastal Instrument & Supply in Florida - 800-562-8626. They specialize in rebuilding survey instrument…"
"The previous commenets are as mine - got to "Surface Properties" then "Edit Surfce Style" then pick the Display tab and make triabgles visible. You will see some triangles cross your channel sideways - go back…"
A bit more information would be useful - 1) when you say a scale factor was used on the control points, are you referring to the general site survey? 2) When you say 95% do you mean that the piling and shoring work is 95%…"
"First of all you have got to understand the accuracy limits of your equipment. A good hand compass - one that can read to a degree or two - is hard to use to start with. It must be held very steady, it must be level for each reading, it…"
"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…"