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Grid VS Ground

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kathleen (Kate) Burnham-Evans Nov 22. 4 Replies

Hello,I'm pretty new to this website and I'm sure this discussion has come up more then once before so I apologize in advance.I've been a Party Chief for over 5 years now and we recently acquired a…Read more →

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Nicolas replied to Mohammad Salem's discussion Change Coordinates during survey
"Like most replied here I wouldn't even attempt to collect any info with the low grade GPS. The issue being is your low accuracy device will not have relative info within itself. So the issue being is when you localize into your BM's with…"
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Grid VS Ground

Hello,I'm pretty new to this website and I'm sure this discussion has come up more then once before so I apologize in advance.I've been a Party Chief for over 5 years now and we recently acquired a new R.P.L.S where I work. Before he came along I was using Grid to collect my datum. We do a lot of subdivisions and civil engineering as well as expert witness accident scenes. Here locally our monuments are on the Grid system from the local River Authority. Most firms also seem to use Grid as far…See More
Nov 22
Kathleen (Kate) Burnham-Evans replied to Nicolas's discussion Grid VS Ground
"We use Topcon Magnet, which has a ground/grid ..Our elevation is anywhere from -10' to 1500'. The DOT uses grid and so do the utility companys. Grid is basically state plane coordinates. In topcon you can switch easily. When retracing any…"
Nov 22
Nicolas replied to Nicolas's discussion Grid VS Ground
"600'-1100' Here in Central Texas. However most jobs are in the realm of 100' elevation and no more then a mile long with the receiver being in the middle of the job. I guess doing an extra 3-4 statics isn't a big deal but I was…"
Nov 22
Robert W Kolacny replied to Nicolas's discussion Grid VS Ground
"I use CORPSCON to get an average scale factor and scale all of my RTK data before I use it. I am in Texas South Central Zone. The SF is 1.00013...  A 1000' line of grid will actually be 1000.13' at the surface. At a mile it will be…"
Nov 22
Jesse Gutierrez replied to Nicolas's discussion Grid VS Ground
" Grid north in ground distances is whats typical in my neck of the woods, at least when working with the state or DOT. However I'm at 3800' or higher here in NM, so the typical ground to grid scale factor is at least 0.9999...that…"
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Grid VS Ground

Hello,I'm pretty new to this website and I'm sure this discussion has come up more then once before so I apologize in advance.I've been a Party Chief for over 5 years now and we recently acquired a new R.P.L.S where I work. Before he came along I was using Grid to collect my datum. We do a lot of subdivisions and civil engineering as well as expert witness accident scenes. Here locally our monuments are on the Grid system from the local River Authority. Most firms also seem to use Grid as far…See More
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Welcome to the Surveying CommunityThis marks the beginning of a surveying legacy for our new Land Surveyors United member, Nicolas. Welcome Nicolas Your legacy in surveying will forever be remembered starting here. If it weren't for this member, we may have never known surveying culture in their corner of earth.

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I am here because I am a.
Surveyor
Surveyor Bio:
Party Chief of 5 years with 10 years of experience for Civil Engineering. Infrastructure, Subdivision development and vehicle crash surveys.
Company
T.E. Haynie
Licenses Certifications or Awards
none
I have experience with the following
GPS, topographic, boundary surveys, construction staking, topographic surveys, control network surveys, GIS, Survey Office, Expert Testimony
How many years have you been surveying?
10
Most comfortable with the following types of instrumentation
Total Stations, GPS, Surveying Software, Robotics

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