So......I've been working in this business for a few decades. I've been a member of a 4 man crew, 3 man crew, most typically a 2 man crew, and now, for the last 10 years, a one man crew.Robots and…Read more →
"All depends on the control you have to come from. Stay away from resection. Do not use GPS. Pick a control line and stick with that one control line...if you can't set up rectangular control lines for each of the buildings. Use a total station…"
"This is a direct copy from their knowledge base. I know 2.58 is a higher build number...but they kept most all the settings from the 1.67.
Try to get a hold of Brian Hammer....he's the TS guru. If you do get to him...tell him Rob Rosa said…"
"Rob you know what your doing. I am same. We can do any job alone sometimes we do need help. Im like you. Just have to find a firm cares about what you know. I did the my own thing. Lost all I had. not sure how we go on"
"Yes we do. I know full well having a like minded person by your side is great. For me over 30 years they come and go. That's the main reason I work alone. I found a company lets me say when I need someone. They see I know what I'm doing…"
"I thank everybody for their input. It's been great hearing everyone's opinion. I have to admit that not having to worry about another person in the field is sometimes a godsend. But there are many times when I need another person. Robots…"
"Charlie drop the nuts thing that might be me not sure. I guess this one man thing depends on one man. Some of us grew up in land surveying its all we know. For myself I got tired of someone not showing up. Your left on your own trying to figure out…"
"looks like some of my kin moved there and built a lake near ya... & it looks a lot like where i'm from... i actually came close to your area a few years back when i was debating how i was gonna get to Colorado without going though Dallas/…"
"I am glad that at least some of my peers don't think I am nuts. I knew a surveyor back in the 70's that surveyed alone with conventional equipment. I don't know how he did it but he was a good surveyor. The only computer he had was a…"
My name is Johnny Ingram, I am a Texas Surveyor. My opinion on the one man operation is many fold.
I have been surveying since 1957, so like you I have gone through most of the changes in the surveying effort. My experience with…"
"agree with ya Charlie... guess i need to get a robot... and move to a better market if i keep this career... I should have got a license for the rainy days though... I used to grind through every extreme... umbrellas and flashlights... 20- 120F"
I have GPS and Robotic Total Station. I had to work by myself for 9 months looking for good help. The only time a 1 man crew is more productive is a big GPS topo. Anything else is way easier and more productive with good help. After we do the field work my helper can do the CAD drafting while I keep up with administrative chores. We are even making more $ now.
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