"I don't know anything about the ASTRO ROM but the old HP 41 had a program to calculate azmuths from star shots & sun shots. GPS has added another dimension & made the associated calculations & corrections more complicated but not…"
"I don't have a clue about autocad since I have never used it. I was using CAD long before anybody ever heard of Bill Gates or Windows & found autocad over priced & not cost effective. Assuming the curve data is mathematically sound,…"
"Very good Anthony. There isn't much left to say. The problem with MSL is it isn't consistent, ie: it varies from location to location. If you run levels from one tidal bench mark to another down the beach a number of miles away, the levels…"
"The stationing can be handled with equal stations or whatever it takes to tie the easements to the boundary/point of origin. Your real problem is determining the legal boundaries/locations of the easements or if one easement encroaches on the other.…"
"Paul said, ".........it's windows".
I believe Paul has a point. I am making every effort to avoid Windows 10. Windows 10 was never designed to run technical scientific programs such as GPS post processing which is generally in Rinex…"
"Yea, I can relate to that. I have technically been my own boss for the bulk of the last 40 years. The only exception was a brief interruption due to the big economic recession of the year 2000+/- & a divorce. Being self employed…"
"A realestate agent I work for quite often that deals primarily with rural acreage has one of those apps. It usually will get you close enough where you can see a corner if it is visible. I once used a loran to navigate my boat. I now have a…"
"I hope you are just using that to get in the general vicinity to search for monuments. You can do that with about any hand held GPS, or a compass & tape. I think I'm going to get ill if I hear "app" one more time. Technology is…"
"Do you know where I can take a weekend class to be an engineer? I'm just pulling your leg but maybe you get my drift. You might learn the basics of being a layout man in a few days but not to be a professional land surveyor. The State of S.C.…"
"I don't know either but I gather it is just another term for a survey stake, which is used in certain areas. I think the dictionary will say a lath is a grid comprised of thin wooded strips or boards, like Mr. Cato says above."
"I don't consider myself dressed unless I have my pocket knife in my pocket but in over 40 years of surveying, I have never used it to change a stake or lath as they apparently call it in other locations. I recall a VA nurse's comment…"
"When I worked for the US Forest Service we used plastic stakes & grease pencils for cut stakes on logging roads. Easy to wipe clean & change. Problem was that they melted when they decided to control burn the area. I remember when the…"
"Actually, I don't do much of any kind of surveying in Walterboro. Lately, I've been trying to downsize & am trying to target rural boundaries. If it is surveying, I've done it. Everything from large corporations like Robert Bosch…"
"Lath?? We never used that term but I figured it out from the context. I once saw a lay out crew move the location of a whole section of condos because somebody (definitely not me) used a stake from across the road that had property corner written on…"
Hi Charlie, I just want you to know ,I have the deepest respect for you and got you back anytime.You and surveyors like us are a dying Breed that the world will never see again after we are gone.People today instead trying to find the problem and fixing it, their first solution is to use a computer to adjust everything,this means there is not a thing that is correct it's just adjusted,like you said a 90 is a 90 and a 100 is a 100 that what i was trying to tell him,make sure you two are on the same page with Angles and Dist. then go from there. No Charlie your are the kind of surveyor i have work for my whole life, be it one person or a large company and i had some good teachers.Your opinion means a lot to me
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