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Oct 23, 2018
Steven W. Carper replied to brent richards's discussion converting state plane west coordinates to central
"yeah, bringing it into Microstation will not prove helpful at thi stage in the game.  You will need to either change the zone in your collector or change the zone in your office software, i.e., Trimble Business Center or Magnet or Carlson…"
Mar 1, 2018
Steven W. Carper replied to brent richards's discussion converting state plane west coordinates to central
"ok.  cant seem to find an answer for you yet.  reaching out to my survey network...."
Mar 1, 2018
Steven W. Carper replied to brent richards's discussion converting state plane west coordinates to central
"did you ever get your data sorted?"
Feb 28, 2018
Steven W. Carper replied to brent richards's discussion converting state plane west coordinates to central
"and a word of caution: always keep the original data and backup your raw files.  just in case your translate is bad, you'll want something to go back to.  and it's always a good idea to write down what you did and how!"
Feb 21, 2018
Steven W. Carper replied to brent richards's discussion converting state plane west coordinates to central
"Brent, That sucks! Poke through this; NGS should have a "batch convert" tool for this.... https://www.ngs.noaa.gov/NCAT/ I once had to deal with this, after I explicitly told them the correct SPC system to use.... Best of Luck, Steven…"
Feb 21, 2018
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Feb 1, 2018
Steven W. Carper replied to Ian Mortimer's discussion Land Surveying For Dummies
"You bet!  I also find my local Leica vendor/salesperson to be very knowledgeable and helpful.  If you already buy equipment from them, you could always ask for a site demo of your TS06."
Feb 1, 2018
Steven W. Carper replied to Ian Mortimer's discussion Land Surveying For Dummies
"Ian, I haven't used on-board data collection in many moons, but I hope the attached .pdf helps.  I prefer almost any data collector (DC) to running on-board, especially Leica's on-board setup.  You can purchase awesome DC's…"
Feb 1, 2018
Steven W. Carper replied to Ian Mortimer's discussion Land Surveying For Dummies
"Can't find work?  Wow - not so much about WHAT you know as WHO you know....  Tons of work in the US for qualified surveyors, especially offshore!  If you need some connections over here, I might be able to help!"
Jan 31, 2018
Steven W. Carper replied to Ian Mortimer's discussion Land Surveying For Dummies
"Yikes!  Cheers on your 20 years, but you need a mentor!!!  Cheers on Leica Total stations, as well - best in the business!!!!!! I'm training another carpenter on-site and just wrote instructions for a Leica TS12 Robot, based on…"
Jan 31, 2018

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I am here because I am a.
Surveyor
Surveyor Bio:
17 years of field experience, 3 years of office (yuck!) Put me back in the field, please!!!!!
Company
Swinerton Builders
Licenses Certifications or Awards
WA PLS 49274
I have experience with the following
GPS, cadastral, topographic, boundary surveys, construction staking, topographic surveys, control network surveys, ground movement monitoring, GIS, teaching, Survey Office, Construction, Student of Surveying
How many years have you been surveying?
20
Most comfortable with the following types of instrumentation
Total Stations, GPS, Surveying Software, Robotics, Automatic Levels, GNSS, Lidar

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