Hello from Southeast Asia
My name is Jose and I am a military servicemember currently stationed in Southeast Asia. I joined the forum because I am fairly new to surveying, which will be part of my job while here, and I was hoping to get a civilian perspective on things. More specifically, i was hoping to get a solid mission planning and workflow process going so that i can apply it to my assignments. Although the military has supplied me with some training it wasn't comprehensive and thus i need to fill in some training gaps.
I will be working with Trimble equipment (4 x R8 GNSS Receivers & TSC2 Controllers) and was wondering what a good flow for setting up an initial site for surveying looks like. I have a baseline for how GPS/GNSS works and for operating the equipment and have already completed some simple surveys, but i realize there are alot of factors to consider. For example...Do you have to initialize over a point before using any of the surveying methods on the controller (i.e. PPK, RTK, Fast-Static, etc.)? How many points minimum should there be for control points? After a survey does all data need to be post-processed or just the static points?
Any help or guidance in getting a pretty good process for work going would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you any and all for your help and I hope that i can also return the favor and be of assistance in some way in the future.
Howdy Jose and welcome.
Your situation reminds me of when I took a job with a surveyor that became one of my most influential mentors.
I started out in June and worked with two others that were seasoned surveyors on various land projects for about two weeks for them to get the feel of me and what I could do for them.
The begining of the third week, the surveyor said he was sending me to Longview, Tx to start groundwork for a new Mall. Went out to the truck and there were two high school guys about 16yrs old that were as green as they come and me a year out of college.
It started out slow and by summers end we were some blue top topping fools.............
I know that you will learn the limitations of your equipment by use and stay within those limits and you should do fine.
Others on here will drop in and give you more on that because me telling you what R8s are capable of would be beyond my limits.
Use the search bar found at the top right of each page "magnifying glass icon" and your will find past discussions that will help you on your way.
Thank you for your service.
Are the TSC2's running Trimble Survey Controller? Do you have an RTN network to work off of or is it all Base/Rover & Static?
Hope you the best.
I hope your training class included providing you the following manuals that I consider very good.
Besides the USACOE manuals referenced above, this is another good resource.