Hi, I'm not a surveyor.....I'm actually a mechanical CAD guy. I joined, because I recently bought some used survey equipment and want to learn more about it. I'm in St. Louis, MO. Thanks for the ADD!
Welcome. There's a lot of learning available here just by following the threads.
But to understand much of the discussion you need some background. Perhaps the best background source would be a slightly older than current copy (cheap) of the Wolf & Ghilani text Elementary Surveying. Then questions here as they arise.
What did you buy?
Perfect timing, there is a guy goes by St L Surveyor or something that will probably want to partner up with you (I say this tongue in cheek of course, but who knows?).
Welcome aboard, anyway!
Ok. Tell us a detailed description of what you bought. There is a wide range attached to “surveying equipment “
back in Egypt, they would re stake the lines, after the Nile river receded. Apparently, this was a yearly activity. So, did you buy some rope? (Just kidding) Or early America was surveyed with a “Rittenhouse” constructed compass. If you have one, they are quite desirable. We all love the old equipment. At least, I think we all do. Post pics. Tell stories. All equipment has a story to tell.
welcome to the forum.
Thanks for the welcome! I bought (6) Carlson Supervisor tablets. Turns out that these do not have any software on them, which may have made this purchase a mistake. I'm hoping someone can help me understand the value of these and if people buy these without software on them?