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TickSurvey
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Son of a surveyor so, naturally, a survey assistant since I could hold a tape or push a button. Got serious about it while living in Florida and battled swamps before returning to Melb to become a partner in the company. Just a little business doing boundaries and level&feature work. Everyone here's been locked into Leica instruments and Liscad processing for years and I'm branching out- trying SurvCE in the field but, as yet, it appears that it's not compatible with Liscad... still trying. Thanks for having me!

 
Posted : November 17, 2022 12:44 pm
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Welcome to the Forum; I think you're going to like it here.

 


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Posted : November 17, 2022 1:06 pm
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It would probably be too much of a coincidence if you lived in Melbourne, FL while you were there.

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Posted : November 17, 2022 1:08 pm
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Welcome, friend.

 
Posted : November 17, 2022 1:26 pm
TickSurvey
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@lurker Sadly, Jacksonville... Bit rough for a city-boy!

 
Posted : November 17, 2022 1:52 pm
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Welcome.  Check in daily to see what all is happening here.  Nearly any topic you might think of has been tackled once or a dozen times already.  We need new viewpoints.  And, try to add as much as you take.  That way we all gain.

 
Posted : November 17, 2022 1:52 pm
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Welcome to the forum. The opinions here may be varied per topic, but each has their own reason for preferring one way over the other. Give an honest opinion, process all opinions given, and decide for yourself what works best for you. As the saying goes, "there is more than one way to skin a cat".

 
Posted : November 17, 2022 2:45 pm
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Not sure if I should read your post with an Aussie accent or a Florida Cracker accent, but in any case welcome to the surveyor mosh pit mate.

 
Posted : November 17, 2022 2:59 pm
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Stick with Lecia captivate/Viva over survCE as Leica will do grid/ground/ellipsoid distance but survCE only grid/ground the few times I've had to touch it, plus Lecia allows you to control everything! In the office have a look at 12d, head and shoulders above anything else for cadastral. I'm on the other side of the ditch my username suggests.

 
Posted : November 17, 2022 4:23 pm

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Oye Oye Oye!

 

Welcome!

 

 

 
Posted : November 17, 2022 5:28 pm
TickSurvey
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Posted by: @lukenz

Stick with Lecia captivate/Viva over survCE as Leica will do grid/ground/ellipsoid distance but survCE only grid/ground the few times I've had to touch it, plus Lecia allows you to control everything! In the office have a look at 12d, head and shoulders above anything else for cadastral. I'm on the other side of the ditch my username suggests.

 

Sound advice. I've (fortunately/unfortunately?) ended up with a geomax zenith 40 rover and the full SurvCE hybrid on my CS15 controller and I'd like to marry up TS and rover work. The Leica dealers here are super strict and their advice is always to just spend $100k and get a new rig... exhausting!

 

 
Posted : November 17, 2022 6:48 pm
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@ticksurvey 

I run zenith40's with xpad and have a zoom90 for my solo work. Firm I do contact work for is 100% Leica and used Trimble previously. Xpad is pretty good, odd bug but super easy to use, can't control every single setting as in Leica but good enough for the price.

 

At the time the Geomax package was 65k, Leica about 115k and Trimble closer to 150k; not sure why you'd pay more for Trimble than Leica either but NZ market is small.

 
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TickSurvey
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Posted by: @lukenz

@ticksurvey 

I run zenith40's with xpad and have a zoom90 for my solo work. Firm I do contact work for is 100% Leica and used Trimble previously. Xpad is pretty good, odd bug but super easy to use, can't control every single setting as in Leica but good enough for the price.

 

At the time the Geomax package was 65k, Leica about 115k and Trimble closer to 150k; not sure why you'd pay more for Trimble than Leica either but NZ market is small.

 

Xpad looks pretty cool.

You've not, by chance ever had to use Liscad before, have you?

This .RW5 to .FLD conversion is just aweful! I wonder if Fieldgenius would ba a happier fit with LisCad?

 

 
Posted : November 17, 2022 8:03 pm
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@ticksurvey

Used it once in University, but it doesn't interface with Landonline as far as I know (we lodge cadastral work 100% digital and I don't mean a pdf upload!)

 

Would guess 85% use 12d, 5% magnet/nztrav, 5% still nursing along sdrmap and the reminder are doing something manual from the dark ages or ??

 
Posted : November 17, 2022 9:00 pm
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Welcome from FL. 😎

 
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