Paying under £200 for a precision piece of equipment can be a risky thing to do. All the automatic (dumpy) levels listed here are basic levels that are accurate over a range of about 30m.
4 Ways to ensure accuracy from your GPS Equipment, or more to the point, how to prevent poor accuracy from GPS Equipment.
This is my top 5 rotating laser levels of 2020 for general site construction use. I have been using rotating laser levels on construction sites for well over 15 years and so my list of the best rotating laser levels is based on my experience using them.
Why do we need to calculate the Whole Circle Bearing and Distance between two sets of Co-Ordinates? Information is supplied in all manner of forms, and quite often it is not in the form that we need to use it in. We need to transform this information into a format we can use. For many years, Site Engineers and Surveyors …
Top 5 Ways to ensure that you always achieve high accuracy on levelling traverses.
April 2020 sees the expansion of the IR35 Tax Rules to the private sector. Are You Affected?
What is the Resection Programme on a Total Station? The Resection programme found on nearly all Total Stations, like the Leica TCRP1205 Robotic Total Station, allow immense flexibility on where the Total Station can be positioned for ease of setting out or surveying. It is one of the most used features of a modern Total Station. This programme allows the …
Can a Total Station be tracked when it is stolen?
It can now if you have a Leica Total Station with LOC8.
We are told that GPS Network Rovers have cm accuracy. This means that with the correction service that GPS Network Rover knows its position within a 20cm sphere (the size of a small stone) anywhere in the world.
But is this true?
How often should you check an automatic level? We would recommend that site staff should check an automatic level for accuracy every week. This site check should also be logged and stored with the Calibration Certificate for the automatic level. Any deterioration in the accuracy of the automatic level can then be easily identified and the automatic level can be …