Getting to know the Mavic Pro 2

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In preparing the PfCO required operations manual I found not all the requested fields are in the OEM  manual, although the Mavic Pro 2 is a certified type some templates require a technical specification. For the minimum voltage level for … Continue reading

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Your 2019 KAP calendar

KAP oportunities this year seem to have been fewer than previous, a mix of work commitments and a see-saw of gales and calms have plagued me but, none the less I’m surprised at what’s turned up: January: Wicker dancers in … Continue reading

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L1D-20c image quality: 1st thoughts

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This is not definitive, so far I have only used this camera on the default ‘auto’ settings but I want to get a start on this, if nothing else to set a datum for what, hopefully follows. The L1D-20c is … Continue reading

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Reality Capture..really?

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I see a lot of these and, very occasionally I see them translated into drawings, the kind of drawings clients want for mark up. The business of reality capture is storming ahead, we now have tools for passive capture like … Continue reading

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TheoLt for Leica TS Captivate series

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If you select TPS1200 as the instrument in TheoLt and assuming Bluetooth/Windows version compatibility this is how I got a TS15 ‘Captivate’ instrument to work with TheoLt, the cable option may require the correct cable for windows version: GEV 267 … Continue reading

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A tale of 2 rigs.

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Canon S95 on 2 axis auto rig, power by mobile ‘phone battery control by Click Pan Pro. The tilt servo is a high torque model which means this rig can take the heavy Conon EosM if it needs to. Suspension … Continue reading

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Achieving closure: the first Bowditch adjusted traverse?

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Origin of the Bowditch method. Published in 1802 Nathaniel Bowditch’s exposition on navigation is famous among surveyors for its description of the traverse adjustment method which bears his name. The method first appears for the computation of Traverse Sailing.  Bowditch … Continue reading

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RP Elevations by TheoLt & QGIS

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Originally posted on Billboyheritagesurvey's Blog:
Required tools • AutoCAD /BricsCAD • TheoLt • Image processing tools: Light room/Photoshop/MS Paintshop • QGIS https://www.qgis.org/en/site/forusers/download.html# QGIS is a freeware, open source, GIS compiler for map based database work. It includes a useful…

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As built 1856

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Preliminary results of metric survey for conservation. TST traverse and wireframe plus rectified photography, measured drawing and roof details by KAP: B

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Pendulum vs Picavet FAB

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A brain damaged noob writes – what is the difference in use between a pendulum and a picavet? ie the FAB of each solution. Thanks Good question. Turns out ‘FAB’ means ‘features, advantages & benefits’ so the following might be … Continue reading

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