Old & new cycle routes around Cambridge

I am grateful for any route that keeps me away from motor traffic, my days of plugging along with rolling tonnage roaring past my right shoulder are, after one brush with death too many, over. They say Cambridge is a … Continue reading

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TheoLt interface for Leica TS03 and TS07

The TS03 and TS07 instruments vary from the previous TS06 type by having the 5 pin Lemo comport fitted on the moving part of the horizontal circle. This can be an issue for the cable interface. The user interface is … Continue reading

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A Cambridge wheel: anywhere the wind blows…

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This is an on-going project born out of the boredom of lockdown. The routes are a mix of NCR, green lanes and downright awful dirt tracks. Most of my rides are logged on Strava: https://www.strava.com/athletes/58561271 B

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Better on the bike

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Finding cycling for exercise fun with the Garmin Edge 820 Continue reading

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Disto D3aBT ..the ghost in the machine.

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I’m only an occasional user of the Disto as a direct to CAD device, it’s a clunky way to work but now and again it makes sense for simple plans. Last time I did this I used the Leica Disto … Continue reading

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Quick drawing snaps

Visiting a drawing archive is frought with worry, with no flatbed scanner, tripod or lighting control quick snaps is often all that’s possible. I’m packing a bag for a trip to an archive and decided to see if the Ricoh … Continue reading

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L1 20C MF calibration

With the camera set to manual mode, aperture at f8, shutter at 1/8th with focus set to infinity. The aircraft gimbal was set to lock on exposure. With manual focus set to infinity, the calibration characteristics are similar to the … Continue reading

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L1 20c Calibration

The Mavic 2 pro camera is known to be photogrammetrically capable. The constraints of the electronic shutter are known and the GSD is covered here: https://billboyheritagesurvey.wordpress.com/2019/05/01/mavic-pro-2-gsd8mm/ Getting optimum modelling from it requires a calibration. Below find the results of a … Continue reading

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Survey heroes

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Put ‘Surveyor’ into Google image search and you might think surveying is all about theodolites, tripods and rugged looking, hard hatted individuals squinting through telescopes or pointing to the horizon in an intrepid manner. The near universal association between surveying … Continue reading

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Bracket that

This gadget is a useful ‘3rd hand’. It has developed over the years I have been using TheoLt for live CAD capture from TST. It has changed according to the size and weight of field computer, early models were sheet … Continue reading

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