Tag Archives: TST survey

Unlearning line: what is LOD 500?

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Can a survey scale relate to a BIM* LOD? “LOD 500: The Model Element is a field verified representation in terms of size, shape, location, quantity, and orientation. Non-graphic information may also be attached to the Model Elements.” Ref AIA, … Continue reading

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CAD … touching the Surface

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New year, new tablet, new CAD. CAD by touch on the Surface Pro 4 is interesting. On the face of it the Surface is an ideal ‘CAD on the go’ platform: plenty of processing grunt and good battery life. Sure … Continue reading

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Drawing for… understanding

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New guidance. In providing a client with a specification for historic building survey I had a reminder that Historic England has published new guidance on drawing so I took the time to read it through. It is a guide to … Continue reading

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Protected: Disto S910 +TheoLt = cheap BIM capture?

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Protected: KAP to Map: TheoContour r10 walk-through

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A cheap tablet for TheoLt

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Tablets are becoming ubiquitous, the rise of the iPad and its Android competitors has pushed Microsoft to develop a ‘re-worked’ tablet PC by getting Windows to work like IOS or Android. Windows is now something you can drive with your … Continue reading

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GeoMax Zoom 80 & TheoLt

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A generic, ‘no frills’ robotic TST is not something you’d necessarily associate with Leica but the parent company Hexagon has provided just that with the GeoMax Zoom 80, a TCRA 1200 in all but name supplied as a current product … Continue reading

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ArchDoc 2013: dawn of the new photogrammetric age

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On returning from ArchDoc 2013 I have come home with the clear impression the camera is by far and away the most powerful and effective tool in the box. Here I summarise the state of the art by looking at some common misunderstandings about technique. Continue reading

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Motion CL series tablet pc: bracket for survey tripod

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A lightweight secure ‘3rd hand’ for surveying with the motion CL900 tablet.

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Leica MS50 the new ‘universal’?

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After a lot of hype Leica have launched a new TST. At launch we were introduced to the MS50 badged ‘Nova’. The new instrument is a unique combination of technologies which, when taken together, look like a powerful tool for … Continue reading

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