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squowse
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Do you know how to set up on assumed coords? 

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Enri_F
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No Squowse actually I don't know, it would be great to have a description on how to do that .

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Stephen Ward
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Are you using a data collector of some sort or does your S6 have a faceplate with data collection capability?  Most S6's don't have the ability to much of anything without a data collector and unless we know what kind of equipment you're using specific directions are not possible.

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Enri_F
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Is a s6 total station with tsc3 Stephen 

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Set up on one point. Measure a distance to the other point. Call the first point "5000, 5000". Let us say the distance measured is 330 feet (use Communist Yards if you must). Call the second point "5330, 5000". That line is your "job north" for gathering data. Now set up off to the side somewhere and shoot the distances to each point and turn the angle between and you can trig your way to the setup coordinate with paper and calculator, or use the resection program in the data collector. 

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Kind of don't need to do all that setting up and measuring between the points first.

Just set up anywhere you want to start your survey. Do a station setup with assumed coordinates eg 500,1000,10. For orientation, just orientate by angle ie point approximately north and set angle to zero. Then just start surveying and measure the stations and your other topo points from this or any other setup.

 

 

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Have to bootstrap it somehow if one does not know which buttons to push.

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