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jan1650
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I have a Sokkia set530R (Carlson receiver) with a Panasonic datalogger that is no longer usable. I need to get a new datalogger/data collector, but haven't a clue what would be compatible with the total station.  I'm an archaeologist and outside my wheelhouse on this one. I'd appreciate if someone can help point me in the direction of a what I need in terms of a datalogger today with this instrument. Thanks. Jan 

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Posted : January 18, 2019 10:24 am
A Harris
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Did your 530R come with a manual and onboard software.

I have  530R and 330R that has the Sokkia onboard software will do what you want without connecting a data collector.

That said, I use HP48GX with SMI v7as I have been a SMI user since it was developed for the HP41.

contact me at harrissurv at yahoo dot com if you need a manual or software help.

goodluck

RPLS NE Texas
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Posted : January 18, 2019 10:40 am
jan1650
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A Harris,

Thanks for the reply. I am checking out what you said with my crew chiefs. I may just be contacting you. For most small excavation projects (a few 1 m by 1 m test units), we can use the GPS and pull a tape, so the Total Station has been sitting around for some time unused. It's in very good shape and we have projects upcoming where it will be the best way to set a grid and map excavation at a site.  Jan

 

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Posted : January 21, 2019 8:48 am
Norman Oklahoma
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Spectra Precision's Survey Pro and Carlson's SurvCE are 2 data collection packages that can be purchased new and work with a lot of different instruments. I suggest that you contact those sellers and find out if your instrument is among those that they support.

"Convention is like the shell to the chick, a protection till he is strong enough to break it through." Learned Hand

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Posted : January 21, 2019 9:24 am
jan1650
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Thank you. 

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Posted : January 22, 2019 11:07 am
jan1650
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Thank you. 

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Posted : January 22, 2019 11:07 am

not my real name
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You can get the SDR33 really cheap on ebay. It would be naturally compatible since it is made by SOKKIA.

In my archaeology class we made a grid for the site with a transit and a tape. The only data we collected was

what square you were in and how deep.

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Posted : January 22, 2019 11:16 am