Center of Utility Pole
I'm currently using a TSC3 control with either an s-series robot of r10 gps, and I have been asked this question from the engineers that I work with constantly, "can you shoot the center of a utility pole." The question has come up because when they look at the points in Carlson the node is not the center. I usually shoot the f/o the pole assume they can offset the symbol in the drawing. Is there anyway with trimble access to shot the center of offset the shot the distance to the center of the pole? Same goes for tree's?
If you don't have a routine for recording a separate distance and angle or on offset shot, record a location on both sides of the pole and place the symbol between them.
Yes, distance offset. There is also horizontal angle offset but if I'm by myself distance offset works best.
You have to change to standard edm mode then the drop down which defaults to angle & distance has a lot more choices. After you choose distant offset you can go back to tracking mode.
right or left is facing the total station. You can go in or out too.
I haven't used offsets in RTK so can't help you there.
To use offsets with RTK you go into COGO and go to Create Point. You can do Bearing / Distance, Distance / Distance, or Bearing / Bearing. They have a nifty routine where you can use the sun as your bearing reference, but personally I find Distance / Distance to be the easiest and most accurate.
Just shoot the face measure the diameter eyeballing with a tape and add half of that to the distance your shot. Been doing it that way for years without any problem. 😎