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Starnet

Discussion in 'Surveying & Geomatics' started by Larry Scott, Sep 13, 2017.

  1. Larry Scott

    Larry Scott 3-Year Member

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    is there an option in Starnet to use vertical angle instead of zenith angle?
     
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    John Hamilton 7-Year Member

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    Larry: not that I can see in Star*Net, but I recall that some program (not sure which one) treated it as a VA if less than 45°, and as a ZA if between 45° and 135°.

    Geolab has separate record types for Zenith (ZANG) and vertical (VANG).
     
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    rfc 3-Year Member

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    Larry:
    I could swear there is, but I can not find it in the manual. Still looking.
     
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    Jim Frame 7-Year Member

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    I'm pretty sure there's a VA (aka elevation angle) option, but I'm away from the office and unable to check.
     
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    Gromaticus 7-Year Member

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    I could have sworn there was one since I've been using Starnet longer than I've had an instrument that read zenith angles instead of vertical.
    But I just looked at an old data file, and it looks like I only used horizontal distances and did a 2D adjustment.
    There is a "V" option (in Version 5 anyway), but it only handles zenith angles or vertical differences.
     
  6. Larry Scott

    Larry Scott 3-Year Member

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    Thanks.
    I've used Starnet since it was launched, and I have a pile of vertical angle notes, so i assumed StNet would have an option.

    (It's really not needed. I just add 270°. (I was foolishly subtracting from 90.))

    But I'm a little surprised that it's not a dot option.
     
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    SellmanA 3-Year Member

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    I agree, it does seem to be a significant omission. Maybe Version 10 will have it...
     
  8. Larry Scott

    Larry Scott 3-Year Member

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    After 25+ yrs, and almost everyone using DCs, doubtful.
     

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