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Nate The Surveyor
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@ The Mule

Just curious, how does that particular data flow work?

Survey in spc, plat in geodetic, ground coords, I assume?

Where does cogo, and data annalysis happen?

I'm doing often all of my work with a 50k,50k system. Then, make another crd file, with spc. This way, I have both. This way I can place spc coord on my plat, with metadata.

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THE MULE
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I am glad that a fellow JAVAD user will read my work flow.  I work in spc because it is easier with the LS. After my first set-up, I can enter deed in geodetic.  I realize the the ground/grid distances may not be perfect, but I think they are close at my elevation.  I use COGO, 'Direct' to create a point (501) GEO North, 500' from the point (10) that I will use for rotation. When I inverse in the LS, I get a grid bearing.  I download to a flash-drive, and then to Traverse-PC.   When I think that I am finished with the LS,  I create a new duplicate job in Traverse-PC, but keep the old job so that I still have the spc.  I rotate the new job, using the line 10 to 501, which shows the Grid bearing to North. Then to avoid the possibility of have coordinates that look like spc, I translate to 5,000/5,000. I check my work, by comparing some of the inverse Geo bearings in my LS to my Plat.  Since I round off my Plat bearings to 5 seconds, I do not worry about a 1 second difference.

I can create points in Traverse-PC and move them to my LS, or I can move any part of my file to my HP 48. I used my Topcon 211 two times in 2018. I work one or two days a week when I want to, doing jobs that clients want me to do.

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Shelby H. Griggs PLS
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@the-mule try this  https://mcraymer.github.io/software/spade/

Not sure it works on modern OS, I have a note I had to run in a DOSBOX in WIN7 and I don't think I have used since WIN10, but if it works a very simple SOLAR software.

SHG

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Nate The Surveyor
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Here is an old thread on the subject:

https://rplstoday.com/community/surveying-geomatics/solar-observation-program/

I know Javad is working on a version of sunshot software, for use with J-mate, his new camera based "total station".

It does sunshots, automatically... According to the advertising.

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Shelby H. Griggs PLS
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Spade doesn't appear to run in WIN10 (or any 64bit OS), therefore if it still works would have to be run in a "dosbox" or on an older OS. For the heck of it, I just installed DOSBOX on a WIN10 64 laptop and was able to run SPADE using today's date and it seems to work, although I can't verify that it is working correctly.

https://www.dosbox.com/

SHG

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