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Manuals for use of GPS and total station Leica

Following a link to the gvSIG distribution lists, which today has made the Final version 1.10, I have found an interesting site. Is about, that promoted by Oxford Archeology seeks to promote the use of tools and free systems for surveying applications in archaeological projects.Manual total station and leica gps

The most valuable site is the manuals for the use of survey equipment, including data download and layer integration in gvSIG.

The manuals look very practical, since they are not in themselves mere documents for the use of tools, but rather are oriented towards the methodology to survey and integrate a Geographic Information System. They include solving problems found and formats for data collection.

On the site there are at least 7 documents, apparently have several collaborators but their methodological adaptation is of Anna Kathrin Hodgkinson. This is the list of manuals, three of these contain a second edition in which gvSIG 1.9 is used and some improvements to the documents.

  • Using the Leica Total Station (Collaborative) Series 1200.
  • Using the Total Station Leica 1200 Series.
  • Using GPS Leica GX1230 (backpack)
  • Using GPS Leica RX1250XC

Manual total station and leica gps It is a valuable material, for some it will have the disadvantage that they are in English; But it will be useful because the step-by-step order is well built.

Leica is used to download data GeoOffice. For GIS integration gvSIG is used and some basic aspects are explained such as image georeferencing, layer editing, joining tables and printing in layout, etc.

For sample I leave the index of the first manual (Robotic Total Station Series 1200):

Protocols for Setting up the Leica 1200 Total Station
- A few notes
- Survey Book  
- End of survey  
- Weather conditions  
- Survey Setup
- Setting up the Total Station  
- Creating a new Job  
- The Setup procedure (after job creation)  
- Setting up the Backsight-Prism  
- Surveying        
- Start of survey  
- General Survey  
- A rough guide to coding and point IDs  
Creating points files with co-ordinates and uploading them into the Total Station
Setting out
Troubleshooting on site

- Survey Errors
- Problems encountered with the Total Station
- The EDM and ATR default settings in the Total Station
Protocols for downloading the Leica 1200
Protocols for inputting data into GIS

- The Project Manager
- The date you will deal with
- Point and line data  
- Merging and updating the data  
Editing Shapefiles
Adding Tables / Events Layers to gvSIG
Joining tables
Printing in gvSIG
Problems encountered with gvSIG

Appendix 1:
Control Co-Ordinates:
Appendix 2:
Survey Codelist
Appendix 3:
Appendix 4:
Drawing of Plans

From here You can download the manuals.

Golgi Alvarez

Writer, researcher, specialist in Land Management Models. He has participated in the conceptualization and implementation of models such as: National Property Administration System SINAP in Honduras, Management Model of Joint Municipalities in Honduras, Integrated Cadastre-Registry Management Model in Nicaragua, Territory Administration System SAT in Colombia . Editor of the Geofumadas knowledge blog since 2007 and creator of the AulaGEO Academy that includes more than 100 courses on GIS - CAD - BIM - Digital Twins topics.

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