[time-nuts] OT [GPS Survey grade RX]
jimlux at earthlink.net
Sat Dec 4 22:57:20 EST 2010
wa1zms at att.net wrote:
> I wish to survey some of my land here in the US. What used GPS receivers
> out there might be good candidates?
All of the usual survey instrument companies have GPS widgets of one
sort or another. Trimble, Topcon, etc.
However, if it's a one shot deal, just go rent the gear from a surveying
equipment place. A couple hundred bucks for the week or weekend, and
I assume you're doing this for your own amusement, because there's a lot
more to doing a survey than just determining the lat/lon of some points
in some coordinate system.
(for one thing, the legal boundary is where the physical
monuments/markers are, not where you might calculate it at.. The border
between Colorado and New Mexico is quite a ways from where Congress said
it should be (some parallel of latitude), because the original surveyor
was drunk, and now, everyone has to live with it)
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