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The Common Misconceptions Around Base and Rover RTK

There is a lot to learn when surveying, and sometimes the facts get lost during translation. There are several common misconceptions that we hear on the tech support desk, and we thought it was high-time to clear up some of the most common misconceptions we hear. Understanding how your equipment works will help you better […]

What is the Best RTK Setup for Me?

When looking to purchase an RTK system, there are a lot of different factors that have to be considered. One of the most important is to consider what kind of setup is best for you; a base and rover or is a network rover better? There are several pros and cons to both setups, and […]

How to Get the Most Out of FieldGenius

Understanding how to get the most out of your software will help you save money, and get jobs done faster. There are a lot of features in FieldGenius, and some real time savers can be lost in the shuffle. In this article we go over several different features that all allow you to get your […]

RTK GNSS Equipment: Should You Buy New or Used

There is a lot to consider when purchasing an RTK System. There are a lot of factors to consider and finding the right balance between affordability and performance is not easy. Learning what to look for when purchasing pre-owned survey equipment and when it is the right time to purchase a new system can change […]

RTK Systems: More than Just Hardware

There is nothing worse than arriving in the field and realizing you do not know how to do something. You set all of your RTK equipment up, are all ready to begin the survey and then with a sudden sinking feeling, you realize that you have forgotten how to move forward. This is where choosing […]

Knowing Your Receiver: Static Surveys

Originally, before the advent of RTK, recording a static position with an GPS system was the only way to obtain an accurate position. This was before the days of UHF and Network subscriptions. The position had to be derived from an average of measurements collected over a set time interval. Things have obviously changed greatly […]

How is GPS Used in Farming?

Although RTK surveying equipment might be what people know best when it comes to GPS equipment, it is far from the only technology that uses satellite navigation. Indeed, there are many RTK GPS systems that are entirely independent of the surveying industry, including those used in the farming industry. Where to Find RTK GPS Systems […]

How to Use a Dumpy Level

Using a dumpy level is much like using any other RTK GPS surveying equipment. Although there is often less technical information provided with this device. We go through the entire process of setting up and using your survey equipment below.  How to Use a Dumpy Level Find a Benchmark The first step in using your […]

What is a Theodolite Survey?

When it comes to surveying equipment, there is a fair amount of terminology to wade through. From acronyms like Real-time Kinematic Global Positioning System (RTK GPS) to product names like dumpy or transit level, understanding is half the battle in this exciting industry.  This brings us to the topic of discussion today, which is the […]

How to Use a Total Station

Using a total station or any other piece of surveying equipment is easy when you know the right steps. But an understanding of the names and terms we will be using is also important, so let’s go over some of those first. Glossary of Surveying Equipment Terms Tripod– The tripod is a three-legged stand that […]