Field Preparations with Topcon Tools

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1 Oscar R. Cantu

2 Topcon University FTP Site For access to previously offered webinars and supporting documentation, please go to:

3 Topcon Tools office software, product definition NGS Datasheet compilation Agenda Export to Device from Topcon Tools as TopSURV job View compiled data in Topcon Tools within Google Earth Export file from Topcon Tools in Google Earth (KMZ) format View Google Earth KMZ file on Topcon GRS-1 receiver with Google Maps freeware TopSURV Data Collection Software Review of Common Workflow

4 Topcon Tools Office software that supports all Topcon survey instruments and data collectors Modular software including Total Station, RTK, Post Processing, GIS, Design, and Imaging Easily customizable for your workflow Multiple views of your field work (Occupation, Google Earth, Tabular, CAD, and 3D)

5 Topcon Tools Office Software Powerful and intuitive options for multiple map projection displays Ability to import and work with multiple days worth of field work at a time and manage as a project Fully customizable reporting of analysis and quality control checking Helpful blank canvass with office preparation for field work. Part of impressive workflow for compiling multiple data types, identify and solve issues, view in Google Earth, and export to field controllers.

6 Topcon Tools Office Software Highly automated and easy to use post processing office software Provides the link between field and office (data transfer) Supports all the sensors in the Topcon product family Large selection of Import and Export file formats

7 Topcon Tools Modules There are currently eight Topcon Tools modules. Five modules are standalone and three require another (parent) module in order to run. Topcon Tools Module Type Required Modules Total Station (TS) Real Time Kinematic (RTK) Post Processing (PP) Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Design Standalone Standalone Standalone Standalone Standalone Advanced Post Processing Add On Post Processing GIS High Accuracy Add On GIS Imaging Add On Total Station and Design

8 Topcon Tools Office Software These eight unique modules offer customizable functionality: Post Processing (PP) - Basic static file post processing functionality Real Time Kinematic (RTK) - Basic Real Time Kinematic processing Total Station (TS) Conventional and robotic total station support along with digital levels. Geographic Information Systems (GIS) - Less sophisticated version of the PP module for DGPS data. Will process data of L1 frequency only.

9 Topcon Tools Office Software There are eight unique modules to offer customizable functionality: Design - Basic Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) functionality Imaging - functionality for working with images, stereopairs, and scan sessions Advanced - Offers additional tools and functionality for static post processing High Accuracy GIS Full functionality of PP engine (dual frequency L1 and L2).

10 Topcon Tools Try Out Topcon Tools will also run in Demonstration (Demo) Mode. In this mode, the Advanced Modules are not activated and the job size is restricted to five points. However, users have the opportunity to truly try out the software prior to purchase.

11 Data collection software for all Topcon products Available in Eight Modules for office processing of field data Data transfer and conversion software

12 Compile Various Data Sets in Topcon Tools in Preparation for the Field

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16 Datasheet Search on NGS Website If you do not know the latitude / longitude of your project site, you can open Google Earth freeware and enter in the land address. Right button click the push pin icon above your address and select Properties to see the address' geodetic position. For example: Topcon Positioning Systems 7400 National Drive Livermore, CA '12.14"N '7.58"W...then back within the NGS website, you can use the Radial Search function to enter in a geodetic position. Notice that the NGS website requests that you enter in your location for a Radial Search as: N W

17 NGS Datasheets File Save As

18 NGS Datasheets After search results, go to File / Save As and save in an HTML webpage format. This is the file that will be imported into Topcon Tools office software.

19 NGS Datasheets in Topcon Tools

20 NGS Datasheets in Topcon Tools

21 NGS Datasheets in Topcon Tools

22 NGS Datasheets in Topcon Tools AE6648 DESIGNATION AP STA B LVK AE6648 PID AE6648 AE6648 STATE/COUNTY CA/ALAMEDA AE6648 *CURRENT SURVEY CONTROL AE6648* NAD 83(2007) (N) (W) ADJUSTED AE6648* NAVD (meters) (feet) GPS OBS AE6648 ELLIP HEIGHT (meters) (02/10/07) ADJUSTED AE6648.The ellipsoidal height was determined by GPS observations AE6648.and is referenced to NAD 83. AE6648.The geoid height was determined by GEOID03. AE6648; North East Units Scale Factor AE6648;SPC CA 3 633, ,883, MT AE6648;SPC CA 3 2,077, ,178, sft AE6648;UTM 10 4,172, , MT AE6648 AE6648! Elev Factor x Scale Factor = Combined Factor AE6648!SPC CA x = AE6648!UTM x =

23 NGS Datasheets in Topcon Tools Horizontal Datum = North American Datum of 1983 (NAD83) Vertical Datum = North American Vertical Datum of 1988(NAVD 88) Geoid Model = 2003 (available from NGS website) Projection = State Plane Coordinate (SPC) System State = California State Plane Zone = 3

24 2003 Geoid Model for Conterminous United States Grid 01 Grid 02 Grid 03 Grid 04 Grid 05 Grid 06 Grid 07 Grid 08 Each grid is 4.7 Mb in size.

25 NGS Datasheets in Topcon Tools

26 Quick Comparison Directly from NGS Data Sheet, Published Values for AE AP STA B LVK PID Projection North East NAVD88 Units AE6648 SPC CA MT AE6648 SPC CA sft AE6648 UTM MT Topcon Tools after Coordinate System Changed to Match NGS Data Sheet Name Grid Northing (m) Grid Easting (m) Elevation (m) Note AE AP STA B LVK;HORZ ADJUSTED VERT GPS OBS

27 Any questions?

28 Export to Device from Topcon Tools The next step will be to export compiled data from Topcon Tools to a TopSURV field controller. Establish an ActiveSync connection first. Then in Topcon Tools, go to Job / Export to Device.

29 Export to Device from Topcon Tools Within the Export to Device window, navigate to where you want the resulting TopSURV job file to be. Ensure to declare a Format Name of TopSURV 7 Job (*.tsj). Declare a job name. For this example we will use from topcon tools. Click Save. Topcon Tools will automatically being compiling all points, line work, layers, colors, line types, codes, coordinate system / distance unit information, etc. into a TopSURV job (TSJ) format. Next step will be to open on the field controller and check.

30 Viewing in Google Earth

31 Field Preparations with Topcon Tools Viewing in Google Earth

32 Field Preparations with Topcon Tools Viewing in Google Earth

33 Export Google Earth (KMZ) File

34 Export Google Earth (KMZ) File Now that you have exported your Topcon Tools job to a Google Earth (KMZ) file format, you have the option of viewing it within Google Maps on a Topcon GRS-1 receiver. Either copy / paste the resulting Google Maps KMZ file onto your GRS-1 via ActiveSync or place on a removable SD memory card.

35 Google Maps on a Topcon GRS-1 1 Receiver Once the Google Maps KMZ file is on your GRS-1 receiver, tap the Start button from the Windows Mobile desktop and select File Explorer. Navigate to your KMZ file and tap to automatically see all points in Google Maps freeware.

36 Google Maps on a Topcon GRS-1 1 Receiver Initially, you will see a listing of all points. You can either purposefully select the point that you d like to work with or tap the See Map button to select graphically. You can also tap and drag on the screen to pan around as well as zoom in / out.

37 Google Maps on a Topcon GRS-1 1 Receiver For this example, we will work with the NGS monument, Point Identifier of DE8489. You can either Get Directions or tap the Street View option. This is what it looks like if you were standing over this NGS monument. Again, you can also tap and drag on the screen to pan around.

38 Common Work Flow

39 Common Work Flow Create a new job in Topcon Tools office software and compile multiple types of data (NGS Datasheets, local control, line work, ESRI Shape Files, etc.). Identify and fix problems with full keyboard and mouse comfort so as to not discover for first time while in the field. View in Google Earth for a common sense check as well.

40 Common Work Flow From Topcon Tools, use Export to Device and send to field controller as a TopSURV job (TSJ format). Optional to also export all points from Google Earth as a KMZ file. Then transfer KMZ file to a Topcon GRS-1 receiver. Within File Explorer on GRS-1 receiver, tap KMZ file to view in Google Maps.

41 TopSURV Data Collection Software Launch TopSURV data collection software. Select and Open job that was initially compiled and created in Topcon Tools office software. It is common to tap the Map icon to visually check that data came across as intended.

42 TopSURV Data Collection Software From the TopSURV main menu, tap the Edit Job icon then Points to see a listing of all points currently in the TopSURV field job. It is common to pause and select a random point within the TopSURV job to compare against what was initially in Topcon Tools and published on NGS Data Sheets. Cautious progression.

43 Any questions?

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