Land Surveying & Setting Out Software for Pocket PCs
RMS Level Logger for Pocket PC
Why would you want it?
Levelling is seen as one of the most basic skills of the Land Surveyor or Civil Engineer.
Digital levels are becoming more common, but most levelling is carried out with the
humble optical level. The traditional field book has stood the test of time. Whilst
detail surveys are carried out by ever more sophisticated equipment, the humble optical
level has continued more or less unchanged. It’s very simplicity makes it a success.
There are drawbacks however:
The calculations involved are trivial, but in anything but very small quantities
they become tedious to say the least. As concentration slips, mistakes are made.
If computing levels can be tedious, then checking someone else’s is even more so.
There is no fully effective checking method to pick up a mistake in computing intermediate
The observations are safe and sound in the field book, but how can this data be backed
up and stored for future reference? Photocopying helps, but is obviously not the
real answer, we all know that our own booking is perfectly legible, but other people
may not agree!
RMS Software has developed a system to update this process whilst retaining much
of its simplicity.
The RMS Level Logging software runs on a variety of Pocket PCs. Checks are carried
out on the observations as they are entered, and basic calculations can be done swiftly
and accurately in the field. View your observations as you go, with live checks against
points found in the control file.
On completion, save the data either as a formatted field book text file or a comma
delimited file then copy across to your PC for printing, or further processing in
a spreadsheet or other software.
Level Logging on a Panasonic Toughbook
Setting up Profiles?
Use the Level Logger's option to mark a point at a specific level.
Enter the required level & the software tells you what staff reading you need.
The collimation level is displayed so you can swiftly see if your set up is suitable.