Land Surveying & Setting Out Software for Pocket PCs
If you use a Leica Survey Instrument then take a look at this:
Developed over many years (originally for the Psion Organiser II) the RMS Datalogger
software takes advantage of the more sophisticated Pocket PC.
Error checking is fundamental to the design. The user is led through a series of
screens which can only be exited after essential data is entered - no forgetting
to enter an instrument height for example. If a measurement is taken to a survey
station already in the control file, the misclosure is displayed.
Where a feature requires dimensions, you are prompted for them. There are user configurable
limits on dimensions, target heights & instrument heights. If you accidentally enter
a manhole width of 100 metres, this will be queried!
To speed up logging, where many of the same type of feature are being surveyed (e.g.
Spot levels), a “Single Click” measurement option is available.
Where a new feature connects to the last feature surveyed (e.g. a gate to a fence),
a Repeat button automatically records the same angle & distance data in the new record
without actually taking a new reading.
Just enter the feature code information.
The RMS Data Logger
The software is very easy to use.
Other Pocket PC data loggers seem determined to cram as much as possible onto each
screen. The RMS DataLogger takes a different path.
A Pocket PC screen is not always easy to see in bright daylight so the software
has large on screen buttons.
Only relevant data is displayed.
Options which are used only occasionally are accessed from menus.
Easy to Use
The office software supplied with the RMS Pocket PC Survey Datalogger software has
been developed under Windows XP & is being used in Windows Vista. It should also
work under Windows 98 & ME, though testing has been limited.
Observations are computed then converted to a DXF file for import into Autocad, Microstation
or other CAD package.
(The included “Lite” version is restricted to producing 2D DXF files)
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Download the trial version of the Datalogger - included with the RMS Level Logger
& Site Engineer. PC Software for use with the Data Logger is also available on the