|T1300 - Robust & reliable|
28th June 1999 - my first day as a qualified Land Surveyor. I was sent up to the Three Rivers Project in Staines with a Principle Surveyor and Assistant to learn the ropes, with all the kit crammed into an old Toyota Corolla plus the three of us we were off travelling round the M25 in the hammering rain, with the traffic getting heavier, and the rain unrelenting. We never did get to site!
|Cutting Edge at the time|
|TS Series - All gizmos & gadgets|
The age of the Survey Assistant is fast dying as instruments are increasingly robotic for one man operation. Instead of the 200 points in a day, we can now easily top 1500 points in full colour with a mass of information associated with every point, and a plan of the site as you go so you know the survey works before you even reach the office. Transfer of data from the instrument takes seconds, and within minutes you can have a drawing of the site in front of you which is ready to be tidied and sent to the client! But then why mess about on site coding points when you can laser scan and get the information in a 3D model of a building in seconds, and it is not just buildings the development of airborne UAV's and drones means you can scan the ground equally as quickly without even leaving the office!
|UAV Drone for Aerial Scanning|
Was it better 15 years ago, or will it be better in 15 years time......................
Check back in 15 years I might be able to pass comment. Right now I'm off to watch Back to the Future see if I can work out how that capacitor works, and get the answers sooner!
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