Thanks to all who attended today’s EECast on automated linework. I promised some more information, and I wanted a place to record some of the things that I learned. A very special thanks to Michael Bachinski, James Hektner, and Jason (whose last name escapes me at the moment) of MicroSurvey for all their help this morning and during the EECast. These guys are definitely in the survey business, because we started the conversations this morning before 7 AM 😉
Follow the link to find my notes from today’s EECast.
1) During the EECast, we were discussing the pros and cons of using the MicroSurvey FBK file vs. the TDS FBK file – one gives you no observations but good linework, the other gives you observations but no linework. The answer: paste the linework commands from the MicroSurvey FBK to the TDS FBK and you’re set with the best of both worlds. Credit for that idea goes to Matthew Jennings – thanks for the tip, Matthew.
2) If you’re running another data collector currently, we can still help you. FieldGenius 2008 will run on any Windows-based handheld field computer. That means that you’re not being forced to use the Allegro or the Archer. However, if you’re in the market for a data collector as well, we can definitely help you.
3) Lisa asked a question regarding the issue where I kept having to type in the description of the points that I was collecting. After the EECast, I had a phone call with Jason of MicroSurvey and he informed me that the description issues was a bug in the version that I was using on my desktop. So yes, Lisa, the descriptions do hold so that you don’t have to type them in each time.
4) Yes, today’s EECast was recorded. You can view it (or send the link to coworkers) here.
If you’d like to learn more about MicroSurvey, you can visit their website – they have some really nice videos that show the software in action. If you’d like to discuss it, email me or call me toll free at (866) 760-8724 x52.
For all of our U.S. readers, have a fun but safe Independence Day!