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  1. Jim Frame

    LS Vector Data in Star-Net

    I almost always edit the g-file to change the point numbers on repeat observations, so I keep the original .gfile for archival purposes, save it as a .ngs file, and edit the latter. (I do something similar with total station raw data files, saving the .rw5 as .rwb and editing the .rwb to fix...
  2. Jim Frame

    LS on LINUX

    I use my Samsung S5 (Verizon) phone for my rover WiFi connection.
  3. Jim Frame

    LS on LINUX

    I also prefer the Linux version, but it still has some quirks. Today after starting up in base-rover I staked out the base point to make sure everything was working right (it was). 5 minutes later when I arrived at my first control point the LS had lost its WiFi connection. Sometimes turning...
  4. Jim Frame

    LS Vector Data in Star-Net

    I agree, if you're going to run the file through a baseline processor. But my understanding is that the OP is doing what I usually do: take multiple short (< 10-minute) RTK observations and use the g-file to adjust in Star*Net without reprocessing the observation data. In my case, the...
  5. Jim Frame

    LS Vector Data in Star-Net

    I'm not sure there's a lot of difference between the two approaches. With 3 separate shots you're getting more Phase 1 time to weed out bad initial fixes, and 3 each Phase 3 (if I have my phases right) cycles to verify the fix. On the other hand, you have less time to mean the epochs in each...
  6. Jim Frame

    J-Mate

    For the $20K price point of the J-Mate you can get a *much* more capable robotic total station from one of the second-tier manufacturers (e.g. GeoMax, my personal favorite). In my opinion, the GNSS integration of the J-Mate is the only thing in its favor given its cost.
  7. Jim Frame

    LS Vector Data in Star-Net

    I usually edit the g-file, changing the forepoint number of the C record, but if I edit the .gps file instead, then yes, I change the "to" point number on the G1 line. I'm not consistent about deleting unused point numbers from the .dat file, as it doesn't matter if they're in there or not. If...
  8. Jim Frame

    LS Vector Data in Star-Net

    Another thing to keep in mind is that redundant observations will have unique point numbers, so you'll need to edit either the g-file or the .gps file to change the point numbers on repeat observations. For example, if I observe control point XRAY and store it as point 2, then later return to...
  9. Jim Frame

    LS Vector Data in Star-Net

    My solution to the g-file descriptor problem is a workaround, but it's actually pretty easy to accomplish. In addition to the g-file export, I export an ASCII text coordinate file that contains the descriptions. I then reformat that file to Star*Net's C record format and include those records...
  10. Jim Frame

    Windows to Linux - Unneeded Folders?

    Fooling around with background maps today I ran out of room on my SD card. Someone in another thread mentioned that VS Data is a folder used by Windows but not by Linux. Now that I've switched to Linux, is there a list of folders I can delete without losing functionality?
  11. Jim Frame

    Background Map File Size Limit?

    Shawn's link and John's post above hit the mark. I was able to copy the files over to a new folder BackgroundMaps and then they became available for selection. Thanks!
  12. Jim Frame

    Background Map File Size Limit?

    I have the SQLite database files made (I used Global Mapper), I just need to know where they go on the SD card.
  13. Jim Frame

    Background Map File Size Limit?

    I'm using Linux. Where does the background map folder go, and does it have to follow a naming convention?
  14. Jim Frame

    Background Map File Size Limit?

    When I tried to load the background maps I created, I followed the instructions in the document Getting Background Maps onto the Triumph-LS dated 03/10/15. This document may be out of date, as I was unable to load the maps. The instruction say to put the SQLite files on the LS SD card in \VS...
  15. Jim Frame

    Background Map File Size Limit?

    Is there a I'm in the process of creating background maps for areas in which I often work, and am wondering if there's a practical working limit to the SQLite file size. Do files over a certain size bog down the application response?
  16. Jim Frame

    Linux USB Error?

    It seems like ever since I switched to the Linux version my Windows 10 desktop reports USB drive errors whenever I export to USB from J-Field. I get a "problems with this drive" message and a recommendation to scan and repair the drive. Every time I click OK to repair, and every time Windows...
  17. Jim Frame

    When all else fails others rely on JAVAD and DPOS

    Except during the shutdown. RINEX files are being accepted at this server.
  18. Jim Frame

    Hixon Prism Poles

    You might want to weigh (pun intended) the cost/benefit ratio of that approach. The standard Seco 5217 aluminum bipod weighs 4.25 lb., and the 5219 carbon-fiber bipod weighs 4.10 lb. That's a savings of about 2.4 ounces, at a cost of about $39 per ounce. That's a fair bit of expense for not...
  19. Jim Frame

    DPOS CORS Source?

    Yesterday I tested the DPOS server that Javad opened to RINEX submittals during the US government shutdown, and found that NGS CORS data didn't seem to be available ("No CORS in range"). A regular on the RPLS Today board noted that the NGS ftp link is still active, so I'm wondering what source...
  20. Jim Frame

    J-Mate

    In fact, I think I'm going to get one of those to attach to the top of my robot. There are times when I'm working a quarter mile or more from it, and PowerSearch doesn't work well at long distances. Using regular search when you can't see the gun is a very frustrating exercise. I could use...