J-Mate

Steve Douty

Active Member
As a follow up; will the J-Mate "follow" the LS/+Target, based on location transmitted from the LS to the J-Mate, or is the tracking function optical only?
What I am trying to ask is, if visual contact is broaken between the +Target and the J-Mate, (such as walking behind a structure) will the J-Mate still track the approximate location of the LS based on the approximate position being transmitted by the LS? Or will it be necessary to re-acquire the target from scratch if the "visual lock" is broken?
 

Steve Douty

Active Member
J-Mate looks like a lot of very sophisticated software. Is it going to work on the present Windows CE system, or will it require the Linux update to function?
 

Steve Douty

Active Member
It looks like the Horizontal & Vertical Scan Range is limited to +/- 5 degrees (total of 10 degrees). Is this correct? If so, does that mean it will take multiple scans for a larger surface?

Will there be point cloud softwere?
 

Matt Johnson

Well-Known Member
5PLS
There likely won’t be another significant update of J-Field for Windows so the Linus OS will be needed. The scan range options will probably be modified at some point. I agree that more options are needed. I don’t think there are any plans for point cloud software at this time.
 

Steve Douty

Active Member
Someone please check my logic. 10 degrees scan range both H & V in 1' incriments = 360,000 points! (10*10*60*60) That will challange my processing power. Also, what will it do to the LS memory and processing speed? At 10 points per second that is 10 hours to scan (360,000/60/60). If I did it Time and data control will be something we will learn quickly. I see why the scanning interpolation routine was developed.
 

Clay Davidson

Active Member
I wish the range was more like 300 meters. I would be all in. Sell my robot. Buy a Jmate. However I can still think of examples where I might wanna take a 500ft to 1000ft shot. I love everything else about it.
 

Sean Joyce

Active Member
I had a JMate Total station screen appear when I was doing Direct offset collections along a creek today but then it disappeared and I haven't been able to recreate why?
What am I missing here?
 

Steve Douty

Active Member
Another short video has been added on the Javad main website, looks good!

I once worked on a goverment project where security encouraged us to NOT use the word "target" when talking about our sighting point and NEVER to say "take a shot". You may want to consider changing your vocabulary.
 
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