Mozambique 1979. Patiently waiting to give line while perched on the side of an anthill.
Some days we only managed 200m due to the thick bush. I had a cutting gang of about 15. Had plenty of time to think about how I would one day write LOGGER
Giving Line with T16
In May 2010 Kevin Walsh and I did another smaller Road job in Liberia. We did a strip survey along the existing bad tarred road from the town of Cotton Tree to Buchanan Harbour. About 60 odd Kms. Humidity was extreme and rain heavy. This is the end of the job at Buchanan Harbour. Smo, my assistant did most of the work. Behind you can see some of the remains of 53 boats scuttled in the harbour
Job Parameters
Any Job that can be defined geometrically, by coordinates, strings or Tin/DTM model can be processed by LOGGER.
Options include :
Horizontal Alignments with equal or Unequal run in and runout Spirals.
Alignment Points to define any type of horizontal alignment. Each job can have up to 100 uniquely defined alignments, with no limit to the number of nodes in each. Enter once only.
Vertical Alignments
Varying crossfalls
Varying road widths
Kerb Line definitions
Shoulder widths and crossfalls. Cut or Fill dependant.
Drain definitions
Additional appendage definition as well.
Centerline Offsets
Design Offsets
Vertical Gradeline offsets
Batters slopes for cut and fill conditions. These can vary automatically depending on  height and minimum toeline requirements
Tin or DTM models directly from Model Maker
Not restricted to one or two co-ordinate files. Swop between any jobs co-ordinate file at any time even while busy on a job.
Strings, Pipelines. Up to 200 at a time per job with up to 200 nodes per item. Uniquely named. On screen plotting of alignments as well.
Networks imported directly from Model Maker or Pipe Maker
Circles, Adjustable Radial Reference lines
Conventional adjustable grid Reference Lines

A single intelligent routine to fix your position, All fixes below catered for without you having to specify. Adjustment by least squares and weighted means.
Intersection, Eccentric, Resection, Free Position, Known Coordinates,Trig Heighting Polar Fixing.
Fieldwork can be logged for hardcopy records
LOGGER and the PSION WORKABOUT integrate to give surveyors a powerful handheld surveying  processing tool The user-friendly interface, large resolution LCD screen and the Workabouts 16-bit processor, makes LOGGER the ideal companion for any surveying project.
LOGGER can be used on virtually any construction project.
Mimimise tedious office calculations  normally needed before any work can be done on site. Enter just the required design parameters or upload them from Model Maker, Road Maker or Pipe Maker and let LOGGER do the rest.
Reduce errors but limiting manual input and typing.
Increase productivity, shorten training and ultimately reduce costs.
LOGGER  can be linked up to the most common Total Stations or Electronic Levels and Leica GPS for automatic data transfer or used manually.
Setups can be anywhere. A single function fixing routine automatically computes your fix in both YX and Z, applying least squares on the YX fix and weighted means for the Z. Take any observations in any order. No need to specify whether its a resection. eccentric or free point fix. LOGGER decides intelligently for you.
LOGGER works in a fully 3dimensional space frame. No need for conventional stakeline and offset methods anymore.
All results are computed real-time for any position in field for the surveyor.
Simple and easy Job Definition and setup.
Quick job file location options.


Setting  Out
Setting out can be done with a Total Station, Tache, Level or GPS, etc. The surveyor is not bound by the old stakeline and offset method of surveying. Now Profiles, Batter boards, etc. can be set out at any position and offset required.
All setting out can be recorded for hardcopy printouts later.
What can be setout?
Road Widths and Crossfalls
Kerb Heights and Widths
Shoulder Widths and Crossfalls
Appendage Widths and Heights
Batter boards in Cut and Fill
Stake Value and Offset
Bulk Earthworks control points
Check Points
Any coordinate from any job file
Manually input Coordinates
Chainage and Offset To YXZ
YXZ To Chainage and offset , Offset And Design Level
Polar to Chainage, offset and design level
Polar to check asbuilts
Strings and Pipelines
Reference Lines, Building Grids
Polar Setout

Elevation Checks
Get immediate answers to the chainage, offset, design level, actual level, difference, etc at any position on your job.
All checks can be recorded for hardcopy records
Check Full Design
Check Surface Width
Check Kerbs
Check Shoulders
Check Layerworks
Check placed coordinates
Check DTM or Tin Model
Trig Heighting
Leveling Routines, manual or electronic mode
Data Logging
Log Tache
Use quick codes for point id and preset target heights.
Export Tache Surveys in various ASCII formats for reduction.
Log to ESKOM standards
Locate yourself relative to an alignment while doing tache.
Specify minimum distances between shots
Orient at any stage.
Take offset readings.
Scroll through field obs
Delete if need be.
Visual display of Tache Survey

Survey Calculations
Area Calculations
3D Polars
3D Joins with slope distances grades etc
Flexible feature filled coordinate editing and searching

Import  / Export Options
Send all recorded data in ASCII format to the Computer
Erase entire Jobs or only selected data
Import/ Export Design and Coordinates from the Computer in ASCII format. (Space CSV or TAB)
Download detailed printouts of all road input in a           single file for easy checking.
Import Model Maker alignment files. (PID)
Import Road Maker road design Files (PR3).
Import Dual Carriageway data from Road Maker
Import Pipeline networks from Pipe Maker and Model Maker
Import Model Maker DTM files (TOT)
Import Civil Designer .DES file

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