Mpowelljr, I used the method you did and stated in your post, and it converts to the FBK, but does not use the line codes (40, 41, etc). You can see these codes in the the example I've attahed. Not sure on what to do there.
Thanks so much for all you all have done!
I'm up Skiing so I don't have a Gun to test the solution. I would try importing the GSI16 file into the TPS1200 and using
FDE (Field Data Extractor) to export in RW5 of FBK format. Personal preference is to use the RW5 format I find it easier to spot errors in and edit using Survey Data Collector Link inside of C3D. You can process the file inside C3D and Export either as a Point File or FBK. ( I believe that Copan will also handle the GSI16 files) http://www.underhill.ca/software/copan-windows/
The best way to handle the data from the Leica Instruments is still to use the LGO (Leica Geo Office) it allows all the capabilities of the instrument to be used. ie. Free Station, Resections, Smart Station mixed GPS and TPS. On big projects where I get data from as many as 20 crews using instruments from different manufactures ; I get data from the non Leica instruments in the RW5 format, import and process it in LGO. Export the data from LGO in PXYZDA.csv format then import the point file into C3D; since 2013 line work and description keys can be applied to point files so the FBK files are no longer needed to get line work and Point Codes.
A little history Mid 70's HP developed the first electronic total stations. They had some problems with precision machining and optics and Wild/Leica (Wild bought Leica mid 80's and formed the Western European Optical Group) became involved, as well a Company called GSI /Texas Instruments. HP shut down the Civil Engineering Division in the early 80's and Wild acquired the patents. There were several spin offs from HP, among them TDS, CMT. I had one of the first HP3820 produced and the first Wild T2000 in the country. That said we had great instruments but we did not have any software to process the data that they recorded in the office. So I ended up working with Fort Collins and Farmingdale to develop industry specific software. I don't believe that the core of either the TDS or SoftDesk program has been changed in 20 years. The LGO seems to be updated and improved about every 5 years.
Ok I did test the LGO, I tryed to import the GIS file from my Leica 1100 gun in to a LGO project....Using the Leica GIS with Observation and it stated I have no observation, and the Leica GSI Points only. The GSI Ponits only imported only the point number and the elevation. I did nota have and Northing & Easting Data or no line codes.
The data file sample you posted is a GSI8 format file. It does not appear to have the required data lines. With a T2002 /DIRO3002S the default data looks like this:
Point num Hz angle Zenith angle Slope distance PPM/Prism X Y Z
110004+00080121 21.324+03119140 22.324+05819360 31..00+00060427 51....-0000+034 81..00+00000000 82..00+00000000 83..00+00000000
110005+00000000 84..00+04034464 85..00+02956129 86..00+00005712
110006+00010012 21.324+34746050 22.324+05206590 31..00+00065151 51....-0000+034 81..00+04023569 82..00+03006383 83..00+00045719
Use the COGO commands to configure the instrument.
COGO 11 Enter x,y,z Reference point
COGO 11 Enter x,y,z Instrument point
COGO 21 Set Instrument point
COGO 23 Set Reference AZ
Instrument Point Line Is 11,84,85,86
Surveyed Points are 11,21,22,31,51,81,82,83
HI and TH are normally entered as REM 71 and REM 72
The Wild instructions for Setup and traverse use 0 "zero" Instrument Height and Target Height; The Swiss Method attributes elevations errors to improperly measured HI and TH. To eliminate these errors the Instrument is setup over a point and the coordinates of that point recorded in the instrument. The Prism rod is adjusted to the same height as the instrument. Zero TH. Turn's are then made to a Prism on a Tripod (again zero TH), the Tribrach is left in place and the prism is replaced with the Instrument. (Prism Center Height needs to match Instrument alidade height). Rod is then adjusted to HI of new setup.
I gave up on using GRE3 or Record Module on the T2002 and now use a TDS data collector(HP48wTDS or Recon) and run the instrument from the Data Collector when I need to use it for long range shots.
Still think you should be able to import the GSI file from the TPS1100 into the TPS1200 and use the FDE application to export as RW5 or FBK format.
Thanks so much for all your help. I'm still working with this at this time but had some other thing get in my way of this work.
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