VRS vs Base in site calibration
First off, I am new to this site and it has been very helpful so far in shedding light on many topics. However there is one thing I can’t find.
I just started a new job in the private sector coming from our state’s DOT and they do a site calibration on every job that they do. Coming from the DOT we used Access, the network with an RTK bridge, and typically adjusted to one CP central to the project and went from there for most projects. I loved those tools, they were easy to use, powerful, and fast. I became very familiar with them and did all of our jobs on that. However at the new job, they are running SCS900 and a base/rover set up for pretty much everything that they do surveying.
I am trying to convince them to invest in TSC7’s with access w/roads for our surveyors and to use the network more to expedite work flow but a couple of them are afraid of change. My biggest hurdle is convincing them about the network for site calibrations. I did a quick calibration with access and the network around our shop and showed them it can be done, and then exported a DC file to SCS900 set up a base/rover and showed them it would still work. However, if there was a calibration done with a base/rover, if I try to use the network I am off by a couple feet in either direction. I read, somewhere on here, that you can use a base rover with a network calibration, but not the other way around. Unfortunately they didn’t go into detail so I am a bit confused as to why. If anyone can shed some light that would be awesome!
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