I have written a small program to post process surveys. Other than the already existing PPK point extractor software its less beautiful and only compatible with Windows, but at the other hand it does process every single point in static mode with the help of the RTKlib command line tools and it involves less steps/work for the user. It also does UTM conversion and can generate a survey file which can be uploaded into ReachView again.
select parameters for point averaging
select base UBX file
Enter base coordinates or select pos file to average base position from and enter antenna offset
Select rover UBX file and enter antenna offset
Select survey file exported as csv from Emlid Reach, antenna offset will be transferred automatically.
Select output file if you do not want the standard name generated automatically
Choose conversion options etc.
Hit execute and get a coffee, the command line tools are slower than the GUI version. I do not know why.
The program will save several files in the output directory (depending on your selection and including a log file with the information from the console window). It will overwrite existing output files. You can change the processing settings if you open the gcp.conf file in RTKpost.
The script is written in Python and is provided “as is”, withoute any warranties. Please open for details.
The script is written in Python and is provided “as is”, without any warranties. I explicitly want to state that the software may contain errors and that the user must check the validity of the produced data.
IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR DISTRIBUTORS BE LIABLE TO ANY PARTY FOR DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF THE USE OF THIS SOFTWARE, ITS DOCUMENTATION, OR ANY DERIVATIVES THEREOF, EVEN IF THE AUTHORS HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE.
THE AUTHORS AND DISTRIBUTORS SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIM ANY WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. THIS SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” BASIS, AND THE AUTHORS AND DISTRIBUTORS HAVE NO OBLIGATION TO PROVIDE MAINTENANCE, SUPPORT, UPDATES, ENHANCEMENTS, OR MODIFICATIONS.
Warning: the programm may cause a malware warning because of the way it is compiled . Even if I cannot guarantee that there is no malware, I do guarantee that I did not intentionally introduce one and take care that my system is malware free.
Download, use, and share your benefit
You can download a demo for Windows if you agree with the conditions. It is still work in progress (a little bit slow and the help information is missing) but it is working. The download contains also RTKlib files (demo5_b31a) compiled by @rtklibexplorer and a settings file with settings adapted from @wsurvey. All the glory are belong to them.
If you benefit from the software and want to use it I would like you to share your benefit by donating annually to the Against Malara Foundation via this link: AMF . If you make a significant contribution I will consider to implement your personal wishes to the script.
Any feedback is welcome.
Download: survey processing tool I did put the demo offline again because I need to adapt the RTKlib config file.