Our work requires monitoring of beach profile transects, whereby data is repeatedly collected along specific transects to demonstrate change over time. We require live navigation to a profile line and the capability to record a point with the following data visible to the surveyor:
Chainage (distance along the line)
Offset (horizontal distance away from the line)
Horizontal distance from last recorded point
The following information needs to be stored for each point:
The current functionality requires the surveyor to exit stakeout mode and manually record a point. This introduces significant room for error and does not provide enough line specific information to the surveyor.
The above is an essential feature for coastal surveys which my organisation carry out regularly in the UK and we’d love to be able to use Emlid receivers operationally across the country but currently the lack of this functionality is prohibitive.
Is this functionality planned for the future and is there a timescale for this to be implemented so we can plan around annual budgets?
I agree with the above from Branson. Having to exit stakeout to then get into measure mode is time consuming both at capture and at process point. In total station and other GNSS workflows this is a standard feature. Even for just simple stakeout, it is good practice to store the point. This proves where you have left it if the stake fairies come calling and remove your hard efforts.