Today was a pretty good day for a Monday. All of my classes are working on presentations or projects so I have a little more free time. My first project after class today was to practice some more with the Trimble R8. I keep practicing with it to make sure I remember how to use it – I would hate to get to Cyprus with it and not remember how to operate it. If that happened, the other guys on the project would never let me forget it. Trust me on that, they still bring up things that happened 6 years ago.
The other reason for practicing with the R8 is that I am going down to Blairsville this Saturday with 2 IUP anthropologists to visit their summer field school site. This is a good opportunity to test out the R8 in the field, as well as teach the anthropologists how to use it. I also had success tonite in getting the data from today’s R8 practice off the Survey Controller and into Trimble Geomatics Office where I was able to export it as a shapefile that opened in ArcGIS. This is a huge weight off my mind. I have been having some difficulty in getting the data to transfer properly as anything other than a CSV file. Now on to the Tshirt design.