to be economically viable , practically all major engineering /surveying organization use an automated plotting system very often the total station and logger are purchased along with the computer hardware and software as a total operating system . in this way interface and adaptation problems are precluded figure 1.11 shows a computer driven plotter wich is networked to the system and located separately.
the essential characteristics of such a system
system should then permit automatic transfer of this data by direct interface between the logger the system the software should then : store and administer the data : carry out the mathematical processing such as network adjustment produce coordinates and elevation : generate data storage banks : and finally plot the data on completion of data verification process .
prior to plotting the data can be viewed on the screen for editing purposes. this can be done from prior to plotting the data can be viewed on the screen for editing purposes . this can be done from the keyboard or touch screen using interactive graphics routines is complete the command to plot may then be activated figure 1.13 shows an example of a computer plot .