Auto level surveys are commonly used to complete cross-sectional and longitudinal surveys. This method requires a minimum of two field personnel. It is recommended that a basemap be generated to indicate locations of cross-sectional and longitudinal surveys. If no site elevation datum is available, it is recommended that a ‘project datum’ be established (it is general convention that these datums have a base value of +100) and clearly documented on the basemap.
To complete your auto level survey, you will need the following minimum equipment:
Be sure to fully inspect all of your field equipment prior to conducting your field work to ensure that all equipment is in proper working order. Repairing and/or replacing defective field equipment prior to venturing into the field will save you considerable time and heartache.