I have a set of 4 control points used for H and V localization. There is a base point located far to the SW of the property. I did not create this myself, but took it off of an existing Pocket 3-D project from a past employee. I didn't know any other way to find a base point b/c the company is too far out in the country for existing survey marks. The data from points and lines I create in this localization all end up inside the control points where they should be as I set up the base station over the control points 1-4, and the base control point only has N 5000, E 5000, and Z 1000, so no way to figure out where it really is. However, when I got on the computer version on the program, and looked at the list of control points, it shows the WGS84 locations for the control points. The base's WGS84 location in actually inside the control points, so now I'm very confused. I can't figure out how to get WGS84 coordinates for the points, polylines, ect, and have been trying to shoot it though the program's coordinate calculator, getting results saying I'm in eastern Colorado, ect. I'm in North central Kansas, so that's not even close.
I understand that I may need to just start over, and if I do that, I'll need some serious survey advice. I'm an ArcGIS user, stuck doing my first real taste of surveying in the context of construction grade, sub-centimeter level, products (Topcon, Pocket 3-D, 3D Office). I have no training in this really, and there's no one at this company for me to talk to, as I'm basically my own department. Please help! I got in a bit deeper than I expected!
BASE is N 5000', E 5000', E 1000' * N38.561866674', W99.212131227', H 2081.0391' CP 1 is N 7443.5450', E 6320.5000', E 2065.9120' * N38.561000637', W99.214876310', H 2089.3173' CP 2 is N 10039.8030', E 6336.8390', E 2064.4450' * N38.563566563', W99.214856097', H 2087.8405' CP 3 is N 10040.2260', E 8942.3830', E 2080.0470' * N38.563567238', W99.211558647', H 2103.4836' CP 4 is N 7445.9530', E 8922.2990', E 2032.7590' * N38.561003304', W99.211584006', E 2056.1248'
the other points in the screen shot were used to get closer to the area I was surveying with the base receiver, but were not used for Horizontal or Vertical localization. Also, the error values on the control points are now higher than they were when I started, is that normal?
This is what's coming up on the program. It sits where it should on Google Earth, maybe slightly skewed, but the lat and long is different from what is in your picture from QGIS.