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Spectra Geospatial and Aplitop collaborate on tunnelling survey solution

Press Release 4 Aug - 22:21 SAST

Spectra Geospatial and Aplitop collaborate on tunnelling survey solution

Press Release 4 Aug - 22:21 SAST

Information from Spectra Geospatial

Spectra Geospatial is collaborating with Aplitop, a supplier of specialised surveying and civil engineering software. This collaboration provides surveyors and geospatial professionals with a complete hardware and software solution for performing tunnel construction surveys.

Combining the Spectra Focus 35 robotic total station with the workflows of Aplitop TcpTunnel, running on the ST10 or Ranger 7 data collector, enables tunnel surveyors to perform excavation control, automated survey and stakeout of tunnel cross-sections. In the office, data and designs can be transferred seamlessly between TcpTunnel CAD, a plug-in for several CAD platforms, and TcpTunnel Field Software.

The Spectra Geospatial and Aplitop solution provides a full featured workflow for tunnel constructions surveys including:

  • Definition of the project design elements such as alignments and templates that can be transferred between the field and office
  • Tunnel drill and blast setout as well as reporting on the difference to design positions
  • Automated data collection for the quality control of tunnel excavation process using tracking mode
  • Accurate stake out of key design features and anchor bolts along tunnel alignment
  • Graphical reporting of the differences between design and survey data to calculate over and underbreak volumes and areas to ensure design conformity

The Focus 35 total station, ST10 tablet, Ranger 7 data collector, and TcpTunnel software are available through the Spectra Geospatial global dealer network.