Preview: Modifications in PANDA, version 5.40 (available in December 2019)

The software package PANDA – continuously developed and optimized through adaptations to new scientific findings and technological standards. In the now available version 5.30 we have realized the following extensions of the scope of services:

Changes in version 5.40

  • When importing prism, the calibration data of existing prisms is adopted.
  • When reducing level field books, negative point numbers for turning points can be defined.
  • The refractive index for the line reduction at temperatures below 0 ° C is calculated correctly.
  • When reading Leica LandXML files, missing observations are processed correctly.
  • Reading Trimble JobXML files a ‘Angle Only’ section will be read, too.
  • When reducing level data, offsets can be set to correct rod readings.
  • When calculating the refractive index you can choose between the formulas of Edlen, Ciddor and Bönsch.
  • Modified field books can be exported from the database.
  • When calculating baselines from RINEX data, it is checked if the calibration data of the antennas is available.
  • In the adjustment, deviations of the vertical for ξ and η can be introduced.
  • In the adjustment, the orientation unknown for zenith angle measurements can be defined as rotation around 2 axes.
  • When PANDA is called up, a backup copy of the database will be created. A total of 10 copies are kept before the oldest file will be deleted.
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Change in the management

Dear PANDA customers,
it is time for a change! After 35 years I finish my engagement as Managing Director of the GEOTEC GmbH. But I will continue to be connected to GEOTEC GmbH in free cooperation.

The software package PANDA is our core product. The continuous adaptation to the latest technological and scientific developments assures that PANDA stays up-to-date. PANDA will furthermore be intensively developed and can support you effectively in completing your demanding tasks.

GEOTEC has now more personnel capacities. Dr.-Ing Dieter Tengen will remain your main contact person for functional questions.

Please transfer your confidence that you have placed in me and my staff in the future to the GEOTEC GmbH with the new co-owner and Managing Director, Dipl.-Ing. Torsten Burg.

Sincerely yours
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Wolfgang Niemeier

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Modifications in PANDA, version 5.30

The software package PANDA – continuously developed and optimized through adaptations to new scientific findings and technological standards. In the now available version 5.30 we have realized the following extensions of the scope of services:

Changes in version 5.30

  • Reading CSV files with tachymetric measurements, which can then be reduced.
  • When calculating approximate coordinates, all error messages are output at the end of the log file. If no datum / fixed points are defined in the point list all identical points are used for the Helmert transformation. New calculated points will no longer be marked as datum points. If no error occurs during the calculation, the new calculated points can be updated directly into the database.
  • When outputting the network in the PDF file, the scale of the mesh and ellipses is shown.
  • When calculating baselines using WaSoft’s WA2 program, you can now specify a directory of files containing the antenna calibrations. PANDA automatically searches for the correct file with the antenna data and passes the names to WA2.
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