Many contractors regularly utilize single point control. It is a great way to use your GPS machine control system for small designs, stockpile calcs or even as an ad hoc laser. Unfortunately, due to the "single point" nature of the process, we have seen it cause problems that could have been avoided. If you need a refresher on how site control works, check out this blog post. It will help you understand why single point control is not used on engineered projects and why you need to be careful using it on yours.
Video clip from an ice jam shot with the Quantum Flight Pack. Quantum's flight pack is not just for topo flights. Contractors find value in the ability to document project progress and conditions with easy to share video and pictures, too. Quantum can help you geo-locate pictures and video on any project.
You hired the project Engineer to place your control, you surrounded the site with points and shot in more than five control points. What could go wrong now? A lot, if you don't use some independent checks to verify that your 3D model matches up to the real world.
Cat recently released the Cat Monitor Simulator app for Apple and Android. It gives you the ability to pick up hands on experience with the new in-cab monitors. You can walk through many of the machine settings, even see how the new Grade settings for machine control work.