Last Updated 03/01/99


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Easy to Buy

SiteStake is designed to give you the features you need for a price you can afford. We chose the HP48 as our platform because of its low cost and powerful engineering functions. To keep costs down the software can also be used without additional RAM.

Easy to Use

SiteStake has all the basic tools you need, in a format that is easy to learn and easy to use. All the Cogo functions are right on your keyboard for quick, calculator style operation.

No Limitations

SiteStake provides complete radial stakeout by coordinates, point numbers, and station/offset. Unlike some packages where you must occupy the baseline to stake by station/offset, with SiteStake you really can do anything from anywhere.

Complete Communication

SiteStake is ready to communicate with your office computers and field instruments. With complete communication you can achieve the highest level of productivity in today's business environment.

SiteStake was designed to provide a powerful, low cost tool for surveyors and contractors performing coordinate geometry and construction stakeout. SiteStake includes all the cogo features of our Student Cogo software plus adds the ability to interface with total stations and office PC's.

SiteStake Program List

Circle Solutions

  • From any two pieces of data (Delta, Radius, Arc, Chord, Tangent) compute the remaining values.
  • Midordinate, external, sector area, and segment area are also computed.

Triangle Solutions

  • Compute solutions to Side-Angle-Side, Angle-Side-Angle, Side-Side-Angle, and Side-Side-Side.
  • The area is also computed.


  • 2 methods of setting the Instrument Elevation.
  • It can also use Total Station or Level and Rod data to compute elevations and cut/fills.

Cogo Programs

  • Traverse with Bearings/Azimuths
  • Traverse with Angles
  • Inverse with Point Numbers and/or Coordinates
  • Sideshots
  • Stake-Out Ties
  • Resection
  • Offset/Run (Compute offset and run of a point from a baseline)
  • Radius Point (Compute a Radius point from 3 known points)


  • Line-Line with Angles & Offsets
  • Line-Distance with Angle & Offset
  • Distance-Distance


  • Compute areas with point numbers or coordinates.
  • Figure may contain lines and curves.
  • Print area summary to a serial or infrared printer.
  • Predetermined Area by swing or slide method.

Horizontal Baselines

  • Lay out lines and curves
  • Generates coordinates or radial stakeout data from any station and offset.
  • The baseline can be linked with a vertical profile for three dimensional work.

Vertical Profiles

  • Lay out straight grades
  • Lay out vertical curves
  • Generate grades from a station and vertical offset.

File Manager

  • Directory
  • Create
  • Delete
  • Rename

File Access

  • STORE Point - North, East, Elev, and Text
  • RECALL Point - North, East, Elev, and Text
  • Edit cogo files with a full screen display of points
  • Transfer files between the HP48 and your CAD/Cogo software


  • Select type of input
    Manual entries include:
    • Hor.Angle, Zen.Angle, Slope Distance
    • Hor.Angle, Ver.Angle, Slope Distance
    • Hor.Angle, Hor.Distance, Vert. Distance.
    Automatic input from Topcon, Sokkia, Nikon, Pentax, Leica (Wild), and more.
  • Select north or south azimuth mode in addition to bearings.

Trig. Functions

All Trig functions can use angles in degrees or DMS format. The following functions are included: Sin, Cos, Tan, ASin, ACos, ATan, RD, DR, RP, PR, DMS+, DMS-, DMS×, DMS÷

Traverse Adjustment

A simple yet powerful compass rule program. It allows you to test angles and closure separately or simultaneously. You can edit and test the data numerous times before adjusting it into a cogo file. It can print a summary to a serial or infrared printer.


The volume program allows you to quickly calculate and print cut/fill volumes from cross-sectional data.

This chart compares the features of Student Cogo, SITESTAKE, and Party Chief.

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Revision History
02/10/99 Corrected small font problem under NS45, reformatted bottom, added META
03/01/99 minor revisions per weblint