There had been a bottle neck in the field work due to a lack of center points which is critical for our field method. We had the total station Sokkisha to do the center points, however no one was familiar with how to use it correctly. Dana asked me to learn how to use it by reading the manual. Having no prior knowledge of total stations I found this to be a challenge but I was also excited to learn a new skill. The manual was somewhat long and mildly confusing. I was able to gather the information to set up the total station and set the angle to 0 and 45 degrees. The big problem occurred when I tried to shoot the laser off the prism to get the distance. Dana figured out the problem and along with learning more about Sokkisha and training herself, trained me to use Sokkisha to do center points as well. These are just a few thoughts and tips from using Sokkisha.