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Basics of Total Station

Chapter Outline

 

7.1 Introduction

7.2 Advantages of Total Station

7.3 Disadvantages of Total Station

7.4 Measuring Angles

7.5 Types of Total Stations

7.6 Advancement in Total Station Technology

7.7 Automatic Target Recognition (ATR)

7.1 Introduction

The most commonly used surveying instrument today is the total station (Fig. 7.1). A total station is a combination of an electronic theodolite, an electronic distance measuring device (EDM) and a microprocessor with memory unit. The electronic digital theodolite, first introduced in the late 1960s by Carl Zeiss Inc., helped to set the stage for modem field data collection and processing. When the electronic theodolite was used with a built-in electronic distance-measuring ...

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