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What is total stations Singapore

August 25, 2017 | Author: Zoe Gan | Posted in Engineering

Total station Singapore is a surveying equipment used mainly by land surveyors and civil engineers, either to record features as in topographic surveying or to set out features (such as roads, houses or boundaries).

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A total station is also integrated with microprocessor, electronic data collector and storage system. The instrument can be used to measure horizontal and vertical angles as well as sloping distance of object to the instrument.

Total stations Singapore benefits the surveyor in terms of portability, convenience and speed. Today, total stations Singapore have a wide variety of capabilities and are extensively exploited in cadastral surveying, civil engineering and on construction sites.

Over time, and keeping pace with the microelectronics revolution, the primal design of the total stations Singapore has been extended with features which have made surveying faster and more convenient.

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Capability of a total station:

Microprocessor unit in total station processes the data collected to compute:

1) Average of multiple angles measured.

2) Average of multiple distances measured.

3) Horizontal distance.

4) Distance between any two points.

5) Elevation of objects and

6) All the three coordinates of the observed points.

Data collected and processed in a total station Singapore can be downloaded to computers for further processing.

Use of total station Singapore

The total station instrument is mounted on a tripod and is levelled by operating levelling screws. Within a small range instrument is capable of adjusting itself to the level position. Then vertical and horizontal reference directions are indexed using onboard keys. It is possible to set required units for distance, temperature and pressure. Surveyor can select measurement mode like fine, coarse, single or repeated.

When target is sighted, horizontal and vertical angles as well as sloping distances are measured and by pressing appropriate keys they are recorded along with point number. Heights of instrument and targets can be keyed in after measuring them with tapes. Then processor computes all the various information about the point and displays on screen.

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This information is also stored in the electronic notebook. At the end of the day or whenever electronic note book is full, the information stored is downloaded to computers. The point data downloaded to the computer can be used for further processing.

Advantages of using total stations

The following are some of the major advantages of using total station over the conventional surveying instruments:

1) Field work is carried out very fast.

2) Accuracy of measurement is high.

3) Manual errors involved in reading and recording are eliminated.

4) Calculation of coordinates is very fast and accurate. Even corrections for temperature and pressure are automatically made.

5) Computers can be employed for map making and plotting contour and cross-sections. Contour intervals and scales can be changed in no time.

Total station Singapore is a compact instrument and a person can easily carry it to the field. Total stations with different accuracy in angle measurement and different range of measurements are available in the market.

However, there are so many functionalities to choose from. Which one should you select? The latest and most sophisticated one? As usual, the more functions a tool has or the more sophisticated it is, the higher the price. Which brand should it be? Before making your purchase decision about total stations Singapore, it is wise to make a list of the types of surveys to be conducted and the accuracy required. Bear in mind that no matter how advanced a total stations Singapore device may be, if it is not in the hands of a skilled person the output will be garbage.







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