Using a Total Station in surveying technology
The total station is mounted on a tripod and leveled before use.
The total station allows measurement of this type to be taken by simply targeting someone as they move down the avalanche chute (assuming it's safe to do so).
The total station provides a quicker solution to this measurement by allowing a light beam to measure the distance instead of a tape measure.
With the tripod and total station now centered over the top of the control point, adjust the tripod legs by extending/contracting them, to position the bubble of the circular vial located on the tribrach of the total station to the center.
For reference purposes throughout these instructions, the front of the total station is the side facing the object to be measured and the back of the total station is the side with the LCD display panel.
Rotate the total station until the back of the unit is aligned with two of the leveling screws located on the bottom plate of the total station.
Total stations offer fast, accurate electronic distance measurement (EDM), easy-to-use keypads and legendary optics to help you work more quickly and productively in the field.
Total Station is three-dimensional surveying technology unit.