Step by step guide on how carry out route surveying with Total Station
Route surveying with a total station involves the following steps:
- Determine the starting point of the route. This is typically a known point, such as the starting point of a road or a building corner.
- Set up the total station at the starting point. Make sure the instrument is level and stable, and that it is pointed in the direction of the first survey point.
- Determine the location of the first survey point. This can be done using a variety of methods, such as GPS, pacing, or offset measurements from known points.
- Aim the total station at the first survey point and measure the horizontal and vertical angles to the point. Record these angles and the distance to the point.
- Move to the first survey point and set up the total station there. Aim the instrument at the next survey point and repeat the process, measuring the horizontal and vertical angles and distance to the point.
- Continue this process until the entire route has been surveyed.
- Use the measured angles and distances to calculate the coordinates of each survey point. These coordinates can then be used to create a map or design a project.
It is important to carefully follow these steps to ensure accurate and reliable results. It is also important to regularly check and calibrate the total station to ensure it is working properly.