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Dave Walker
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Hi everyone;

 

I have managed to get my hands on a Trimble S8 Total Station (sadly I have no training on this equipment). I have done a lot of reading but I still have a few questions which I was hoping someone in the community could help explain. With respect to my specific instrument my first question is this:-

 

1)      When I set up the instrument directly over a point on the ground the station set up screen on the PDA asks “Key In instrument Point Easting, Northing, Elevation”. Am I correct in thinking that the Easting, Northing, Elevation relates to the point on the ground and not instrument itself?

 

2)      I know that the azimuth values sets the horizontal angle, so if I set my azimuth to zero then the instrument is oriented such that the back sight point and the point directly under the Total station share the same x co-ordinate (another way I look at this is if the azimuth is zero then the Back sight will be pointing towards North) is this correct?

 

3)      Can someone go through step by step as to what the procedure is if you want to move the total station during the survey i.e. how to set up turning points. The survey work I will be involved with requires the total station to be moved several times because the line of sight between the target and the prism is lost.

 

Can someone help?

 

Thank you in advance

  Friday, May 31, 2013 at 3:48:52 PM
Neeraj
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