Questions tagged [total-station]

A total station is an electronic/optical instrument used in modern surveying and building construction.

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Converting TotalStation native field data to coordinates

I'm trying to convert field data from an older Sokkia TotalStation machine, to coordinates. I've looked at Copan but as far as I can tell it doesn't support the file format. There are some outdated ...
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Hardware for Surveying and mapping total station

Is "Microsoft Windows CE 6.0 / Magnet Field" operating system the sole property of TOPCON total station or it can be found in other total stations as well?
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Total station data

I have data from a total station representing the various points on an archaeological site. The data is in an excel spreadsheet, and I have managed to import it into QGIS as a .CSV file. I also have ...
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Plotting points that have relative coordinates rather than total station coordinates on map?

I have about +100 points of various descriptions from an archaeological survey. They are the backlog from years of excavations BEFORE systematically using Total Station at the site. For each artifact ...
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How can I get Sokkia total station .RAW file data into ArcGIS

I have a .raw file from a Sokkia total station. I want to view the data in ArcGIS and create contours from this data. Can anyone help? The survey analyst extension is longer supported in ArcGIS 10....
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Acceptable traverse field file syntax for processing on Copan, with azimuths reckoned from south

I'm looking for a way to properly process .RAW traverse data from Nikon DTM on Copan 11.11. These points, after calculations and processing, will later be used as points in a thematic map and a .dwg ...
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earthquake effects on total station surveys

What I have been wondering is whether an earthquake can affect a closed system survey. We are using Leica TCR 307s and TCR 407s and I was wondering if an earthquake can throw off your fixed points if ...
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Converting total station points to cartesian coordinates

I have a set of points which have been downloaded from a total station instrument. These data points are already in excel sheets and the issue now is how to convert these points (easting, northing and ...
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Importing Leica total station .GSI file data into ArcGIS Desktop 9.x?

I have a total station data file (test.gsi) that was collected with a Leica 1200. How can I import the data to ArcGIS 9.x and plot points with the point name given by the total station observer. ...