What is a Data Collector?
When it comes to surveying, your project is only as successful as the accuracy of your data.
A data collector is an "electronic field book” that records and calculates points in the field. It works with GPS receivers, robotic and manual total stations, and digital levels. The data collector electronically captures and logs spatial information and coordinate data in the field, which is then downloaded to your office software platform or CAD program for processing. Continue reading
What Is a Total Station?
The total station is one of the most important pieces of equipment you will buy as a modern surveyor or engineer.
A total station is an electronic device used to measure angles and distance. The instrument itself is comprised of an electronic theodolite and an electronic distance meter (EDM) used to read slope distances from the instrument to a defined point.