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Setting up and configuring a total station: Version 1.0: Southeast coast network standard operating procedure 1.2.17

September 1, 2018

The following standard operating procedure (SOP) outlines the process for setting up and configuring a total station to collect accurate x, y, and z coordinate data. Total stations allow accurate spatial data to be collected and tied to a permanent benchmark. These data can be used to detect small geomorphic changes between site surveys. Many different types of total stations and surveying gear are available, and newer models will be available in the future. This SOP outlines basic steps for using the Trimble S6 robotic total station and the TSC3 data collector. These instructions do not cover detailed care and maintenance of the Trimble S6 robotic total station or the TSC3 data collector.

Citation Information

Publication Year 2018
Title Setting up and configuring a total station: Version 1.0: Southeast coast network standard operating procedure 1.2.17
DOI
Authors Jacob M. McDonald, Mark B. Gregory, Jeffrey W. Riley, E. N. Starkey
Publication Type Report
Publication Subtype Federal Government Series
Series Title Southeast Coast Network Standard Operating Procedure
Series Number NPS/SECN/SOP—1.2.17
Index ID 70199520
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization South Atlantic Water Science Center