A total station (TS) or total station theodolite (TST) is an electronic/optical instrument used for surveying and building construction. It is an electronic transit theodolite integrated with electronic distance measurement (EDM) to measure both vertical and horizontal angles and the slope distance from the instrument to a particular point, and an on-board computer to collect data and perform triangulation calculations.
- Beijing Cap High Technology Co.,Ltd.
- CHC Navigation
- HEXAGON MANUFACTURING INTELLIGENCE
- Hi-Target Surveying Instrument Co.,Ltd
- Leica Geosystems
- NIKON TRIMBLE
- PENTAX Precision
- Spectra Precision
- Trimble Navigation – Construction Division
- with prism
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Commercially available total stations in market