A total station is a surveying instrument that is used to measure the distance between two points, as well as the angles between those points. It is a key tool in land surveying, construction, and engineering, as it allows surveyors to accurately determine the location and orientation of points on the surface of the Earth. Total stations use a combination of electronic distance measurement (EDM) and angular measurement to accurately measure distance and angles. They can be used to survey both large and small areas, and are often used in combination with other surveying tools, such as GPS systems, to provide highly accurate and detailed survey data. Total stations are essential for creating maps, laying out construction sites, and performing a wide range of other tasks in the field of surveying.

A 3D laser scanner is a sophisticated device employed extensively in surveying and construction applications. This high-tech tool utilizes laser technology to rapidly and precisely capture detailed three-dimensional data of physical environments and structures. By emitting laser beams and measuring their reflections, the scanner creates a dense point cloud, which is then processed to generate accurate 3D models, maps, and measurements. In the surveying and construction field, this technology revolutionizes data collection, enabling professionals to efficiently assess sites, monitor progress, and plan projects with unparalleled precision, ultimately enhancing safety, efficiency, and overall project quality.