Carlson Hosts its 6th User Conference, May 3-5

April 5th, 2017
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Comprehensive classes, special demonstrations, downhome fun, and more

MAYSVILLE, Kentucky, U.S.A. (April 2017) – Calling all Carlson Software users to the Carlson “From the Field to the Finish Line” User Conference, to be held May 3 through 5 in Maysville, Kentucky, the hometown of Carlson Software. New at the event will be a full schedule of classes dedicated to Photogrammetry and LiDAR in addition to the traditional class tracks of Civil, Mining, Field, GIS, Survey, Data Prep, Construction, and Takeoff.

Carlson Software President and Founder Bruce Carlson.

Carlson Software President and Founder Bruce Carlson.

As in the past, Carlson will be providing all meals during the conference. These will include a Wednesday evening reception, two breakfasts, two lunches, morning and afternoon snack breaks, and a Thursday evening banquet reception. In keeping with the event location right on the Ohio River, the banquet will be held on the River Queen riverboat with dinner and the evening presentation taking place as it cruises for a short distance down the Ohio River.

The special entertainment on Wednesday evening, May 3, which is free for all attendees and their spouses, will be by the Del McCoury Band, known for their authentic bluegrass sound.

Sponsors of Carlson’s 6th User Conference include at the Platinum Level, GeoMAX and Juniper; the Gold Level, Hemisphere; and the Silver Level, PixElement, Aerial Image Solutions, Seafloor Systems, and Micro Aviation/Higher Perspective Media. On the riverboat cruise, Seafloor, hydrographic survey experts, will be demonstrating their HyDrone USV outfitted with its Hydrolite-TM exhosounder, Hemisphere S320 GNSS receiver, and the HyFi Long Range Telemetry System. Depth and position data will be telemetered back to Carlson SurvPC software for realtime data collection.

Comprehensive training classes will be presented by qualified instructors.

Comprehensive training classes will be presented by qualified instructors.

The keynote speaker at the event will be Greg Milner, author of Pinpoint: How GPS Is Changing Technology, Culture, and Our Minds. In the introduction to his book, Milner writes, “Nearly every spot on earth has a line of sight to at least four GPS satellites at all times.” How we got there, who and what were the instigators, and how it has changed warfare, land surveying, navigating, and our lives are just some of the things covered in Pinpoint that Milner will be discussing.

All attendees will receive a copy of Milner’s book, and in addition to the book, select Carlson-branded items, and sponsor gifts, a USB-stick with data sets from all classes will be included. The cost of the two-day event with four hour-and-a-half classes per day is $1395 per person with discounts available for companies registering three or more attendees. Discounts are also available for educator or student attendees.

Visit http://www.carlsonsw.com/community/user-conference to review the class schedule and details of what each class will be covering or email conference@carlsonsw.com for more information.  Those planning to attend are recommended to sign up soon as conference attendance is limited. All participants can expect personal attention with the planned low ratio of students to instructors.  Carlson Software looks forward to hosting this event in its hometown once again.

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