Carlson SurvCE 4.0 Released

June 24th, 2014

Carlson Software Announces Newest Data Collection Software Update–This newest version of SurvCE is emphasizing precision occupation for total stations, and expanded reporting of GPS localization and measurement data.

LÁZNĚ BĚLOHRAD, Czech Republic (June 23, 2014) — At the opening session of Carlson EMEA’s 1st Multilingual User Conference held in Europe, Bruce Carlson, president and founder of Carlson Software, announced that the newest version of Carlson Software’s popular data collection software – Carlson SurvCE 4.0 – had just been released.

SurvCE4.0 is now availableFeaturing hundreds of additions and improvements, Carlson SurvCE 4.0 supports the widest range of popular and new release RTK GPS and conventional/robotic total stations of any other data collection software on the market.

Newest instrument drivers added for Total Stations and GPS receivers include: the Spectra Precision Focus 30, Stonex R1 Plus, and Stonex R2+W Onboard total stations, and more than 15 new models of GNSS from CHC, Topcon, TechGEO, Stonex, Spectra Precision, South, Kolida, Horizon Kronos, and ComNav.

“We work hard to have SurvCE continue to meet our customers’ needs as it sets the standard in data collection,” says Carlson. “This newest version of SurvCE is again emphasizing precision occupation for total stations, and expanded reporting of GPS localization and measurement data.”

SurvCE 4.0 is available in more than two dozen languages. These include: English, Spanish, French, French (Canadian), Portuguese, Czech, Dutch, simplified Chinese, Korean, Greek, Italian, Polish, Hungarian, Swedish, Latvian and more.

Carlson SurvCE 4.0 gives users the option to import text in drawings in addition to blocks; allows GPS base records from the raw file to be processed into the CRD file; and offers a new 2D sketch polyline and snap option. This is in addition to its popular Cloud-based messaging, file transfer, NGS monument recall, simplified stakeout methods and powerful GPS measurement averaging and blunder detection in the field (with accuracies in-between RTK and post-processing) introduced last year in SurvCE3.0.

Carlson SurvCE4.0 works smoothly with the Carlson MINI2 (above) and the Surveyor/Surveyor+ and its CR2/CR5 total station.

Carlson SurvCE4.0 works smoothly with the Carlson MINI2 (above).

“The main and universal advantages of SurvCE are retained—a simple interface, quick learning curve, now even stronger graphics, and a rich set of features to complete any work from building and highway stakeout, to property surveying, TOPO, control, and GIS data collection,” adds Carlson.

Other top new features include:

  • Ability to freehand sketch in the map screen;
  • Support for full output reporting in GNSS analysis;
  • Enhanced ability to stake roads by complete LandXML Road Model—load and go;
  • Cogo-Point Protection that allows a point range and makes a .txt file for station, offset, and elevation and other user-defined fields from the reference;
  • Full compatibility with Stewart Weir Software; and
  • Enhanced performance on new capacitive screen data collectors.

Carlson SurvCE 4.0 was released on 6/15/2014 (June 15, 2014). For those moving from any SurvCE 2.0 versions, the cost is $300. The price for 4.0 for those upgrading from an initial purchase of SurvCE 3.0 over this past year is $150. The price to purchase SurvCE remains the same as it has since 2007.

As it has since its founding in 1983, Carlson provides excellent, free, and prompt technical support, which adds to the many reasons to upgrade to SurvCE 4.0. The Carlson Surveyor, Surveyor+, and MINI2 data collectors and the CR2 or CR5 total stations have been developed to work smoothly and efficiently with Carlson SurvCE. All can be found at dealers near you. For more information, call Carlson at 606-564-5028, 800-989-5028, or, in Europe, +31 36 750 1781, or visit

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