Carlson Blogs

Virginia Tech Students Take First Place in the 21st Annual Senior Design Competition

Congratulations to all schools that participated in the 2018 Senior Design Competition! Corey Hauck, Morgen Leake, and Clay Metcalf from Virginia Tech took 1st place. Mauricio Solorio, Roydydt Royo, and Evan Klouse from the University of Nevada, Reno took 2nd place. Jared Urcheck and Chad Martin from West Virginia University took 3rd place. The 1st […] ...

Too Busy to Learn?

It’s July, which means companies are, hopefully, head down working on deadlines with little time to think about much of anything else, especially learning something new. I know for myself that even profits were not something I could really spend much time thinking about when everyone was working countless hours and there was a mad […] ...
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A Note from the President’s Desk – July 2018

Choice in the Survey and Civil Engineering Industries The consolidation in our industry has accelerated over the years, reducing competition and choice. Considering just robotic total station companies, you once had the choice of Geodimeter (Sweden), Zeiss (Germany), Topcon (Japan), Sokkia (Japan), Trimble (US) and Leica (Switzerland, owned by Hexagon based in Sweden). Geodimeter and […] ...

Carlson SurvCE and SurvPC 6.0 Available Now

MAYSVILLE, Kentucky, U.S.A. — Carlson Software’s popular and versatile in-the-field land surveying software, Carlson SurvCE 6.0 for data collectors and Carlson SurvPC 6.0 for ruggedized tablets and laptops is now available. The newly released software features several new features, improvements, and introduces the optional paid Hybrid+ module, allowing users to survey with both GPS and […] ...

Carlson tech support team is here for you

“I want you to know that Carlson Software has the best customer service and technical support that I have encountered in my 41-year career as a licensed land surveyor.” —John M. (“Mike”) Payne, RLS Survey Manager Byrd Surveying Clarksville, Tennessee “Our tech support people actually enjoy helping,” says Lon Watson, director of Carlson Technical Support […] ...

Head in the Clouds

It is not news to anyone that the face of surveying has been changing rapidly over the last couple of decades. When I first started in this business I was one member of a four-man crew learning to read the numbers on a transit and pulling a steel tape down the road. Now, one person […] ...
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A Note from the President’s Desk

The fundamental measurement technologies today are lasers, GNSS, and photo. These technologies are augmented by various MEMS devices like inclinometers and gyros that detect tilt and direction. Carlson Software is deeply involved in all these technologies. Software drives these technologies and the newest frontier in measurement, photogrammetry. We are very pleased to announce that we […] ...
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Who’s Your Data?

More accurately, “how’s your data” but that doesn’t sound quite as catchy. While working with a variety of clients over the years I have been able to come up with somewhat of a list of their “most common problems,” most of which stem from keeping track of and managing their data. One of the yin/yang […] ...
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A Note from the President’s Desk

Precision 3D Hydro 2018 Premiered on April 16. “P3D Hydro”, as we call it, proves beyond any doubt the time-saving value of 3D design. The 3D visualization makes design faster and especially benefits hydrology-related engineering. CAD designers and apprentice engineers can fast-track their proficiency in peak flow and storm sewer calculations using P3D Hydro. P3D […] ...

If The Earth Were Flat…

If The Earth Were Flat…………. Cats would have knocked everything off by now…     ….also, it would be a heck of a lot easier to survey. I just returned from a very fun and informative Carlson User’s Conference that was held in San Diego. I taught five classes and assisted in a sixth over […] ...