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New FAA Proposal Drone Pilots Should Know About

In case you were partying on December 31 and failed to notice your government at work…there’s a new document out for comment: 14 CFR Parts 1, 47, 48, 89, 91, and 107 [Docket No.: FAA–2019–1100; Notice No. 20–01] RIN 2120–AL31 Remote Identification of Unmanned Aircraft Systems In summary, this will require all drones, regardless of […] ...
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January 2020 News

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Scanning the New Year for Inspiration

We at Carlson hope that you had a great 2019 and are poised and ready for another great year in 2020. Everything came and went so fast last year – we got cheated almost a whole week from Thanksgiving to Christmas and Wednesday is the worst day for Christmas and New Year’s Day. I have […] ...
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December 2019 News

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What’s the Point of the End-of-Year Specials?

When someone, maybe my neighbor or the clerk at the convenience store, says to me, “Happy New Year!” — my first thought is always, “Oh, man, it’s Carlson’s End of Year Special time again. I wonder what new tools I’ll get this year! I wonder what great new functionality I’ll have!” At the end of […] ...

Carlson Workshops

The end of fall routinely means cold weather is on its way (at least for me) and the beginning of another season of workshops, conferences and training. As I write this blog, I just completed teaching at a three-day workshop in Raleigh, North Carolina. There were somewhere around 150 surveyors and engineers attending this workshop. […] ...

November 2019 News

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Carlson Introduces the New VS+ Stope Surveying System

MAYSVILLE, Kentucky, U.S.A. (November 2019) — Carlson Software has just released its new Void Scanner+ (VS+), a fully wireless surveying system designed to be used for underground surveying. The system is an upgraded model of Carlson’s standard Void Scanner. Engineered to scan in extreme environments, the ruggedized VS+ system is designed to be deployed into […] ...

Only Pay for What You Need with Carlson PhotoCapture

Imagine you’re not the biggest company in the world but you’d like to use a drone for developing 3D surfaces or “as-built” layouts or you’re just getting images of the site to underlay your CAD deliverables. Your costs are the drone, the pilot training, and the image processing. The drone you like costs what it […] ...

SurvNET 2020

I would imagine that everyone knows that year after year, Carlson dedicates time and staff to upgrading its software. The 2020 version that just released a few weeks ago contains about 250 new features and/or upgrades to Carlson’s software products. Most of these new features come from direct input from users. Each new feature is […] ...