Carlson Blogs

A Note From the President’s Desk | New Carlson Centric Dealers

Carlson Software is very pleased to announce that 3 new dealers have signed on with Carlson Software and joined the ranks of what we like to call “Carlson Centric Dealers”. These are businesses that are built around the Carlson product line and sell our software and hardware solutions, tapping into our marketing efforts and benefiting […] ...

You Don’t Need a Drone to Reap the Benefits of Photogrammetry

Let’s say you’ve got a 30-acre site, gently rolling, open – just the place for the new shopping center or car dealership. You’re to deliver a topo survey with 2’ contours. Twenty years ago, you would have sent a crew of three. Today, because of the improvements in surveying instruments, you only send two. Back […] ...

Smart Title Blocks

Carlson software contains a lot of tools to help you get your survey and/or engineering work done quicker and more efficiently. Programs like Field to Finish, Road Network and SiteNET are just a few of the examples of programs that drastically speed up the time it takes to complete a project from processing raw field […] ...

Hawaii DOT is Liking Carlson

One aspect of Carlson Civil that Daniel Sasaki, Land Surveyor III of the Hawaii DOT, happened upon and decided he really liked was the drive-through option. “You choose a car and you can have it ‘drive’ over your profile so it shows you if there’s a hump or bump in the road,” he said. “It’s […] ...

Best Practices (Raw Data)

Best practices or the idea of following a “best practice work flow” is a concept that comes up often in all aspects of surveying and engineering. Whether it is collecting field data, designing a subdivision, or producing a final site plan, people would like to know the best method to achieve their final goal. The […] ...

July 2019 News

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Price Blast on the Carlson Rodded Boretrak

MAYSVILLE, Kentucky, U.S.A. (July 2019) — A price blast for the Carlson Rodded Boretrak® will be available from now through September 30, 2019 for $8,000 USD. The offer includes the Boretrak probe, handheld PDA with charge with the Boretrak Mobile Android software preloaded, a neckstrap and PDA cover, a transit briefcase, and P3D Windows processing […] ...

Improving Collection and Data with Carlson Precision 3D

An idea possibly foreign to civil engineers and surveyors, who are correct by definition when they place their stamps, comes from management science, specifically W. Edwards Deming. He invented the concept of continuous improvement and applied it to manufacturing systems (and everything else). Those of you who are old enough will remember when “Made in […] ...
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Controlling Variables

There are literally hundreds of variables that can be set in both AutoCAD® and IntelliCAD®. Depending on what tasks you are performing, the effect of each variable and their inherent settings can range from practically unnoticeable to catastrophic. Most are just simply annoying. I could spend the rest of my career addressing each variable that […] ...
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Understanding Carlson Photo Capture’s new Project Report

Y’all know that guy. Heck – you might be that guy – the one who, at closing time, reminds the band that they haven’t played “Freebird”1 yet, and really need to, before laying down the sticks and axes for the evening… Only to be told “Maybe next time.” Well, here at Carlson, we do take […] ...