Carlson Blogs

More about scale factors

One of the more frequent questions I have received so far this year has to do with combined scale factors and grid-to-ground conversions. As surveyors increase their use of GPS-RTK measurements for preparing plats, clients are requesting more detailed information regarding those measurements. If a surveyor simply puts a note on their plat stating “all […] ...

Photogrammetry for People Like Me with Carlson PhotoCapture

I bet most of you are just like me. You love watching hourglasses, spinning wheels, and progress bars on your computer screen. If only it would play elevator versions of The Girl from Ipanema by Frank Sinatra or I Want it That Way by the Backstreet Boys the afternoon would be perfect! Say farewell to […] ...

New P3D Features I Like – And, You Might, Too!

You can have all the RGB or LiDAR point clouds you want, but if you can’t quickly and easily generate a quality surface with smooth contours, there’s no chance of creating deliverables you are proud of, or running good hydrology calculations, or anything else you might need for a surface. I come at this not […] ...
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Compatibility (with Civil 3D®)

I think that Carlson Software is one of the few companies left that intentionally works toward compatibility with other products. Carlson SurvCE still works on most top data collectors on the market today, but did you also know that Carlson office software also supports a large variety of import files from other data collectors and […] ...
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Up to Speed in Twenty-Nineteen

I was reading a recent edition of xyHt magazine and came across an article regarding changes to the 2019 Professional Surveyors exam by NCEES. In the “why” section of the article explaining the need for routine updates to the exam criteria, I read “…because of the rapid adoption of unmanned aerial systems, laser scanning, and […] ...
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Save and get only what’s needed with Carlson Select Suites

MAYSVILLE, Kentucky, U.S.A. (February 2019) — Recognizing that its customers in the land surveying, civil engineering, and construction fields have diverse needs, Carlson Software is now offering Select Suites. Customers can choose from two to all six software modules from Carlson’s most popular programs: Survey, Civil, Hydrology, GIS, CADnet, and PointCloud Basic and configure them […] ...
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Let’s Get Well Adjusted

It’s December! Over this past year, my blog has focused on some new products, underutilized software routines, and various other tips and tricks. For this last blog of the year, I am going to circle all the way back to a rudimentary survey issue: Traverse Adjustments. While this article is lengthy, I think you’ll find […] ...

Best Practice in Mine Rehabilitation Course Featured Carlson Natural Regrade

The Universidad Complutense Madrid recently presented an International Complutense Course featuring world-renowned specialists in the design and modeling of fluvial geomorphic mine restorations. A total of 36 attendees came from nine countries representing five continents. The lecturers and trainers included Professor Greg Hancock from the University of Newcastle (Australia), an international authority on the use […] ...
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IntelliCAD 9.0

The release of Carlson 2019 products also brings with it the latest version of IntelliCAD®. It is version 9.0, which offers some improvements that should especially help those who have moved or are considering moving from AutoCAD® into the IntelliCAD environment. The move to IntelliCAD offers tremendous cost savings, but for some, there have been […] ...
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Carlson Survey OEM 2019 Released

MAYSVILLE, Kentucky, U.S.A. (November 2018) — The Carlson Survey 2019 OEM has just been released with the AutoCAD® 2018 OEM engine built-in. Carlson Survey users can read and write directly with the current AutoCAD DWG-drawing file format. Some of the new commands found in Carlson Survey OEM 2019 include: • Elevation Along Entity – A […] ...