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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Old School, New Tech

There has been a lot of buzz and excitement about surveying with drones, scanners, and mobile LIDAR units over more than a decade and companies worldwide are scrambling to get on top of it. Manufacturers are spending a lot of time and resources in producing both hardware and software for what appears to be one […] ...

Carlson Survey 2019 Brings User Requested Features and DGN Compatibility

MAYSVILLE, Kentucky, U.S.A. (September 2018) — Carlson’s latest release of Survey 2019 brings more user requested features as well as enhanced compatibility between CAD platforms. Carlson Survey with IntelliCAD 9.0 supports direct read of DGN files allowing users to make edits without converting drawing formats. Surveyors who work with clients that require DGN as a […] ...
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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 […] ...