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 […] ...

Quinn-essential tool tips

As I write this blog, the Northeast, where I live, is being clobbered by another winter storm. This one named Quinn (above pun well intended). This year I have seen an increase in people and firms looking for training. That is a good sign to me. It means people are using the software and are […] ...
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Up your survey game in 2018

Happy New Year! As surveyors, this is a great time to review our work flow and methodologies and look for ways to improve so come spring we can hit the ground running, becoming even more profitable. Most every firm I speak with, no matter how good they think their “system” is, will say that they […] ...
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Boulevard of Death is Now the Boulevard of Life

The use of Carlson Software, specifically Carlson Point Cloud, was highlighted in a story in the November 2016 issue of POB Magazine, titled “Surveyors Bring Safety to the Boulevard of Death” about Queens Boulevard in New York City and written by Greg Peterman, PLS, CPESC, of Nelson & Pope Engineers and Surveyors in Melville, New […] ...

Sticky Codes, Fixed Parameters, and Templates

As most of you who have been following my blogs know by now, I am all about production. Shortening the time between fieldwork and final plan is essential in maintaining a consistent profit margin and meeting time schedules. Carlson’s Field to Finish program is a great tool and asset for accomplishing those goals, but the […] ...

Carlson Announces Atlas GNSS Correction Service through SurvCE

MAYSVILLE, Ky., U.S.A. (September 21, 2017)­— Carlson Software is now offering Atlas® GNSS global correction service in the latest release of popular data collection software SurvCE. Atlas is both affordable and accurate and is considered the most innovative GNSS correction service available in the industry. “Atlas equals or excels beyond the performance standards of other […] ...

Staying competitive in a tight market

I saw this sign in Maine on the way back from a recent Carlson workshop. It seemed apropos because the workshop was on Carlson’s Field to Finish and its inherent time and cost saving benefits. A large part of my messaging since arriving here at Carlson is about ways to help surveyors become more profitable. […] ...

Customer-Driven Improvements Highlight Carlson Survey 2018

MAYSVILLE, Ky. — Just released, Carlson Survey 2018 continues to build on its development of survey features that are based on customer requests. Among the top improvements in Carlson Survey’s 2018 version are its new ability to place and prioritize building footprints on lots, the new Field-to-Finish Ramp Special Code, and its expanded 3D capabilities. […] ...