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. […] ...

Carlson SurvCE Now Supports the Topcon GT Series

MAYSVILLE, Ky. — Carlson Software’s popular data collection software, Carlson SurvCE, continues to defend choice on all drivers for customers, including support for the latest Topcon GT total station with its latest release, build 5.06. “Since SurvCE was first developed, Carlson has been dedicated to providing our users real choice to work with a wide […] ...
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Carlson Software Adds Point Cloud Viewing in Free Precision 3D 2017 LandXML Viewer

Now with the free LandXML viewer, you can get some of the functionality of Carlson Precision 3D Topo, a drag and drop software that enables much faster design and analysis in the 3D environment than the many step processes of the CAD world, including the ability to load point cloud files. MAYSVILLE, Ky. — Carlson […] ...
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Adding Notes and Custom Attributes to F2F

It was great meeting so many of you at the 2017 user’s conference in Maysville earlier this month. It was my first one and I’ll have to say, the bar has been set quite high. During UC17, I taught a class entitled “Advanced Field to Finish” where I explored ways to get more out of […] ...