Carlson Blogs

Working With Cloud Data and Surfaces

Everyone who has worked with a drone or scanner has come to realize the difficulties that are often presented with that method of mapping. The final output, beyond just an image file, usually comes in the form of a point cloud, a LAS or a similar format. These clouds contain a tremendous amount of data […] ...

March 2020 News

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A Note from the President’s Desk | March 2020

Response to COVID-19 It is times like this when we at Carlson Software feel especially fortunate to be working with the land surveying, mining and construction industries. All involve field work, fresh air and almost built-in “social distancing”. Work takes place on construction sites, at wind-swept mines, in woods, fields and subdivisions, away from large gatherings in […] ...

February 2020 News

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IntelliCAD President Dave Lorenzo to Deliver Keynote at Carlson Go West

IntelliCAD Technology Consortium President Dave Lorenzo will be delivering the keynote speech at Carlson’s ‘Go West ‘ User Conference, April 20-22. Dave started with AutoCAD when it first released in the early 1980s, working as a CAD design/drafting consultant, trainer and developer. As one of the founding partners of Ketiv Technologies, he worked for over […] ...

New FAA Proposal Drone Pilots Should Know About

In case you were partying on December 31 and failed to notice your government at work…there’s a new document out for comment: 14 CFR Parts 1, 47, 48, 89, 91, and 107 [Docket No.: FAA–2019–1100; Notice No. 20–01] RIN 2120–AL31 Remote Identification of Unmanned Aircraft Systems In summary, this will require all drones, regardless of […] ...
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January 2020 News

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Scanning the New Year for Inspiration

We at Carlson hope that you had a great 2019 and are poised and ready for another great year in 2020. Everything came and went so fast last year – we got cheated almost a whole week from Thanksgiving to Christmas and Wednesday is the worst day for Christmas and New Year’s Day. I have […] ...
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December 2019 News

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What’s the Point of the End-of-Year Specials?

When someone, maybe my neighbor or the clerk at the convenience store, says to me, “Happy New Year!” — my first thought is always, “Oh, man, it’s Carlson’s End of Year Special time again. I wonder what new tools I’ll get this year! I wonder what great new functionality I’ll have!” At the end of […] ...