November 2019 News

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Only Pay for What You Need with Carlson PhotoCapture

Imagine you’re not the biggest company in the world but you’d like to use a drone for developing 3D surfaces or “as-built” layouts or you’re just getting images of the site to underlay your CAD deliverables. Your costs are the drone, the pilot training, and the image processing. The drone you like costs what it […] ...

Carlson Offers End-of-Year Savings on Hardware and Software

MAYSVILLE, Kentucky, U.S.A. (October 2019) — Carlson has released special End-of-Year pricing on hardware and software. From now until December 31, 2019, industry professionals have the opportunity to purchase the latest versions of popular Carlson products and bundles. The Carlson Pick 4 Suite, which allows customers to pick 4 modules: Survey, Civil, GIS, Hydrology, CADnet, […] ...
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October 2019 News

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Time to Upgrade?… No Problem

Carlson Survey and Civil 2020 have just been released! For those of you on maintenance (a very good cost-saving practice), you now have the opportunity to upgrade to the latest release of Carlson Software with no additional cost. All of the new features and capabilities of Carlson are just there waiting for you to take […] ...

Smart Title Blocks

Carlson software contains a lot of tools to help you get your survey and/or engineering work done quicker and more efficiently. Programs like Field to Finish, Road Network and SiteNET are just a few of the examples of programs that drastically speed up the time it takes to complete a project from processing raw field […] ...

Hawaii DOT is Liking Carlson

One aspect of Carlson Civil that Daniel Sasaki, Land Surveyor III of the Hawaii DOT, happened upon and decided he really liked was the drive-through option. “You choose a car and you can have it ‘drive’ over your profile so it shows you if there’s a hump or bump in the road,” he said. “It’s […] ...

Best Practices (Raw Data)

Best practices or the idea of following a “best practice work flow” is a concept that comes up often in all aspects of surveying and engineering. Whether it is collecting field data, designing a subdivision, or producing a final site plan, people would like to know the best method to achieve their final goal. The […] ...

Carlson NR3: New compact, lightweight GNSS Receiver

MAYSVILLE, Ky., U.S.A. (May 8, 2019) — At its “Grow With Us” User Conference 2019, Carlson Software President and Founder Bruce Carlson introduced the Carlson NR3 network rover. Weighing in at just under two pounds, the NR3 delivers highly reliable GNSS RTK for land surveying, GIS, and other data collection uses. Able to be used […] ...

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 […] ...