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 […] ...

Photogrammetry for People Like Me with Carlson PhotoCapture

I bet most of you are just like me. You love watching hourglasses, spinning wheels, and progress bars on your computer screen. If only it would play elevator versions of The Girl from Ipanema by Frank Sinatra or I Want it That Way by the Backstreet Boys the afternoon would be perfect! Say farewell to […] ...

New P3D Features I Like – And, You Might, Too!

You can have all the RGB or LiDAR point clouds you want, but if you can’t quickly and easily generate a quality surface with smooth contours, there’s no chance of creating deliverables you are proud of, or running good hydrology calculations, or anything else you might need for a surface. I come at this not […] ...
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Compatibility (with Civil 3D®)

I think that Carlson Software is one of the few companies left that intentionally works toward compatibility with other products. Carlson SurvCE still works on most top data collectors on the market today, but did you also know that Carlson office software also supports a large variety of import files from other data collectors and […] ...
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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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