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Powerful and intuitive geospacial processing software


Versatile software solutions for construction layout and data preparation


Comprehensive and efficient point cloud processing software


Powerful and versatile software for mining applications

Carlson SurvPC Surveying Software
Carlson SurvPC Software and Tablet

Carlson SurvPC

Easy and direct capture of data in Esri® formats

  • The power of SurvCE on the PC platform for increased hardware capability, virtual memory, and screen size

  • Save directly to an Esri® geodatabase with no import/export

  • Supports most RTK GPS and total stations including Leica, Topcon, Spectra-Precision, Stonex, and Geomax

  • New Hybrid+ module available for simultaneous use of GPS and total station

See below for more information, or Contact Us to learn more.


Survey Software

Carlson SurvPC/SurvCE

Here's what Carlson says about SurvPC/SurvCE:

"The data collection software for the professional surveyor

With SurvCE (for Windows Mobile) and SurvPC (for Windows) you are using the most flexible software on the market to get your work done in the most efficient and productive way. Almost every surveying instrument from the following manufacturers is supported: Altus, Ashtech, Carlson, Geomax, Leica, Pentax, Sokkia, SpectraPrecision, Stonex, Topcon and many more... Carlson SurvCE and SurvPC are combining advanced functionality, ease-of-use, and sheer capability with excellent service and technical support to make it surveyors’ first choice in data collection software. This complete data collection system for Real Time (RTK) GPS and total stations with in-field coordinate geometry supports the widest range of popular and new release RTK GPS and conventional/robotic total stations. 

These powerful features help you do more, do it accurately and in less time:

  • Powerful Roading: favored by U.S. DOTs and heavy highway contractors around the world

  • Advanced functionality for staking intersections and culde-sacs using Carlson Road Network Files

  • Highly graphical and intuitive user interface – the software prompts you so no detail is missed

  • Strong GIS features for accurate data capture, including attribute data, that allows seamless links to Esri®

  • True versatility: SurvCE and SurvPC run on most all GPS and total station equipment models in service today

  • Optimal Field-to-Finish: no need to spend extra hours in the office to make drawings

  • Easy data exchange due to rich support of CAD file formats and .dwg, .dgn, .shp

  • More field capabilities with quick and easy volume calculation and ability to generate points from polylines

  • Cut/Fill stakeout using surface files"

Carlson Survey

Here's what Carlson says about Survey:

"Surveyors’ #1 Software Choice

  • Get full tool kit – everything from network least squares to surface modeling

  • Work seamlessly between office and field

  • Establish company-wide design styles

  • Create GIS links & exchange Esri® data

Choose your platform – Carlson Survey works on:

  • AutoCAD® (sold separately)

  • IntelliCAD® (built-in)

Or choose Carlson Survey OEM with built-in engine Powered with Autodesk® Technology. 

Get the Power of Carlson Field-to-Finish 

Carlson Survey together with Carlson’s popular data collection software options, SurvCE, SurvPC, and Field, provide powerful, effective, and accurate “Field-to-Finish”:

Symbols, points and linework are drawn automatically in Carlson Survey

Drawings in SurvCE, SurvPC, and Field process perfectly and easily in Carlson Survey"

Carlson Field

Here's what Carlson says about Field:

"Full Data Collection Inside CAD 

Carlson Field enables real-time surveying in CAD on ruggedized PC/laptop computers. Users can not only collect data in the field, they can accomplish any basic COGO operation and also any high-level CAD operation. It is also possible to stakeout building corners, lot corners or any CAD feature by “snapping” to the CAD entity—without creating point numbers.

  • Runs RTK GPS and conventional/robotic total stations

  • Collects and stores points directly in the AutoCAD .dwg format

  • Ability to place text on your drawing and contour in the field to verify that you have taken enough points

  • Cut/Fill automatically displayed for staked points with elevation or along any TIN or Grid terrain model

  • Plots linework

Field-to-finish is completed in the field! Field is also designed for GIS work. It allows the collection of data associated with valves, manholes, power poles and other standard GIS elements. It works with affordable, sub-meter accuracy GPS systems from various manufacturers."


Civil Software

Carlson Civil

Here's what Carlson says about Civil:

"Carlson Civil provides the most robust automation and ease-of-use of any civil design solution available today, and it does dynamic updating without a single custom object. What might take days with other civil software takes just hours, or even minutes, with the powerful, intuitive Carlson Civil:

  • Road NETwork. Build all roads, intersections and cul-de-sacs in 2D and 3D with a single click of the “PROCESS” button.

  • Site NETwork. Elevate your estimating accuracy with this intuitive layer-based surface generator for easy cut/fill and material quantities calculations.

  • Lot NETwork. Quickly define an entire subdivision of lots based on an outer boundary, interior ROWs or Centerlines, and a simple set of user-defined “rules,” then pick “PROCESS” and the lots appear, defined and labeled. 

With Carlson’s fully dynamic design environment, its trademark “networking,” changes made to one aspect of design are reflected in all other related aspects. Plus, Carlson Civil users get true 2D, easy-to-use 3D, intersection design, multi-baseline road networks, lot layout, storm and utility analysis and design, plus much, much more."

Carlson GeoTech

Here's what Carlson says about GeoTech:

"Designed for geotechnicians, civil engineers, and construction professionals, Carlson GeoTech provides the ability to import borehole data for analyzing subsurface conditions and materials. It models all core samples, producing a detailed, easy-to-read report for drill logs, cross sections, and plan view. This information is fully integrated with Carlson Civil, for determining site stability and suitability, and also Carlson Construction, for accurate strata takeoff estimation."

Carlson Construction

Here's what Carlson says about Construction:

"For Estimating & 3D Modeling

Carlson Construction is an integrated cut/fill takeoff and 3D surface modeling software solution designed for site and road construction from CAD files. It offers powerful section and 3D viewing tools for elevating 2D designs to 3D model files. 

Core Abilities:

  • Cut/Fill Estimating

  • Output 3D Machine Control Files (Carlson Grade, Trimble, CAT-Accugrade, Leica, and Topcon)

  • Output Construction Staking files for site, roadway, and building columns and offsets

  • As-Built Mapping

Carlson Construction’s Material Quantities Reports give estimators the volume, area, length and/or count for items such as asphalt, gravel, curb, or any “subgrade” or “select fill” that’s defined. For construction data prep, Carlson Construction creates surfaces from points and contours and can easily move lines from the “wrong” elevation and slope to the correct elevation and slope."


Scanning Software

Carlson Precision 3D Topo

Here's what Carlson says about Precision 3D Topo:

"Bridge the gap between drones and CAD

Designed for use by surveyors, civil engineers, and contractors, Precision 3D Topo allows users to import survey data, points, polylines, surfaces, point clouds, both traditional LIDAR and aerial drone survey data, and more from a wide variety of programs and entities to create usable 3D surfaces.

  • Importing Point Cloud data from Lidar and Aerial Drone mapping.

  • Merge and edit point clouds to create surface models.

  • Import survey data to further refine surface models.

  • Powerful surface Editing tools to perfect surface models. Including Google Maps photographic background, automated Google surface creation.

  • Easy surface volume tools directly from point clouds or surfaces.

  • Advanced Texturing and Presentation Tools

  • Import / Export all data as LandXML, DXF, and Surface Models as TIN, TN3, and TTM."

Carlson Point Cloud

Here's what Carlson says about Point Cloud:

"Bring Point Cloud data to the world of CAD

A modular program that provides the ability to go from field scan to finished plat, Carlson Point Cloud delivers powerful automation for large data sets. View and process up to 1 billion points all with Carlson ease-of-use.

Key features include:

  • Register scans to local coordinates, filter or decimate the points, and overlay raster images in 3D

  • Snap to edges and code descriptions for automated field-to-finish processing of linework and symbols

  • Create contours, profiles, sections, and breaklines from within the point cloud

Lastly, all surface models, points, contours, breaklines, grid and profiles can be exported to CAD."


Mining SW

Carlson Surface Mining

Here's what Carlson says about Surface Mining:

"For Precise Designing, Scheduling, and Mapping of open pit, strip mines, and quarries 

Design, modify, and simulate your surface mine The Carlson Surface Mining module enables users to find the most efficient mine design by testing layouts in plan, section, and 3D view. Highlights include: 

  • Integrate geologic and surface modeling with plan view, 3D view, and section view mine layout routines

  • Generate accurate calculations of overburden, ore quantities, strip ratios, rehandle, and cost

  • Easily incorporate any designed road/ditch centerline, dam, building pad, pit or other surface feature into a final terrain

  • Link pit advance, dump scheduling, and haul truck routes for the complete mine progression"

Carlson Underground Mining

Here's what Carlson says about Underground Mining:

"For Precise Designing, Scheduling, and Mapping of Stratigraphic Mines 

Plan, draft, and simulate your underground mine plan 

Quickly calculate volumes, generate tonnage reports, define any pattern of pillar cut, and produce accurate, customized reports with Carlson Software’s renowned ease of use. Most tasks can be completed in minutes vs. hours, thereby increasing efficiency and cost savings."

Carlson Geology

Here's what Carlson says about Geology:

"Stratigraphic Modeling Analyze, model, and fine-tune your geology 

The Carlson Geology Module uses drillholes, channel samples, and user-defined 3D polyline data to create accurate and easy-to-use geologic models. A variety of industry standard modeling algorithms are available, allowing you to create stratigraphic grid models and block models that are realistic, reproducible, and reliable."

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