Powerful and intuitive geospacial processing software


Versatile software solutions for construction layout and data preparation


Comprehensive and efficient point cloud processing software

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

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Carlson SurvPC/SurvCE

Here's what Carlson says about SurvPC/SurvCE:


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

  • Cutting-edge functionality for staking intersections and cul-de-sacs using Carlson Road Network files

  • Strong GIS features for accurate data capture, including attribute data and seamless linking to Esri®

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

  • True versatility: SurvCE and SurvPC run on hundreds of GPS and total station models in service today, including Altus, Ashtech, Carlson, Geomax, Leica, Pentax, Sokkia, Spectra-Precision, Stonex, Topcon, and more.

  • Available in over two dozen languages

  • + More


  • Enhanced Search icon now available in all live survey screens with access to multiple search methods for TS/RTS

  • Voice prompting In Stakeout allows users to keep their eyes on the environment while staking

  • Google, Open Street Maps, Esri® Maps, and your own WMS overlays now available in the field

  • All-new Hybrid+ module combines the power of RTS and GNSS providing the most reliable and fast survey techniques on the market

  • + More"

Carlson Survey

Here's what Carlson says about Survey:

"Carlson Survey is a Windows software application for the Surveyor’s office to manage the complete job cycle from field data collection to drafting a final plan with several CAD options. With minimum effort and time, Carlson Survey allows users to design and produce a 2D drawing, an enhanced 3D surface model and construction layout data sets, for increasing their efficiency and profitability.

Key Features

• Compatibility: AutoCAD©, AutoCAD Map©, Land Desktop©, Civil3D© & IntelliCAD©
• Automated Plan Drafting from Field Data
• Generation of Surface Models, Roadways, Lots and Plans
• Full COGO Features
• Simple or Advanced Configurations"

Carlson Field

Here's what Carlson says about Field:

"Real-time Surveying with Carlson Field

Here’s real-time kinematic GPS and total station data collection directly in CAD. Carlson Field enables real-time Surveying in CAD on small laptop computers and ruggedized tablets.

The power of Carlson Field is revolutionary. With this program, you can see what you are collecting, zoom in and out, or pan over. You can do any basic COGO operation and also any high-level CAD operation. You can even stakeout building corners, lot corners or any CAD feature by “snapping” to the CAD entity — without creating point numbers.

In addition to Carlson Field running on top of any AutoCAD®, version 2010 and up, Carlson Field comes with built-in IntelliCAD® for no extra cost. Carlson Field is available as a modular program of the Carlson line of office software.


  • Full data collection inside CAD.

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

  • Create a new drawing or update existing drawings directly in the field.

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

  • Station and offset reporting instantly for GPS or for Total Station stored points along any centerline created and loaded in Carlson Survey.

  • All GIS point data is automatically drawn layerized, with specific corner symbols, sized with line work using Carlson Software’s Field-to-Finish routine. GIS point data is linked to the database all in one step.

File Import/Export

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

Points & Linework

  • Plots linework. Field-to-finish is completed in the field!

  • Does stakeout by point, station and offset, and road template.

  • See your points and linework as you data collect.


  • Works with all major brands of total stations and GPS equipment.

  • Field is 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."



Carlson Civil

Here's what Carlson says about Civil:

"Carlson Civil users have an extensive selection of analysis and design tools at their fingertips, including these favorites:

  • Road NETwork – Use it for the design of streets, highways, roadway intersections, Cul-de-Sacs, traffic circles and more!

  • Lot NETwork – Design and layout of tracts of land including residential subdivisions, office parks and commercial property development projects!

  • Site NETwork – Automate the tasks of subgrade design, takeoffs, cost-estimating and surface model generation and migrate this data to GPS-assisted machine control products including Carlson Grade!

  • Design Pad Template – For complex grading scenarios involving foundation pads, drainage basins, parking lots and more!

  • Project Setups – Flexible data and settings storage

  • Data Compatibility – Supports industry stand LandXML, plus specific data conversion

CAD Standards:

  • Draw Standard Items: Create common CAD entities with pre-defined properties

  • Settings Explorer: Manage all program settings from single interface

  • Settings Libraries: setup tables for symbols, layers, road templates, etc.

  • Data Depot: Document management for workgroups and archiving

  • Project Sub-Folders: Custom controls of data folders by type"

Carlson GeoTech

Here's what Carlson says about GeoTech:

"Carlson GeoTech provides the ability to import borehole data for analyzing subsurface conditions and materials

In addition, this information is fully integrated with Carlson Civil, for determining site stability and suitability, and also Carlson Construction, for accurate strata takeoff estimation.

Carlson GeoTech supports AutoCAD® and comes with IntelliCAD® built-in. This is in addition to working on legacy AutoCAD versions.

Key Capabilities:

  • Input and edit drillhole log data with strata elevation, depth and attribute data"

  • Generate drillhole log reports

  • Label drillholes

  • Draw Geologic Columns

  • Draw Fence Diagrams

  • Draw Isopach Maps for strata thickness, elevation or attributes

  • Draw Strata Surfaces

  • Draw Strata Depth Contours and Cut Color Maps

  • Model Strata Surfaces with linkage to Carlson Civil and Construction for strata quantities

  • Annotate plan view drillhole location maps"

Carlson Construction

Here's what Carlson says about Construction:

"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 is designed to serve the needs of today’s Model Building Professionals. The tools in Carlson Construction allow users to get the information they need to work with from paper plans or a PDF file. The software also enables users to take contours and annotation from 2D to 3D, or to re-engineer.

If the need is to import and/or upload data from a field survey, Carlson Construction can do it. Looking to create a surface from data within a CAD drawing? Again, Carlson Construction can do it with its capability to create that surface from points and contours. Moving “break-lines” or “grade-lines” can be easily accomplished, with Carlson Construction taking them from the “wrong” elevation and slope to the correct elevation and slope."



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:

"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.

Top New Features

  • Extract Bare Earth: Removes landscape, utilities and other non-surface features for a clean surface.

  • Larger Point Cloud Files: An enhanced Point Cloud engine now allows up to one billion points per cloud.

  • Property Layer Manager: Manage layers for points, polylines, and text from inside your Point Cloud scene

  • Draw Polyline: New routines for high and low edge snaps for polylines and full curb polyline automation.

  • Point Cloud Text: Add annotation to your Point Cloud scenes to improve communication with co-workers, supervisors and clients.

  • Drape Images: Select images from multiple formats to drape over meshes created from your Point Cloud."