August 19, 2017 3:51 PM ET


Company Overview of Carlson Software, Inc.

Company Overview

Carlson Software, Inc. provides software for land development and mining professionals. It specializes in CAD design software, field data collection, and machine control products for land surveying, civil engineering, construction, hydrology, GIS, and mining industries worldwide. The company provides office software, data collection software, related DC products, and DC solutions; and hardware products. It offers its solutions through dealers. Carlson Software, Inc. was founded in 1983 and is based in Maysville, Kentucky with a principal programming office in Boston, Massachusetts. The company has European offices in Zurich, Switzerland; and Almere, the Netherlands.

102 West Second Street

Maysville, KY 41056

United States

Founded in 1983





Key Executives for Carlson Software, Inc.

Founder and President
Director of Technical Support
Executive Vice President of Development
Vice President and Director of Mining Division
Director of Mining Division
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2017.

Carlson Software, Inc. Key Developments

Carlson Software Launches Precision 3D Topo 2017

Carlson Software, Inc. has introduced Precision 3D Topo 2017, which allow 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 useable 3D surfaces. Both easy-to-learn and -use, Carlson P3D Topo also provides fast point cloud editing of .las, .laz, .ply, .xyz, .pts, .e57, and .pcd files, which allows users to reduce the size of the point cloud and still have an accurate surface, view large areas for environmental or overview needs, merge overlapping point clouds and crop to just the area desired, and import other spacial data such as DEM, GeoTiff, Jpeg2000, georeferenced jpg and shape files.Then, 3D surfaces can be created and merged from these imported files and P3D Topo allows for real-time surface editing with dynamic contours, faces, and slope arrows with easy-to-execute drag and drop design. Unlimited undo and redo allow users to study their changes and make things perfect as they can view the 3D surface with user-controlled textures to quickly spot errors in the DTM. Carlson P3D is highly recommended for contractors to perfect files for use for machine control - they can go in and create a design surface of the TIN and bring the TIN into P3D to get a simplified way to check to make sure that the machine control files are good.

Hemisphere GNSS and Carlson Software Collaborate to Produce the Hemisphere S321 and Carlson BRx6 All-New, Compact, GNSS Receivers

Hemisphere GNSS and Carlson Software recently collaborated to produce the Hemisphere S321 and Carlson BRx6, all-new, compact, GNSS receivers that are perfectly tuned for the requirements and workflows of their customers’ daily projects. The new S321 and BRx6 receivers are optimized for land surveying, construction fieldwork, and marine operations. Design and production of the new receiver focused on creating a lightweight and compact receiver with an intuitive interface and access to multiple satellite constellations—including GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, and Galileo. The receivers also incorporate world-class RTK and L-band corrections, including optimization for Hemisphere’s subscription-based, Atlas® GNSS Global Correction Service. The new receiver is based on Athena™, Hemisphere’s RTK engine, and is designed from the ground up to efficiently process multiple constellations and Atlas correction signals, resulting in both high-accuracy and robust performance. "Detailed testing performed by Carlson shows that Athena is a world-class RTK engine," says Nicholas. Together with Hemisphere’s BaseLink™ technology and a new webUI, the S321/BRx6 serves as a powerful rover or base station, even in locations where control points are not available. Several features of the new receiver, including the new SureFix™ technology, were specifically designed to make surveyors more productive in the field or on construction sites. With Carlson leveraging its 30+ years of experience in land surveying, combined with Hemisphere’s manufacturing experience and world-class GNSS and RTK expertise, the S321 and BRx6’s design and manufacturing process is a good example of the synergies available when partners work together. Both Hemisphere GNSS (hall A1, stand F1.013) and Carlson Software (hall A3, stand D3.051) will be showcasing their new innovative GNSS receivers at INTERGEO in Hamburg, Germany, October 11-13.

Carlson Software, Inc. Announces Release of Carlson Survey 2017 OEM

Carlson Survey 2017 OEM is easy-to-use, full-featured software for surveyors which comes with the AutoCAD® 2013 OEM engine built-in. Field-to-Finish upgrades are a focus in the new version with many user suggested improvements including hatch for closed polylines, draw fitted text using control points, automatic multi-point symbols and using GIS codes for processing. Photos taken with SurvCE can be linked to the points in the drawing automatically. New special codes are available for best-fit lines, settings the linetype width and controlling the point labels. Power users can now edit the whole code table in a single spreadsheet. Together with Carlson Survey 2017 version, which works on AutoCAD ® versions 2010 to 2017 and comes with the improved IntelliCAD ® 8.2 built-in, Carlson Survey OEM is the number one office software solution for surveyors in the United States. The many improvements to Carlson Survey 2017 OEM include: New Carlson Community for sharing program files such as point symbols and Field-to-Finish code tables; New hatch wizard to quickly hatch by picking an interior point or perimeter polyline; Added method to create a combined line and curve table; In the point editor, added display of images attached to points with ability to add and remove images. Added display of point groups and setting for non-surface status; Added Point Group Manager functions to create, isolate, edit, and renumber points; and Added ability to label northing and easting together with latitude and longitude. All versions of Carlson Survey, which benefit from more than 30 years of continual improvement, are designed for use for land surveying, providing a full tool kit for surveyors with everything from network least squares to surface modeling. Users get the ability to work seamlessly between the office and the field and they can establish company-wide design styles to ease and speed their work.

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