August 29, 2016 8:33 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 2016.

Carlson Software, Inc. Key Developments

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.

Carlson Software Inc. Introduces All New Ruggedized Tablet, Carlson RT3

Carlson Software Inc. announced the Carlson RT3, the latest in company's ruggedized tablet line, has been released bringing powerful functionality to users mobile data collection. Following the Carlson Supervisor and Panasonic FZ-M1 Tablet, the RT3 ensures ruggedness and reliability. The RT3 provides maximum efficiency in the harshest weather environments with its 7” touch screen interface and all-day battery power. The tablet is lightweight, ergonomic and most importantly, completely ruggedized with an IP68 water and dust resistant Ingress Protection rating. The tablet includes a USB port, audio jack, docking port and more, all with removable protective seals to keep out dust and dirt when not in use. The RT3 boasts a high-visibility display with IllumiView TM technology and chemically-strengthened Dragontail TM glass for impact and scratch resistance. The touch display is designed for use with gloves or the included small tip stylus in wet conditions. In addition, it offers the full functionality of Windows OS for a complete office-to-field computer solution. The RT3 has a battery life of 8-10 hours and an optional hot-swap battery expansion adding an extra 4-5 hours of battery life, allowing for minimal downtime. The Carlson RT3 is designed for land surveyors, contractors and GIS mapping professionals. It comes bundled with Carlson SurvPC – the Windows- based data collection program – with the option of running with the Esri ® OEM program for use in the field. Or use the RT3 in the office with any Carlson office software. With the 4GB of RAM, 64 or 128GB storage options, users are able to collect and analyze their data quicker than ever before.

Carlson Software, Inc. Releases Carlson SurvCE and SurvPC 5.0

Carlson Software announced release of Carlson SurvCE and SurvPC 5.0. The newest version of Carlson Software’s in-the-field land surveying software – Carlson SurvCE 5.0 for data collectors and Carlson SurvPC 5.0 for ruggedized tablets and laptops – has just been released. Featuring many new additions and improvements, Carlson SurvCE 5.0 focuses on speed and power with a new memory allocator, which empowers users to do more, faster. Newest instrument drivers added for Total Stations and GPS receivers include: full support for the WEC7 update on the Carlson Surveyor2, Carlson’s CR+, Geomax’s Zoom35 Pro, Zoom90, and Zipp20 total stations, and data collector support for the Stonex S4, Foif F55/F52, Daishin DS3, and Hemisphere XF3. Ten new models of GNSS drivers include those from CHC, Champion, EFT, Geomax, Hi-Target, Sokkia, Spectra Precision, and South. Other new features include: One Touch” points feature selection; Graphical Stakeout Interface; Easy-select target feature; New GNSS antenna library; Improved memory management; Edit Centerline; GPS-Search improvements for motorized Total Stations; Extended Point-List; Add curves and spirals by fitting the existing PIs in the existing Edit Centerline function; GNSS Mission Planning supported on all Windows Mobile and PC versions; Support for Carlson office geoids in binary format; Tilted pole measurement support on select devices allowing adjustment of the final position to account for tilt; Powerful grid-scan feature; GPS-Search for motorized total stations improved for a more accurate target matching and speed optimization; Support for e-level on additional receivers, this including an auto-store by level new feature; and, Support for KML export of lines.

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