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Carlson SurvCE | SurvPC

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There’s a reason surveyors make Carlson their first choice in data collection software. SurvCE (for Windows Mobile) and SurvPC (for Windows) combine advanced functionality, ease-of-use, and cutting-edge features with excellent service and award-winning technical support.

Both SurvCE and SurvPC support the widest range of popular and newly released RTK GPS and conventional and robotic total stations, putting the power of Carlson’s in-field coordinate geometry at your fingertips.

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Highly graphical and intuitive user interface is designed ‘by surveyors for surveyors’

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

Optional Field-to-Finish: Create drawings intuitively and automatically as you work, saving you time back in the office

Strong GIS features with optional seamless linking to Esri® in SurvPC

Export directly in KML format for fast control in Google Earth

Camera integration allowing assignment of picture to points or lines

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

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. See full list at

SurvCE/PC are available in more than two dozen languages: English, Spanish, German, French, French (Canadian), Russian, Portuguese, Czech, Dutch, Chinese, Korean, Greek, Italian, Polish, Hungarian, Swedish, Latvian and 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

GIS Inspector allows instant access to GIS attributing in the map screen

Surface Inspector enables easy comparison of plan vs. as-built in elevation difference, making it simpler to store and stake the points that matter

Obstructed Point Stakeout allows guided staking of unreachable points by marking azimuth and distance

Automatic Backsight Check in the joystick screen makes it easier to check your setup at any time

GPS Tolerance Band instantly indicates when a tolerance is exceeded in live survey screens


Mix and match any RTS and GNSS from Carlson’s vast driver library

GPS Search is faster than any search method available

Follow Me keeps the total station pointed where you need it by continuously tracking the GNSS location

Smart Lock detects when you are slowing down to take a measurement and automatically locks on the prism—ready when you are

Smart Staking provides directions from the GNSS when the total station position isn’t available, then automatically locks back on the prism when you reach your destination

Backup Tracking — GPS position is automatically shown when total station is not tracking

GNSS Sensors work with the total station to allow e-level in total station mode and automatic correction of tilted poles


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

Comprehensive routines: Slope Staking, As-Built Topo with “Store Sections”, and more

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


Powered by Esri: If ArcMap10, ArcView or equivalent reside on the same Windows tablet, SurvPC ‘finds’ the Esri engine and reads and writes Esri MXD files automatically, or SurvPC can be purchased with an Esri OEM engine built inside

Intuitively use Esri Maps to perform all survey functions with no downtime learning new software

Stake out, identify or draw to any existing feature by conventional ‘snap’ selection in Esri, DGN or .dxf

Create new points in Esri, DGN or .dxf with symbols and formats native to the map

• Learn more in the SurvPC Esri Brochure

Learn more in the SurvPC Esri Brochure

Category: SurvCE|PC / SurvPCTopic ID: 1028Title: SurvPC System Requirements

The System Requirements for SurvPC are as follows:

Minimum Hardware Recommendations:
*Note: UHD (4K) Tablets are not supported at this time

  • Intel Pentium or more powerful processor
  • 64-bit machines are supported, but application itself is 32-bit
  • 1GB RAM (minimum)
  • 600 MB of free hard disk space
  • 1 x 9-pin serial RS-232 port optional
  • Wireless LAN 802.11 b/g/n optional
  • Integrated Bluetooth v.2.0 or better
  • Specifications Subject to Change without Advance Notice
    Operating Systems Requirements Per SurvPC Version:
  • Version 6.x: Requires Windows 10
  • Version 5.x: Supports up to Windows OS, 10. Max*
  • Version 4.x: Supports up to Windows OS, 8.1. Max*
  • Version 3.x: Supports up to Windows OS, 8.1. Max*
  • Version 2.5: Supports up to Windows OS, 7. max*
    *Running on an operating system not listed with the SurvPC version above could lead to technical issues. It is recommended to contact your Carlson Software Representative or Certified Dealer for upgrading options.
    Before ordering SurvPC it is highly recommended that you download the demo version and "TEST DRIVE" the product on your PC before ordering the software. This may help you avoid any unforeseen technical issues.