Carlson Offers End-of-Year Savings on Hardware and Software
Carlson has released special End-of-Year pricing on hardware and software. From now until December 31, 2019, industry professionals have the opportunity to purchase the latest versions of popular Carlson products and bundles.

The Carlson Pick 4 Suite, which allows customers to pick 4 modules: Survey, Civil, GIS, Hydrology, CADnet, or Point Cloud Basic is available for $3,125 – saving $1,220. Those interested in Carlson Takeoff Suite can save $2,255 and receive the modules: Construction, Trench, CADnet, and GeoTech for $5,995. Carlson Survey OEM is available for $2,695, which is $300 in savings. Each office software offer includes maintenance to August 1, 2020.

Only Pay for What You Need with Carlson PhotoCapture
by Steve Cummings
Imagine you’re not the biggest company in the world but you’d like to use a drone for developing 3D surfaces or “as-built” layouts or you’re just getting images of the site to underlay your CAD deliverables. Your costs are the drone, the pilot training, and the image processing. The drone you like costs what it costs, the pilot certification is currently $150 every two years in the US.

Up until now there were two pricing models for image processing.

1)  Buy a computer capable of running a desktop package, pricing for the software $5K and up, then subject to yearly maintenance costs. You’re constrained by the speed of the computer and can only process one job at a time.

SurvNET 2020
by Doug Aaberg
I would imagine that everyone knows that year after year, Carlson dedicates time and staff to upgrading its software. The 2020 version that just released a few weeks ago contains about 250 new features and/or upgrades to Carlson’s software products. Most of these new features come from direct input from users. Each new feature is specifically designed to help users get their jobs done easier and with more efficiency. This year, SurvNET, which is probably one of the more underutilized programs, got a major overhaul.

SurvNET  is Carlson’s least square adjustment program. It has the ability to process a network of survey data using multiple field measurement raw data as well as GPS vectors, differential levels, and external control files. This allows users to collect field data in whatever way best suits the needs of their projects and combine it all into a single adjusted network. The problem with any least-squares adjustment has always been the ability to understand and review the data to ensure that proper results have been acquired.

Carlson Introduces New Functionality & Simplified Pricing for PhotoCapture
A new powerful version of Carlson’s post-flight photogrammetry software, PhotoCapture, was released on the opening day of Commercial UAV Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada. The latest release introduces both new features and updates to the cloud-based processing software.

The latest release of PhotoCapture includes improved workflows for RTK drones and a new interface for the Survey Canvas with full-screen mode, improved layout management, and higher performance. It also includes higher resolution basemaps for background map layers and improved graphics for project reports.

Early-Bird Rate for Carlson ‘Go West’ 2020 User Conference Now Available
For those looking to improve their Carlson software and hardware skills, now is the time to sign up to attend Carlson’s ‘Go West’ 2020 User Conference. Scheduled to be held April 20-22, 2020, in Portland, Oregon, at the Sheraton Portland Airport Hotel. The 2020 Go West offers more than 60 educational sessions to choose from — covering a wide variety of industries, products, and workflows.

The conference early-bird rate, which coincides with Carlson’s wide range of End-of-Year Specials , is available for $995 until December 31. The rate will increase to $1,195 going into 2020.