Carlson SurvCE 2.5 Data Collection Software Released

Maysville, Ky. — The newest version of Carlson Software’s popular data collection software – Carlson SurvCE 2.5 – has just been released. Two years in production, with incremental updates along the way, Carlson SurvCE 2.5 is a free upgrade for Carlson customers already using SurvCE 2.0 and newer.

Featuring hundreds of additions and improvements, Carlson SurvCE 2.5 works with more brands of Total Stations and GPS receivers than any other data collection software on the market. New instrument drivers added for Total Stations and GPS receivers include: CST Berger, Foif, GeoMax, Hemisphere Crescent and Eclipse, Javad receivers, Leica Flexline, NavCom 2110, Ashtech ProMark 500 and ProFlex 500, Sokkia GRX1 and Stonex S9 GNSS and Orion.

“SurvCE 2.5 continues to set the standard in data collection,” says Bruce Carlson, president of Carlson Software. “While Carlson is well known for its surveying and roading features, especially in the U.S. and Australia, the new options in SurvCE should also appeal very strongly to the European market with the emphasis on precision occupation for total stations, and expanded reporting of GPS localization and measurement data.”

SurvCE 2.5 is available now in more than a dozen languages, with several more about to be released. These include: English, Spanish, French, French (Canadian), Portuguese, Czech, Dutch, simplified Chinese, Korean, Greek, Italian, Polish, Hungarian and more.

“The main and universal advantages of SurvCE are retained—a simple interface, quick learning curve, strong graphics, and rich set of features to complete any work from building and highway stakeout, to property surveying, topo, control, and GIS data collection,” adds Carlson.

SurvCE 2.5 has six new and expanded Roading Routines: Template Grade Tables, Grade Staking, Multiple Centerline Routine, Dynamic Template Ditches, the display and staking of pipes in cross section, and one-step Screen Selection of Sections from Polylines.  All alignment-based staking can now be conducted at interval or real-time, at any location, with cut/fill and station/offset reporting.

Those upgrading to SurvCE 2.5 or moving over to this versatile and popular data collection software will find new stakeout commands for building extensions following alignments observed in the field and for building pad relocation by frontage and side-line offsets. The Advanced Occupation command allows for both resection and backsight averaging using least squares analysis on all types of backsight observation (angle only to towers, angle/distance to prisms, etc.). In addition, SurvCE 2.5 has point symbols and supports .dwg files directly. 

Carlson SurvCE is the first choice in data collection software with advanced, yet easy-to-use functionality. Carlson’s excellent, free and prompt technical support adds to the many reasons to upgrade to SurvCE 2.5. The Carlson Surveyor and Surveyor+ data collectors were developed to work smoothly and efficiently with Carlson SurvCE. Both can be found at dealers near you. For more information, call Carlson at 800-989-5028 or visit

About Carlson Software
Founded in 1983, Carlson Software produces technically advanced software solutions for the civil engineering, land surveying, machine control/positioning, solid waste landfill, mining, and law enforcement investigative industries.