Topcon now offers a GIS module for the latest version of TopSURV, software for land surveying tasks. Operators using Topcon's survey-grade RTK GPS systems for conventional land survey tasks can now use the same equipment for GIS data collection. The seamless interface and common database enable a smooth and easy transition between the two functions. The extra costs of maintaining a separate sub-meter antenna, rover, and field computer for GIS data collection tasks are eliminated. For surveyors and utility system engineers involved in building GIS systems, it's the perfect solution for collecting location data on existing features and installations. TopSURV + GIS can also be used with mapping-grade systems like Topcon's Map-R, featuring the GMS-200 receiver and MG-A5 antenna. TopSURV + GIS is the first totally-integrated software for field computers to combine total station, RTK GPS, and GIS mapping capabilities all in one easy-to-operate program.

Source: Topcon, March 28, 2005