Tripod Data Systems (TDS) announced it is providing complimentary copies of its TDS COGO for Pocket PC surveying software-a $99 value-through the TDS website. TDS COGO provides a complete range of coordinate geometry tools to allow surveyors to perform calculations for any layout. The free TDS COGO program and accompanying manuals will be distributed via the TDS website only. To download the software, surveyors simply provide some basic information at

Also, TDS announced a trade-in promotion for customers who trade in any data collector other than an HP 48 for a new Ranger bundle or TDS Recon with Survey Pro 4.0 software. The trade-in allowance is $600 for a Recon 200/400 or Ranger 200C with Survey Pro; $900 for Survey Pro Robotic or Survey Pro GPS; and $1,200 for Survey Pro Max. The promotion is valid for Recon or Ranger and Survey Pro bundles purchased until Dec. 31, 2004. The data collector to be traded in must be complete and working. Additional information and trade-in rules are available at (TDS, Corvallis, Ore.)