Surveyors providing online feedback can enter to win.

Tripod Data Systems, Corvallis, Ore., announced a special promotion to give away a TDS Recon data collector bundled with Survey Pro 4.0 software. The package is valued at $2,199. Online registration includes completing a questionnaire and will run until October 30, 2004, or until 7,500 entries are received at

"Feedback from surveyors is a vital component in the process of refining our products, services and communications," said Eric Hall, TDS survey products manager. "We need to hear what our customers have to say. We are holding this drawing as a thank-you to those who take the time to answer our brief survey."

TDS designed the Recon and the latest version of Survey Pro to make surveying easier and more accurate. Survey Pro 4.0 includes multiple workflow enhancements, an Instrument Manager, editable favorites and GPS cell phone support. The Recon's Intel XScale processor delivers the computing power needed to run Survey Pro functions and routines quickly. Its 64 MB of nonvolatile Flash memory keeps data files secure. Large displays and convenient buttons make all of Survey Pro's functions readily available. The Recon is lightweight at just 17 ounces, with rounded edges that provide a comfortable grip and a display that's bright and clear in sunlight. Source: TDS, September 1