Milestones, a new section for 2007, allow our industry's manufacturers, distributors and professional service providers an opportunity to showcase their biggest achievements for the year. Read on to see what each company described as its 2007 Milestone.

Allen Precision Equipment

Allen Precision has had the privilege of supporting the surveying industry for more than 30 years. Our customers benefit from the largest choice of solutions in the country, backed with a talented group of people dedicated to providing you with outstanding customer service. Allen Precision continues to support and service any product regardless of the brand, make or model.

Benchmark Tool & Supply

Benchmark Tool & Supply opened a second location in Concord, N.C., this past year offering a full line of surveying, engineering and construction equipment and supplies available for sale or rental, as well as a complete equipment service facility. With locations now in Raleigh and Concord, Benchmark services the entire state of North Carolina, offering quality products and excellent customer service.

Berntsen International, Inc.

Berntsen International, Inc. celebrates 35 years as the leading manufacturer of survey markers. Thanks to all of our customers for your loyal patronage. We appreciate the confidence you’ve placed in our commitment to provide the finest quality products and service available. Berntsen … the professional’s choice in surveying products.

Carlson Software

Software solutions in each of Carlson Software’s main business areas--surveying, civil engineering, construction and mining--have been upgraded to better serve land development professionals. Carlson has partnered with top hardware companies around the world with Carlson SurvCE2.0, the powerful data collection software introduced in May. Carlson Survey and Civil 2008 were launched in June featuring more than 100 new features.


Since 1871, CST/berger has been known worldwide as the premiere supplier of surveying accessories. With the introduction of the CST-Series Total Stations, we now have a complete product offering. The CST-Series mixes great value with optical excellence, powerful on-board software, and 15,000 points internal memory for great performance. CST/berger is the world’s leading manufacturer of quality surveying equipment and supplies.

Dunham & Morrow, Inc.

In 2007 Dunham & Morrow introduced the Sea Pro, its first underwater magnetic locator featuring a proprietary automatic gain control, a diver’s bone conduction earphone and a backlit panel meter. For more information, visit our Web site and click on the Sea Pro tab.

Suzhou FOIF

Suzhou FOIF established a new factory in the Suzhou-Singapore Industry Park, which allows the company to improve production condition and adopt an advanced assembly line that will improve work efficiency and product quality. The construction of the workshop and R&D divisions has been building. Recently, the construction of the business building was launched, with expected completion by the end of the year.

Hayes Instrument Co.

Already an industry leader, Hayes Instrument Co. joined a partnership with Earl Dudley, Inc. this year to become the world’s largest positioning products provider. Hayes prides its success on listening to and fulfilling customers’ needs. This partnership gives Hayes the ability to provide the highest level of service and support, in addition to the best technology and value available to its customers.

Leica Geosystems

Leica Geosystems continues to be the market leader in measuring the world. The year of 2007 was marked by ground-breaking technologies that continue to mold the future of the geospatial industry.
  • ScanStation 2: Fastest time of flight scanner in the market.
  • TPS1200+: The fastest one-person total station in the world.
  • ADS40: The only high-resolution, fringe-free color and color infrared airborne imaging sensor. 


During 2007, Lengemann increased the ‘L-Net’ GPS Network to 55 total sites covering most of Florida. We aren’t finished yet… more to come in 2008! We’ve also added a ‘Parts’ section to our WebStore for your convenience!

Lewis & Lewis

  • 55 years in the land surveying profession
  • Land Surveying - Offshore Surveying & Navigation
  • Equipment Sales – Rentals – Repairs & Service
For 35 years and continuing today to serve land surveyors by providing quality products, service and support. Our goal is building long- term relationships through quality service and support as well as quality products at fair, consistent and competitive prices.


The world’s most affordable RTK survey solution, the Magellan ProMark3 RTK is now enabling a host of new users to reap the benefits of GPS RTK survey grade surveying and mapping.

“With the ProMark3 RTK, we’re getting everything we got with the total station and more, and we’re doing it with a smaller crew.” – county road engineer, Iowa

Positioning Solutions Company

Positioning Solutions Company has been providing our customers with a complete package of survey and construction equipment, including GPS solutions, total stations, lasers, estimating tools, software, positioning optical instruments, supplies and accessories for 44 years. We invite you to take advantage of our unmatched industry experience and thorough knowledge of leading-edge technology and products, which allow us to customize a solution that fits your company’s individual needs. Positioning Solutions Company has offices located in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Missouri and Wisconsin. Positioning Solutions Company is Topcon’s Dealer of the Year for 2006.

Riegl USA

Riegl USA is expanding the boundaries of 3D technology with the Riegl integrated mobile laser scanner system. The mobility of the system offers elevated levels of productivity and scanning efficiency with high ranging accuracy for terrestrial mobile mapping applications such as hydrography, GIS data collection, topographies high speed accident investigations among others. The scanner system is compact with rugged design and is Class 1 Eyesafe at any range.


In 2007, SECO added digital video files to its website, A significant investment was made to upgrade an existing photography studio with appropriate sound and lighting equipment as well as in purchasing a digital video camera. The new studio is capable of producing broadcast quality digital video. Product videos, field demonstrations, tech tips and tours are currently in production.

Seiler Instrument

Seiler Instrument celebrated 62 years in business under the same family ownership in 2007 with the support of our professional sales staff, full surveying equipment lines, service and repair facilities, support and implementation. 2007, also allowed Seiler the privilege to continue supporting all upcoming surveying professionals with several scholarship donations for continuing education to our regions professional land society foundations.

Silver Shield


The SOKKIA GSR2700 ISX fully integrated high-performance GNSS System is the industry's first talking receiver and first to offer multiple Bluetooth connections. The cable-free system features the AdVance RTK GPS + GLONASS engine allowing extended baseline positioning to 40 km. It works flawlessly within Reference Networks, or combine it with the GSR2700 RSX for accurate, reliable RTK positioning or for an on-the-fly mobile reference station.

SOUTH Survey

With keen dedication in R&D in recent years, SOUTH enjoys the latest advancements, such as improved GPS products, Win-CE total station and laser instruments to add more new items to the product range. As the leading role of the Chinese surveying industry, SOUTH is now igniting a new vision that the biggest production base for surveying equipments in the world has been switching to the mainland China.


In October 2007, introduced new invention: “Innspector 07” “All Materials Locator”… Plastic/PVC/Vinyl/Concrete/Clay, practically any buried target to around 4 meters. Handheld unit weights only 2.8 pounds and is completely portable. No wires, no separate transmitter, no setup… operates on 4 “C”-cell batteries.

Summit Commercial Finance

Summit Commercial Finance ranks number 1,330 on the first-ever Inc. 5,000 list of fastest-growing private companies in the country. Summit also ranked #35 on the Top 100 Inc. 5,000 Companies by Metro Region (Phoenix, Mesa, Scottsdale) and #63 on the Top 100 Companies by Industry - Financial Services. “Summit is privileged to be in the company of the elite organizations.” said Summit Commercial Finance founder, president & CEO, Scott C. Forrest.

Tripod Data Systems

In July 2007, TDS released its newest data collector, the Nomad, featuring a full 640x480 VGA display, backlit numeric keypad, 806 MHz processor, and a generous 15-hour rechargeable lithium-ion battery. The Nomad comes with Survey Pro and the Windows Mobile 6 operating system. It includes 128 MB of memory, integrated Bluetooth plus optional built-in GPS, 802.11 wireless and camera capabilities.

Thacker Manufacturing, Inc.

Thacker Manufacturing, Inc. introduced the manually operated Contractor Series HercuLoc. Internal rotary latches at each corner provide better security than a shell. Steel torsion springs counter balance the weight of the cover and hold it open. It will not fall down and you have to pull it down to close it. You can drive 75 MPH with the cover raised.

Topcon Positioning System

Designed from direct input with dealers and customers, Topcon Positioning System’s new TopSURV 7 software has a new efficient database, graphical user interface, and works with the Topcon FC-200 or the new FC-2200 controller. Features include large icons and text for easy navigation, new setup for station/offset, extra-efficient database, faster transfer of files... and is a free upgrade for Topcon customers.


Amid the rapid growth in demand for geospatial data, Trimble introduced a new vision for surveyors. Spatial Imaging augments the powerful airborne views of geospatial imaging with a useful new perspective: the ground. The 2007 launch of the Trimble VX Spatial Station shows how a single, versatile tool integrates all of the technology needed for precision surveys, digital imagery and 3D scanning.