Carlson Software made a few announcements at Intergeo 2013 in Essen, Germany, this week.

The Carlson SurveyGNSS post-processing program has been developed for surveyors and positioning professionals looking to achieve centimeter accuracy when working on the edge of their RTK infrastructure, perform sub-centimeter positioning, and/or provide the highest quality assurance to their customers.

The simple, yet powerful data post-processing solution is tightly integrated into the Carlson field and office workflow. SurveyGNSS is designed to accept GNSS data from any receiver in RINEX format.

 “The software has been tested extensively on data sets from around the world with very good results and feedback,” says Bruce Carlson, president of Carlson Software. “Many of our business partners are planning to carry SurveyGNSS and have participated in our pre-release testing.” 

Carlson SurveyGNSS will process GNSS observations in traditional static, “stop and go” (static-kinematic), and kinematic (moving) antenna positioning modes. The software provides a straightforward, workflow-oriented user interface, which includes an overview map and the observation files, computed vectors, and positions presented in fully functional spreadsheet-like grids.

Carlson SurveyGNSS is slated to be available from your local Carlson representative or dealer by Dec. 1, 2013.

Also just released, the Carlson MINI2 data collector was created to be more rugged, fast and reliable than its predecessor. And it comes with a numerical keyboard

The Carlson MINI2 data collector. (Photo courtesy of Carlson)

for easy coding of points.

"We think surveyors, or anyone working out in the field, will find that despite its small size, the Carlson MINI2 meets the toughest standards for a data collector," says Butch Herter, director of Hardware for Carlson Software. "Its new keyboard is sure to help increase production and accuracy."

Carlson also is introducing a new and improved version of its affordable Qmini data collector. The rugged, but lightweight Qmini2 provides fast processing and fits comfortably in one hand.

Weighing just 11 ounces, the Qmini2 includes a 5-megapixel camera and has a 3.7-inch sunlight-readable display and comes with a stylus for ease of use.