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Carlson X-Port Free for Carlson SurvCE/SurvPC Users


The Perfect Office Toolbox for your SurvCE / SurvPC

Dear Carlson user,                                                                                

Here is the latest news on improvements in Carlson X-Port version 4.1.1 that can be downloaded from

Carlson X-Port is an office application that Carlson provides, free of charge, to any registered user of our data-collection packages Carlson SurvCE and Carlson SurvPC.  NOTE: Carlson is offering various end-of-year sales on SurvPC, the Surveyor+ GPS with SurvCE, and a Carlson Supervisor, SurvCE, Carlson Survey package -- See More.

One X-Port serial number should have been provided to those utilizing SurvCE or SurvPC, together with your SurvCE/SurvPC serial number, and this is what you will need to activate the software while being installed in your PC computer - please ask your dealer in case you didn’t get it. In the last part of this document, you can find a general overview for all X-Port features.

Next is a list of the latest improvements and additions made from version 4.1 (April. 2011) till today…

Enhanced Geoid Manager

Geoid Manager allows the user to split a big Geoid file into smaller areas, by giving a center location (Lat/ Lon) and zone width (Km, Miles, or Degrees)

A new direct access has been included in the X-Port Tools Menu to run Geoid Manager – this was slightly hidden before in SurvCom.

Geoid manager allows you to select any of the supported Geoid Undulation Models from Carlson. From version 4.1, you don’t need to download the models before running the tool (before you had to get them from our Knowledge Base pages under Carlson website). Just select the model you need to process from the list, and Geoid Manager will automatically download the required files on the fly (this requires an internet connection).


The resulting model will be stored with the name you choose and .gsf file extension in the folder you select. In order to use this new Geoid part, just copy this .gsf file in any of the SurvCE/ SurvPC Data folders.

 New GNSS Localization Report

Also under Tools Menu, a new command has been added in Carlson X-Port to generate reports showing all of the Coordinate Transformations Parameters applied in a job, this includes the ability to report input data and results from GNSS localization file (.loc/.dat/.gc3 types). This command is very similar to the one also recently implemented in SurvCE / SurvPC that you can find in Equip / Localization/ Points tab (the icon in the top bar)

Xport Pre report 

The X-Port Localization Report is generated in ASCII text format, and basically includes the same content as the report generated in SurvCE (the output format used there is HTML)

Localization Report in X-Port                                   Localization Report in SurvCE / SurvPC

Xport LocReportSCE LocReport

All SurvCE / SurvPC Coordinate Reference Systems supported

A new option for “More Pre-Defined/ User-Defined” has been added to Projection Type for GPS settings dialog wherever this setup is required in X-Port, like in Process GPS or Localization Report. The setup command allows, same as in SurvCE/ SurvPC, to keep a Pre-Defined list of projections that can be added from the regular List of Pre-Defined as well as new Definitions made by the user.

 XPort New Projections SPN


New On-Line Raw-Data Reporting Application

Not included in X-Port but complementing this application is a new reporting system that is being developed in our EMEA office in The Netherlands (Almere), and hosted in the Carlson European website: Any user can run the web application that is in the right side of the main screen:

  EMEA WebApp  (Direct link is:

EMEA WebApp 02

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Basic specifications for this new reporting system are:

  • Still on beta version. All your inputs are very welcome!!
  • Two separate raw data report types, for GNSS and Total Station
  • User choice  define the output format for coordinate order and angle units
  • Several different output file formats like:

.HTM Can be revised with any compatible Internet Navigator, like Microsoft Internet Explorer. Nice format to be printed out (fields/columns in the report can be toggled on/off by the user)

EMEA WebApp 04 

.CSV Comma Separated Values in ASCII Test format, can be edited by any Spread Sheet or Office applications like Microsoft Excel, or parsed to use and reprocess the raw data from third party solutions.

EMEA WebApp 05 

.KML Geographic Data Format that will let you see all the GNSS positions coming from the job in any kml-compatible  geo-referenced map or image like Google Earth

EMEA WebApp 06 

Carlson X-Port. Main features summary

Here is a general overview for the main X-Port functionality:

  • Multiple languages supported. The translation of X-Port has already been completed (or close to be finished) for English, German, Czech, Dutch, Modern Greek, Portuguese, Romanian, and Spanish. In progress now for Afrikaans, Bulgarian, Croatian, Finnish, French, Hungarian, South African English, Italian, Kazakh,  Latvian, Lithuanian, Polish, Russian, Serbian, and Turkish.
  • RW5 and CRD files Editor. This including searching tools , adding new Total Station or GNSS records (useful to enter GPS points for a new localization), adding new points in the RW5 or CRD files, changing the units on displayed values.

Xport Editor 

  • RE-Processing tools for GNSS and Total Station.  Several different methods to compute traverse observations (Angle Balance, Compass, Crandall, Transit, Least-Squares) and GNSS re-processing using any of the current or user defined Projections, Geoid Undulation Models and Localization Files.
  • Direct Data Transfer with several data-collectors in the market like (shown in the picture)

Xport Transfer 

  • Geoid Manager. Allows the user to split a big Geoid file into smaller areas, by giving a center location (Lat/ Lon) and zone width (Km, Miles, or Degrees). The selected Geoid from the initial list will be downloaded on-the-fly from our Carlson Web Geoid-Data-Base.
  • Raw Data Import-Export. Covering different formats to attend many of the market standards like C&G, CalTrans, Carlson, Fieldbook, Geodimeter, Leica, Nikon, SDMS, SMI, Sokkia/SDR, SurvCE/SurvPC, TDS, Trimble, several DOT formats, Moss, RMGeo, TopoBase.
  • Point Data Import-Export. Formats supported by these routines are:  Text-ASCII, Geodimeter, Leica, NLS MMH360, Sokkia SDR, TDS-CR5, SDMS and TopBase.
  • Image X-Port. By reading different image formats like BMP, JPEG, JPEG2000, TIFF and MrSid and their associated geo-reference information, Carlson Image X-Port creates an Image Data Base including a pyramidal image set that allows SurvCE and SurvPC in the field to work with over-sized high-resolution ortho-pictures in the map background while using any of the land surveying tools like Store Points, Stakeout or Map-Cogo. An included tool in Image X-Port allows to geo-reference a picture from two know points in the ortho-image in the case it wasn´t referenced from the source (like Google Earth images case)
  • Localization Report. Generates reports showing all of the Coordinate Transformations Parameters applied in a job, this includes the ability to report input data and results from GNSS localization file (.loc/.dat/.gc3 types).
  •  And many more tools are also included like Cut-Sheet preparation from points list with user-defined fields, Direct-Reverse reports, units converter for points, Field Code editor and DXF to triangulation model conversions.


NOTE: Carlson is offering various end-of-year sales on SurvPC, the Surveyor+ GPS with SurvCE, and a Carlson Supervisor, SurvCE, Carlson Survey package -- See More.

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Your carlson emea website is by far the easiest and most accurate gnss point data converstion i have used. good job!
Posted @ Wednesday, January 04, 2012 9:10 AM by steve
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It would be helpful if the online RAW data reporting tool included a column showing the Geoid Seperation Value used for each Point.
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