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All terrain vehicles tracked or wheeled
  • Four wheel drive 4WD vehicles
Desktop computers
Digital cameras
Distance meters
  • Electronic distance measuring devices
  • Electrotapes
  • Measuring chains
  • Tellurometers
Extension pole
  • Prism poles
Geological compasses
Global positioning system GPS receiver
  • Community base station global positioning systems GPS
  • Global positioning system GPS receivers
  • Real-time kinematics RTK global positioning systems GPS
Instrument tripods
  • Tripods
Laser measuring systems
  • 3D laser scanning systems
  • Laser distance measuring equipment
  • Laser scanner coordinate capturing equipment
Laser printers
Level sensors or transmitters
  • Transit levels
  • Automatic optical pendulum leveling systems
  • Electronic digital/bar-code leveling systems
  • Geodetic leveling rods
  • Hand levels
  • Leveling bubbles
  • Optical pendulum levels
Measuring rods
  • Sight targets
  • Vertical/target rods
Measuring tables
  • Alidades
  • Plane tables
Measuring wheels for distance
  • Wheeled measuring devices
Metal detectors
  • Magnetic field pipe locators
Notebook computers
Personal computers
Plotter printers
  • Plotters
Plumb bobs
Pneumatic hammer
  • Jackhammers
Portable data input terminals
  • Handheld data collectors
  • Portable hydrographic surveying equipment
  • Ranger data collectors
  • Robotic survey measuring instruments
  • Survey instrument control units
Power saws
  • Chain saws
  • Telescoping pole saws
  • Engineering scales
Scientific calculator
  • Pre-programmed coordinate geometry COGO calculators
  • Programmable calculators
Seismic receivers
  • Ground vibration sensing equipment
  • Echosounders
  • Fathometer sonar equipment
  • Multibeam sonar equipment
  • Side scan sonars
Tape measures
  • Measuring tapes
  • Total stations
  • Tribrach level bubble adjusting blocks
  • Tribrach optical plummet adjusting cylinders
Two way radios


Analytical or scientific software
  • Coordinate geometry COGO software
  • Datalog with guidance DLWG software
  • Foresoft CDS Cogo
  • Foresoft CDS Model
  • Low-level driver LLD software
  • MicroSurvey FieldGenius
  • MicroSurvey OfficeSync
  • Modeling software
  • QuickCogo
  • Trimble Geomatics Office
  • Trimble GPS Pathfinder
  • Trimble Total Control
  • Tripod Data Systems
  • Triton Elics International Isis
Computer aided design CAD software
  • Autodesk AutoCAD Hot technology
  • Autodesk AutoCAD Civil 3D Hot technology
  • Autodesk CAiCE Visual Transportation
  • Autodesk Land Desktop
  • Bentley MicroStation Hot technology
  • Carlson CG Survey
  • Carlson SurvCADD
  • Computer aided design and drafting software CADD
  • MENSI 3Dipsos
  • MicroSurveyCAD
  • Trimble Terramodel
  • Tripod Data Systems Foresight
  • TRS Software TomCADD
Data base reporting software
  • MicroSurvey Star*Net
Data base user interface and query software
  • Database software
  • Microsoft Access Hot technology
  • Trimble TerraSync
Electronic mail software
  • Email software
  • Microsoft Exchange
Graphics or photo imaging software
  • Bentley GeoPak Bridge
Internet browser software
  • Web browser software
Map creation software
  • Bentley Systems InRoads Suite
  • Carlson
  • Carlson Survey
  • Desktop digital photogrammetry system DDPS
  • ESRI ArcGIS software Hot technology
  • ESRI ArcInfo
  • ESRI ArcView
  • Geomechanical design analysis GDA software
  • Muncy Plat Pronto
  • SiteComp Survey
  • Traverse PC
  • Trimble Digital Fieldbook
Office suite software
  • Microsoft Office
Presentation software
  • Microsoft PowerPoint Hot technology
Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel Hot technology
Word processing software
  • Microsoft Word

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