10:00 - 10:20 Topcon Solutions - Jim Martin:  GPS Grid to Ground Conversions/Problems
10:25 - 10:45 Topcon Solutions - Terry Gammill:   GPS Standard Errors or Today's Robotics
 10:50 - 11:10 Ozark Laser - Matt Todd:  UAV 107 Prerequisites and Licensure
  Volumetric Collection and Data Sets & Flight Planning - Control -- Scaling
 11:15 - 11:35 Laser Specialists - Dustin Beeson:  Hi-Def Laser Scanning
 11:40 - 12:00 Carlson Software - Ladd Nelson:  Data Collection Field to Finish

True Field to Finish is one of the most powerful tools for a Land Surveyor to use to reduce the office time required to produce a finished product. But it remains one of the most underutilized. This session will cover the complete field to finish process including pre-collection office and field setup, field collection, and office processing. We will use Carlson SurvCE and Carlson Survey to demonstrate the complete solution

Ladd Nelson – Carlson Software, Inc.

Mr. Nelson joined Carlson Software in 2007 and is the Director of Midwest Sales for Carlson Software. He has been serving the Land Surveying and Civil Engineering markets since 1991 and has technical experience covering product development and design, sales, technical support along with product implementation and training. Mr. Nelson’s interest in computers and his Civil Engineering Degree from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville gave him the opportunity to pursue a career in software development for land surveyors and civil engineers. For over twenty five years, Ladd has been providing his clients with technical support and on-site training. His background also includes land survey experience and he is working to build a strong dealer/client base in the upper Midwest portion of the United States. Ladd is based near Dubuque, IA, and can be reached directly by phone at 563-583-8552 or by email at

Ladd has previously been an Officer and Board member for the IntelliCAD Technology Consortium ( and currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Open Design Alliance (, a non-profit organization comprised of member companies who are committed to open industry-standard formats for the exchange of CAD data and to the maintenance of valuable data stored by design systems. In his spare time, he is actively involved in charitable fund-raising efforts, is an avid home-brewer and enjoys a relaxing game of golf and spending time outdoors on or near the Mississippi River with his wife and two children.


Founded in 1983, Carlson Software, Inc. is a leading provider of office and field software for land development markets, including land surveying, civil engineering, mining, construction, accident reconstruction and GPS-assisted machine control. Carlson Software is headquartered in Maysville, KY, with additional offices in Boston and The Netherlands.

Carlson Software has a goal: to be the premier, independent software provider for the related markets of surveying, civil engineering, mining and construction. We continue to deliver the most complete suite of software solutions ever offered for these industries by a single company. We believe this is what the industry wants: the best hardware, provided by hardware companies manufacturing GPS, total stations and scanners, and the best application software for all equipment, manufactured by independent, non-aligned software companies focused on ease-of-use, powerful feature sets, technical support and software integration and cross-product compatibility. That's where we come in - Carlson Software offers the complete suite of solutions, across the disciplines of data collection, surveying, engineering design and drafting, mine planning and modeling, construction estimation and machine control.

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