Leading geospatial firm Carlson Software and Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) manufacturer, Autel Robotics, today announced a partnership that will allow UAS teams to utilize the full suite of Carlson’s software and hardware solutions with their Autel EVO II Pro Series aircraft.

“Autel produces excellent RTK drones with the accuracy that surveyors need, and adding them to Carlson’s strong lineup of tools for land development professionals really helps complete the solution that we can provide for our customers,” says Derek Roché, Carlson Regional Manager. “We can take you through the entire project lifecycle from setting your ground control points with a BRx7 GNSS receiver and RT4 data collector with SurvPC field software to the actual drone flight to the photo processing on your computer or in the cloud, all the way through to processing that data, creating linework, surfaces, and finished plans in CAD with our powerful, industry-standard office software.”

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The Autel EVO II Pro RTK UAS

Carlson’s tools for UAS professionals include Carlson PhotoCapture, a standalone or cloud-based photogrammetry software to create point clouds, orthoimages, surfaces, and more from drone photo data; Carlson Point Cloud office software which provides powerful tools such as bare-earth and automated feature extraction for point clouds, Carlson’s suite of CAD office software, such as the industry-standard Carlson Survey program to create finished CAD files and plans, and the Carlson BRx7 GNSS receiver, which can be used both to accurately place ground control points and as a base to provide corrections to an Autel EVO II Pro RTK drone through Carlson’s Listen-Listen network.

“The workflow capabilities Carlson already has in place present an excellent choice for land development professionals, and now with the addition of the Autel EVO II series to handle the aerial data collection, we’re proud to offer the most comprehensive option in the industry today.”

In 2015, Autel Robotics released its first-generation UAS product: the X-STAR. The success of the X-STAR and the subsequent EVO II series allowed Autel Robotics to quickly build a reputation in US markets. With the introduction of the EVO II series and platform in 2020, Autel Robotics will push its folding UAS to new heights in performance and application.

Carlson specializes in land surveying, construction, engineering, mining, machine control, and CSI solutions for professionals worldwide. In business since 1983, Carlson’s approach has always been to provide their customers with the most efficient, specialized, and powerful tools possible, backed by the best free, unlimited support in the industry.