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Survey Pro Software Modules Explained

Spectra Survey Pro software (formally TDS Survey Pro) is available in individual licensed modules.  We breakdown which features are included with each module and what the cost is.

Survey Pro software is available in individual license modules that start with basic surveying project needs (Standard) and move into more advanced features and capabilities (Survey Pro). This can keep your costs down if you only need certain features in the field.  You can also enable functionality with GPS / GNSS and robotic instruments by purchasing additional modules as necessary.

Survey Pro Max is the full-featured set of Survey Pro which provides all available features and instrument compatibility.

Modules can be purchased online and activated by entering a license code on your controller.

Cost of Survey Pro Upgrade Modules - all prices in USD:

  • Survey Standard: $1,000.00 USD
  • Survey Pro (upgrade from Standard): $400.00
    • Robotics support: Upgrade for Survey Pro: $800.00
    • GNSS Support: Upgrade for Survey Pro: $800.00
    • Survey Pro MAX (upgrade from Standard): $1,700.00
  • Survey Pro MAX (Full installation): $2,700.00

Overview of Survey Pro modules

Survey Standard

Survey Standard is the base module of Survey Pro.  The standard version is basically a data collection package for surveyors with mechanical instrument support. 

Highlighted features in Survey Pro standard:

  • Mechanical instrument support
  • Data collection features
  • Basic point stakeout
  • Basic COGO including: Inverses, intersections, manual traverse & area
  • Basic curve solutions
  • DXF support


Survey Pro

The Survey Pro module includes all features in Survey Standard and adds advanced features like road layout routines, advanced staking routines (station & offset), attribute collection, DTM (Digital Terrain Model) and more robust COGO features.

Highlighted features in Survey Pro

  • Advanced COGO and Curve Solutions including station offsets, average points, and spiral tools
  • Advanced Stakeout including offset staking, slope staking and stake to a DTM
  • Road Layout – Complete road layout and staking tool set


Instrument Support & Compatibility

To move beyond mechanical instrument support, you'll need to upgrade Survey Pro to include either GNSS or robotic instrument support.

  • Survey Pro Robotics - Required to run robotic instruments*
  • Survey Pro GNSS - Required to run RTK GPS/GNSS receivers*


Survey Pro Max

Provides all features available in Survey Pro, combined with full GNSS & robotic instrument support.

 

Software


Survey Standard


Survey Pro


Survey Pro Robotic


Survey Pro GNSS


Survey Pro Max


Mechanical Instrument Support


Yes


Yes


Yes


Yes


Yes


GPS/GNSS Instrument Support


No


No


No


Yes


Yes


Robotic Instrument Support


No


No


Yes


No


Yes


Data Collection


Standard


Standard


Standard


Extensive Routines


Extensive Routines


Stakeout


Basic Point Stakeout


Advanced (Offset Staking, Slope Staking & Stake to a DTM)


Advanced (Offset Staking, Slope Staking & Stake to a DTM)


Advanced Stakeout & All GNSS Staking Routines are supported


Advanced Stakeout & All GNSS Staking Routines are supported


COGO & Curve Solutions


Basic (Inverses, Intersections, Manual Traverse, Area and much more)


Advanced (Station Offsets, Average Points, & Spiral Tools)


Advanced (Station Offsets, Average Points, & Spiral Tools)


Advanced (Station Offsets, Average Points, & Spiral Tools)


Advanced (Station Offsets, Average Points, & Spiral Tools)


Road Layout


No


Yes


Yes


Yes


Yes


Projections & Calibrations


No


No


No


Yes


Yes


Support for RTK, Network RTK, Static & PPK Surveys


No


No


No


Yes


Yes


Click here to view a complete list of Survey Pro features (.PDF)>>

Contact us if you would like to purchase any Survey Pro modules or upgrade your current version.

*Survey Pro 6.6 and newer is compatible with all Spectra Geospatial and Nikon instruments as well as Trimble's S, SPS and VX instruments, R8, R10 & SPS 985, SPS855 GNSS receivers as well as support for some Topcon, Leica and Sokkia products. 

Data collector support is also based on which version of Survey Pro you have.  Version 6 currently supports a wide range of data collectors including: TSC3 / RANGER 3, TSC7 / RANGER 7, YUMA 7 and other Windows 10 devices.

Survey Pro release notes and other information can be found on Spectra Geospatial support page >>

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