NOTE: Manuals for all products may be downloaded at the end of this page.
Compatible with Windows through OS 10.
The program is 3-dimensional, meaning elevations may also be created and used in several of the cogo routines.
Use up to 100,000 points, each containing a point number, a pair of coordinates, and optionally an elevation and a descriptor with a maximum of 20 characters. One megabyte of storage could contain about 23 one-thousand point files
- The common cogo functions like bearing-distance traverse, inverse and the intersection problems are built-in and executed from one screen. There is also a very useful bearing-distance feature in the Utilities menu, together with one for inversing from anywhere. An additional line-line intersection solution, where 2 lines defined by point numbers are used.has been added to the traditional bearing-bearing intersection
- Create an optional batch file to record data entries for the bearing distance, angle-distance, mapcheck, radial and lotplot routines. This file can then be edited, if necessary, and run again without re-entering the data. It is especially useful for avoiding re-entering data after a bad entry was made in a long traverse. This file could also be created outside of the program for later use.
- Use bearings or azimuths (North or South), and horizontal or slope distances.
- Import and export ascii (text) files in several formats, especially useful with data collector files or transferring files from other cogo programs.
- Create DXF files for use with AutoCad(tm) or other compatible cad software that accepts dxf. Used to prepare sophisticated survey maps. Transfer points only or lines annotated with bearings and distances.
- Compute open or closed field traverses with the compass/transit rule adjustment.
- Compute and plot areas of closed figures with 2 options for Pre-determined areas.
- Use the field stakeout and layout routines to prepare notes for field crews or do it in the field with a laptop or handheld. This routine computes the angles and distances to target points from a known point and backsight. Use for single or multiple points.
- GPS traverse using both local coordinates and latitudes/longitudes from a known point to target point(s). Designed for use with handheld GPS devices. Practical applications include searching for section corners, laying out approximate boundaries of properties, defining estimated boundaries for logging operations, etc.
- Latitude/Longitude points for plot and distance between. Designed to plot relative points obtained with GPS and calculate area. Also find 'great circle' distance between 2 geographic points. (Not in Evaluation)
- Highway alignment calculations. Automated curve calculations given P.I., deg and direction of curve. Find 'station and out' plus set offsets at given stations. (Not in Evaluation)
- Calculate perpendicular, parallel and reference line offsets. Great for computing offsets to property lines in ALTA surveys.
- Calculate street intersections,culs-de-sac, resections, rotate and translate solutions..
- Plot traverses, areas, legal descriptions without coordinates, etc. to the screen and/or system printer. Also open an interactive plotting screen to display selected or all points and then interact with the points to inverse, calculate area, traverse, display descriptors and elevations, etc. The interactive plot also allows plotting with data entry.
- Triangle solutions. An independent utility for solving obtuse and right triangles.
- A legal description writer using the points in your file to assist in preparing descriptions, including curves. (Not in evaluation version)
- Full file editing...list, change, delete, renumber, cut, copy, paste, etc.
- Inverse between point numbers or by entering individual coordinates from anywhere in the program by using a hot key.
- View high and low point numbers or unused points at any time
- Optionally use tenths of seconds and choose number of decimal places to display.
- Search a file for points using the descriptor. Especially useful if descriptor is being used as a work-around for alpha-numeric points
- Find the maximum and minimum coordinates in a file.
- Fnd the angle(s) formed by the intersection of 2
lines. Displays deflection, interior and exterior angles.
- Calculate curve data, curve inverses, spiral curves, road curves for subdivision calcs, vertical curves
- Compute finished elevations using a 'Grades' routine.
- Contains a Lot Closure/Map check routine in which you may quickly check closures for subdivision lots, areas, etc., including curves. Gives area in square feet and square meters. Has an edit feature for changing entries after each closure run. Also create a file for adding parcel closures for later printing or editing for submission to a government agency. Includes a feature to make a permanent record of your data entries and later "playback".
- Public Land Survey System (PLSS). Subdivide a regular section into approximate 40 or 10 acre parcels or use the double proportioning method to restore a lost corner, based upon the 1973 Manual of Instructions.
- A button bar beneath the menus permits a convenient access to many of the common routines.
Many of the same routines described above and other features below are also contained in the Android and iOS versions