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MicroSurvey FieldGenius

FieldGenius has evolved into the most powerful and productive data collection software in the land surveying market. Code-free linework, smart points, and live graphics make FieldGenius the choice of organizations that value productivity.

  • Code-free linework
  • Best-in-class user interface
  • Works on more displays/devices
  • Productivity tasks
  • Calculation tools
  • Part of the perfect workflow

FieldGenius works with many GPS receivers and on a multitude of handheld data collectors. We believe you shouldn't have to buy all new equipment just to upgrade one component.

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The most powerful survey data collection software in the world.

What sets FieldGenius apart from the competition?

  • Code-free linework: Linework is created automatically without entering codes and is instantly displayed, eliminating the need for a separate sketch. No need to connect the dots back at the office.
  • Advanced display with high-def graphics and intuitive interface: FieldGenius is laid out with logical icons, customizable toolbars, smart objects and easy to use GPS and total station controls.
  • Works on more displays than ever: High-defintion, standard (or legacy) definition, widescreen, portrait, tablet-style - you name it.
  • Productivity tasks: Customize your data collector by assigning commands to your keypad keys.
  • Calculating tools: Access the built in RPN calculator from any edit field.
  • Hardware freedom of choice: FieldGenius works with many GPS receivers, unlike our competition where proprietary software must be used with the receiver (or visa versa). FieldGenius also works on a multitude of hand-held data collectors. We believe you shouldn't have to buy all new equipment just to upgrade one component.
  • Plus advanced roading, surfacing, slope staking, smart-points, DXF & LandXML import/ export and full robotic and GPS support. FieldGenius is the choice of organizations that value productivity.

Total Station and GPS Support

  • FieldGenius supports all popular conventional and robotic total stations, as well as most RTK GPS receivers.
  • Easy to use instrument toolbar ensures that your instrument options and settings are easily accessible.
  • OmniSTAR support .

Powerful Road Module

  • FieldGenius roading module is the most powerful and easy to use roading available.
  • Manually input your alignment data including centerline, vertical and template data.
  • Powerful alignment staking tools help you stake your points along your alignment with confidence. After you've staked your points, generate cut sheet reports using our cut sheet generator.

All the Staking Tools You Will Ever Need

  • FieldGenius includes staking commands for points, lines, arcs, alignments and 3D surfaces.
  • All observations are recorded in the raw file as well as in the project coordinate database.
  • A cut sheet generator helps you determine if the points you staked are where they should be.

Works with Tablets and Desktop PCs

  • Not just for mobile devices & data collectors - it works great on Windows-based tablets as well!
  • The desktop version is great for learning how to use FieldGenius and it comes with all the same tools and functions that are available on the data collector version.
  • Use it to manually input your alignment data prior to heading out to the field, or use it to check projects that the field crew just downloaded.
  • Projects are interchangeable between the desktop version and your data collector.

It's Easy to Use

  • The Tap'n Survey interface allows you to take shots, stake points, edit coords, stake a line, or any of the things you do all day long. A single graphics tap takes you immediately to the function you want.
  • Our logical icons and real toolbars are easy to use and understand. Larger buttons for common commands make it easy to pick on the screen.
  • You get more work done faster with our advanced interface that skips all the complicated menus.

Code-free Connectivity

  • Line connectivity is not feature code dependent. A single line may be made up of points having different feature codes.
  • Preset codes are not required. Best linework available!
  • FieldGenius supports multiple lines using the same feature code.
  • Supports quick and easy line editing.
  • Arcs, Lines, and Splines are all fully 3D and can all be used in the same figure.

Painless Data Transfer

  • MicroSurvey's ActiveSync support automatically connects with FieldGenius to show you all the projects on your device. Upload and download with a mouse click.
  • FieldGenius uses RW5 files for raw data. This allows you to transfer your raw files into any modern surveying software.
  • Coordinate and connectivity files are standard dbase format files that can be opened in Excel for further processing. Our database is open to you.

Advanced Autodesk Land Desktop Support

  • Painless way to get your data directly from FieldGenius into LDD. NO other software is needed. Just export directly from FieldGenius to an FBK file, then import into the Survey module.
  • Our transfer sends both coordinates and linework into LDD.
  • Linework comes in as LDD Figures to make them easy to work with. Coordinates are true LDD coordinates that list & print as normal. A Huge time saver - no file conversions - just import directly from your data collector!

Advanced Display

  • Improves the ease and speed of your survey data collection.
  • Details of each shot can be displayed in a small pop up window in your drawing (HA, VA, SD, Next Point ID and Target Height).
  • View coordinates, drawing info and computation results using the display.
  • Added color control, view filtering and point symbols.

Contouring, Surfacing, and Volume Calculations

  • Create accurate contours in your hand.
  • One tap functionality. Modeling could not be easier.
  • Automatic support for breaklines.

Superior Data Import

  • More data imports than other software. Our RW5 support allows you to take an RAW file out of a TDS data collector and reprocess it into coordinates.
  • DXF direct import including lines, arcs, polylines, points, text and 3D faces.
  • LandXML direct import. Includes LandXML alignments, parcels, points and surfaces.

Custom Toolbars

  • Custom instrument control toolbars for GPS and total stations on the main interface minimizes the need to dig into menus for common toggles and settings.
  • Everything is at your fingertips.

One-Tap Measure and Store Shot Functionality.

  • When in SideShot mode, the big measure button makes taking a shot easy. Just tap the screen with your finger and it takes a shot. No searching for the Enter key or a small button on the screen. Our "shot" button is about the size of your thumb!
  • Smart toolbars provide direct command access from data picked from the drawing.

Large icons, logical layout, high def graphics

  • Informative icons in logical layouts help you breeze through menus at a spectacular pace.
  • High resolution graphics make use of the newer high-dpi screens. Crisp and clear text, symbols and other visual elements.

Works on More Devices

  • FieldGenius works on more Windows CE hardware models than the competition: Nautiz X7 by Handheld, Juniper Systems Archer and Allegro Field PCs, TDS Nomad/Ranger/Recon, Trimble TSCE/TSC2, Topcon FC-100/FC-1000/FC-2000, Compaq/HP iPAQ Series, and now the Leica Viva! Works on Windows Mobile 5 and 6 devices.
  • Need a larger screen? FieldGenius works on all Windows 7 and Windows CE tablets. Such as the Algiz 7 by Handheld, and the Mesa Rugged Notepad by Juniper Systems.
  • Choose the hardware device that’s right for your durability requirements and fiscal restraints, not your software.

The FieldGenius Advantage

FieldGenius gives you a competitive advantage in the field. Some of our customers have reported up to a 30% reduction in the time it takes them to complete a job because of the advantages FieldGenius offers.

When surveyors first look at FieldGenius their first reaction is "this is different." When they use it in the field, they quickly realize that this difference makes a difference. Read our reviews to see what others are saying about FieldGenius.

Additional Information

Manufacturer ID SW-FG-CFG
Vendor ID No
Model Number No
Feature Level No
Manufacturer MicroSurvey
Manufacturer Product URL No
Product Line No
Supported Platforms Windows Mobile 5.0, Windows Mobile 6, Windows Mobile 6.1, Windows Mobile 6.5, Windows CE 6.0, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 7 Ultimate
Engines Techsoft 3D
Installation Standalone
Supported Languages (List May Not Be Complete) English (US), English (UK), Chinese, Simplified (简体中文), Chinese, Traditional (繁体中文), Czech/Ceština, French/Français, German/Deutsch, Greek/Elliniká, Hungarian/Magyar, Italian/Italiano, Korean/한글자모, Polish/Polski, Português (Brasil), Português (Portugal), Russian/Русский, Slovak/Slovencina, Spanish/Español, Swedish/Svenska, Turkish/Türkçe
Desktop Software Functions No
Field Software Functions Stakeout, Site Prep, Data Collection, Robot Support/Control, Roading, Surfaces/Volumes/Areas, GNSS/GPS RTK
Supported File Formats DXF, Shapefile, LandXML
RTK Data Formats No

Customer Reviews

Buy FieldGenius from MicroSurvey.Review by John Roberson, RLS, Georgia
If you want to do a lot of field coding, go ahead and buy TDS or Carlson, but if you want automatic field coding that requires no coding (other than tapping on an icon for lines, arcs, or splines) then buy FieldGenius from MicroSurvey.

MicroSurvey FieldGenius has the most in-depth website of anyone on the market. Their technical support response is almost instant. They have spent a lot of time and effort making training movies which are online, and their user manual is the best on the market. Try finding that with TDS or Carlson. (Posted on 10/9/2013)
We love it.Review by Matt Walters, PLS, Walters & Associates, LLC
In 2002, when we began using FieldGenius, it was such a solid, intuitive, productive tool, that I couldn't imagine at that time how it could be improved. However, it is apparent that the folks at MicroSurvey are striving for perfection, as the latest version shows. I'm skeptical that they can find a way to improve the current version!

We've tried other field software, sometimes at the request of a new employee that is familiar with one of the leading competitors, but once that person has 15 minutes with the FieldGenius program, they don't want to go back to what they were familiar with. It's just that easy to learn, yet powerful enough to do whatever we need it to, and more.

It seems that on a weekly basis, at least one member of our field crews can be overheard telling another person in the office about the amazingly cool feature that they just found in the program. (Posted on 10/9/2013)
MicroSurvey [CAD] and FieldGenius are the best survey/drafting system I've ever seen...Review by Hugh S. Coutts, OLS, of Coutts and Flim Surveying Inc.
...and I've seen and used them all ... there's no one more zealous than a true convert, and I'm about as converted as they get. Keep up the great work. (Posted on 10/9/2013)

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