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Surveying and Documentation without Media Breaks

The Module Lovion SURVEY supports technical surveying in the field and recording new objects. Various common surveying methods such as the orthogonal or polar method and numerous incision calculations are supported. Objects are created in the data structure of the GIS feature classes and imported in the GIS database along with the field book. All survey projects are displayed in a project overview. For each survey project, an areal geometry is created for the survey area and coloured according to the porject status.

Survey Functions

All calculation functions necessary for practical survey are available in Lovion SURVEY. New objects are recorded using the following techniques:

  • Orthogonal survey
  • Polar survey
  • Incision calculation

Polar surveying supports free positioning. Furthermore, different incision calculations are available. Locally measured coordinates can be transformed into the required coordinate system (e.g. Gauß-Krüger or ETRS89) using the Helmert transformation. Existing object geometries can be determined using on-site orthogonal or polar markings. Additional survey points can be created for markings using geometries of existing equipment. Subsequently, the relative orthogonal or polar markings are determined for these survey points.


  • Orthogonal survey and markings
  • Free positioning
  • Polar survey and markings
  • Straight line/arch cut
  • Helmert transformation
  • Parallel construction and dimensioning

Coordinate Import

The basic version of Lovion SURVEY already contains a coordinate import. Coordinate files can be standardly imported in the CSV-format. The imported survey points are displayed in a preview. If symbol codes are configured for object types, the objects are automatically created during the import. If no symbol codes are defined, the objects can be inserted into the point cloud at a later stage. The survey points can als be imported into the local coordinate system. A transformation into the actual coordinate system is possible.

Digital Field Books

Digital field books are a further result of the survey. Object geometries and survey elements form part of the field book. Further styles, for example pipeline descriptions , redlining can be constructed useing redlining functions in Lovion BIS. For each division, a separate field book layer is produced, that can be switched visible or invisible for plotting. An analogue pre-print of the field book can be implemented as a plot template and used for the field book. The map key is automatically filled with the project information. Thus, the production of digital field books is very easy and can be directly done in the system.

Field Book View

After recording new objects, geometries and survey elements could be closely positioned or overlapping. In order to shift these in the digital field book, a field book view can bes used. The survey points along with the corresponding survey emelents and object geometries are eidtable and can be shifted accordlingly. A PDF-file can be created for the field book, based on the adjusted visualization.

Integrated Surveying Software

The module Lovion SURVEY can also be implemented with an interface for a measuring device. This means that a separate surveying software can be integrated. The user can choose between the software KIVID®-Feld and Trimble® Survey ManagerTM. Each surveying software contains the required driver for the device. Thus, the selection is dependent on the applied device. All current tachymeters and GPS receivers are supported.