Home' Position : Position Jun Jul 2015 Contents Today, this vision remains the same
with LISTECH now being a world
leader in the development of in-
novative and internationally successful
software products. As a result of this
success, LISTECH was aquired in 2013
by Hexagon, the leading global provider
of information technologies that drive
productivity and quality across geospatial
and enterprise applications.
LISTECH software solutions are
marketed and supported worldwide, with
a large and rapidly growing user base
extending to over one hundred countries.
LISCAD Surveying and Engineering
software is the cornerstone of this success.
We will outline some of the unique features
of LISCAD as well as look at industry
trends and customer feedback that has
resulted in the evolution of LISCAD and
the development of LISTECH's latest
software product, the new LISTECH Neo.
Rigorous geodetic computing
The need for geodetic computing capability
within our industry has never been more
apparent with the ever-increasing demand
for infrastructure development around
the world, and the challenges that these
projects pose in terms of their scale and
the demands for accessible, high-quality
geospatial data to service the projects'
lifecycle through initial concept design,
construction and maintenance.
The LISTECH solutions are designed
right from the start to perform com-
putations rigorously on your choice of
geodetic projection. Some examples of
how this can be of benefit:
• In large land development projects,
there is a need to combine ground,
title and geodetic dimensions for
field set-out, creation of plans and
interfacing with GIS and other
• In a long road design project through
mountainous terrain, the distances are
ground values to match actual distances
along the road, the bearings are on the
required datum, and the projection
values are used for GNSS set out.
• For projects that may extend across dif-
ferent projection zones that need a com-
pletely new projection or are transformed
from historic coordinate systems.
LISTECH: an Australian success story
LISTECH was founded in 1988 with the vision of creating world-class software solutions specifically to
solve the complex problems associated with surveying, engineering and the spatial industries.
Or simply work on a plane
Even though all that geodetic computing
power and versatility is available, you can
still simply work on a plane, which is the
case in many day-to-day survey projects.
customising for the world
In over 100 countries, thousands of
surveyors rely on LISTECH products
that are designed to allow for translation
to any language as well as tailoring
to the users requirements. There is
inbuilt flexibility to set up rounding
and graphical positioning of attributes,
enabling spatial professionals to deliver
data to the users requirements. Also
customisable are colours, toolbars,
folders, code tables, projections, fonts and
numerous other aspects of the systems.
Data Transfer and
with all popular survey
systems and data formats
Field surveying equipment is becom-
ing ever more powerful, with a growing
demand to generate and transfer data
to and from the field in more sophisti-
cated formats. LISTECH clients have the
freedom to choose their preferred brand
of field sensors with the knowledge that
LISTECH software interfaces with many
different sensors types.
Conversion between a wide range of soft-
ware systems and data formats are available
including, AutoCAD (DWG), MicroStation
(DGN), LandXML, ESRI, MapInfo, BIM
(IFC), Google, plus many more.
There is an increasing demand for
electronic data exchange between private
firms and government, with resulting
cost- and time-savings for all parties.
The sophistication and amount of data
being exchanged between organisations
is also growing rapidly, especially when
including scanning, machine automation
and other such systems. Increasingly
part of the role of spatial professionals
is to ensure the data is readily available,
correct and in the required formats.
field coding and user-
LISTECH products are designed with
numerous features for saving time in the
field and in the office.
LISCAD coding system allows users
to customise field codes to suit their
needs, including attribute support for
points, lines and areas. Simply select the
required code in the field and LISCAD will
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