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TPC Desktop™, by Traverse PC, offers virtually any kind of land surveying mapping from start to finish in one package. Breeze through small traverses or work through large surveys with tools like multiple traverses, point protection, and standard database features like search, replace and query.

TPC Desktop can help you map control, boundary, site, topographic, cadastral and mortgage surveys, construction staking, curve stakeout, subdivision design, road layout, plat checks, area computations and many, many more.  If it walks through your door, TPC Desktop can do it!

this survey was carried out to alter the boundaries of existing lots through subdivision and consolidation and involved a number of municipal subdivision by-law requirements.

Boundary Surveys

TPC Desktop has the tools to help you with deed research, finding monuments and projecting locations, computing your control points and side shots. and when you’re ready, you can move easily from a control survey to a topo or site survey.

Site Surveys

Sometimes, your surveys end up being a little bit of everything on site. Like shore lines, rock walls, driveways, vegetation, buildings, and you name it. TPC Desktop’s Point Codes turn your field data into your map.



Topographic Surveys

TPC Desktop has all the tools to generate surfaces, edit breaklines, exclude areas, compute volumes and do slope analysis. And if you need to export to CAD, we deliver a complete polyfacemesh along with your contours.

Daniel L. Barry Land Surveyor LLC - Plat of Minor Subdivision

Construction Surveys

You’ll find all the tools to compute offsets, setbacks, points on line and pretty much anything else you need. TPC Desktop even has tools to check linework from CAD drawings so that each line starts right where the last one ended. And we makes it easy to convert grid to ground and export just the points you want to your data collector, total station or GPS.

Daniel L. Barry Land Surveyor LLC - Plat of Minor Subdivision

Plat Checking

TPC Desktop has all the tools to convert objects in a CAD drawing to survey, pick CAD lines and labels and turn them into bearings and distances entered right into the Traverse View. And it’s easy to check closures, offsets, areas and more.


Mortgage Surveys

TPC Desktop makes it so simple to perform mortgage surveys, even users without land surveying backgrounds are able to create mortgage survey reports and maps. if you can navigate windows-based software, you can create mortgage surveys with TPC Desktop.

thomas wawrzeniak - amh c1-03 subdivision site plan 7-26-17


Subdivision Surveys

Use TPC Desktop’s tools for alignments, right-of-way offsets, lot setbacks, predetermined areas and more to generate subdivision roads and lots. Labeling lot lines and areas is easy with our traverse drawing settings. And our automatic lot setbacks let you specify which lot lines are Front / Side / Rear and TPC Desktop does all the rest.

ALTA/ACSM Land Title Survey for lands of the Pennsylvania State Game Commission

ALTA/NSPS(ACSM) Land Title Surveys

TPC Desktop has all the tools to help you meet the minimum standard for Positional Tolerance and Relative Positional Precision using our built-in Least Squares network analysis. You’ll also find all the necessary drawing tools like Line Tables, Lot Tables and Curve Tables.

ALTA/ACSM Land Title Survey for lands of the Pennsylvania State Game Commission
Tammy Kaber - Land Division Surveys with Easements


Public Lands Survey System (PLSS) Surveys

TPC Desktop features PLSS with ground distance and true bearing via the 2009 BLM Manual of Survey. We’re the only ones who do it that way from start to finish. That means better data, so there are no apparent misclosures when you close a section.

Tunnel Surveys

Tunnels: TPC Desktop works below ground as easily as it does above
  • Negative instrument heights
  • angle sets
  • carry elevations from benchmarks

In this article, Mike Adams uses Traverse PC on a major project at Lake Mead for the SNWA (Southern Nevada Water Authority).

Tammy Kaber - Land Division Surveys with Easements

Other Types of Surveys:

TPC Desktop is not just powerful software that is easy to use. It’s also extremely versatile – because its not designed to be constraining to the user. Instead we developed TPC Desktop to work the way that you prefer, offering multiple ways, or Views as we call them, to produce your deliverables. You learn two or three of the many Views and you’ve learned the software. Over the years this has resulted in clients that use TPC Desktop in countless applications and industries. Here is just sampling of what our clients have used our software for:

Land Surveyors, CFedS, PLSS

Architects, Engineers, Mining, Construction

Municipalities, Landscape, Septic, Agriculture

Developers, Planners, Assessors, Legal


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