Customer Stories

20+ Years of TPC

20+ Years of TPC

By the time I finish my evaluation of the evidence and completed the necessary calculations, much of the drawing is already complete.  Add a few standard items, touch it up a bit and I’m ready to move on to the next project.

Drone Survey with Traverse PC

Drone Survey with Traverse PC

CritesDepositPlatSheet2.pdf   Crites Site Plan E.pdf Crites Al-Worksheet.pdf Crites Al-Worksheet.pdf     I surveyed my parents property and we flew the site with our drone to create the ortho image. Traverse PC was used to prepare the map showing the survey overlaid on the ortho image. My dad bought the property in 1972 and I … Read more

Steven L. Willett, PS, Preferred Land Surveys, KS - 2003 NGS Calibration Baselines

“NOTHING even comes remotely close to Traverse PC when you evaluate cost & performance.”

“I’m so happy with this software. You guys are at the genius level of mankind. Thank you “Although I retired from the Kansas Department of Transportation on 10/01/2018, I still operate my home based business (Preferred Land Surveys, established circa 2002).  I love my profession and I offer up these additional comments to you describing … Read more

Leland Fischer PLS USFS and Traverse PC

“Thanks for developing a great tool (software package) that has assisted me in providing 1st class products”

Friends at Traverse PC, “Just wanted let you all know that I will retire on January 3rd after nearly 41 years with the Forest Service.  Traverse PC has been a part of my Land Surveying Tool box since late 1987 or early 1988.  The first version (DOS) I ran on a 20 megabyte hard drive … Read more

Gary Ganjon and Keith Heindel of Hanover Land Services in Westminster, MD

Gary Ganjon and Keith Heindel Take TWO First Place Plat Ribbons!

Congratulations to Gary Ganjon and Keith Heindel of Hanover Land Services in Westminster, MD for taking TWO first place ribbons in the plat competition at the Maryland Society of Surveyors Fall Conference 2018! They took first place in the ALTA/NSPS category as well as in the Location Drawings category with their drawings from TPC Desktop! … Read more

Traverse PC Web Seminars

“Thank you so much for having the webinars and including the CEU certificates”

  “To all of the staff at Traverse PC: Thank you so much for having the webinars and including the CEU certificates, especially for those who are TPC Connection members. The saving alone for me, vs. other seminars and classes,  has more than paid for the entire cost of  having the TPC Connection, and is … Read more

Traverses, Drawings and the Traverses Manager

“Traverse PC is perhaps the most innovative survey/analysis/drawing software by NOT trying to innovate (change) how surveys are done!”

Traverses, Drawings and the Traverses Manager “Traverse PC is perhaps the most innovative survey/analysis/drawing software by NOT trying to innovate (change) how surveys are done! It uses data in groups, made logically as a surveyor thinks, called ‘TRAVERSES’. It increases the surveyor’s confidence, drawing accuracy, and in the end, productivity.” J. Anthony Cavell, PLS, CFedS, Baton … Read more

Legal Description Phrases

TPC’s “Phrase Driven Legal Descriptions is the most powerful and complete legal description writing program I have ever seen”

“To all of the staff at Traverse P.C. : I had to take a moment to thank you all, for the great new feature, Phrase Driven Legal Descriptions. This is the most powerful and complete legal description writing program, included with any survey software I have ever seen. The description writing feature is a real … Read more

Organizing Complex Surveys

“The more complicated the project, the more Traverse PC software rises above the competition”

“Traverse PC is a great company to work with and they produce the best software for land surveyors. First, the software is made specifically for land surveying, organizing survey data such as points, traverses and drawings far better than any CAD program can do. The more complicated the project, the more Traverse PC software rises … Read more

James C. “Pete” Rawls – Winnesboro, LA

“Traverse PC is great cogo and drafting software; developed with the land surveyor in mind”

“Traverse PC is great cogo and drafting software; developed with the land surveyor in mind. I would not want to go back to the ‘big boy’ cadd package I used for years. Updates and improvements are frequent. Customer support is second to none.” James C. “Pete” Rawls  – Winnesboro, LA  

Infrastructure Planning

“I highly recommend Traverse PC. it is my go-to platform for my new private practice startup.”

“I highly recommend Traverse PC. Great support and always updating to support the users. I have used this software for years with my previous employer and now will be using it as my go-to platform for my new private practice startup.” Robert C Hines  – Eugene, OR  

“It’s point based land surveying software that starts with my survey data and ends with a very professional drawing”

“It’s point based land surveying software that starts with my survey data and ends with a very professional drawing”

“I have been a Traverse PC User for a few years and HIGHLY RECOMMEND IT…  I LOVE IT BECAUSE: TPC Desktop isn’t another CAD program with land surveying tacked-on. It’s point based land surveying software that starts with my survey data and ends with a very professional drawing.” Jack Gechter, PLS, Chula Vista, CA  

“It’s the best investment for Engineering and Survey Companies and it pays for itself”

“It’s a NO-CAD zone written by Land Surveyors for Professional Land Surveyors doing business. Great Staff and full Technical Support with option to have private sessions from anywhere you have internet access… Affordable and once purchased it’s yours for life! AutoCad is expensive and Civil Software needs to be purchased to work for you & … Read more

Traverse View Formats

“Traverse PC software’s high degree of customization allows it to adapt to the surveyor instead of the other way around.”

“Traverse PC software’s high degree of customization allows it to adapt to the surveyor instead of the other way around. It is an intuitive package as well as a powerful one. The software reflects that it is developed by surveyors for surveyors. It’s not without its faults, but the developers are continually refining the software … Read more

“This surveying software is a complete package and does everything I need as a Texas surveyor”

“I bought the Traverse PC Desktop Professional Edition in 2016 soon after beginning my consulting practice. I called and spoke with owner and founder John Balcom to place my order. Technical work and drafting are not my strong suits but this surveying software is a complete package and does everything I need as a Texas … Read more

Grant Beach - Opus Stewart Weir Ltd - Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Working with Automatic Line Labeling in TPC Desktop 2017.

“I’m really excited to work with this new version and can see why you have been pushing it as the ‘the best release ever’, because it is!!”

View PDF “I finally had a chance to work with TPC Desktop 2017 and boy have you guys got something special going on with this version. I found it really easy to learn and incorporate into my existing drawing. Have a look at the PDF of a job that I labeled in probably half the … Read more

Dennis Michael Retracement Survey

“It was very easy for me to understand and I was up and running, creating professional looking plats in no time.”

“I’ve been using Traverse PC in my new business for almost a year now.  It was very easy for me to understand and I was up and running, creating professional looking plats in no time. “The staff is very knowledgeable and there to help you if/when you need it.  One of the best decisions that … Read more

“Without Traverse PC our company would not have this lucrative contract.”

“Without Traverse PC our company would not have this lucrative contract.”

2007 – 2013 “I’m working in the high Arctic on a project called the DEW Line Clean Up (DLCU). DEW is an acronym for Distant Early Warning systems. Which is a joint project of the Canadian and American military. When the Cold War began in the early 50’s we decided we needed some sort of … Read more

“I’m continually impressed by its ability to exchange data with AutoCAD, Micro station, Civil 3D, and Google”

“I’m continually impressed by its ability to exchange data with AutoCAD, Micro station, Civil 3D, and Google”

“I’ve used Traverse PC since the early 90’s and I’m continually impressed by their commitment to upgrade the program and its ability to exchange data with AutoCAD, Micro station, Civil 3D, and Google.  It’s very easy to complete a finished product.” Doug Richmond, LS, CFM – Fredericksburg, VA

Jim Riotto - LS3911, Paradise, CA

“Thank you for a great product and your fantastic tech support”

“I have been using Traverse PC for a number of years and know it’s a great program, however, I didn’t realize how very accurate the computations were, especially with regards to curves and their included / excluded areas. Had the occasion to check a final map with numerous curves along the frontage of the lots … Read more

“Even a 10 year old can pick it up quickly and create her 5th grade geography project”

“Even a 10 year old can pick it up quickly and create her 5th grade geography project”

“Ok, so yes I’m bragging about my daughter, but I also think Traverse PC should be proud that they’ve made a program so easy that even a 10 year old can pick it up quickly and create her 5th grade geography project using it.  I gave her minimal instruction and helped her find the base … Read more

Glenn Deegan, Ulverstone, Tasmania, Australia

“Traverse MAGIC”This email was sent to John Balcom (Traverse PC President, MSE, PLS, GISP) from one of our users “Down Under”. Glenn uses TPC set up for South Azimuths and the NZGD2000 (New Zealand LINZS25002) Coordinate Reference System. Dear John, I did another contour survey on Friday and had no difficulty processing it thanks to … Read more

Elaine Pearsons

To Mark, and everyone else at Traverse PC: You will be happy to note that I’ve retired and turned the computer operations over to my dog. No longer will you be hindered with having to converse with a computer language illiterate. You are the reverse of what usually occurs when calling for support with other … Read more

My clients “were very impressed with the procedure and left as a very satisfied client”

I recently completed a complex survey involving several lots, easements, and rights of way using Traverse PC. My survey was pin to Washington State plane coordinate system North zone. Upon completion I created a KML file and brought it into Google Earth. I did this for two reasons; first, I wanted to look at my … Read more

Finding Monument

“Looks like we won’t be utilizing CAD programs any more for boundary mappings.”

“Attached is my 1st successful attempt at completing a complicated drawing totally within TPC.  Not that we could not make drawings in the past, just never could get the look I was seeking.   All of my past surveys have been resolved using TPC, but we had been finalizing in CAD.  Looks like we won’t be … Read more

John Lewis

“John D. Lewis Fork Mountain Surveying and Mapping Inc. has used Traverse PC Land Surveying Software since going into business in 2002. I do not know if we would have made it without John, Mark, Eric and the others at Traverse PC Land Surveying Software they help us when we need help. Their software makes … Read more

EJ “Ted” Webber – Nova Scotia Land Surveyor

“As a licensed land surveyor for the past 46 years, I have gone from using everything from logarithms and T squares to COGO software and computerized drafting, with many advances in technology along the way. I have tried various surveying software packages but found none of the programs worked in a manner that completely served … Read more

Postcard from Barbra Cooper

Postcard from Barbara Cooper

Barbara Cooper, a long long time TPC user with Hawaii Electric, recently took TPC to India. She sent back pictures of the project with a little note about how much she appreciated Traverse PC. “I celebrated my retirement from 33 years as a paid Land Surveyor by volunteering for a project in India with Engineering … Read more

Kevin McMahon

Kevin J. McMahon

“As a small business owner with no designated graphics or CAD person, I needed to learn a mapping program that could bring me from beginner to expert level quickly. I chose Traverse PC.  After only two hours of training with the TPC Connection, I am now drawing clean, beautiful plats and contour maps in Traverse … Read more

Charles E Porter

Probably the most cost effective and efficient surveying and mapping software I have used over the past 25 years hands down! Charles E Porter, Porter Land Surveying Services, Kirkland, WA

Jim Sollmi, PELS

‘I did not realize at the time I purchased the program that I was not only buying software, but I had purchased a company that truly cares about its customers and could “look over my shoulder” to personally help me be a successful user.’ Jim Sollmi, PELS, Sollmi Engineering & Surveying, Farmington, CT Excerpt from … Read more

Pete Jackson

Pete Jackson

“I am the sole Land Surveyor for a resource company who actively manages over 420,000 acres in Northern California. I do not have time to learn complicated CADD programs which were not designed specifically for surveying. I need a stand alone survey program that is intuitive, powerful, efficient, and is back by excellent tech support. … Read more

TonyORourke

Tony O’Rourke

” The new release provided me with the tools for computing grid to geodetics in a matter of 15 minutes and my line work was plat ready. “You need to be careful, you don’t want  get lazy” but this is efficient.  I compared geodetic bearings to our CMM project and ” What can I say … Read more

Casey Cockrell

Casey Cockrell

“Traverse PC was an evident choice for me when I started my own surveying firm at my kitchen table.  As the projects came in the door, upgrading to professional was a great choice that paid dividends.  Having used several drafting and mapping programs, I champion Traverse PC as a viable standalone option for any surveyor.  … Read more

John Rutter GPS

John Cutter

“I am an owner of a small survey company. About five years ago, I purchased a copy of the Professional Edition of TPC. After using a variety of mostly CAD based survey programs, I was amazed at the short learning curve it took to adjust to TPC. In using TPC, I am able to create … Read more

Pete Olson

Pete Olson

“Traverse PC is the most user friendly software that I’ve used.  I’ve been a user of this product for 20+ years and have used it in Cadastral, boundary, riparian, construction, lot surveys and plat reviews.  I highly recommend it and …well, try it, you’ll like it. “ Pete Olson, PLS (ID-MT-ND-OR), Culbertson, MT

Bill Whye

William N. Whye

“I have been using Traverse PC for almost eight years now. Having been a surveyor for over 50 years & also having owned my own business for 15 years, I can say without a doubt this software is the easiest I have ever learned to use. As a beginner, with minimal training, you are able … Read more

Joel Kayser

“To the makers of Traverse-PC, Yu ROCK! I am a student… and have been using your program all summer. As a rookie to the survey profession I find the program to be very user friendly. Traverse PC is helpful with understanding how data is used to make decisions in a survey, as well as providing … Read more

David Holland

David Holland

“I find Traverse PC very easy and efficient to use.  The applications are logical and the learning curve is very short.  I would highly recommend this survey software for all land surveyors.” David Holland, Glen Allen, VA

Randy Green

Randy Green

“Bought a popular ‘CAD’ program in 2004.  After two months of struggling, tossed it and bought Traverse PC…I haven’t looked back…This program does everything I need and much more. “Tech support, if you should need it, is prompt, personal, and from the guys that wrote the program..By the way, they are surveyors also!” Randy Green, … Read more

George Anderson

I have used TPC since Version 1.0, both the office and the data collection versions. While I have had my issues with TPC (mostly my own stupidity) I keep coming back (usually after a couple days…). Their tutorials are on spot, their learning videos are very helpful and their support is the best software support … Read more

Cliff Tuck

I’m on my 4th year of TPC and highly recommend it. I would download a trial copy and work through some of the examples they have in the Learning Guides. You will have to get out of the CAD mind set. Even though it has some CAD capabilities this is not a CAD program. It … Read more

Traverse PC - Fred Haidt

Fred Haidt

“I have enjoyed using Traverse P.C. surveying software. It is very user friendly and produces high quality survey plats. Excellent tech support is vailable. Affordability of the program has been most helpful in these tough economic times.” Fred Haidt, PLS, Mobile, AL

Dan Barry

Dan Barry

As a very long time user of Traverse-PC, I found the technical support to be second to none. The desktop program has significantly increased our efficiency, especially with the many enhancements and improvements over the past 2+ decades that I have been a user. Dan Barry, LS in NY & PA As a former CAD … Read more

Guy Falconieri

Guy Falconieri

“With all the on line training TPC offered, I was running the drawing program after several sessions. Topo drawings were even easier. Thanks. TPC!” Guy Falconieri, Pequannock, NJ

Sergio Sanchez

Sergio J. A. Sánchez

“Traverse PC is the most complete software out there.  It’s cut my total production time down by making map preparation faster and easier.  I’ve also been able to please all my clients by being able to deliver quicker and in any format they want.  It’s just made business simpler for me.” Sergio J. A. Sánchez, … Read more

Bob Holtkamp Fishing

Bob Holtkamp

“I’m working in the high Arctic on a project called the DEW Line Clean Up (DLCU). DEW is an acronym for Distant Early Warning systems and is a joint project of the Canadian and American military.” “The Department of Defense would accept only AutoCAD or Traverse PC. AutoCAD is not surveyor friendly.”  “The economics are … Read more

David Hansard

“This is the surveying software I have been looking for.  I have spent about two weeks playing with Traverse PC while I have been using my old surveying software to complete work already downloaded.  The drawing I have attached is my first completed drawing that took about a couple of hours to finish.  The problem … Read more

Bryan Hartsook

Bryan Hartsook

“TPC Desktop is more impressive than any AutoCAD version that I haveever used. It applies the most logical processes and solutions that areused everyday in surveying and works them into a clean interface that iseasy to understand and simple to use. Traverse PC is loaded withtime-saving features that allow me to customize and produce drawingsefficiently … Read more

Alan Lusk

Alan Lusk

I prefer TPC over other software for plat drawing because of the ability to change your scale factor of a drawing without having to go through the drawing changing the scale of everything within the drawing. Every drawing has its own specific legend. And if you can think how a surveyor would do something, not a … Read more

Dave Terry

Dave has worked for PG&E for 29 years. He is currently Senior Inspector, directing and coordinating construction and planning surveys throughout California. He also coordinates and directs Diving Operations across PG&E ‘s service territory in lakes and waterways, both on and offshore . Dave Terry, Pacific Gas & Electric, Anderson, CA From Professional Surveyor Magazine, … Read more

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