Welcome to the new Seismic Surveyor 2011 Downloads page.
Seismic Surveyor is a GPS-based data collection and stakeout program specifically designed for the Seismic industry.
New License Key RequiredSeismic Surveyor 2011 requires a new license key. Install Seismic Surveyor 2011 and then go to the About screen.
In this screen you will see a device ID. Please make note of it and
then contact your MicroSurvey sales representative (1-800-668-3312).
They will be more than happy to assist you with purchasing and upgrading
to this new version.
Manual and Release Notes
Step 1: Install Microsoft ActiveSync or Windows Mobile Device CenterIn order to install Seismic Surveyor 2011 onto your handheld data collector, you must have Microsoft ActiveSync (for Windows XP or earlier) or Microsoft Windows Mobile Device Center (for Windows Vista) installed on your computer. Click here to download these free from Microsoft
Step 2: Install Seismic Surveyor
Download the install package below to your computer and run the setup. The install will attempt to connect to your device through Activesync or Windows Mobile Device Center and install the software. Here you can also select your hand-held device.Click here to download the Seismic Surveyor 2011 Device Installer
Step 3: Install MicroSurvey Transfer
The MicroSurvey Transfer program provides an easy means of transferring Seismic Surveyor 2011 project files between your data collector and your desktop computer. Click here to download MicroSurvey Transfer
Step 4 (optional): Install Seismic Surveyor Tablet Edition This version can drive your Total Station or GPS equipment! Run Seismic Surveyor on a Tablet PC and collect data in the field. Note: this version can be licensed at the same price as the hand-held device version. It is a fully functional Laptop or Tablet PC product that allows you to hook up your computer to a total station or GPS equipment and collect data or stake out points. You can also use it for training on your desktop. Supports both Landscape (Allegro, Tracker, Ranger) and Portrait (Archer, Recon, Pocket PC) displays. Click here to download Seismic Surveyor Tablet Edition
Step 5 (optional): Install Datum Grid Editor
Only GPS users may require this program. This is a desktop (runs on a PC, not a data collector) program used to create a subset of a geoid model file.
What is a geoid model?
A geoid model is a file that is used to convert ellipsoidal heights (what GPS measures) into heights based off of "mean sea level" (also called orthometric heights). Orthometric heights are more meaningful to land surveyors than ellipsoidal heights. It is a lot more difficult to find where the ellipsoid is on the earth versus where mean sea level is. After you load the geoid model file onto your data collector, Seismic Surveyor 2011 will use it to convert GPS-measured ellipsoidal heights to orthometric heights.
Older Data Collectors
In the past, data collectors came with a smaller memory-storage capacity. Geoid model files could easily fill up the entire data collector's hard drive or were even too large to transfer to the device at all.
Because of this we created this utility that makes a subset of the geoid model that is small enough to fit onto a data collector's hard drive. Typically you would create a subset based on the location of the project area. Currently, all MicroSurvey data collectors come with an enormous storage-memory capacity therefore making geoid model subsets unnecessary (now we just copy the entire geoid model file onto the data collector), and that is one of the reasons why we say it is "optional". If you wish to create a geoid model subset, click on the link below to download the Datum Grid Editor. Note: The Datum Grid Editor currently only works on North American geoid models. This subset must then be copied onto your data collector in the following directory, overwriting some of the existing files that are already there:
...\MicroSurvey Seismic Surveyor\Programs\Mapping
Click here to download Datum Grid Editor - 110 Megabytes (now you know why you got that high speed connection!)
Movie: Instructions for Datum Grid Editor use
Step 6: HAVE FUN!!!