It works.
  • STAR*NET is the easiest Least Squares Adjustment package to use and understand.
  • Using Least Squares makes you more money by allowing more flexibility in how your crews collect measurements.
  • The results are clear and simple and have been used by surveyors around the world for more than 20 years.


It integrates data easily.
  • Conventional total station measurements can be easily mixed with GPS vectors and leveling data.
  • Different instruments can be mixed on the same job with wide variations of atmospheric conditions. Do part of the job in the summer and part in the winter. Let STAR*NET compensate for the accuracy change.
Input files are simple to work with and understand.
  • The STAR*NET dat input file can be created by many software packages. Records are one per line and can be edited with any text editor.
  • Input data can be entered in any order. Your crews can survey from both ends and meet in the middle. No manipulation of the data is necessary.
  • Input data can be entered in any order. Your crews can survey from both ends and meet in the middle. No manipulation of the data is necessary.
Results are clear and reliable.
  • STAR*NET results are well formatted for quick review.
  • The Sum of Squares, Error Factors, and Chi-Square test are sensitive to the inputs and give excellent feedback on what needs to be done to improve your results.
  • Reports offer tremendous flexibility so they make sense to you and only include what you want.
  • Blunders and errors are quickly spotted.
It gives you confidence in your work.
  • Geo-referencing your surveys is much easier. Reports output both Geodetic and Ground coordinates with combined scale factors.
  • STAR*NET produces the ALTA – NSPS results you need for your surveys.
  • “The Positional Uncertainty of any physical point on a survey, whether the location of that point was established using GPS or conventional surveying methods, may be computed using a minimally constrained, correctly weighted least squares adjustment of the points on the survey.” – from the ALTA – NSPS Land Title Surveys 2011 requirements. 
It has data converters for all types of formats.
  • Designed for converting raw data from various data collection packages into STAR*NET data format
  • Converters are available for most data formats including TDS, Carlson, TSC (Trimble), SMI, and a variety of levels including Topcon and Leica.
  • Even some hardware manufacturers (Leica, Trimble & others) have recognized the benefit of offering conversion utilities for converting data into STAR*NET .DAT format.
MicroSurvey STAR*NET Data Conversion Utilities

:: MicroSurvey STAR*NET Data Conversion Utilities

STAR*NET includes several conversion utilities designed for converting raw data from various data collection packages into STAR*NET data format.

Notes: A separate license is required to run each of the conversion utilities. Currently there is no demo mode for conversion utilities.

Conversion Utility: Supported Application:
STAR*Carlson Carlson SurvCE data collection software (*.rw5)
STAR*CG C&G Software data collector files (*.cgr;*.raw)
STAR*DiNi Trimble/Zeiss DiNi digital level files (*.raw)
STAR*DNA Leica DNA / NA2000 / NA3000 digital level files (*.gsi;*.raw)
STAR*FieldGenius MicroSurvey FieldGenius data collection software (*.raw)
STAR*GEO Geodimeter native data collector field files (*.geo;*.job;*.obs)
STAR*JobXML Trimble conventional and / or GPS data from JobXML (*jxl) data files.
STAR*Leica DBX Leica DBX (Leica System 1200, GPS 900, and newer).
STAR*SDR Sokkia SDR20 / SDR33 (*.sdr;*.raw)
STAR*SMI SMI (*.raw)
STAR*TDS TDS (Tripod Data Systems) Survey Pro data collector files (*.raw;*.rw5)
STAR*TDS-Lev TDS (Tripod Data Systems) Survey Pro leveling data collector files (*.raw;*.rw5)
STAR*TopDL Topcon DL Level series raw field files (*.lev)
STAR*TSC Trimble TSC1/TSCe Survey Controller data collector files (*.dc;*.raw)

STAR*NET-PRO can also directly import any of the following GPS formats:

Format: Creates STAR*NET Data from:
Ashtech Ashtech vector file (O*.*)
Blue Book Gfile NGS Blue Book Gfile (*.ngs)
Geo Genius Spectra Precision Geo Genius baseline processor (Geolab.txt)
Leica Leica Ski-Pro, Leica Geomatics Office (*.asc)
MicroSurvey FieldGenius MicroSurvey FieldGenius (*.raw) New in STAR*NET 7.0
NovAtel NovAtel GPS baseline processor (*.iob)
NGS OPUS Report NGS OPUS static or rapid-static reports (*.txt) New in STAR*NET 7.0
Sokkia Sokkia GPS baseline processor (*.sgl)
TDS Survey Pro TDS Survey Pro GPS (*.raw, *.rw5)
Topcon Tools TVF Topcon TVF format (*.tvf)
Topcon Turf Topcon old TURF format (*.ts?)
Trimble Data Exchange Trimble Geo Office, Trimble Business Center (*.asc)
Trimble GPSurvey Trimble GPSurvey baseline processor (*.ssf, *.ssk)
Trimble JobXML Trimble JobXML (*.jxl) New in STAR*NET 7.1
Trimble TSC Trimble TSC1/TSCe/TSC2 data collector (*.dc)
Waypoint Waypoint baseline processor (*.exp)

Additionally, some hardware manufacturers have created their own conversion utilities for converting data into STAR*NET .DAT format, including:

Of course, many desktop applications also have a command to export data in STAR*NET .DAT format, including:

  • MicroSurvey CAD (MsTraverse | StarNet Interface)
  • MicroSurvey inCAD (MsTraverse | StarNet Interface)
  • MicroSurvey embeddedCAD (MsTraverse | StarNet Interface)
  • PointCloud CAD (MsTraverse | StarNet Interface)
  • Carlson Survey (CGTrav | Create Star*Net File)
  • Trimble Geo Office
  • and many, many others – check with your software manufacturer for details!