The Fieldworks program is an easy to use and powerful program for Land Surveying and Construction Layout applications which features full screen data entry, and fast, accurate execution. It uses the latest and most advanced Pocket PC hardware to provide unparalleled features and computation speed, and the Windows CE operating system to make it easy to learn and use. Fieldworks has been available for PocketPC’s longer than any other surveying software, since May 2000. FieldWorks boasts such features as single keystroke measurement, easy to read display, simple transfer of data to and from your office PC, and plenty of storage capacity (600,000 points in a 64MB device, expandable.) The large display shows over 4 times as much information as most products, including full screen plotting. Fieldworks runs on a wide variety of different computers and downloads data from a wide variety of field equipment, both optical and GPS. Easy to integrate GPS with total stations in the same job. Easy to upgrade to a full CAD system using our optional PocketCAD addins to pick points from a drawing and plot-as-you-go based on point descriptions. There is a desktop version available so that you can use the same powerful software in the office and the field.

Field Data Collection

Large display shows all entered and computed data for each shot.

Computes and displays coordinates as shots are made.
User specified or automatic point numbering.
Manual entry of HA, ZA, SD or download from Instrument.
Up to 20 character point descriptions which carry forward to next shot.
Traverse or Sideshots at any time, including target offsets.
Reference bearing specified by bearing entry or point number recall.
Horizontal & vertical distances are corrected for curvature and refraction.
Easy to add additional field data to existing work.
Raw field data and coordinates saved.
Easy selection of 20 character descriptions from a drop down list.
Unlimited storage of pre-defined descriptions.
Backsight a benchmark to establish better instrument elevation.
Optional time stamp of shots in the description
Backsight check to confirm the quality of your setup
Review old data and edit anything but the HA,ZA,SD.
and it recomputes the coordinates if you change any data in Review.
Multiple angles both direct and reversed, with warnings past a user-set tolerance.
Traverse closure and adjustment using Compass rule.
Plot-as-you-go based on point descriptions. (with PocketCAD.)
Includes drawing lines, arcs, symbols and point blocks all on separate layers.
Show your current position with an X , and center drawing about your current position. (with PocketCAD.)


Radial stakeout (layout.)
Points on a line.
Offsets from a line.
Stake points at a desired elevation.
Displays Towards/Away, Left/Right, Cut/Fill, single shot or quickly updating in track mode.
Option to store as-staked coordinates, and generate an as-built report of delta N,E, and cut/fill.
Turn robotic and servo instruments to stake point.
Stake Sets of points in any order.
Road Staking functions including horizontal and vertical alignments, templates, staking by station and offset, and slope staking of catch points.
Road alignments can include spiral curves.
Vertical alignment doesn’t have to be as long as the horizontal alignment.
Multiple alignments within a job, selected by name
Compute and stake points at any interval and offset along an alignment.
A single template definition can work on both cut and fill slopes with different slope ratios.
Vertical control can easily include vertical curves.
Automatically get your Vertical control from your Horizontal control.
Slope staking displays the Shot elevation, distance from top/toe, slope and distance in/out to catch, single shot or updating in track mode.
Displays offsets and Cut/Fill of each template point from a reference point a distance beyond the catch point.
Displays your current station and offset and cut/fill along with all other stakeout data updating in real time as you move around.
Option to generate a cutsheet report with point, station, offset, grade, shot, and cut/fill.
Pick points to stake by pointing at them in your drawing. (with PocketCAD.)
Show your current position with an X , and center drawing about your current position. (with PocketCAD.)

Coordinate Geometry (COGO)

Traverse / Sideshots.
Intersections: bearing-bearing, bearing-distance, distance-distance.
Bearing or distance recall between any two points to use in COGO.
Inverse curves.
Create curves from the P.C. using delta, radius, arc, chord or tangent.
Create curves from the P.I. using radius, arc, chord or tangent
Create points on a curve using delta, radius, arc, chord or tangent
Area computations.
Create lots with specified area by hinging or sliding a side.
Offset intersection of offsets from 2 lines
Plot-as-you-go based on point descriptions. (with PocketCAD.)
Pick points by pointing at them in your drawing. (with PocketCAD.)

Coordinate Functions

Enter/edit points.
List points.
List Unused points
Move points.
Delete points.
Rotate, Translate, and Scale points.
Transfer coordinate data to or from an ASCII file for integration with most other software and GPS systems .
Transfer coordinate data to or from the RS232 port.
Transfer field data into TDS, SMI, SDR, or Maptech Raw data format for easy compatibility with your existing PC software.
Transfer to DXF function, with options to send elevations, descriptions and automatic linework based on point descriptions to most CAD packages.
Average a series of coordinates and display the standard error.
3-dimensional coordinates and up to 20 character description for each point.
Convert points to Latitude and Longitude stored in an ASCII file
Enter Latitude and Longitude and convert to State Plane or UTM coordinates.
Convert Latitude and Longitude from an ASCII file into State Plane or UTM coordinates.

Other Functions

Full screen plotting (240×300 resolution)
Import a Plot into a CAD drawing. (with PocketCAD.)
Easy to integrate the power of a full CAD system to view and edit your drawing while still in the field.
(compatible with any system that stores in DWG or DXF format, including Autodesk, Softdesk, Carlson, Eagle point, Maptech and MicroSurvey.)
Customized keyboard for easy numeric data entry.
2 point or 3 point resection (free station.)
Remote distance and elevations measurement.

Straightforward data transfer to desktop PC with the Microsoft ActiveSync program communicating at up to 115,000 baud.
All calculations accurate to 16 significant figures.

User Selectable Options for:
Feet or meters
Bearings or north/south azimuths
Decimal places for angles, distances, and coordinates
Point protection option
Elevations on or off.
Grid factor to allow total station distances to be converted to state plane coordinates automatically.
Easy control of all Robotic instrument EDM and search settings from a Status screen
GPS localization functions to automatically compute Grid factor,
Convert Grid to Ground, Meters to feet, and translate, rotate and scale into your own local coordinates.
Option to use Geoid99 or newer files from the NGS for more accurate GPS elevations.
GPS graphical Skyview plot of satellites in view with ones in use highlighted.
GPS Auto-Inverse function to display the bearing and distance from any desired point,
updating in real-time as you move around, and allows you to rotate that bearing to match original plat bearings.
Displays and stores real-time coordinate quality with most GPS.
Stores Latitude, Longitude, Elevation, Horizontal and Vertical Quality on GPS points.
Displays a warning and beeps when coordinate quality exeeds a User-defined GPS tolerance.
Option to backup your data to non-volatile compact flash memory (31 MB free card space.)
Pop up, programmable calculator program with RPN like HP48 available.

Currently Supported Field Instruments:

Topcon all models
Topcon APL1A and 800 series Robotic at the Pole
Geodimeter 400, 500, 4000, 600 and Robotics
Trimble 3300, 5600 series and Robotics 600 and 5600
Nikon D50, C100, DTM, A, and Topgun series
Pentax 200, 300, 500 series and Distangular
Sokkia and Lietz SET series
Zeiss Elta3, R50 series
Leica (all) and most Wild instruments including servo driven
Leica Robotic at the pole
Laser Atlanta Advantage series
Advantage ALS laser scanner
MDL Laser Ace
Leica 500 and 1200 series GPS in RTK mode
Ashtech Z series GPS in RTK mode
Sokkia Radian and Radian IS in RTK mode
Topcon and Javad GPS in RTK mode
NavCom GPS in RTK mode
GPS receivers RTK or not, including Trimble, Topcon, Javad, Leica, Ashtech, Allen Osborne, Garmin, Magellan, and any unit that outputs in NMEA 0183 format.
NMEA (Garmin) and Digitrace depthfinders to create a hydrographic surveying system using a 2nd COM port.

Currently Supported Computers:

a) ARM processor Pocket PC: HP/Compaq iPAQ (all), HP Jornada 560 series, Symbol PDT 8100, TDS Recon, AT&T Tilt/HTC TyTnII Phone

b) MIPS processor Palm-size PC running Windows CE 2.11 or newer including Pocket PC: Compaq Aero 1500 & 2100 series, Casio E100 series or EG800

c) ARM processor Handheld PC Pro: HP 720, 820, Allegro CE, DAP

d) ARM processor Handheld PC: XYZworks Fieldbook, Two Technologies JettCE, Carlson Explorer

e) ARM processor Handheld PC: TDS Ranger /AtWorkComputers Ranger

f) ARM processor Handheld PC: Panasonic Toughbook 01

g) ARM processor Handheld PC: Topcon FC-2000

h) ARM processor Handheld PC: Topcon FC-100

If you have a different Handheld or Palm-size computer (that runs Windows CE such as HPC’s with a keyboard), call or email XYZworks to request a version for your favorite computer. We don’t run on the old HP 520 or 540 series.  This is because the screen is unreadable in sunlight, and Microsoft and HP have discontinued support for the SH3 processor.

WARNING: Fieldworks will run on the HP iPAQ 1700 and 1900 series, AT&T Tilt/HTC TyTnII Phone, Dell Axim, and Toshiba e740, but they don’t offer a serial port so you cannot hook them to your Instrument. (unless you use bluetooth.) Most of them have a cable port, but its only for USB, not serial.

NOTE: If you have an instrument that uses 1200 baud such as the older Topcon, Pentax or Zeiss, the iPAQ 3600,3700 series do not transmit properly at this 1200 baud only. For use with these instruments, we recommend either the XYZworks Fieldbook, or other iPAQs.

The different versions of Windows CE are a source of confusion since its not as simple as desktop Windows. There are different versions for each processor, ARM is by far the most common. The Allegro 486 version, Sokkia 8100, and Topcon FC-1000 are not ARM and will be hard to find software for.
Here are the different versions of WindowsCE:
1.) Most common is PocketPC which is on the iPAQ and includes a lot of other Microsoft applications. Easy to find programs for since there are millions of them sold. Later versions are called Windows Mobile.
2.) Next most common is HPC or Handheld PC, which is what the Panasonic, Fieldbook, and Ranger 500 are. These will run most off the shelf HPC programs but not PocketPC ones. Later versions are called CE.NET
3.) Then there are custom versions of HPC, like the original Ranger, Allegro, and Trimble ACU which require special versions of programs, some are more special than others and will not run much software.

There are also vertical (iPaq, Panasonic) or horizontal (Fieldbook, Ranger) screen formats, some software does not have a version for both.

Hardware specifications pages:

XYZworks Fieldbook

HP iPAQ 2110

Panasonic Toughbook 01

You can now take your AutoCAD and compatible drawing files into the field with you on your Palm-size PC.
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We now sell hard cases, crushproof and waterproof to 100′ depth, for your PocketPC for only $14.00, and Window Cases with a soft window to operate your PocketPC while in the case.. Go to the Cases page for pictures and more info.

XYZworks is your source for the finest land surveying software, construction layout, hydrographic surveying, data collection, stakeout software, civil engineering software, and pocket pc software