CHC Navigation has released LandStar8, a Field Surveying and Mapping application for Android devices. LandStar8 is a versatile, modular and customizable software for topographic tasks such as surveying, stake out, cadastral, mapping and GIS. Building on the legacy of LandStar7, the new LandStar8 brings many new features such as a refined user interface, streamlined workflows, even faster operation and integrated cloud services.
Simplified interface layout
LandStar 8 has a simple and intuitive layout with large map windows and sharp graphics. Users can hide features they rarely use and display only those they use on a daily basis, making the interface more straightforward and easier to use. LandStar8 is a flexible and user-friendly field software for surveying and mapping tasks.
On LandStar8, it is easy to copy coordinate settings, control and staking points from another handheld controller by scanning a QR code. Projects are easily edited and sorted by history and attributes. Custom coordinate systems, geoid models, and coding libraries can be updated at any time by using resource packages. LandStar8 also features a terrain calibration wizard designed specifically for non-expert users.
Enhance operator productivity in the field
LandStar8’s proprietary MetaCAD graphics engine opens DWG and DXF base maps faster and with smoother rendering. DXF files up to 200 MB can be opened in less than 10 seconds. LandStar8 supports opening external reference files, automatically recognizes CAD length units, and allows editing of CAD base maps directly in the field.
Streamlined communication between the field and office
LandStar8 is designed around a comprehensive cloud-based architecture that supports project backup, collaborative work, data storage, and many other valuable features. Its remote support capabilities help the office helpdesk resolve user problems and provide personalized technical assistance. The “share code” feature allows users to transfer project data between desktop computers and field controllers or between different field controllers quickly to further boost work efficiency.