TDS Survey Pro

The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure (BC MoT) uses TDS Survey Pro 3.8.1 for all location, as constructed and construction volumes surveying.

TDS Survey Pro is run on Windows CE field computers connected to a variety of total station survey instruments. With the implementation of TDS Survey Pro, the ministry has developed standard TDS Survey Pro library files and user documentation.


The ZIP file contains the following files:

Survey Pro 4.1.2 BC MoT Supplemental.pdf

This manual describes specific field survey methodology for TDS Survey Pro and associated files used by the ministry. Specific processes are detailed that cover TDS Survey Pro functionality, reduction and post survey editing of a survey using TDS Foresight DXM, and the transfer of data such as points, chains, design cross-section road templates, design surface digital terrain models (DTMs) as well as design surface LandXML.xml alignments and design cross-section surfaces in a LandXML format, to and from the CAiCE engineering software required for use on ministry projects. The supplemental file is used in conjunction with the TDS User's Manual and TDS Reference Manual for Survey Pro Max on a ReCon field computer.

BC MoT Construction Autoline.txt

A user uploadable text file, stored on a TDS ReCon field computer and loaded into a TDS Survey Pro *.job file via the “Auto Linework” command. The file supports the graphical viewing of survey chains on the field computer during field surveys.

BC MoT Construction Description codes.txt

A user uploadable text file, stored on a TDS ReCon and loaded into a TDS Survey Pro *.job file via the “Files — › Description Files” command. The file supports point and chain coding derived from the CAiCE BCMoT Global Feature Table including all CAiCE "Construction" feature codes for survey points.

BC MoT Construction Feature Table.fea
A user uploadable file, stored on a TDS ReCon and loaded into a TDS Survey Pro *.job file via the “Files — › Feature Code Files” command. The file supports point attributes, such as the CAiCE attributes ground-straight, ground-curved, and feature-straight, feature-curved, and secondary attributes like culvert types and sizes, for assignment to a particular survey shot during a survey.

BC MoT Survey Autoline.txt

A user uploadable text file, stored on a TDS ReCon field computer and loaded into a TDS Survey Pro *.Job file via the "Auto Linework" command. The file supports the graphical viewing of survey chains on the Recon during field surveys. (The "Survey" file is a much smaller version of the "Construction" file, with less data codes available for selection.)

BC MoT Survey Description codes.txt

A user uploadable text file, stored on a TDS ReCon field computer and loaded into a TDS Survey Pro *.Job file via the Files — › Descriptions Files command. The file supports point and chain coding derived from the CAiCE BCMoT Global Feature Table. (This file is a much smaller version of the "Construction" file, with less data codes available for selection.)

BC MoT Survey Feature Table.fea

A user uploadable file, stored on a TDS ReCon and loaded into a TDS Survey Pro *.Job file via the "Files — › Feature Code Files" command. The file supports point attributes, such as the CAiCE attributes ground-straight, ground-curved, and feature-straight, feature-curved, and secondary attributes like culvert types and sizes, for assignment to a particular survey shot during a survey. (The "Survey" file is a much smaller version of the "Construction" file, with less data codes available for selection.)