MicroSurvey STAR*NET

  • MicroSurvey STAR*NET
  • MicroSurvey STAR*NET

Get the most out of your least squares.

MicroSurvey STAR*NET is an easy-to use application that adjusts 1D/2D/3D survey networks using rigorous least squares techniques. Collect your conventional measurements and GNSS vectors more efficiently and build confidence by ensuring your field data is both accurate and correct.

World Renowned

MicroSurvey’s STAR*NET is the world’s most recognized least squares adjustment software. STAR*NET has earned a reputation for being simple to use, powerfully accurate and reliable as a provider of least squares adjustment solutions. STAR*NET’s results serve as the benchmark for the industry, and is legislated as the mandatory adjustment package in some jurisdictions when used in plan submissions! Users often tell us that when they decided to add least squares adjustment to their workflow, implementing STAR*NET was the next logical step. Let STAR*NET help you improve both the precision of your work and your confidence; by using our world class least squares adjustment software, you can trust that you’ve got it right!

Outputs Coordinates

All surveying workflows allow you to compute positions. Using STAR*NET allows you to compute positions, identify the reliability of these positions, and easily sift through the data to reassure yourself that the results are true and free of systematic errors. When processing your measurements, STAR*NET gives you dynamic tips that identify problems and help you learn the required workflow. STAR*NET guides you through assessing your network, helping to ensure that all accepted measurements have the required “goodness of fit”, while comprehensive listing and output options allow you to document your process. This enables you to demonstrate to your clients that the results meet their standards, and that your reference can be relied upon as the pillar of their operation. When you add STAR*NET to your workflow, you’ll never find yourself feeling like you’ve thrown numbers into a “black box”, blindly trusting that the results are accurate; you’ll know they are!

Best solution for combining sensor types

From RPLS forums right down to our direct support team, our customers have told us over and over that “STAR*NET does one thing, least squares, and it does it well.” Least squares adjustments are provided by many solutions, though typically as a part of a package that works with proprietary data from proprietary sensors. STAR*NET provides you with a least squares adjustment solution that works with all your data sources and requirements. There are importers and conversion utilities for data from all major manufacturers. STAR*NET works in 1D (Level), 2D and 3D adjustments and simplifies combining and exporting both ground and grid data. STAR*NET is a practical tool for combining data from total stations, levels, GNSS and gyroscopes. Input data can be given weights to reflect input from old and new instruments, 2D and 3D data and even control points that have long since gone missing. With these robust features, it is no wonder why so many companies have been growing STAR*NET networks for 20+ years, providing a big asset to their company


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 levelling 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.

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.
  • 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.

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.

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.

MicroSurvey STAR*NET - Datasheet

Brand: Microsurvey | Code: SW-SN-PRO
Supplier Code: SW-SN-PRO
Supplier Description: STAR*NET PRO

Brand: Microsurvey | Code: SW-SN-PRO
Supplier Code: SW-SN-PRO
Supplier Description: STAR*NET PRO

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Get the most out of your least squares.

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