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CSDS is the largest supplier of geospatial and engineering field equipment in California. Integrating sensors, field applications, real-time communications, field and back office processing, modeling and analytics, CSDS' portfolio of measuring solutions facilitate a high quality, productive workflow and data exchange to drive efficiency, productivity, safety and value in organizations of all sizes.



Combining positioning, communications, and software to equip the mobile workforce. Mapping & GIS products improve productivity in hundreds of industries by geo-enabling field workforces with high accuracy, rugged, and easy-to-use products. In addition, CSDS is an Esri Silver business partner. We partner with many other industry leaders to bring custom solutions to support our customers.

Some of the industries we serve:

  • Forestry
  • Mining Exploration
  • Telecommunications
  • Electric and Gas Utilities
  • Water and Wastewater Utilities
  • Asset Management


We will help you select the right tools to drive field data collection and office data processing productivity in your work environment whether your daily survey tasks are related to:

  • Land administration / cadastral
  • Geodetic control
  • Engineering
    • Pre-design
    • As-built and documentation of existing conditions for infrastructure
    • Environmental and waste
  • Land seismic
  • Mining
  • Oil, gas and chemical
  • Infrastructure & earth deformation
  • Marine navigation, dredging and bathymetric surveys
  • Rail

Geospatial & Engineering Solutions


Mapping & GIS

Capture images, photography, field notes with geographic data to make your field work more accurate and easier to manipulate. View CSDS’s large collection of GIS and mapping tools.



Choose a powerful GPS and GNSS solutions and enable field personnel to collect precise positioning data in the most challenging conditions.

Optical Total Stations

Optical Total Stations

Our Optical Total Stations provide flexibility in a variety of options to suit your needs in the Construction and Survey industries.

3D Imagery

3D Scanning

Capture shapes of objects, buildings and landscapes with our great selection of 3D Imagery equipment.



CSDS offers a selection of surveying software to better manage your jobs from the field into the office.


Measuring Tools

Plan your job effectively and reduce down time in at later stages of your project by ensuring you have the correct measuring tools.



Locators are essential in locating underground assets quickly and simply; minimizing digging and thereby reducing costs.


Rods, Tripods and Bipods

It is essential to use the right tool to maintain the stability of the piece of equipment being used. View CSDS’s range of rods, tripods, bipods and accessories to find out which is right for you.


Field Supplies & Safety

A project goes beyond the need for large scale instruments and equipment, ensure you have the correct quality and quantity of safety, measuring and drafting supplies for your job.


Batteries & Cables

Make sure you have the right batteries & cables to enhance the performance of your equipment.


Data Collectors

Collect, import, convert, and store precise spatial information for post-processing and speed up your project workflow.



Capture aerial data with downward-facing sensors, such as RGB or multispectral cameras, and LIDAR payloads.

Product Feature: Trimble R12i GNSS System

The Trimble R12i delivers unmatched GNSS performance, speed and accuracy to boost your productivity like never before. With improved performance in challenging GNSS conditions and robust IMU-based tilt compensation that lets you forget about leveling the pole, you'll get more done faster than you thought possible.

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Product Feature: Trimble Catalyst

Yesterday your phone could tell you where you were within a few meters. Today, with Trimble Catalyst, your phone can tell you where you are within just a few centimeters. Catalyst features a lightweight antenna that plugs directly into your Android phone or tablet’s USB port. Once it’s connected to any Catalyst-ready or third party location-enabled app, you can use measure, locate, and share the things you map with the world. The little blue dot on your phone just got a whole lot smaller and more accurate.

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Product Feature: Trimble SX10

Welcome to where surveying, imaging and high-speed 3D scanning collide in a single instrument powerful enough to redefine an entire industry. The SX10 is impossibly precise, endlessly versatile and in a class all its own. In one word: revolutionary. This new, versatile solution is capable of collecting any combination of high-density 3D scan data, enhanced Trimble VISION™ imaging, and high accuracy total station data, allowing you to capture exactly what you need, saving you time and money on every job.

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