Carlson CSI 2017

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1. Carlson CSI Mobile

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2. Carlson CSI Office

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Carlson CSI Mobile

Measure and map crime scenes or traffic accidents with Carlson’s all new CSI Mobile and its companion CSI Office software solutions. They are ideal for use by city and county police departments, State Police and consulting firms engaged in accident reconstruction.



“Complicated surveying terms taken out and renamed in English”
– Rob Uhlenbrock,
Cincinnati Police Department

Both easy-to-learn and easy-to-use — all commands appear in one menu — Carlson CSI offers a library of more than 40,000 automobile makes and models. This allows those recreating an accident scene to draw undamaged cars with only two field shots, based on the actual dimensions of the car. Illustrations of damaged cars can be created based on field shots of the damaged area only.

  • Draw linework in the field
  • Save field shots by extending or joining any point on existing lines
  • Easy “Move Up” and “Offset” commands
  • Accident Report as Text File based on car make and model

An upgrade from the earlier expansion of the original AIMS product prepared by Carlson Software and sold by Nikon Instruments, Carlson CSI Mobile and Office is designed specifically for police departments with valued input from the Cincinnati Police Department in its development.

Save field shots:

  • by extending or joining to any point on existing lines

Draw Cars From Library:

  • Includes a complete library of vehicle dimensions, makes and models such that with selection of known year, make and model, only two shots on known points will produce a complete drawing of the vehicle to scale (saving extra time-consuming shots in the field)

Draw Damaged Cars:

  • Based on field shots of the damaged area only

New “Car” Icon:

  • Will measure cars based either on 3 point shots or on any known point (like the front driver-side tire position) for both damaged and undamaged vehicles
  • Simplified Offset and Move Up commands

Simplified Menu Structure:

  • Only two “menu worlds” — one screen of survey and file commands and one screen of graphic commands and options

Offers Choice:

  • Supports all major brands of data collectors
  • Prepares accident reports as a text file
  • based on car make and model
  • Includes Symbol Library
  • For both accident and crime scenes has symbol library for urban features like manholes, poles and fire hydrants, in addition to trees, road signs, etc.

Special Line Designation:

  • Will draw thickened lines for features such as skid marks, lane separation lines and stop sign stopping bars painted on roads
  • Easy-to-use start and end line system
  • Where description codes such as EP increment automatically to EP1, EP2 as multiple features are measured

Carlson CSI Office Software

Reconstruct traffic accidents…

Measure and map crime scenes…

Carlson Software Investigations (CSI) is designed with powerful forensic diagramming capabilities to measure and map crime scenes and traffic accidents. CSI is ideal for city and county police departments, State Police and consulting firms engaged in accident reconstruction.

Carlson first introduced the company’s investigative software CSI Office in 1999 working with Nikon Total Station. It has been used by law enforcement agencies around the US. With the introduction of CSI Mobile, accident and crime scenes can now be investigated and reconstructed accurately in the field then analyzed and mapped in the office.


The 2017 upgrade includes:

CAD Engine

  • Built on the IntelliCAD 8.2 platform

Vehicle Database

  • Updated to 2015 vehicles

Reconstruction Toolkit

  • Added support for an unlimited number of vehicles
  • Reports export to Word, simplified report personalization with custom tab labels, and custom user symbols

Easy Data Reporting

  • Added method to directly output reports to PDF
  • On-line word processor streamlines accident narrative


  • New user interface with spreadsheet points editor
  • Modify point attributes, merge coordinate files, and perform Field to Finish from with in the new Measurements Palette

Quick Import

  • Quick Import downloads field data and creates drawings in a matter of seconds

Design Palette

  • Customizable command list
  • Place images, hatches, and color fills

Room Builder

  • Quickly create rooms, complete with doors and windows
  • Color walls, floors, doors, and floors to match the scene
  • Create buildings from points shot in the field

Body Outline

  • Place and modify a “chalk outline” style body figure to fit the exact anatomy of a scene.

Image Placement

  • Placement of photo images on the mapped accident scene

Blunder Protection

  • Multiple undos & redos

Data Collector Support