is a Windows based data collection program for use with
electronic theodolites and total stations. The program, written
by Harold L. Dibble and
Shannon P. McPherron,
differs from standard
survey programs in that it was specifically designed to help with
piece proveniencing artifacts in Paleolithic sites. The program
uses a configuration file that the user designs. This file
includes the fields and field types that are to be noted with
each recorded point. The program accepts data transfers from
Topcon, Leica, Nikon, Wild and Sokkia total stations.
We have tested this program on Windows XP and Vista. It likely works on Windows 2000 as well. We do not know whether it works on Windows 7.
See also our FAQ on the EDM software
UPDATE (February 25, 2010). We have updated both the installation and the program itself. Many people were experience problems with the previously posted version. We are working with a group now who is testing this version, which is the same version we use in our own work. If you experience problems, please do contact us so that we can solve the installation issues.