Surveyor FAQ

Windows application to perform high-speed, large mosaic image acquisition and microscope control.

Windows Operating System Upgrades & Surveyor Reinstallation
Upgrade Assistance Typically a Surveyor scanning system remains intact and unmodified after the initial installation. This is due to the complexity of ...
Fri, 8 Feb, 2019 at 6:47 AM
Common Focus Drive Problems & Solutions
Control of the Z-axis is fundamental to high quality, well-focused scans. However it is also an area which can exhibit problems, some of which may appear ov...
Mon, 3 Sep, 2018 at 8:08 AM
Shading Correction in Fluorescence Imaging
Fluorescence shading effects can often cause difficulty, due to the fact there is little or no light to measure the shading pattern. Nevertheless there...
Tue, 23 Jan, 2018 at 6:49 AM
Settings Backup & Restore
There are many settings in the Surveyor application which need to be managed for successful imaging. Sometimes desireable settings can be lost ...
Mon, 23 May, 2016 at 9:18 AM
How to Configure Camera Image (Brightfield)
For successful imaging in Surveyor it is important to setup the camera settings such as exposure, white balance and shading correction prior to scanning a...
Tue, 23 Jan, 2018 at 7:06 AM
How to Fix Checkerboard Tile Effects
This is often a symptom of camera vignetting, as seen here: This can usually be resolved by: Adjustments to the optical setup, eg. l...
Mon, 23 May, 2016 at 11:14 AM
Minimum & Recommended PC Specifications
The Surveyor application is designed to manage system resources very effectively, as a result the minimum requirements are relatively low whilst still al...
Mon, 5 Jun, 2017 at 10:50 AM
Supported Cameras
We are regularly evaluating new cameras, please check back periodically for updates to this list. Lumenera Lt425 Lt365 Lt1265R Infinity 3-3UR Inf...
Fri, 15 Feb, 2019 at 9:30 AM
Surveyor Image Formats
Surveyor Workspace Format (.sws) Surveyor by default generates scanned images in the Surveyor Workspace (.sws) format. This is a tiled image format...
Tue, 23 Jan, 2018 at 6:47 AM
Predictive Focus Methods & Algorithms
The benefit of Predictive Focus is that it allows a useful estimation of focusing, without the need to autofocus at every field of the scan. This can be a...
Tue, 23 Jan, 2018 at 6:47 AM