Carlson GIS With tools for data capture and linking, data labeling, import/export of SHP files, polygon topology creation and analysis, and more, Carlson GIS is an awesome GIS â€œSwiss Army Knifeâ€ for the surveyor or engineer. See the Carlson GIS Improvement List tab below and be sure to check out our GIS Primer. The Carlson line of software has 64-bit capabilities, is Windows 7 compatible, and works on AutoCADÂ® and comes with IntelliCAD built in. Also included are hundreds of enhancements to basic AutoCAD commands. Part of the Carlson Civil Suite, Carlson GIS runs atop any AutoCAD, including regular AutoCAD, AutoCAD Map, Land Desktop or Civil 3D, as well as legacy versions, plus on IntelliCAD.