Category Archives: Sponsored

Sponsored: Big Results in a Small Space

Image above: Towill surveyor James LaBasco makes the tight descent into the pipe. They used special safety equipment and procedures throughout the project. Sponsored by Trimble A California firm uses Trimble solutions to manage a tight schedule and difficult conditions. Total stations and scanning provide precise data for rehabilitating an aging water line. As buried water...

Trimble Announces Keynote Speakers for its 2018 Dimensions International User Conference

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Aug. 30, 2018—Trimble (NASDAQ:TRMB) announced today keynote speakers for its 2018 Trimble Dimensions International User Conference—Sarah Robb O’Hagan and Josh Linkner. The conference will be held November 5-7 at The Venetian in Las Vegas, Nevada. Sarah Robb O’Hagan is an executive, entrepreneur and currently the CEO of fast-growing indoor cycling company Flywheel Sports....

In The News: A Geospatial Year at Woolpert 2017-2018

Woolpert has been in business for 107 years, building a strong, broad-based foundation through engineering, surveying, mapping, photogrammetry, lidar collection, GIS, etc., to provide the most comprehensive geospatial support in the industry. In the past year alone our work in each of these sites, represented by these red dots, were spotlighted in the press. They...

LiDAR for Forestry

Sponsored by Green Valley Finding DBH Values from Handheld Mobile LiDAR GreenValley International’s (GVI) LiBackpack provides mobile terrestrial and handheld LiDAR solutions that allow users to efficiently capture 3D data.  As part of our LiDAR in Forestry applications series we investigated the accuracy of diameter at breast height (DBH) measurements extracted from LiBackpack data using...

Dynamic Environment Data Collection

Swift Navigation’s Piksi® Multi is a multi-band, multi-constellation GNSS receiver that supports GPS L1/L2, GLONASS G1/G2, BeiDou B1/B2 and Galileo E1/E5b for RTK measurements and positioning and SBAS for robust sub-meter positioning in non-RTK mode. Critical to the accuracy of—and continuous improvements to—Swift’s receivers is ongoing testing in varying dynamic environments and conditions. This testing...

Power Line Corridor Mapping

Methodologies to Acquisition and Data Processing Sponsored by GreenValley International Routine inspection of power transmission lines is critical for securing uninterrupted distribution of electricity. Traditional, ground-based inspection methods involving teams of surveyors is typically very labor-intensive and time-consuming. Methods for calculating the distance between the sag of the transmission wire and the tree often involves...