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• ALTA/ACSM  • Curt Brown  • Doug Carter  • Mullan Road  • Bench Marks  • Final Voyage  • Leatherneck Surveyors  • HP35s Calculator  • Test Yourself  • FeedBack  • Communiplexion
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KS Associates Designs River Frontage Area for The Foundry on Cleveland’s Cuyahoga River
Leica Geosystems Selects Bentley’s Acute3D Reality Modeling Software to Further Enhance Its Airborne Imaging Solutions
Golden Software Releases Free Online File Converter
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Successful Launch for interaerial SOLUTIONS
Maptek Geology Solutions – A Story That Began With Coal
Dr. Gerald L. Mader Selected to ION Government Fellows Program as an AAAS Congressional Fellow
How to Save Money Surveying Your Own Land
EngineerSupply Becomes a TPI Corporation Authorized Dealer
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Esri and Trimble Offer the R1 GNSS Receiver to Enhance Field GIS Workflows
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The Latest in 3D Technology is Premiered at Free Event Hosted by 3D Laser Mapping
Learn to Make Decisions Using Lidar Data and Geographic Information Systems
Topcon Announces Rotary-Wing UAS
Orbit GT to Showcase New UAS Mapping Product at UAS Expo, Las Vegas
The Optimal Supplement to Radio Data Modems: Long Ranges with UHF and VHF Antennas
Trimble Introduces Handheld AEI Reader for Rail Car and Cargo Inventory Tracking
Table of Contents - The American Surveyor - Vol.12, No9 2015
Construction Employment Rises Despite Lackluster National Jobs Report
Point to Point: ALTA/ACSM Standards and the Record Description
The Curt Brown Chronicles: The Challenging Future for the Land Surveyor
Measuring Minnesota—A ProFile of Doug Carter
The Mullan Road
The Bench Marks of Success
The Final Voyage—Part 3
Leatherneck Surveyors: Part 1—The Artillery Surveyors
The HP 35s Calculator—A Field Surveyor's Companion: Part 11--Fieldwork
Test Yourself: Replace the Reverse Curve
Vantage Point: Communiplexion
Exhibitors Announce Activities at Next Week’s Commercial UAV Expo
Nonresidential Construction Spending Expands for Seventh Consecutive Month
OGC Adopts Updated KML Earth Browser Standard – KML 2.3
Trimble Partners with ClearEdge 3D to Distribute its Powerful, Automated Feature Extraction and Modeling Software
AUVSI and 28 Organizations Mark Missed FAA Deadline for UAS Integration
Tallysman Introduces a Family of High Gain / High Rejection Timing Antenna
St. Charles Parish Overcomes GNSS Signal Shadow Issues with Trimble Floodlight Technology Print E-mail
Written by Trimble Mapping & GIS Division   
Thursday, 29 March 2012

PROJECT: Trimble Floodlight satellite shadow reduction technology enables St. Charles Parish Waterworks crews to maintain productivity in all mapping environments

SUMMARY: In an effort to improve the accuracy of its GIS maps, St. Charles Parish, La., purchased its own GNSS equipment. The parish Waterworks Department experienced outstanding results when mapping water infrastructure features—except when working beneath the parish’s towering oak trees, which deflected or blocked GNSS satellite signals. The parish upgraded to the Trimble® GeoExplorer® 6000 series of mapping GNSS handhelds with Trimble Floodlight™ technology and saw an immediate improvement in productivity and accuracy.

PROJECT DATE: Deployed in 2011

The last straw for St. Charles Parish, La., came when an underground water pipeline burst beneath a busy street. Traffic had to be diverted as the water continued to spill out onto the pavement. A half hour passed, and then another, before personnel from the Waterworks Department found the shutoff valve and stopped the deluge. The delay was caused by a faulty map that incorrectly showed the valve’s location on the other side of the street...

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