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Arizona to Eliminate Surveyor Licensing?
Sokkia Releases SHC500 Field Controller
Virginia Association of Surveyors Names Michael Starling as New President
LizardTech to Demo Latest Version of GeoExpress in Upcoming Webinar
Blue Marble Announces Presenters for its Upcoming User Conference Road Show
Topcon Introduces Newest Data Controller for Surveying Solutions
TerraGo Edge Deployed by Water Utility to Save Money and Improve Service
East View Partners with Planet Labs Offering Greater Coverage to Consumers
Aerodata Moves to Forefront of Digital Aerial Photogrammetry with Purchase of Leica DMC III Camera
Table of Contents - The American Surveyor - Vol.13, No2 2016
Noted Surveyor and Educator Dave Gibson Passes
Thought Leader: Preserving the Profession
The Curt Brown Chronicles: The Challenging Future for the Land Surveyor
Photogrammetry Helps Surveyors Save Time and Improve Accuracy
Complex 3D BIM Project Requires Mix of Cutting-Edge Technologies
Software, Fieldwork Pay Off for Geomatics Students
Leatherneck Surveyors—Part 2-The Island Mappers
The HP 35s Calculator: Sliding Predetermined Area
Test Yourself: Quadrilateral Division
Vantage Point: Newest in the Ongoing Series
Construction Unemployment Rose in January
R.A. Smith National’s Pete Brothers Attains Land Surveyor Licensure in Maryland
Air Force Ready to Launch Final GPS IIF-Series Satellite
KS Associates Announces the Addition of Dale R. Haywood, PE, PS, to its Site Development Group
Dewberry Selected to Produce High-Resolution Lidar Topography and Bathymetry Data for Puerto Rico
Topcon Announces Topcon Solutions Stores
Juniper Systems to Exhibit New Windows 10 Mesa 2 Rugged Tablet at DistribuTECH
Teledyne Optech Wins Grand Award in MAPPS Geospatial Product and Services Excellence Awards
MAPPS, NSPS Announce 2016 National Surveying, Mapping & Geospatial Conference
Global Mapper 17.1 Released with Improvements to Map Publishing and Analysis Tools
Sokkia Introduces SHC5000 Field Controller
New Manager To Oversee McKim & Creed Texas Geomatics Operations
AXIS GeoSpatial Takes Delivery of the RIEGL LMS-Q1560
ASI Expands Large-Area Lidar Capabilities with Purchase Of Leica ALS70-HP Airborne Lidar Sensor and RCD30 Camera
Septentrio PolaRx5 GNSS Reference Station Receivers Now Shipping to UNAVCO
Topcon Releases Entry-Level ES Series Total Station
Nonresidential Spending Falls Again in December
VRMesh 9.0 Released with New Ribbon Interface and Significant Product Enhancements
Maptek Showcases Innovative Through-Seam Blast Technology at ISEE
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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