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• Quo Vadis  • Calculation Methods  • Holdouts!  • Karakoram Mountains  • Traffic Monitoring  • Final Voyage  • FeedBack  • Test Yourself  • Curt Brown  • Vantage Point
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High Horizontal Dilution of Precision (HDOP) Advisory for 26 MAY 2016 – 27 MAY 2016 for South America
Woolpert Announces New President and CEO
Orbit GT to Support 3D Laser Mapping “ROBIN” System at GeoBusiness, London
FARO Announces the Release of PointSense & VirtuSurv 17.0
Septentrio Expands in Europe by Signing New Partnership with Innovelec
Timmons Group Adds Right of Way Services
FOCUS 35 Total Station Monitors Dam For Movement
Orbit GT to Exhibit and Lecture at GeoBusiness, London
Table of Contents - The American Surveyor - Vol.13, No5 2016
Editorial: Quo Vadis Surveying?
Surveyors' Calculation Methods Used BC
Hold Outs!
Fifty People, Two Yaks and a Goat
Traffic Monitoring using UAV Technology
The Final Voyage—Part 9
Test Yourself 31: Deed Indeed!
The Curt Brown Chronicles: What Should Be the Education of Surveyors and Cartographers?
Vantage Point: "I Should Have Hired a Surveyor..."
CartoConsult Delivers Instant Smart City Models with Web Streaming
Septentrio Introduces “Future Proof” GNSS RTK Technology for Surveyors
Thomas & Hutton Launches Innovative Land Analysis Web Application, geothinQ
Harris Geospatial Solutions to Offer Icaros OneButton with ENVI for Advanced UAS Image Processing
Harris Corporation and Esri Partner to Modernize Foundational Data Production
Global Mapper 17.2 Released with New Map Book Creation Tool and Cutaway Terrain View
GeoMobile Innovations Introduces GeoBullseye for ArcPad – Version 2
Dewberry Announces the Promotion of Dave Maune, Ph.D.
Teledyne Optech and GeoShack Sign North American Distribution Agreement
ChinaRS Upgrades to VisionMap A3 Edge
Optech Eclipse to be Introduced to International Audiences at GEO Business UK
Construction Material Prices Rise Month-to-Month, Remain Historically Low
Altitude Record: MULTIROTOR Service-Drone Reaches an Altitude of 4,700 meters (15,420 ft.) with its Series Product Trimble ZX-5
TerraGo to Present and Demonstrate Collaborative Geospatial Technologies at GEOINT 2016 Symposium
CHC Navigation Releases N72 GNSS Sensor
Woolpert to Realign Shakertown Road, Eliminate Intersection with U.S. 35
Orbit GT Launches AutoCAD MAP Plugin for Mobile Mapping
Trimble Offers a Free App for AMERICAN Flow Control Water Valves and Hydrants
Blue Marble to Showcase the Latest Innovations in Global Mapper at the 2016 GEOINT Symposium
Honoring the Late Land Surveyor Rj Zimmer
RIEGL is Attending and Exhibiting at GEOINT 2016
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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