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• NCEES  • Gold Tree  • Railway Maintenance  • California Coast  • Final Voyage  • EDM Without Reflectors  • Crossword Puzzle  • Test Yourself  • Pop-Ups and Zoning
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Blue Marble to Showcase the GeoCalc Geodetic Registry and Petrel CTL Support at ECIM 2016
Carlson Releases BRx6 GNSS Receiver
Dewberry Selected to Provide QA/QC for Connecticut Map Data
East View Launches New Nautical Website
USIBD's Cornerstone Report Survey #8: The General Contractor's Perspective
New Kespry Drone 2.0 Has Twice the Aerial Coverage
Airobotics Selects SimActive’s Photogrammetry Software for its Automated Industrial Drone Solution
Maser Consulting Opens New Office in Orlando
Satlab Geosolutions Introduces SLC RTK Handheld Using Tablet or Phone as Display
Gold Coast City Mayor Describes Benefits of “SAM Jet” on Channel 9 News Australia
Deswik to Showcase New Mobile 3D Scanning Integration at ISM 2016
East View Geospatial Introduces New Image Analysis Services
3D Laser Mapping Unveils New Multi-Platform Mapping System in Africa
Intermap Chooses Global Mapper for Enterprise-Wide Spatial Data Production
Dewberry Selected to Provide Mapping Services in Southern California
New 4G LTE RTK Bridge-X Delivers Faster Download Speeds, Unrivaled Connectivity with Expanded Coverage
McKim & Creed Contracts with NY District COE on Coastline Surveys
Surveying and Mapping Contract Extends Fugro’s 30-Year Partnership With St. Louis Corps of Engineers
NIST Spins Atomic Gyroscope to Allow Navigation Without GPS
RIEGL USA to Attend the AREMA 2016 Annual Conference & Exposition
TerraGo Magic Unlocks the Secrets to Zero-Code Enterprise Apps
Lithuanian Survey Experts Takes Delivery of SITECO Road-Scanner
McKim & Creed Named Among 2016 Best Firms to Work For
Fenstermaker Survey Team Flying High with UAV Technology
Table of Contents - The American Surveyor - Vol.13, No8 2016
Thought Leader: NCEES Forum on the Future of Surveying
The Gold Tree
Catching the Right Train
Some Notes From Lieutenant Charles Pierce Part 1: The California Coast 1932-­1933
The Final Voyage Part 12
EDM Without Reflectors
Angle Points: A Surveyor's Crossword Puzzle
Angle Points: A Surveyor's Crossword Puzzle
Test Yourself: Angles, Angles, Angle
The Curt Brown Chronicles: Line Trees
The Curt Brown Chronicles: Line Trees
Vantage Point: Pop-Ups and Zoning
Septentrio Supplies GNSS Reference Stations to Oregon Department of Transportation
Inc. Magazine Ranks Timmons Group a Fastest Growing Company
New Laser Scan Coordinate System Tools Released in Maptek I-Site 6.1
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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