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• Editorial  • Alaska  • Vantage Point  • Curt Brown Chronicles  • HP35s  • Curt Brown Chronicles  • Subdivided  • Accurate Surveys  • The Cloud  • Amache’s Life Story  • Airports  • Curta Calculator
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Webinar: CartoPac and EDM Present Mobility Solutions for Electric Utilities
New Oregon Topo Maps Feature National Scenic Trails
Women in Nontraditional jobs: Washington Land Surveyor Releases Novel: Marked
No Change for Construction Materials Prices in August
PenBay Solutions to Demonstrate the Value of GIS to Facility Management at IFMA’s World Workplace
DigitalGlobe Webinar: Proteus Discusses Satellite-Derived Forest Inventory
SPAR Europe 3D Measurement & Imaging Conference 2014 Programme Posted
Avenza Releases Geographic Imager 4.5 for Adobe Photoshop
Carlson Machine Control Announces Upgraded PDGrade
LandWorks Adds Linear Project Routing to Online Property Mapping Service
Trimble and Neptec Announce Distribution and Technology Development Agreements for the Mining Industry
Woolpert to Provide Geospatial Services for Ninth Largest Transit System in North America
Maptek Adds Evorelution Open Pit Scheduling Solutions to Product Suite
Matt West, PLS Joins SAM's Denver Office
MAPPS Selected for FAA Working Group on UAS
Surrey Satellite US Wins NASA Goddard Contract for Landsat Instrument Study
How Sculpteo 3D Enabled the Creation of the Smallest Breathalyzer in the World
ZEB1 Laser Scanner Helps NZ Scientists Measure Forest Stands
Table of Contents - The American Surveyor - Vol.11, No.9 2014
Editorial: Calculating History
Survey Locales
Vantage Point: (D)Evolved Planning
The Curt Brown Chronicles: Definition of Proportionate Measurement
The HP 35s Calculator—A Field Surveyor's Companion: Part 1—Point Storage
Subdivided We Stand
Are Your Surveys Accurate?
The Cloud—Changing the Dynamic of Field-To-Office Communication
Capturing Amache's Life Story
Space-Age Technology Comes Down to Earth to Improve Safety at Airports
The Curta Mechanical Pocket Calculator—A History of Survey Computing
Bentley’s WaterCAD, WaterGEMS, and HAMMER V8i Improve Collaboration, Decision Making, and Project and System Performance
Dewberry Announces the Promotion of Amar Nayegandhi
Septentrio Consolidates Sales for Americas in Altus Subsidiary, Adds New OEM Sales Manager
MicroSurvey Layout 2 Revamps Construction Layout, Adds Video Streaming Capability
Boeing Receives First Order for 502 Phoenix Hyperspectral Satellite
Property Records Industry Association Elects Officers and Directors
Arithmetica Releases Pointfuse Software at Intergeo
NSPS and Spatial Media Announce CST Program Cooperation
RIEGL USA to Exhibit at the International Mining Conference and Expo (IMEX) 2014
Topcon and MAVinci Announce Sirius Pro for Use With RTK Base Stations or NTRIP
St. Charles Parish Overcomes GNSS Signal Shadow Issues with Trimble Floodlight Technology Print E-mail
Written by Trimble Mapping & GIS Division   
Friday, 30 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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