About Amerisurv| Contact    
Magazine | Newsletter    
Flickr Photos | Advertise    
HomeNewsNewsletterAmerisurv DirectoryJobsStoreAuthorsHistoryArchivesBlogVideosEvents
Register to receive the Amerisurv Newsletter | Also See Our LiDAR News Newsletter | RSS Feed  

Product Reviews
Software Reviews
Sponsored By

Continuing Series
An RTN expert provides everything you need to know about network-corrected real-time GNSS observations.
Click Here to begin the series,
or view the Article PDF's Here
76-PageFlip Compilation
of the entire series
Test Yourself

Got Answers?
Test your knowledge with NCEES-level questions.
  Start HERE
Meet the Authors
Check out our fine lineup of writers. Each an expert in his or her field.
Wow Factor
Sponsored By

Partner Sites


LiDAR News






Spatial Media LLC properties




Home   The American Surveyor     

In This Issue
• Perfect Storm  • Book Review  • Title Washing  • Curt Brown Chronicles  • HP35s  • Ben Kacyra  • Boundary Surveying  • Two-Million Dollar Home  • Artillery Surveyors  • Art Project
Articles    View Cover    Click HERE for the PageFlip full version of the magazine.
  New!  iPad Enabled
Pelydryn Successfully Implements an Integrated Management System
LizardTech to Demonstrate a UAV Workflow at the Esri Southwest User Conference
SP80 Improves Accuracy of Mobile Underground Infrastructure Locator
Experts to Examine 3D Market and Unmanned Vehicle Systems in Keynotes at SPAR Europe/European LiDAR Mapping Forum 2014
UltraMap Workflow Software Available by Subscription
Optech Showcasing Game-Changing Solutions at Asia Geospatial Forum
Britain’s Greenest Cities and Counties Mapped from the Air by Bluesky
RIEGL USA to Exhibit at Autodesk University 2014
Dawood Welcomes New Director of Survey Services – Western Region
Woolpert to Provide the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency with Commercial Airborne Services
MAPPS Salutes GIS Day
Construction Materials Prices Dip in October
EngineerSupply Expands to Offer SitePro Surveying Equipment
Construction Backlog Indicator Reaches Another All-Time High
International LiDAR Mapping Forum 2015 Program Announced
At Inaugural ASPRS UAS/UAV Mapping Forum in Reno, LiDAR Pioneer Velodyne Demonstrates Lightweight 3D LiDAR Puck Live
ESA Commissions Airbus Defence and Space as Prime Contractor for US Space Capsule Orion Service Module
The Coast and Geodetic Surveyors: Charting America's Course
Table of Contents - The American Surveyor - Vol.11, No.11 2014
Editorial: A Perfect Storm
Book Review: Modernizing American Land Records: Order Upon Chaos
Vantage Point: Unseating Mineral Claims
The Curt Brown Chronicles: Tie Points
The HP 35s Calculator—A Field Surveyor's Companion—Part 3-Traverse
Monumental Challenge: Ben Kacyra's Remarkable Perseverance
The Fox is Guarding the Hen House and the Inmates are Running the Asylum
Civil Engineer Places Two-Million Dollar Home on Wrong Lot—This Was Not Land Surveying
The Artillery Surveyors in WWII—Africa and Europe: Part 1 of 3: In Advance Of The Infantry
Putting a Face on the Country
Explosive Ordnance Detection Aided by ProMark 120
Topcon Accepts Wichmann Innovation Award for LN-100
Topcon Announces New GLONASS Signal Tracking Capability
Scene Sharp Technologies Introduces Fuze Go MS Sharp 2.1
Mobexx Launches Rugged Windows Tablet for Hazardous Environment Mobile GIS
Rosetta’s Philae Lander Touched Down on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko Travelling at 135,000 km per hour
Optech Sponsoring Joint Pecora, ISPRS, and IAG Symposium
Ransen Software Announces Shape to DXF GIS File Converter
Dawood’s Fourth Annual Charity Golf Tournament Raises $17,000 for Vickie’s Angel Foundation
Arc Surveying and Mapping Acquires Memphis Surveying Firm
Milestone Achieved with 1,200 Counties Now eRecording
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...

To read a 672Kb PDF of the rest of this story, click HERE

< Prev   Next >


Amerisurv Exclusive Online-only Article ticker
Featured Amerisurv Events
List Your Event Here
contact Amerisurv


Philae Lands
on Comet!

press [at] amerisurv.com
Online Internet Content


News Feeds

Subscribe to Amerisurv news & updates via RSS or get our Feedburn
xml feed

Need Help? See this RSS Tutorial

Historic Maps

post a job
Reach our audience of Professional land surveyors and Geo-Technology professionals with your GeoJobs career ad. Feel free to contact us if you need additional information.


Social Bookmarks

Amerisurv on Facebook 

Amerisurv LinkedIn Group 

Amerisurv Flickr Photos 

Amerisurv videos on YouTube 



The American Surveyor © All rights reserved / Privacy Statement
Spatial Media LLC
905 W 7th St #331
Frederick MD 21701
301-695-1538 - fax