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• Another Boom  • Decided Guidance  • Mount Soledad  • Short Cut  • Rapid Transit  • Test Yourself  • Game of Risk  • Feedback  • NSPS
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AeroVironment and CSUF Begin Field Research to Identify Water Stress in Almond Production Using UAV Data
Fugro’s Airborne Technology Deployed in Response to New Zealand Earthquake
Topcon Announces Next Generation of Online Support and Training
RIEGL to Attend the 2016 AGU Fall Meeting
So-Deep, Inc. Joins SAM Family of Companies
SP80 GNSS Receivers Increase Water Pipeline Survey Efficiency by 160 Percent
Construction Job Growth Accelerates Amid Optimistic Post-Election Outlook in November, Says ABC
Geospatial Corporation Introduces Underground Pipeline Mapping, Management and Software to the Energy Industry
Nonresidential Construction Spending Gains Momentum, ABC Says
RDO Integrated Controls Continues Growth of TopNETlive in Minnesota
Drones and Advanced Analytics Solutions Combine to Improve Business Processes, Optimize Operations and Improve Reliability
Carillon Tree of Light Benefits from Structural Upgrade
LIDARUSA Chooses Global Mapper to Analyze Stream Channel Morphology for Erosion Control
International LiDAR Mapping Forum 2017 Conference Program Announced
TerraGo Joins Trimble Developer Partner Program and Includes Trimble GNSS Direct SDK in Mobile Products
SimActive Enables Processing in the Cloud
Thomas & Hutton Expands to Charlotte, NC
Robotic Riverbed Survey Vessel Tracked with FOCUS 35 Total Station
Qatar Rail Applies Maptek Eureka Software to Geological Investigations
Table of Contents - The American Surveyor - Vol.13, No11 2016
Please, Not Another Boom
Decided Guidance: Discovering a Plat on the Ground
The Mount Soledad Cross
GLO Surveying: The Short Cut Method
Rapid Data for Rapid Transit
Test Yourself 37: Box Corner
Vantage Point: Playing the Game of Risk
On the Level with NSPS: Keep Up the Pace...
Esri Creates First Global Map of the Catholic Church
Woolpert Contracted to Rehabilitate and Protect Covered Bridges
UK Leading the Way to a 5G Future
Topcon Accepts Wichmann Innovations Award for Falcon 8
Construction Input Prices Remain Flat in October, ABC Says
East View Launches MapVault - Online Access to Authoritative Raster Maps
Second Edition of Commercial UAV Expo Hits it Out of the Park
AeroVironment Launches Quantix Drone and Decision Support System for Real Time Actionable Intelligence
Woolpert Expands Fleet of Aircraft to Support Emerging Technologies
Maptek Appointments to Lead Strategic Delivery of Technology Roadmap
Orbit GT and CycloMedia Join Forces with Product Integration
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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