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Table of Contents - The American Surveyor - Vol.13, No7 2016
Arc Surveying & Mapping and Foster & Associates Announce Merger
Editorial: In This Issue
One Man Crews
A Caffeinated Pick-Me-Up for a Surveying Career
How San Francisco Paid The Ransome—Or: "So, You Found A Rebar..."
GIS & Surveyors—The Long and Winding Road
Product Review: Leica Zeno 20
Total Station Upgrade Sparks Efficiencies
The Final Voyage—Part 11
Test Yourself 33: Three Areas
Vantage Point: Doing Right Professionally
City of Charlotte Selects Woolpert for Streetscape Projects in Prosperity Village
RIEGL Laser Scanners Used in Forensics and Accident Reconstruction
Woolpert Hires New Human Resources Director
McKim & Creed Growing in Charlotte
LandWorks Tightens Integration with Esri in Land Management Software Upgrades
Advanced Notification of Future GPS Leap Second
Praise for The Survey School’s Prize-Winning 2016 Graduates
Orbit GT Launches New Responsive Website
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Construction Input Prices Continue Ascent, Could Pressure Margins
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INTERGEO TV in July—Smart Cities a Key Topic in the Geo Industry
Geographic Calculator 2016 Now Supports Petrel Database Files in Service Pack 1
Velodyne LiDAR Announces Partnership with Dibotics, Targeting Drone Mapping and Mobile Robotics Applications
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Handheld Launches the NAUTIZ X2 All-in-One Rugged Android Device
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USIBD 2016 Symposium, Call for Presentations, Deadline Extended
Construction Labor Force Shrinks, Job Numbers Flat
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RIEGL USA to Attend and Present at JABLTCX
Amberg Tunnel - New Software Releases
Blue Marble to Showcase the Latest Innovations in Blue Marble Technology at the ISPRS Congress
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RIEGL is Attending and Presenting at Conferences this July
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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