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Table of Contents - The American Surveyor - Vol.14, No2 2017
Thought Leader: Our Own Worst Enemy
Reconnaissance: A Land Title Survey in 15 Hours? LOL
Vantage Point: In and Out of the Box
Decided Guidance: Staying Within Your Survey
Surveying & Mapping Industry Economics
Captain James Riley—The Sea, the Sahara, the Swamp and the Sea
I Think I Will Never See A Tree That Cannot Be—Part 2
Some Notes From Lieutenant Charles Pierce Part 2: Southwest Desert & Mountain
On the Level with NSPS: Constant Progress—New Beginnings
AGI and Bentley Systems Announce Cesium Consortium
Woolpert Opens Office in Historic Over-the-Rhine Neighborhood
The Excellent Helper for Processing Spatial Data—SuperGIS Desktop
TerraGo Partners with CompassTools to Deliver Advanced GIS & GPS Data Collection Solutions
Avineon Celebrates 25th Anniversary
Bluesky and Bird.i Join Forces to Widen Access to Aerial Imagery
Certainty 3D and TopoDOT at NYSAPLS Conference in NY
Blue Marble Announces Availability of Geographic Calculator 2016 Service Pack 2
SimActive Used for Coastal Erosion Assessment with UAVs
Geomares and Diversified Communications Announce Cooperation
Epson and DJI Announce Solution to Help Meet FAA ‘Visual Line of Sight’ Rules for Drone Operations
New AEC Salary Report Reveals Surprising Results
FARO Announces FocusM 70 Laser Scanner
Iridium Announces Successful First Launch of Iridium NEXT Satellites
First 10 Iridium NEXT Satellites Are on the Launch Pad at Vandenberg Air Force Base
New Juniper Systems 4.7-Inch, Android Rugged Smartphone Now Shipping
Now Availble: Juniper Systems’ Affordable, Android Rugged Tablet – the CT7G
Overall Construction Input Prices Firm in December as Energy Prices Surge, ABC Says
Pinpoint Author Greg Milner to be Keynote Speaker at Carlson 2017 User Conference
Woolpert Signs 6-year Deal to Map Maine
International LiDAR Mapping Forum 2017 Keynotes Announced
Acuity Technologies Introduces the AL-500 Lidar System
Caltrans Takes Delivery of the RIEGL VMX-1HA
LizardTech Receives U.S. Army Certificate of Networthiness for GeoExpress and Express Server Software
Certainty 3D and TopoDOT at TRB 2017
Construction Lost Jobs in December, Says ABC
Woolpert Contracted to Collect Orthoimagery for Ohio
Nonresidential Spending Thrives in Strong November Spending Report, ABC Says
RIEGL to Attend the 2017 TRB Annual Meeting
Table of Contents - The American Surveyor - Vol.14, No1 2017
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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