Month: August 2011

Professional Land Surveyor Source Twitter Weekly Updates for 2011-08-28

Eric Colburn #FollowFriday List is out! http://t.co/n3E7E9f ? Top stories today via @bluegrassmuseum @danielstoddart # Geomatics Today is out! http://t.co/26RgFLZ ? Top stories today via @katerinelqqoq # The Autocad Civil 3D Daily is out! http://t.co/3sdRvkn ? Top stories today via

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R.A. Smith National’s Pete Brothers Promoted to Survey Manager

BROOKFIELD, WIS.  – Pete Brothers of R.A.Smith National  — civil engineering, surveying, landscape architecture, geographic information systems (GIS) and 3D visualization consultants — Tarentum (Pittsburgh), Pa., has been promoted to survey manager. Brothers has practiced surveying for more than 20 years.

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Autodesk Labs Project Photofly-Create 3D Models from Photographs Using the Web

Over on Google+ this morning, Autodesk’s Shaan Hurley, Autodesk Technology Evangelist, posted, “Great list of free software for students. Back to School with Cool FREE Autodesk Software”, linking to his Autodesk Between the Lines blog. His post, Back to School with Cool FREE Software, lists examples

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Professional Land Surveyor Source Twitter Weekly Updates for 2011-08-21

Eric Colburn #FollowFriday List is out! http://t.co/5zPthJP ? Top stories today via @geomaticscanada @ordnancesurvey # @haubert Thank you for the FF and hope you are having a wonderful weekend! in reply to haubert # Geomatics Today is out! http://t.co/V3nsFdp ?

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Surveying Solutions, Inc. Delivery of the Riegl VMX-250 with the CS6 Camera System

Orlando, Florida, August 18, 2011                                                                   Surveying Solutions, Inc. delivery of the Riegl VMX-250 with the CS6 Camera System Riegl USA is proud to announce Surveying Solutions, Inc. (SSI) as a new Mobile Mapping User.  SSI will utilize the Riegl VMX-250 with the CS6 Camera

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Trimble Introduces New Compact OEM GNSS Modules for High-Accuracy Mobile Positioning Applications

Modules Allow Integrators to Easily Add GNSS Capabilities to Advanced Positioning Products WASHINGTON, Aug. 16, 2011—Trimble (NASDAQ:TRMB) today introduced the Trimble® BD910 and BD920 modules to its GNSS OEM portfolio. These small modules feature centimeter-level, Real-Time Kinematic (RTK) positioning capabilities

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Trimble Introduces Next Generation GNSS-Inertial OEM Modules for High-Precision Positioning and Orientation

Embedded GNSS + Inertial Provides Continuous Mobile Positioning for Maximum Performance WASHINGTON, Aug. 16, 2011—Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) introduced today its next generation AP Series of embedded GNSS-Inertial OEM modules plus Inertial Measurement Units (IMUs), featuring a high-performance 220 channel multi-frequency

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What if LightSquared is Right about GPS?

LightSquared Files with FCC: GPS Industry’s Failure to Comply With Department of Defense and International Standards for GPS Receivers Cause of Interference So, I’ve been thinking lately about how the land surveying industry has not demanded and been stewards for

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Construction Backlog Up 10 Percent In Second Quarter

August 16, 2011 Washington, D.C. – Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) today reports that its Construction Backlog Indicator (CBI) increased 10 percent in the second quarter of 2011 to an average of 8.1 months, up from 7.3 months the previous

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Autodesk Debuts AutoCAD for Mac 2012 Products Built for Mac OS X Lion

New Products AutoCAD LT for Mac and AutoCAD WS for Mac Available Exclusively in Mac App Store SAN RAFAEL, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADSK), a leader in 3D design, engineering and entertainment software, debuted a range of new AutoCAD products built for

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Geo-Plus VisionPlus Voted 2011 Best Surveying Software for Professional Land Surveyors

Geo-Plus, Providing Solutions for Land Management Professionals, Voted Best Surveying Software for Professional Land Surveyors for their Geo-Plus VisionPlus Land Surveying Software Geo-Plus VisionPlus has been voted the 2011 Best Surveying Software for Professional Land Surveyors on EricColburn.com with an impressive 45% of the

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Professional Land Surveyor Source Twitter Weekly Updates for 2011-08-14

Miracle in the Mountains–Missing Land Surveyor Found by Sons http://t.co/ZsNhR4a # Eric Colburn #FollowFriday List is out! http://t.co/5zPthJP ? Top stories today via @geomaticscanada @haubert # Geomatics Today is out! http://t.co/V3nsFdp ? Top stories today via @eerstewerkgever # The Autocad

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Fisherfield Mountains Re-measured by The Munro Society

The heights of three mountains in the remote Fisherfield Forest area were re-measured during July by members of The Munro Society. Two of the mountains were found to be less than the given map heights.   The re-measured heights as processed by

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Sokkia Automated Gyro Station GYRO X Determines Azimuth Quickly with Precision

Technology ideal for tunneling, pipelines, and shipbuilding OLATHE, Kan. – August 9, 2011 – Sokkia’s Gyro Station technology combines a gyroscope with a total station, creating a multi-use, unique surveying and engineering instrument designed to provide superior solutions beyond the reach

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Traverse PC Announces the Release of TPC Desktop 2011 with Geodetics and Cadastral PLSS

Traverse PC Release of TPC Desktop 2011 Ships August 31, 2011 Traverse PC has announced the release of TPC Desktop 2011 with Geodetics and Cadastral PLSS. Their product ships at the end of this month, August 31, 2011. TPC Takes the “Scary

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Driving a Riegl Mobile Mapping Vehicle Video

In July 2011, SPAR managing director Tom Greaves got a chance to drive a Riegl mobile mapping vehicle while in Neuss, Germany. Watch the Driving a Riegl Mobile Mapping Vehicle Video

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Leica Geosystems Announces Major Trade-In Offer For Leica Viva GNSS RTK Rover System

Leica Geosystems Announces Major Trade-In Offer For Leica Viva GNSS RTK Rover System (Norcross, Ga., 10, August 2011) – Leica Geosystems recently announced the start of an unprecedented trade-in program: From now through the end of the year, the company is

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ASPRS Encourages Adoption of the National Land Imaging Program

ASPRS Encourages Adoption of the National Land Imaging Program ASPRS is working actively to support establishment of the National Land Imaging Program (NLIP), a long-range operational moderate resolution imaging program.  For the past several years, ASPRS has strongly supported the

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Phil Staub of Garmin Explains the Threat to GPS from the LightSquared Broadband Plan

Phil Staub of Garmin explains the threat to GPS from the LightSquared broadband plan. Recorded at AirVenture 2011. This is a good video explaining, in general terms, what the situation is with the GPS vs. LightSquared issue. Watch the Threat

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Laser Scanned Point Cloud of the USS Blueback Submarine Video

It’s short and sweet, but still an interesting video showing the use of laser scanned point clouds to scan the USS Blueback Submarine located at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) in Portland, Oregon. Watch the Laser Scanned Point Cloud

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