LIVERMORE, Calif. – January 10, 2013 – Topcon Positioning Systems (TPS) introduces a new series of robotic total stations specifically designed and configured for the construction market. The new instruments are designed for applications such as stakeout and as a key component of a Local Positioning System, which is used for 3D machine control.
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Carlson SurvCE Data Collection Software Now Available with the Leica Viva
(Norcrosss, GA October 2011) All versions of Carlson SurvCE 2.56 and later now have updated drivers and feature sets available to work on the Leica CS10 and CS15, Field Controllers.
“We think this will be a very popular combination,” says Bruce Carlson, president of Carlson Software, “Leica Viva with SurvCE.”
Carlson SurvCE is a complete data collection system for Real Time (RTK) GPS and Total Stations with in-field coordinate geometry. SurvCE, which combines advanced functionality, ease-of-use, and robust capability to make it the first choice in data collection software, supports the widest range of popular and new release RTK GPS and conventional/robotic total stations.
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Trimble’s Portfolio of Survey Solutions Allows Surveyors to Collect, Share and Deliver Data Faster to Improve Productivity
Trimble’s Portfolio of Survey Solutions Allows Surveyors to Collect,
Share and Deliver Data Faster to Improve Productivity
NUREMBERG, Germany, Sept. 27, 2011—Trimble (NASDAQ:TRMB) today introduced additions to its portfolio of Connected Site™ survey solutions for the field and office. The new and enhanced tools allow surveyors to collect, share and deliver data faster to improve accuracy, efficiency and productivity.
Additions to the survey portfolio include:
- Trimble® S6 Robotic Total Station with Trimble VISION™ Technology
- Trimble M3 Total Station with Trimble Access™ Field Software
- Trimble GeoExplorer® GeoXR™ Network Rover
- Trimble Business Center Software version 2.60
- Trimble Access Field Software Developers Kit (SDK)
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Last June I wrote 5 Tips For Working as an Independent Solo Surveyor where I shared a few tips I’ve learned about what works best working as an Independent Solo Surveyor.
When considering working as an Independent Solo Surveyor and getting up and running with your robotic land surveying equipment, as an example, it’s very easy to focus too much on the technical challenges, which can hurt your professional land surveying business and professional career.
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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 offering new and existing customers $7,600 for any Dual-Frequency GNSS Receiver or Total Station unit traded in for a new Viva GNSS RTK Rover System.
“We realized how many companies have capital tied up in existing older equipment that can’t be left sitting on the shelf,” said Andrew Hurley, Leica Geosystems’ business manager of surveying and engineering for the NAFTA region. “To help with that capital deployment challenge, Leica Geosystems has designed this trade-in program.”
“We will accept any Dual-Frequency Receiver, and any robotic, motorized or manual Total Station, from any brand,” Hurley said.
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Topcon MS robotic series opens new era in precision measurements
LIVERMORE, Calif. – Thursday, June 16, 2011
Topcon Positioning Systems (TPS) announces the release of the MS Series of high-precision robotic total stations in North and South America. “The MS ‘measuring station’ opens a new era in ultra-precision measurements,” said Denny Welch, senior vice president of the TPS Survey Business Unit.
The series includes the MS05AX with the industry’s highest 0.5” angle accuracy and the MS1AX for 1” angle accuracy.
“The MS05AX provides ultra-precision while the MS1AX provides long-range and versatility,” Welch said.
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I’ve now been working as an independent solo surveyor for a few years, and I can’t imagine going back. In large part, this is because of financial issues involving: hard economic realities, reduced overhead, greater efficiencies, and greater professional freedom.
What does Independent Solo Surveyor mean to you? For me, independent solo surveying involves using specific high-tech land surveying equipment (think robotic total stations and GPS), but more importantly, employing a range of tools and techniques to effectively and productively provide superior professional services.
Along the way, I’ve learned a few things about what works best working as an Independent Solo Surveyor.
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(Heerbrugg, 3 May 2011) - Leica Geosystems is pleased to announce the Leica Viva TS12 Performance Robotic Package. The cost-effective system provides everything needed for efficient daily surveying in one powerful package comprising the Leica Viva TS12 Total Station, the Leica Viva CS10 Controller and the easy-to-use Leica SmartWorx Viva Onboard Software.
Leica Viva TS12 Robotic Total Station
Leica Viva TS12 uses years of experience to optimally find, lock and measure points to prisms with a single key press. With the unique PowerSearch sensor any prism type is found within seconds regardless of the location. The Leica Viva TS12 PinPoint EDM delivers the optimal balance of range, accuracy, reliability, beam visibility, laser dot size and measurement time.
Leica Viva CS10 Radio Field Controller
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Professional Land Surveyor News-Topcon Introduces QS Robotic Total Station Series
LIVERMORE, Calif. – November 8, 2010 – Topcon Positioning Systems (TPS) introduces its new generation of robotic total stations, the QS Series (Quick Station).
The QS Series – featuring the X-TRAC 8 prism tracking technology – is designed to “provide unprecedented power and speed to dramatically enhance productivity and save time and money on every job,” said Denny Welch, senior vice president of the TPS survey business unit.
Welch said, “The QS Series can be summed up in four words: Faster. Smarter. Farther. Stronger.
“With the new X-TRAC 8 technology, strong tracking and quick prism re-acquisition in any work site condition is assured. The QS represents around-the-corner design and technology that provides increased performance in even the most obstructed sites. Topcon continues to be an industry leader with long-range power (2000m / 6500 feet reflectorless EDM technology). The QS is built to withstand the most adverse working conditions and the toughest job site locations,” Welch said.
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Professional Land Surveyor News-Spectra Precision Introduces Additions to its Optical Survey Solutions and New Field Software Features
Professional Land Surveyor News-Spectra Precision Introduces Additions to its Optical Survey Solutions and New Field Software Features
COLOGNE, Germany, Oct. 5, 2010 — Spectra Precision introduced today several additions to the Spectra Precision® FOCUS® 30 line of optical survey solutions and new features for the Spectra Precision Survey Pro™ field software.
The announcement was made at INTERGEO 2010, the world’s largest conference on geodesy, geoinformatics and land management.
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October 1, 2010 in Associate Membership, AutoCAD Civil 3D, Business, GPS, Land Surveying, Land Surveying Equipment, Leica, Premium Membership, Professional Land Surveyor Practice, Surveying Software, Trimble
Tools I’m Using To Be Productive and Profitable
In the past I’ve written about some of the tools I’m using to keep productive and sane. First, I’d like to say that I’m always willing to try new technologies and techniques, but I’ve become very wary over the years of turning my world around just to suit any particular technology or any software program.
Chasing new software feature or software requirements is perfectly fine, if the new features and/or software are uniquely revolutionary and transformative enough to warrant the investment in change. This is, however, not often the case.
That is why I favor those tools that do their best to work for me and don’t require me to work for it.
Here’s a short list of a few of the tools I’m now using: Read the rest of this entry →
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Professional Land Surveyor News: New Monitoring Solutions from Trimble Combines Both GNSS and Optical Technologies to Monitor Dams, Bridges, Buildings and More
Monitor Movement in Real Time with New Trimble 4D Control Software
SUNNYVALE, Calif., Jan. 26, 2010 — Trimble (NASDAQ:TRMB) introduced today a new version of its Trimble® 4D Control software, the core of Trimble monitoring solutions, that combines Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) and optical technologies for real-time deformation monitoring applications. The software is ideal for monitoring dams, bridges, buildings, pipeline support piers, large-scale construction and excavation sites, underground and open pit mines, landslides, tunnels, and other structures.
“With heightened safety concerns about aging infrastructure, deformation monitoring is a growing market,” said Chris Gibson, vice president for Trimble’s Surveying Division. “The new software allows users to leverage the optimal combination of sensor technologies to control, manage and analyze deformation measurements for a wide variety of engineering projects and alert project staff of potentially unsafe conditions requiring action.”
Trimble 4D Control software is a comprehensive solution for both real-time and postprocessed monitoring. The fully scalable and versatile approach of the system makes it easy for surveying organizations to get started in monitoring. By leveraging surveying instruments and tools they already have, Trimble enables surveyors to customize a monitoring solution to meet the needs of even the most demanding applications.
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This Professional Land Surveyor Survey Party is brought to you by EricColburn.com – Professional Land Surveyor Source – showing a few pictures I snapped while carrying out land surveying field work somewhat recently.
Most of these pictures were taken within the last few weeks, which you might be able to tell by the snow and/or stark cold looking locales, but a couple are from a few months ago when the climate was a little warmer (and greener). Right after the most recent pictures were taken we got hit with that blizzard most of you along the eastern seaboard got hit with too, getting 18-20 inches of snow. The good news is that today, most of that snow is gone!
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