Trimble GeospatialNovember 2020

Fast-Tracking San Diego’s New Light Rail System

San Diego-based CL Surveying and Mapping used the Trimble GEDO system to significantly improve productivity in measurements for tamping--the process in which railway track is adjusted to meet design requirements--on the Mid Coast Transit Corridor project, a major expansion of San Diego’s regional rail service.

DirectionsNovember 2020

Helping Saplings Survive

Land Life Company restores degraded land through large-scale tree planting services. By using the Trimble R1 GNSS receiver, they were able to more easily find previously monitored trees in order to re-monitor their health, resulting in a four-fold increase in monitoring productivity.

OilmanNovember 2020

Scanning Takes on New Meaning for Pipeline Work

Texas-based S Oliver and Associates (SOA) were tasked with providing a detailed survey of a 15-acre tract that contained a large excavation exposing several large pipes. The Trimble SX10 total scanning station allowed them to scan the area faster and more safely as well as capture high-resolution digital images of the area and equipment.

Geospatial WorldNovember 2020

Scanning to Support Management of Affordable Housing

Danish surveying firm LE34 used the Trimble X7 to scan thousands of affordable housing units in the Greater Copenhagen area for the creation of 3D models. Property management firm Boligforeningen AAB then used the 3D models for accurate cost estimates of unit improvements needed for transitions between tenant occupancies.

GeoConnexionNovember 2020

Pole Position

James Richards of Benchmark Surveys discusses how the Trimble R12i GNSS receiver performed in the field

Civil Engineering SurveyorNovember 2020

The Need for Speed

Strabag AG mounted Trimble’s MX9 mobile mapping system on a van in Germany to collect centimeter-grade survey measurements at highway speeds without sacrificing data quality

GeoConnexion InternationalNovember 2020

Land Ownership Simplified

Kadaster International’s Land in Peace project enabled indigenous Colombians to confirm the boundaries of their properties for the first time using a smartphone and Trimble’s R2 GNSS receiver and FieldPoint RTX.

xyHtNovember 2020

Grand Surveying in Grand Paris

To support Paris’ expanded metropolis, the Grand Paris Express transportation plan will add 124 miles of new lines along with upgrades to the existing line. Engineering and Construction companies Eiffage Genie Civil and Razel-Bec joined forces to construct tunnels and related structures and facilities and used Trimble S7 total stations and many other Trimble solutions throughout the project.

World PipelinesOctober 2020

Putting AR to Work in the Field

Trimble’s Stefania Radopoulou examines the benefits of augmented reality solutions for oil and gas pipelines, with Trimble SiteVision and Catalyst highlighted.

Metro Report InternationalOctober 2020

Total Scanning Makes the Ink

BAM Contractors were tasked with completing tram extensions of Antwerp, Belgium’s, new Noorderlijn tram line. They used the Trimble SX10 as a key part of their design solution.

GeoConnexionSeptember 2020

Mapping the Smart Path to Happiness

The MX9 enabled the Dubai Municipality’s GIS Center to quickly capture all of Dubai’s major roadways, landmarks, and buildings in 3D in April 2020.

Geospatial WorldSeptember 2020

Technology Thwarts Theft at Survey Site

Kent Public Works Department purchased Trimble AllTrak Cloud with L2P asset tracking hardware when they added two new Trimble robotic total stations to their equipment portfolio. When one of the total stations was stolen, AllTrak was able to track it until police recovered it from the criminals.

Tunnels and TunnellingSeptember 2020

Silent Sentinels On Watch in the Hague

Fugro was hired to oversee the monitoring process of the construction of Rotterdamsebaan tunnel, built under The Hague, Netherlands. They used Trimble’s S9 total station for the work and then used the Trimble Precision SDK software development kit, which allowed Furgo to pair the S9 with their own monitoring software.

GeoConnexion InternationalSeptember 2020

On the Face of It

Robert Lafica, owner of Central Coast Aerial Mapping, used the Trimble R8 receiver, 5600 total station, and Inpho software to create a precise orthomosiac and topographic map of the structure and integrity of a cliff face in Cayucos, California.

Civil + Structural EngineerSeptember 2020

Repeated Imaging Success in Schiphol

Working for the ICC of the Schiphol Region in The Netherlands, Geospatial services company BSF Swissphoto used Trimble Inpho software to process and transform 30,000 photos taken of a 900-sq-km area into real-world, color-balanced, and seamless 2D orthomosaics

GIS ResourcesSeptember 2020

Bird Watching - Precise GNSS Positioning to Mitigate Serious Threat to the Island’s Avian Population

John Houston worked on a project for the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) to mitigate a serious threat to Gough Island’s bird population. He used Trimble CenterPoint RTX, R10 and other Trimble products, to collect information on topography and soils for use in planning and design of temporary facilities on theIsland, which would be used during the mice eradication project.

GPS WorldAugust 2020

Smart Surveying in the Outback

RM Surveys of Perth, Australia, used Trimble’s CenterPoint RTX technology with R10 receivers and TSC3 controllers to survey the vast, remote areas of Western Australia.

Airport BusinessAugust 2020

An Airport Takes Off

CES Group Engineers was hired by Charlotte Douglas International Airport to handle the surveying work on a $3.1 billion project to renovate the airport’s concourses and expand its roadways, curb front, airfield and terminal. CES used a host of Trimble products to accomplish this task including the Trimble SX10, TSC7 controlled, Trimble Access Field software, and TBC software.

Civil + Structural EngineerAugust 2020

Driving Efficient Data Capture -- Literally

Strabag AG mounted Trimble’s MX9 mobile mapping system on a van in Germany to collect centimeter-grade survey measurements at highway speeds without sacrificing data quality. (page 45)

GeoInformaticsAugust 2020

Taming a Giant

In July 2018 researchers from Slovakia and INGV teamed up to interpret gravity changes on Italy’s Mt Etna volcano in order to better predict volcanic eruptions. Trimble R10 receiver, M3 total station, CenterPoint RTX, and TBC software were used in the project.

GeoInformaticsAugust 2020

The Thrill of a Race

Strabag AG mounted Trimble’s MX9 mobile mapping system on a van in Germany to collect centimeter-grade survey measurements at highway speeds without sacrificing data quality

GIMAugust 2020

Full Frontal Mapping in 3D

Robert Lafica, owner of Central Coast Aerial Mapping, used the Trimble R8 receiver, 5600 total station, and Inpho software to create a precise orthomosiac and topographic map of the structure and integrity of a cliff face in Cayucos, California.