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It looks different this year, we know. The Esri User Conference is July 13-16 – and virtual – yet Trimble remains committed to making meaningful connections with users, sharing exciting new tools and technologies, and being inspired by GIS possibilities.

“Every year, we look forward to the Esri International User Conference as an opportunity to tell our story, to learn more about what colleagues and friends have been working on, and to showcase and update the world on what we’ve been working on, as well,” said Gareth Gibson, Mapping and GIS marketing director for Trimble Geospatial.

“It’s very motivating to be at a show like Esri UC and see what a wide range of work our technology is applied to, and how important that work really is,” said Gibson.

As a Gold Sponsor, Trimble will be hosting a virtual exhibition area at the show with over 40 product experts representing these Trimble business areas:

  • Trimble Mapping & GIS - field and office solutions for GIS data collection, processing and syncing with ArcGIS.
  • Trimble Water - real-time IoT remote monitoring, analytics and digital asset management for water and wastewater utilities.
  • Trimble Energy - network asset management, vegetation analytics and AR/VR solutions for electric and natural gas utilities.
  • Trimble Advanced Positioning - real-time, high accuracy corrections that eliminate post-processing work back in the office.
  • Cityworks - GIS-centric enterprise asset management system to manage, track, analyze and score infrastructure assets.
  • Spectra Geospatialprovides both GIS data collection hardware and software solutions containing streamlined workflows for improved productivity and faster deliverables.

Here’s a preview of the technology users can expect to see from Trimble at this year’s conference:

Mobile Mapping and Classifying Road and City Assets

Trimble mobile mapping solutions are custom-built tools for large scale scanning and mapping missions, and use a variety of technologies for generating, analyzing and extracting data from point clouds. A decade ago, the cutting edge was classifying roads and buildings. Today, we can answer not only the location of road signs, but also the condition and health of roads and street furniture.

“Some of the coolest tech we have on exhibition is from our Mobile Mapping team,” Gibson said.

Transportation industry professionals and city planners utilize Trimble mobile mapping solutions, such as the Trimble MX7 and MX9, for mapping large urban corridors and turning point clouds into meaningful data that can integrate directly with an Esri geodatabase.

Accurate Data, Accurate Decisions

Any industry, business, or field of study with an interest in physical objects in the real world can benefit from knowing precisely the location and state of those objects. With data confidence, everyday users can leverage the power of position.

Trimble’s remote sensing and photogrammetry solutions use imagery from a range of different sources – from satellite imagery through to drone-mounted cameras – and we process this data to provide rich spatial information.

“Trimble’s Inpho and eCognition solutions automate the data processing, image analysis, and data extraction workflow to create GIS-ready deliverables that can be introduced into the Esri environment for further spatial analysis or rendering and creation of your own beautiful maps,” continued Gibson.

For precision GPS data capture, Trimble works closely with the Esri mobile GIS apps teams to integrate support for Trimble receivers directly into Esri mobile GIS apps including Collector for ArcGIS and Survey 123. Trimble is also working closely with the Esri mobile apps team to embed the Trimble Precision SDK into the recently announced Esri Field Maps mobile app, adding integrated use of Trimble GNSS devices on both Android and iOS device platforms. “We are excited to share how our GNSS solutions can work out of the box with the new Esri Field Maps workflow, and will be demonstrating this new solution through our virtual exhibition at the UC,” said Gibson.

Digital Asset Management, Real-time IoT and AR/VR for Utilities

3D asset management, real-time IoT and augmented reality are emerging GIS technology trends. 3D is now being combined with Augmented Reality (AR) to represent real-world objects. AR is the key to making 2D & 3D spatial data accessible, easier to understand, and simpler to communicate and share. For example, with AR technology like Trimble SiteVision, assets that are below ground can be digitally excavated. And yet-to-be-built above-ground infrastructure can be visualized in AR before your eyes.

“Precision-enabled AR workflows are really something, and it’s one of the technology areas that I am most excited for Trimble to share at Esri UC,” said Gibson. “With this platform, we are providing measurable business value, such as reducing project risk, errors and costs, and also shortening project schedules - all by using AR to make spatial data more accessible and easier to understand.”   

Positioning Services

Trimble Positioning Services helps to unlock the full potential of Trimble GNSS receivers with real-time GNSS correction services for GNSS data collection workflows, worldwide. Recently, the Trimble Positioning Services team announced the completed expansion of the CenterPoint RTX Fast service, which now provides real-time corrections data without interruption and survey grade accuracy (one inch/two centimeters or less horizontal accuracy, and less than 2 inches/5 centimeters vertical accuracy) from coast-to-coast in the U.S. and southern Canada. 

This expanded coverage is delivered by either satellite or mobile data for accuracy-based Esri mobile GIS workflows, achieving full accuracy in less than a minute without a base station or radio.

Emergency Response Data Collection and Management

Users collecting data with Trimble technology are both asking and answering critical questions to manage land and infrastructure, prevent forest fires, map public health crises and save lives.

Trimble’s Cityworks software provides a “System of Record” that helps government, utilities and public agencies perform a range of tasks, such as work management, maintenance, inspection, permitting and asset condition assessments.

“If you work in local government, or are a utility service provider and you are interested in how to improve the way your infrastructure and assets are managed, chat with us about Cityworks, and how the integration of Esri and Trimble solutions deliver engagement and insights by managing enterprise asset data,” shared Gibson.

See you at the Show

Register free for the 2020 Esri UC here. Trimble product specialists and customer support team members from around the world will be available throughout the event to meet with you virtually and answer any questions about how to precision-enable Esri mobile GIS workflows with Trimble’s complete suite of GIS data collection solutions.

Learn more about the Trimble and Esri partnership here.  Sign up for a demo, ask us a question or schedule a meeting with our virtual booth staff here. You’re also invited to join our social media conversation at the virtual Esri UC 2020, via: @TrimbleGIS, @EsriUC and #EsriUC.


Expo hours (PDT):

Monday, July 13, 2020:      12:15 p.m.–4:00 p.m

Tuesday, July 14, 2020:      7:30 a.m.–9:40 a.m

Tuesday, July 14, 2020:      11:10 a.m.–3:50 p.m

Wednesday, July 15, 2020: 7:30 a.m.–9:40 a.m

Wednesday, July 15, 2020: 11:10 a.m.–3:50 p.m


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Trimble Geospatial

Trimble Geospatial provides Land Surveying, GIS, Scanning, Mobile Mapping, Remote Sensing, Photogrammetry and Forensics professionals with industry leading hardware and software solutions.