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Biodiversity Monitoring for Conservation in New Zealand Biodiversity Monitoring for Conservation in New Zealand
A team within New Zealand’s Department of Conservation, Ngā Whenua Rāhui, works with Maori landowners to formally protect their indigenous biodiversity. Trimble® TerraFlex™ software, an app for geospatial data collection, has transformed the unit’s conservation work.
Making data flow like water In Southaven, Mississippi Making data flow like water In Southaven, Mississippi
Using Trimble GNSS technology, the Southaven Utilities Division in Mississippi developed a comprehensive database of its water distribution and sanitary sewer systems to improve efficiency and customer service.
Making the Upgrade, Manchac Consulting Group expand their GIS capabilities in Louisiana Making the Upgrade, Manchac Consulting Group expand their GIS capabilities in Louisiana
Using Trimble GNSS handheld receivers and field software, Manchac Consulting Group replaced legacy data with high-accuracy location and elevation measurements for the Louisana Public Utilities Department.
A New Light on Mapping Productivity in Columbia County A New Light on Mapping Productivity in Columbia County
Columbia County in Georgia, undertake a GIS inventory of 220 miles of new fiber optic cable, using Trimble® Floodlight® technology to solve challenges in collecting data in heavily wooded terrain, and Trimble Positions™ software to provide efficient data management and transfer.
San Jose Battles Food Insecurity with Integrated Geospatial Technologies San Jose Battles Food Insecurity with Integrated Geospatial Technologies
In an ambitious geospatial project, San Jose State University and local non-profit, Garden to Table, joined forces to connect families in need with excess local produce. This Urban-Forestry-meets-Agriculture project enabled the group to more than double its collection and distribution of fresh produce, feeding the hungry with fruits grown locally in private yards and gardens.
GIS Technology Vehicle: "Superhero" GIS Technology Vehicle: "Superhero"
By day, the GIS Technology Vehicle supports asset mapping; by night, the vehicle serves as mobile command center for public safety operations in Monroe County, NY.
Mapping Under Cover Mapping Under Cover
Seattle Public Utilities successfully tests solutions for use of GNSS under dense tree canopies, including the Trimble® GeoExplorer® 6000 series handheld with Trimble Floodlight™ satellite shadow reduction technology.
RFID Utility Mapping Only as Accurate as Your GPS RFID Utility Mapping Only as Accurate as Your GPS
For more than two years, the Virginia Department of Transportation’s Northern Virginia District has experienced great success with a pilot program that uses RFID marker balls, GPS receivers and GIS-based software to map the locations of buried utility assets. As the application has gained in popularity, it has become clear the overall accuracy of the created maps is only as good as the GPS receivers used to make them.
St. Charles Parish Overcomes GNSS Signal Shadow Issues with Trimble Floodlight Technology St. Charles Parish Overcomes GNSS Signal Shadow Issues with Trimble Floodlight Technology
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.
Ecuador’s GIS Initiative Depends on GNSS Ecuador’s GIS Initiative Depends on GNSS
GNSS Helps Save Time, Money in National Land Management Initiative
Trimble Handhelds Help Latvian Rural Support Service Manage EU Agricultural Program Trimble Handhelds Help Latvian Rural Support Service Manage EU Agricultural Program
Latvian Rural Support Service field inspectors rely on Trimble GeoExplorer® GeoXT™ handhelds to gather precise agricultural data in difficult GNSS environments for EU Single Area Payment Scheme subsidies.
A Unique Approach to Efficient GIS Field Data Collection A Unique Approach to Efficient GIS Field Data Collection
City of Wellington, Florida, GIS division uses Trimble® high-accuracy GPS equipment in conjunction with a Segway to collect data for inventory and maintenance purposes for their Facilities Infrastructure Condition Assessment (FICA) project.
Trimble GNSS Equipment Performs Multi-Purpose Field Mapping Trimble GNSS Equipment Performs Multi-Purpose Field Mapping
By day the GIS Technology Vehicle for Monroe County, NY supports infrastructure construction, asset maintenance, and operations; by night, the vehicle serves as a mobile command center for public safety and emergency operations. The County estimates the van and its GIS and GNSS equipment have saved thousands of personnel hours for surveyors, clerks, assessors, engineers, and other field technicians as well as public safety personnel.
Trimble GNSS Technology Supports Ecuador’s National GIS Initiative Trimble GNSS Technology Supports Ecuador’s National GIS Initiative
In 2009 the Ecuador Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Aquaculture and Fisheries began a ground-breaking land management initiative called SIGTIERRAS. SIGTIERRAS is a land-titling program aimed at mapping 200,000 land parcels and collecting property ownership information for the entire nation. Project leaders estimate Trimble devices helped save hundreds of hours and reduced project costs by as much as 25 percent.
Trimble GPS Handhelds Support Green Initiatives for the City of Shanghai Trimble GPS Handhelds Support Green Initiatives for the City of Shanghai
City of Shanghai implements environmentally conscious initiatives using Trimble GPS technology to improve the quality of life for city residents.
A New Generation of Geospatial Professionals A New Generation of Geospatial Professionals
Armed with the latest Trimble technology, two Piner High School science teachers are getting students out of the classroom and into the field to practice science, not just learn about it.
Utility Uses Trimble Technology to Develop Accurate GIS Database of Medium-Voltage (MV) Network Utility Uses Trimble Technology to Develop Accurate GIS Database of Medium-Voltage (MV) Network
Trimble GPS and GIS technology was used to collect data and create a geospatial database of medium-voltage utility network for more efficient maintenance and intelligent network planning for the Electric Power Distribution Company of Belgrade, Serbia’s largest utility. 31,000 utility poles were efficiently mapped using GeoXT™ handhelds, processed with GPS Pathfinder Office, then migrated into the company’s AED-SICAD enterprise GIS system using Safe Software FME, automatically creating power lines and other equipment located on the pole based on the attribute data collected in the field.
Goulburn Valley Water Improves Efficiency with Customized GPS Software Goulburn Valley Water Improves Efficiency with Customized GPS Software
Goulburn Valley Water, a water utility located in the state of Victoria, Australia, improves efficiency with customized Trimble GPS Pathfinder Tools SDK application to assist in the mapping and reading of 58,000 water meters spread over 20,000 square kilometers (12,000 square miles).
Monitoring Conservation Easements and Preserve Lands with GPS and GIS Technology Monitoring Conservation Easements and Preserve Lands with GPS and GIS Technology
GPS and GIS technology helps conservation organization, Coastal Mountains Land Trust, manage land preserves, easements, and trails while increasing environmental stewardship. Field team saves time and money using Trimble® GeoXM™ handhelds with TerraSync™ software to accurately map more than 8,000 acres (3,237 hectares) of protected land.
GPS and GIS Technologies Speed Assessment of Historic Sites in Post-Katrina New Orleans GPS and GIS Technologies Speed Assessment of Historic Sites in Post-Katrina New Orleans
In 2005, Hurricane Katrina damaged tens of thousands of historic homes throughout the city of New Orleans. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and National Park Service (NPS) collaborated on field assessment methodology to meet the NHPA requirements. Trimble GPS hardware and software was integrated with ESRI ArcGIS for collection and management of cultural resource data with more than 40,000 structures assessed in a fraction of the time required by traditional data collection methods.
Real-time GPS Mapping and GIS Solution Aids Efficient Disaster Management Real-time GPS Mapping and GIS Solution Aids Efficient Disaster Management
Victoria Police use Trimble® Juno™ SC handhelds to speed assessment of damage caused by devastating bush fires in Melbourne, Australia.
Auckland Motorway Alliance - Managing Auckland’s Roads With GPS Auckland Motorway Alliance - Managing Auckland’s Roads With GPS
The Auckland Motorway Alliance (AMA), responsible for maintaining and operating some of the busiest sections of road in New Zealand, replace existing paper-based system tracking AMA assets with Trimble GPS solutions and save themselves more than 30 man-hours per week.
American Red Cross Uses Trimble Technology and RDMS to Speed Hurricane Disaster Relief American Red Cross Uses Trimble Technology and RDMS to Speed Hurricane Disaster Relief
The American Red Cross speeds hurricane disaster relief after replacing their paper-based damage assessment system with Trimble Nomad series handhelds and Global Relief Technologies' Rapid Data Management System (RDMS) software.
Winning the War on Weeds Winning the War on Weeds
An in-depth case study demonstrating the benefits of high-accuracy GPS mapping and navigation in the development of sustainable weed management programs. Using state-of-the-art Trimble GPS solutions as well as ESRI GIS software the two highlighted organizations made significant time and cost savings. With this technology, private organizations as well as federal, state, and local agencies can successfully work together to control noxious weed infestations and restore natural habitats across the United States and beyond.
Government Group Uses Mapping, GIS To Manage German Agricultural Subsidy Applications Government Group Uses Mapping, GIS To Manage German Agricultural Subsidy Applications
Government group uses TÜV certified GeoXT handhelds to manage German agricultural subsidy applications.
Reykjavik City Graffiti Tracking and Cleaning Project with GPS Mapping Reykjavik City Graffiti Tracking and Cleaning Project with GPS Mapping
The Iceland city of Reykjavik used rugged Trimble Nomad and Recon handhelds to collect data on nearly 25,000 graffiti points and shared the information with police, in a bid to reduce the growing vandalism problem.
Peruvian Backwoods Boundary Peruvian Backwoods Boundary
A mission to provide clean water turns into a cadastral adventure in the jungles of Peru when USA surveyors help indigenous Peruvians determine village boundaries using Trimble Technology.
Forestry Inventory and Management with Trimble Technologies Forestry Inventory and Management with Trimble Technologies
Leading Norwegian forestry and nature consulting company, FORAN, combines LiDAR with Trimble Technologies to collect data on trees in Norwegian forests.
Bundaberg Regional Council Updates GIS With Centimeter Accuracy Bundaberg Regional Council Updates GIS With Centimeter Accuracy
Bundaberg Regional Council pairs Trimble mapping software with survey hardware to update GIS with centimeter accuracy.
Environmental Consultants Use GPS Mapping to Evaluate Potential Impacts to Protected Trees Environmental Consultants Use GPS Mapping to Evaluate Potential Impacts to Protected Trees
Environmental Consultants, Christopher A. Joseph & Associates (CAJA), used the Trimble GeoXT handheld, to map more than 430 protected trees at a proposed residential development site in the San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles, CA, delivering a 10-fold increase in efficiency.
Airports Company South Africa GIS-enabled Wildlife Management System Airports Company South Africa GIS-enabled Wildlife Management System
Airports Company South Africa are using Trimble Nomad and Trimble Recon GPS XC edition handheld computers to help manage wildlife at airports and minimize bird strikes with aircraft.
Manningham City Council Improves Water Quality and Educates Public about Septic System Maintenance with GPS Mapping Manningham City Council Improves Water Quality and Educates Public about Septic System Maintenance with GPS Mapping
Manningham City Council used GeoXH 2005 series GPS handheld receivers to map and record the condition of 4,000 residential and commercial septic systems in Melbourne, Australia. Project resulted in significant workforce and cost savings, and transformed process from a two-person job, to a one-person effort.
USDA Forest Service Monitors User-Created Campsites with Mapping GPS Technology USDA Forest Service Monitors User-Created Campsites with Mapping GPS Technology
USDA Forest Service used GeoXH and GeoXT GPS handheld receivers with TerraSync and GPS Pathfinder Office software to map 558 user-created campsites dispersed over 2.2 million acres.
Real-time Submeter Data Collection Survey Of Signs And Road Markings Real-time Submeter Data Collection Survey Of Signs And Road Markings
United Kingdom traffic management legislation required high accuracy mapping of signs and road markings. Using GeoXT handhelds in conjunction with Trimble's VRS Now service, surveyors were able to collect real time submeter data fast and accurately.
GPS Mapping Helps Ensure Accurate Data For Crop Insurance Company GPS Mapping Helps Ensure Accurate Data For Crop Insurance Company
Ten percent of agents from Rural Community Insurance Services (RCIS), own their own Trimble handheld GPS receivers because they believe it gives them a competitive advantage.
Locating Underground Pipe Defects Across Canada Locating Underground Pipe Defects Across Canada
Enbridge have used Trimble equipment to easily and accurately locate and map underground pipeline features and defects. The company has achieved return on investment via increased productivity, a reduction in costs, and less impact from excavations on the surrounding environment.
Mobile Asset Management System Increases Efficiency For New Zealand Utility Company Mobile Asset Management System Increases Efficiency For New Zealand Utility Company
Electronic system enables field workers to receive work orders remotely. Solution results in increased efficiency and expansion into new markets for utility company.
Monitoring Farmland and Calculating Insurance Claims with GPS Mapping Monitoring Farmland and Calculating Insurance Claims with GPS Mapping
Looking for a more efficient and accurate way to map farmland for insurance purposes, the Ishikari Agricultural Insurance Association looked to Trimble for help. Using the GeoXT handheld in conjunction with GPS Pathfinder Office software, between 3,000 and 4,000 farms per year are measured.
City of Golden, Colorado, Streamlines Street Sign Work With Pocket-Sized Handheld City of Golden, Colorado, Streamlines Street Sign Work With Pocket-Sized Handheld
City of Golden, Colorado, uses Juno ST handhelds to record and maintain data about 5,232 street signs.
Night Scouting Streetlights with Juno ST Handhelds Night Scouting Streetlights with Juno ST Handhelds
Night scouts use Juno ST handheld units to check more than 3,000 streetlights per night in the City of Dublin, Ireland.
Mobile Mapping Helps Wyoming BLM Patrol 18 Million Acres Mobile Mapping Helps Wyoming BLM Patrol 18 Million Acres
Wyoming Bureau of Land Management can access entire state's land status maps on Trimble Recon handheld units.
Anchorage Water and Wastewater Utility Updates Records With High-Accuracy Mapping Project Anchorage Water and Wastewater Utility Updates Records With High-Accuracy Mapping Project
Anchorage Water and Wastewater Utility delivers 26 million gallons of water to 249,000 residents per day, requiring high-accuracy data collection so that assets buried in snow during winter can be found. Data collection was carried out by interns using GeoXH handhelds to collect spatially accurate data on 30,000 Utility assets.
GPS Technology Simplifies Statewide Culvert Mapping Project in California GPS Technology Simplifies Statewide Culvert Mapping Project in California
California Department of Transportation saves millions with culvert mapping project. GPS, GIS technology provides five-to-one return on investment for Caltrans.
GPS & GIS Technology Used For Earthquake Recovery Efforts In Japan GPS & GIS Technology Used For Earthquake Recovery Efforts In Japan
GPS, GIS helps volunteers collect and analyze disaster data quickly and easily when 15 earthquakes in 66 hours force more than 100,000 residents to evacuate homes
San Francisco Public Utility District Manages Water Pollution Prevention with GPS Technology San Francisco Public Utility District Manages Water Pollution Prevention with GPS Technology
GeoXT handhelds used to map the location of all curb markers and verify location and condition of every catch basin and storm drain. Accurate catch basin locations enable city officials to respond quickly to reports of hazardous materials dumped into the storm water system.
Traffic Operations Department Streamlines Sign Mapping Process Traffic Operations Department Streamlines Sign Mapping Process
Traffic Operations Department increased its sign mapping process by nearly 300 percent by leveraging its existing database, barcode technology, GPS hardware, and GIS software. Overall result is increased road safety for motorists and pedestrians alike.
Pipeline Owners Tap GPS, GIS Technology To Help Meet Federal Regulations Pipeline Owners Tap GPS, GIS Technology To Help Meet Federal Regulations
Pipeline operators are required to provide geospatial data to the U.S. federal government about exact location, condition of pipes. Tri-Global creates customized direct assessment field software, utilizing Trimble GeoXH handheld for subfoot accuracy
GPS Aids In Pensacola Hurricane Recovery GPS Aids In Pensacola Hurricane Recovery
GPS database of utility locations enabled Emerald Coast Utilities Authority to relocate all buried assets following Hurricane Ivan.
York County Government More Efficient Thanks to Complete Mobile GIS Solution York County Government More Efficient Thanks to Complete Mobile GIS Solution
Mapping fire hydrants with GPS resulted in eliminating paper records, significant savings in staff time and the sharing of data electronically over the Internet.
Oakland County Public Health Does Away with Paper Work Thanks to GIS Oakland County Public Health Does Away with Paper Work Thanks to GIS
GIS and GPS use by Oakland County's Public Health Division has virtually eliminated cumbersome paper work for both employees and residents; it has significantly improved accuracy in its public records; and has lead to improved customer service for its citizens.
U.S. Army Mobile GIS Solutions Streamline Data for Civil Affairs Efforts in Afghanistan U.S. Army Mobile GIS Solutions Streamline Data for Civil Affairs Efforts in Afghanistan
Mobile GIS solution aids Army in Afghanistan humanitarian relief efforts.
Edgecombe County Inventories Entire Water/Wastewater Structure Edgecombe County Inventories Entire Water/Wastewater Structure
Aimed at safeguarding its water supply, Edgecombe County conducted a detailed inventory of 400 linear miles of water and sewer transmission mains. The Trimble GPS Analyst extension for ESRI ArcGIS software allowed GIS technicians to differentially postprocess GPS data directly inside of ArcGIS. The result is location data that is accurate to less than one meter and the convenience of not having to export data to an external program.
Mapping and Analyzing Sea Cliff Erosion Mapping and Analyzing Sea Cliff Erosion
Each year, people are injured falling from jagged, eroding cliffs in Isla Vista, California. Spatially accurate maps and projections of eroding cliffs assist city in planning, health and safety.
Nationwide Parcel Title Project in Peru Requires Fast and Accurate Mapping Nationwide Parcel Title Project in Peru Requires Fast and Accurate Mapping
The government of Peru relies on submeter GPS receivers to quickly map parcel boundaries. Speed and accuracy are the two key requirements in GPS receiver selection. Submeter GPS data accuracy is achieved even in dense jungles and rugged mountain terrain.
New Database Helps Decrease 911 Response Times New Database Helps Decrease 911 Response Times
Accurate GIS database with GPS locations helps decrease emergency response times for Wells County, Indiana. 911 emergency address match rate increased to more than 95 percent accuracy. Trimble GeoXT is a handheld GPS receiver and computer in one-perfect for field work in a large geographic area
GIS Project GIS Project's Success Translates to Funds for Sioux Falls
Sioux Falls field teams mapped more than 4,700 storm drainage structures in 29 days. City saved in excess of $130,000 by using GeoXT handhelds for mapping project, recouped in time savings and usability.
GPS Database Key to Improving Avalanche Predictions GPS Database Key to Improving Avalanche Predictions
GIS of spatially accurate snow observations helps predict avalanches and protect backcountry enthusiasts. Trimble's GeoXT rugged GPS handheld receiver is perfect for mapping snow conditions in cold, snow-packed backcountry terrain.
GPS Solution Lights the Streets of St Helens GPS Solution Lights the Streets of St Helens
City collects geographic coordinates for 24,000 streetlights to streamline routine maintenance and repairs. Trimble's GeoXT is the perfect tool for the task-rugged and discreet with a large data storage capacity.
Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Builds GIS of City Utility Features Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Builds GIS of City Utility Features
New city utilities GIS cuts paperwork in half; database now more accurate.
Using Trimble Technology to Foil Wildfires Using Trimble Technology to Foil Wildfires
Extensive research project for the USGS and USDA Forest Service Fire Sciences Laboratory to assess wildfire risk which burned 5 million acres in 2003. Rugged Trimble Recon handhelds are ideal for harsh conditions such as the arid Snake River Plateau in the Western United States.
GPS mapping of state forests GPS mapping of state forests
GPS mapping of state forests
Plantation and Production Management Plantation and Production Management
Extensive data collection project with multiple features and attributes, and data collection techniques that resulted in a multi-layered GIS.
Boulder County, Colorado: Traffic Sign Inventory and Maintenance Boulder County, Colorado: Traffic Sign Inventory and Maintenance
Total annual savings calculated at more than $20,000. Increase in overall productivity.
Traffic Sign Inventory (GASB 34) Traffic Sign Inventory (GASB 34)
GASB 34 is a financial reporting standard for state and local governments in the United States. It requires each government to maintain an up-to-date inventory of assets and document their condition.
Mapping Urban White-tailed Deer Mapping Urban White-tailed Deer
Wildlife study for Hollywood Park City Council Deer Committee.