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Trimble Introduces MediaMapper Software

Add the Power of Digital Imagery to GIS Data Collection

SAN DIEGO Calif., July 9, 2001 - Trimble (NASDAQ:TRMB) introduced today the addition of MediaMapper® software to its mapping and Geographic Information System (GIS) product line. The software allows easy integration of digital imagery with Global Positioning System (GPS) data from Trimble's GIS data collection systems. The MediaMapper software is ideal for asset inventory, environmental impact assessment, habitat monitoring, archeological site mapping and many other applications.
 
The announcement was made today at the 21st ESRI International User Conference.
 
MediaMapper software, developed by Red Hen Systems, Inc., adds the power of digital imagery to GIS data collection and maintenance projects. With no cabling between the GPS system and the digital camera, collecting geo-referenced images is an easy one-person operation. With a simple camera click, GIS users can instantly collect an image of an asset that can be analyzed and interpreted back in the office.
 
"The MediaMapper software is a powerful new tool in Trimble's range of GIS data collection systems," said Alan Townsend, vice president and general manager of Trimble's Mapping and GIS Division. "A picture gives the GIS manager the capability to understand what is really happening in the world - a powerful tool for accurate, timely decision-making."
 
MediaMapper software works with Trimble's GPS Pathfinder® and GeoExplorer® systems to create geo-referenced digital images for use in ArcView or MapInfo GIS. Users can also output interactive maps ready for the Internet, ideal for sharing time-critical data with clients and customers.
 
Availability
 
The MediaMapper software is available through Trimble's Mapping and GIS dealer network.
 
About Red Hen Systems
 
Red Hen Systems, Inc. is a leader in innovative GPS/GIS software and hardware development. Located in Fort Collins, Colorado, Red Hen Systems is actively involved in shaping the future of multimedia mapping, spatial analysis, and precision agriculture.
 
Find out more at:
http://www.redhensystems.com
 
About Trimble
 
Trimble is a leading innovator of Global Positioning System (GPS) technology. In addition to providing advanced GPS components, Trimble augments GPS with other positioning technologies as well as wireless communications and software to create complete customer solutions. Trimble's worldwide presence and unique capabilities position the Company for growth in emerging applications including surveying, automobile navigation, machine guidance, asset tracking, wireless platforms, and telecommunications infrastructure. Founded in 1978 and headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif., Trimble has more than 2,000 employees in more than 20 countries worldwide.
 

Media Contact:    LeaAnn McNabb of Trimble: 408-481-7808



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