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935 Stewart Drive
Post Office Box 3642
Sunnyvale, CA 94085
1.408.481.8000 phone
1.408.481.7781 fax

  NEWS RELEASE

 
New York City Selects Trimble GPS for
Mapping and GIS Applications


SUNNYVALE, Calif., Oct. 3, 2002 - Trimble (NASDAQ:TRMB) announced today that it has been awarded a contract from the City of New York to supply Global Positioning System (GPS)-based products for mapping and Geographic Information System (GIS) applications. The two-year contract is valued up to $1 million.
 
Under the contract, six New York City municipal departments-Design and Construction, Parks, Environmental Protection, Transportation, Sanitation and New York Police-can purchase any Trimble mapping and GIS product. The goal is to select a supplier that could provide a broad range of GPS products as an equipment platform to allow the City to standardize information data collection for its GIS databases. Trimble's GPS products will be used for a variety of citywide mapping services and support.
 
About Trimble's Mapping and GIS Products
 
GPS enabled GIS data collection and data maintenance allows timely data availability which supports effective decision-making. Organizations or agencies that require accurate information that is tied to location can benefit from the productivity provided by GPS technology. Cities, government agencies, scientific organizations, and utility companies around the world use GIS data collection and data maintenance systems to stay up-to-date and competitive.
 
Trimble's complete range of products provides the accuracy, flexibility, and ease of use required by mapping and GIS professionals.
 
The GeoExplorer® CE series is a new tool for GPS/GIS data collection and mobile GIS applications. The versatile, rugged GPS CE handhelds combines the power of Microsoft's Windows CE platform and a high performance Trimble GPS receiver with integrated Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS) capability--all in a lightweight handheld.
 
Trimble's GPS Pathfinder® systems are used for data collection, update, and processing. They integrate seamlessly with industry-standard GIS systems, providing users with timely, accurate data for decision-making. The GPS Pathfinder family includes GPS receivers, antennas, field software and office software.
 
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.
 
Certain statements made in this press release are forward looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, and are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Actual results may differ from those set forth in this press release due to certain risks and uncertainties, including the ability to guarantee the purchase of equipment under the contract. In addition, government budgets and funding may have an adverse effect on the anticipated sales of the products. These and other risks are detailed from time to time in reports filed with the SEC, including Trimble's respective quarterly reports on Form 10-Q and its annual report on Form 10-K.
 
For more
GeoExplorer® CE information.
For more
GPS Pathfinder® Office information.

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



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