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Customer Stories - Exploring Earth's Depths

Exploring Earth's Depths
The quest for new discoveries has never stopped. But instead of using octants and lodestones to guide them in their search, today's scientists and surveyors are using 3D imaging, broadband seismic sensors and state-of-the-art GPS technology to map the Earth and the energies that control it.

Customer Stories - Giving a Boost to Energy Development

Giving a Boost to Energy Development
A Trimble VRS network aids crews surveying one of the largest onshore deposits of natural gas in the U.S.—the Barnett Shale formation in Texas.

Customer Stories - Sharpening the Razor's Edge in Alberta's Gasoline Alley

Sharpening the Razor's Edge in Alberta's "Gasoline Alley"
Canadian province of Alberta uses Trimble VRS networking technology to complete the survey and design of the largest highway project in the region.

Customer Stories - GNSS Torchbearers

GNSS Torchbearers
In just six short years the torch will be lit, signaling the start of the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London. To meet the increased demand for highly accurate positioning data, Ordnance Survey, the national mapping agency of Great Britain, has begun adding RTK network capacity with reference station densification and the addition of broad spectrum GNSS capabilities.

Customer Stories - Small By Intent, Smart By Design

Small By Intent, Smart By Design
H&H Enterprises construction season in Steamboat runs from May through October. The company completes site prep on projects ranging from custom homes and gentleman ranches that when completed can be 15,000- to 20,000-square feet to large commercial projects with Xcel Energy Hayden Station, a coal-fired, steam-electric generating station located in Hayden, Colorado.

Customer Stories - Flexibility, Versatility of Machine Guidance Key to Profitability

Flexibility, Versatility of Machine Guidance Key to Profitability
Grisoni-Zaugg SA, a family owned contractor, founded in 1946, and based in Bulle, Switzerland is preserving profitability and competitiveness, while maintaining its successful market position. How are they doing it? Grisoni-Zaugg is exploiting the advantages of machine guidance.

Customer Stories - Accuracy in the hands of the workforce: Portable GPS devices prove central to accurate solutions

Accuracy in the hands of the workforce: Portable GPS devices prove central to accurate solutions
The casual use of satellite-based positioning has proliferated, with GPS now readily available in mobile phones and cars. Businesses increasingly understand that spatial awareness of workers, assets and processes can lead to much greater efficiencies. But the best enterprise-wide information system can be sabotaged by data that is not accurate enough. Given the benefit of greater accuracy, the trend across the GIS and mapping arena is toward higher accuracy data collection.

Customer Stories - Mobile GIS improves collaboration case study

Mobile GIS improves collaboration case study
Mobile geographic information systems (GIS) technology has quickly become a critical component of enterprise IT implementations. The technology provides a precise and cost-effective means of collecting geospatial data. Municipal governments and their public works departments have been early adopters of this powerful technology, relying on mobile GIS to help improve the quality and speed of data collection and stimulate collaboration between field and office staff.

Customer Stories - Finding New Opportunities in Monitoring

Finding New Opportunities in Monitoring
An aging bridge. An open pit mine. An underground construction project in a dense urban setting. All of these projects have potential for movement and all of them present tremendous opportunities for surveying professionals to predict, prevent and make sense of that movement through monitoring, one of the profession's growing disciplines.

Customer Stories - Building Stability Monitored 24-7

Building Stability Monitored 24-7
To make sure the underground construction of a Brisbane busway doesn't disturb the Australian city's skyscrapers and heritage-listed buildings, each building nearby is surveyed thoroughly every three hours—and it's all done automatically.

Customer Stories - Universal Protection Services

Universal Protection Services
Manage driver safety and lower company costs using Trimble Solutions.

Customer Stories - Central States Trucking

Central States Trucking
Central States Trucking streamlines work for dispatchers and increases profitability for owner-operator drivers.

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Customer Stories - Round Numbers

Round Numbers
An energy company measures a large hydrocarbon storage tank using both 3D scanning and total stations. The resulting data reveals interesting facets of the tank's shape and behavior, as well as 3D scanning's benefits.

Customer Stories - Trimble GeoSpatial Technology Helps Aerometrex Group Efficiently Manage Orthophoto Production for Large-Scale Client Projects

Trimble GeoSpatial Technology Helps Aerometrex Group Efficiently Manage Orthophoto Production for Large-Scale Client Projects
Aerial Photography and Mapping Specialist Aerometrex Adopts Trimble's INPHO Suite for Tremendous Productivity Gains on Client Spatial Imaging Projects.

Customer Stories - Strategies for Pipeline Surveys

Strategies for Pipeline Surveys
Australia is the driest inhabited continent in the world. In the state of Victoria, several survey techniques have had to be used in combination to determine the optimum alignment for the pipeline from a new desalination plant.

Customer Stories - Adding Value

Adding Value
Ever since 1859, when America's first oil well was drilled in northwestern Pennsylvania, the state has played a prominent role in energy production. Today, natural gas is driving a new energy boom. Regarded as the cleanest of the fossil fuels, Pennsylvania's abundant supply of natural gas will aid eorts towards clean, low-cost energy sources.

Customer Stories - Changing the Channel

Changing the Channel
Advanced technology helps improve a vital shipping route.

Customer Stories - Locating Underground Pipe Defects Across Canada

Locating Underground Pipe Defects Across Canada
Enbridge Pipelines Inc. (Enbridge) is the main transporter of liquid hydrocarbons from western Canada to eastern Canada and the Midwestern United States. Read how they are using GIS solutions for the maintenance of 7,400 km of pipe, transporting approximately 280,000 m3 of crude natural gas liquids, and refined products each day.

Customer Stories - Accuracy in the hands of the workforce: Portable GPS devices prove central to accurate solutions

Accuracy in the hands of the workforce: Portable GPS devices prove central to accurate solutions
The casual use of satellite-based positioning has proliferated, with GPS now readily available in mobile phones and cars. Businesses increasingly understand that spatial awareness of workers, assets and processes can lead to much greater efficiencies. But the best enterprise-wide information system can be sabotaged by data that is not accurate enough. Given the benefit of greater accuracy, the trend across the GIS and mapping arena is toward higher accuracy data collection.

Customer Stories - The Maasvlakte 2 Project

The Maasvlakte 2 Project
The Maasvlakte 2 project is the port of Rotterdam is expanding into the North Sea. The extension will not only benefit Rotterdam with a world-class port and industrial area but the entire Dutch economy, contributing to the positioning of Holland as the European hub.

Customer Stories - Site prep on a massive scale

Site prep on a massive scale
Rounding the corner of the approach road that passes towering pines looking like sentries, your breath will be taken away when you see the enormous Target Corp. warehouse for imported goods. Sitting on a 2 million-square-foot footprint, strategically located a mere four miles from the Port of Savannah on the Georgia coastline, it could be registered in the Guinness World Records as the largest single-story warehouse in the world.

Customer Stories - Mechanical Contractor Drives Robotic Efficiency on High-Rise Tower

Mechanical Contractor Drives Robotic Efficiency on High-Rise Tower
A fast-track, 54-story commercial office tower currently under development in Australia has become a technology proving ground for the Triple 'M' Group, a leading Australian mechanical contractor. For the first time, the firm applied a unique combination of robotic laser technology to better link design concepts and the jobsite, thereby ensuring 100% install of ducts, hangers and pipes per design specifications.

Customer Stories - Trimble Field Inspector Automates Smart Meter Deployment at South Kentucky RECC

Trimble Field Inspector Automates Smart Meter Deployment at South Kentucky RECC
The South Kentucky Rural Electric Cooperative Corporation (South Kentucky RECC) serves approximately 66,250 members across 13 counties in Southern Kentucky and Northern Tennessee. In 2009, the utility's vehicles – and employees - traveled 1.3 million miles providing electrical service and maintenance to customers along 6,685 miles of distribution line.

Customer Stories - Pacific Telemanagement Services

Pacific Telemanagement Services
Trimble helps PTS optimize routes and scheduling, save time and get more jobs completed per day.