| || Customizing Trimble Access|
There’s a new way to improve surveying performance and productivity in the field. The Trimble Access Software Development Kit (SDK) enables software developers to create customized applications and make them available for sale through the Trimble store.
| || Earthquake Recovery in Christchurch, New Zealand|
In the pre-dawn quiet on September 4, 2010, New Zealand’s second largest city, Christchurch, was struck by a magnitude 7.1 earthquake—with thousands of aftershocks following the quake since then. In particular, a magnitude 6.3 quake on February 22, 2011 resulted in 181 fatalities and wreaked havoc on buildings, city infrastructure and land already weakened by the September quake.
| || Pre-Surveying Helps Keep Railroads on Track|
The need for speed and ride comfort for both passenger and freight operations puts high demands on the fundamental elements of railway infrastructure—the roadbed and tracks.
| || Restoring Arches|
In December 2008, a routine inspection of the Chaudière Bridge linking Ottawa, Ontario and Gatineau, Quebec revealed structural cracks in two of the bridge’s masonry arches.
| || Stable Footing at Berkeley’s Stadium|
A major renovation of the football stadium at the University of California – Berkeley will provide protection against earthquakes.
| || Studying Shifting Sand|
Older residents of Cwm Ivy in South Wales remember tossing pennies from the cliffs above the coastline onto anchored boats below. Today, the edge of the sea has slipped out nearly 500 m (1,640 ft), and where there was once deep water is now sand dunes.
| || Surveying Wind Farms|
The rugged terrain of the Appalachian Mountains in Pennsylvania and West Virginia can present challenges to travel and commerce. But the high ridges contain an important opportunity for new projects and revenue: they are ideal locations for wind power.
| || New Connections to Washington’s Airport|
Located in the Northern Virginia suburbs west of Washington, DC, Washington Dulles International Airport is the largest and busiest airport in the Washington/Baltimore area. In 2010, it handled more than 23.7 million passengers and the bulk of the region’s international flights.
| || Preserving Ancient Artwork|
More than 40,000 years ago, humans living in Europe left evidence of the beginnings of society and culture. In addition to the everyday rigors of hunting, gathering and simple survival, the prehistoric people began to document their lives and environment. Some of this documentation remains today, in the form of drawings and pictographs in the caves where the people lived.
| || The Surveyor's Role as Geo-Data Manager|
For centuries, surveyors have been a fundamental part of human societies. Surveyors met the need for demarcating property boundaries, conducting reconnaissance and making maps for planning.