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PHOTO CONTEST

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ur Facebook fans have spoken once again: after our editors chose the top three photos, the Facebook Trimble Survey 
fans (www.facebook.com/TrimbleSurvey) chose the top two winners. First place—and a Trimble 3-in-1 all-weather 
jacket—goes to “Friends in High Places,” which received the most Facebook fan votes. Second place—and an iPod 

Shuffle—goes to “You Call This a Puddle?!”  You'll find the third place winner on the back cover. Be part of the action: check 
out Trimble Survey Division on Facebook for the next issue’s photo contest contenders.

Friends in High Places
Giuliano Novello sent in this photo from a project in 
Italy’s Dolomite Mountains near Val Gardena. The survey, 
at 2416 m (7928 ft) included surveying and measuring 
the house whose roof is on the left. Novello, who owns 
Studio Tecnico Geomatics in Bolzano, uses the Trimble R8 
GNSS system and a Trimble S3 total station for most of 
his projects. Novello started surveying at the age of 19, 
then started his own business at 26, where he worked 
solo until 2008, when he was able to hire another sur-
veyor, Elisabetta Grassi.  “And sometimes my father Carlo 
Alberto helps as well,” says Novello. Most of his projects 
include street and residential construction surveying, 
property boundaries, as well as working on caves and in 
the mountains. “Because I live and work in northern Italy 
I often work in the mountains,” he says. “I am happy when 
this happens because I love the Alps!”  Don’t we all!

"You Call This a Puddle?!"
Chuck Clark, PLS, took this fun shot on a road project in Ken-
tucky.  He and his colleague, Trey McAdams, PLS, from Qk4, 
Inc., in Louisville, KY were surveying for road improvements 
and realignment on US Highway 31E. The client, Kentucky 
Dept. of Transportation, wanted to remove some curves and 
make the road straighter on the stretch between Bardstown 
and Mt. Washington. Clark and Adams were staking the pro-
posed right of way so property owners could see the new 
alignment. “No matter where a point fell, we put it in,” Clark 
said. “Even in nasty-looking ponds.” It looks like the job may 
take some creative solutions, but with their Trimble R8 GNSS 
system and all-terrain vehicle, McAdams was well-equipped 
for the job and managed to keep his feet dry.