It’s an exciting time to be a geospatial
professional. Whether you’re a surveying,
mapping and GIS, engineer, architect
or other professional, new advances in
geospatial technologies are continuing
to open up new business opportunities.
You’ll read about a few of them in our
latest issue of Technology&more.
In this issue, you will learn how:
Engineers use total stations to monitor
10 tunnel blasting operations through
mountains in the UAE; geospatial
technology helps determine deforestation rates in Laos; innovative
surveying techniques verify the safety of a busy aerial cable car
service over Germany’s Rhine River; an expanding nuclear power
station in England uses an Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) to
obtain timely information about its extensive site for construction
planning; an automated monitoring system helps keep a con-
struction project running smoothly and fosters good community
relations in one of London’s most expensive areas; and many more.
In all of these projects, Trimble® equipment and technologies help
users do their jobs faster and more productively—and in some cases,
do work that literally couldn’t have been done a few years ago.
You’ll also learn how Trimble VISION
technology, which enables
users to collect survey data, stream video and capture panoramic
images, is delivering measurable benefits in safety, flexibility and
productivity in an array of applications. And how Trimble's new,
energy-efficient building is a shining example of new standards in
construction collaboration and efficiency.
Mark your calendars for the next Trimble Dimensions International
User Conference, November 3–5, 2014, at the Mirage Hotel and
Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. Last held in 2012, the
conference had the largest attendance in its history with more than
3,600 registered attendees from over 80 countries. With a wide
variety of training and networking opportunities, attendees had
more than 480 sessions to choose from and multiple daily events.
Many new options are planned for 2014; we hope you’ll consider
joining us. If you want to learn more when details are available,
please register at www.trimbledimensions.com or email us at
Finally, if you’d like to share information with Technology&more
readers about your own innovative project, we’d like to hear about
it: just email Survey_Stories@trimble.com. We’ll even write the article
And now, enjoy this issue of Technology&more.
Chris Gibson: Vice President
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• U.S. , pg. 4
• UAE, pg. 6
• ITALY, pg. 12
• AUSTRALIA pg. 22