Where’s the money going to be?

Whether your business is booming, or if you are not experiencing growth, you need to know where your future growth is going to be. In 2016 Ron Bisio, Vice President, Surveying & Geospatial at Trimble, spoke to the Geospatial World Forum His talk covers two where the Geospatial professionals will need to move to stay profitable and successful.

Surveying and Mapping professionals are diversifying their offering to include scanning, mobile mapping and airborne data capture.

Domain-specific activities
Surveying and Mapping professionals are increasingly involved in domain-specific activities that require specific workflows and solutions.

Watch the 16 minute video below to find out more.

Working together for better positioning

The New Zealand and Australian governments are working together to develop more precise satellite positioning throughout the Australasian region.

The New Zealand government recently confirmed that they will be contributing more than an additional NZ$2 million dollars to the Australian Government’s investment of over NZ$13m in the two-year cause of developing precise satellite positioning technology.

The project is predicted to be highly valuable for both countries, benefiting not only the daily lives of map app users, but also different industries/sectors such as transport, agriculture, construction and mining.

To read the full article by Spatial Source, click here. 


A New Data Stream with the Trimble R1

R1Based in West Palm Beach, the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) covers 16 counties stretching from Orlando to the Florida Keys. One of their most ambitious natural resource initiatives is the Kissimmee River Restoration Project (KRRP). which has its own dedicated team the lakes and river ecosystems section (LRES).

The LRES efficiently uses both airboats and helicopters to survey and map the large expanse of vegetation. However, their previous dated paper-based systems for data collection proved inefficient and prone to errors.

LRES staff needed technology that could acquire sub-meter spatial accuracy and allow them to seamlessly integrate that data with their iPads and the Collector app. After testing a number of advanced GPS technologies, the department chose the Trimble R1 GNSS receiver for their location-data component.

Previously, field teams used GPS technology just for navigation, leaving them to make best guesses when mapping the locations of vegetation. The new system enables them to collect sub-meter accurate GPS points that feed directly into the iPad and Collector software in real time.

With the R1 and IPad, the flight time has been reduced my nearly 50 percent, with one person now acquiring all the data.


See their full story in this Trimble Case Study.


GIS data is more than positions and attributes

terraflex_iphone4_tree_lowresFor decades, typical consumers of spatial data were cities, municipalities and other organisations that used GIS to manage and visualise information about assets and environments. However, as GIS data flows from the field to end users, opportunities exist to develop information that goes well beyond the traditional positions and attributes.

Ron Bisio, vice president of Trimble Geospatial, discusses the potential of this information in this article published on GISCafe.

Trimble introduces a new mapping “workhorse” smartphone


At the 2016 International Esri User Conference Trimble announced a new offering in the Trimble Mapping & GIS portfolio—the Trimble® TDC100 series handheld.

The Trimble® TDC100 handheld combines a smartphone and Trimble GNSS data collection technology in one rugged, lightweight device. It’s uniquely designed for GIS professionals working on job sites in a variety of applications including public works, utilities and environmental management.

Finally, GIS professionals can experience the advantages of a smartphone in a rugged professional-grade package for collecting data and inspecting assets in the field. The TDC100 combines the benefits of a true GNSS receiver in a smartphone form-factor, to give users the spatial accuracy, all-day battery life and ruggedness current consumer-grade mobile phones won’t.

“We believe the TDC100 will be a workhorse” said Ron Bisio, vice president of Trimble’s Geospatial Division. “It has been designed for mobile workers who need a functional field computer that is tougher than a consumer-grade device, while providing easy-to-use features and convenience that people have come to expect. Users can collect and retrieve highly accurate spatial data anytime, and from virtually any place, while remaining in touch with the office—with a single device.”

The Trimble TDC100 is available in two models for the budget-conscious GIS professional. Both models are available with an Android operating system and Wi-Fi, with an optional 4G LTE cellular version. Outfitted with a bright, high-resolution 5.3 inch display, an 8 MP (Wi-Fi model) or 13 MP (4G LTE model) camera, and Li-Ion batteries in standard (3100mAh) or enhanced (4800mAh) capacity, the TDC100 supports GPS, GLONASS and BeiDou as well as Satellite-Based Augmentation System (SBAS) capabilities to leverage improved real-time accuracy.

We expect to have the Trimble TDC100 available for you in mid-August 2016. For more information visit the Trimble website.