Trimble Access Aerial Imaging v 2.2.6 released for use

The issues regarding Trimble Access Aerial Imaging version 2.2.6 have been corrected and after thorough testing, this release is now available.

We recommend all customers of the Trimble UX5 systems to upgrade to this latest version.

Trimble Access Aerial Imaging v2.2.6 does not support the Trimble ZX5 multi-rotor system. ZX5 customers are required not to upgrade to version 2.2.6.

Details of this version can be found in the release notes and can be downloaded from the Trimble Access Installation Manager.

We apologise again for any inconveniences.

Trade-in and save on the latest Trimble Geo 7X

Now is a great time to upgrade to the latest Trimble Geo 7X and change the way you collect data forever. For a limited time, Trade-in any Trimble GeoExplorer Geo6000 series handheld and upgrade to the latest Trimble hardware and software.

The Trimble Geo 7X is ready for anything and is stacked full of new features to help you improve how you collect data in the field. Here are only some of the reasons why you should upgrade to the Trimble Geo 7X:

  • Multiple GNSS constellation tracking: The Trimble Geo 7X’s Maxwell 6 chipset gives you access to the GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, BeiDou and QZSS constellations – so gone are the days where you have to wait for satellites. The Trimble Geo 7X works where you work.
  • Trimble Floodlight: Use Trimble ‘s latest satellite shadow reduction technology to keep you working in heavy overhead cover, such as trees and buildings that obstruct GNSS satellite reception. Now you can work with fewer disruptions and obtain high quality data faster whilst improving your field workers productivity.
  • Trimble Flightwave: When capturing data is too dangerous or time consuming use the Trimble Geo 7X’s laser rangefinder to capture remote features quickly and safely. Simply log a position and then point and shoot to capture any feature up to 120m away. Alternatively, use Trimble Flightwave to measure the height of a pole or the distance between to two points and let the Trimble TerraSync software do the rest!

To learn more about the Trimble Geo 7X, visit the Trimble website.

Trade-in any GeoExplorer Geo6000 device between now and June 30th and receive up to $2,000 (NZ) towards a new Trimble Geo 7X.

There is no better time than now to upgrade to the latest Trimble technology and I’m confident that you’ll be amazed at the results.

Contact Chris Blazkow if you have any questions regarding the Trimble Geo 7X or if you would like a proposal.

Surveying earthquake damage to restore tourism

There has been extensive seismic activity in New Zealand over the last few years. In November there was another significant earthquake in the South Bay Marina, on the South Island.

The South Bay Marina and surrounding area in Kaikoura is a popular area for tourism and commercial fishing. However the earthquake has disrupted this activity with seabed uplift.

Areas that were previously channels for fishing or tourism boats to make their way into open water are now reduced to narrow passages, only usable at high tide.

Eliot Sinclair were approached to survey the damage after the earthquake and to re-establish chart datum.

Liam Jagvik from Eliot Sinclair talks with Derek Shanks from Trimble Christchurch in this 30 minute webinar.

 

Rising Expectation

There’s a transformation underway — and it’s giving people a new approach to look at their world. The various ways we use spatial data are quickly moving from flat, static maps to interactive representations in three and even four dimensions. The exciting new approaches are driving a sharp increase in demand for spatial information.

From basic drafting solutions to the augmented reality of Pokémon Go, today’s professional users and consumers alike expect more spatial information; they also require high levels of accuracy and resolution. Much of this demand places a strong emphasis on 3D information. The demand is expected to continue to grow as new tools and devices for visualisation and interaction find their way into the hands of more — and increasingly diverse — users.

Read the full article on the GeoDataPoint blog.

Upgrade to TBC – version 3.90 now available

Trimble have announced that Trimble Business Centre 3.90 is now available for download.

This version contains enhancements, as well as resolutions to known issues and is available for download now on the Trimble website.

Improvements in this version include

  • Extract a single point cloud region from multiple features
  • CAD creation commands in the Cutting Plane View
  • Line editing commands in the Cutting Plane View
  • Custom reporting enhancements
  • Point Comparison Report

This version is available to users whose current warranty expiration date is 1 May 2017 or later. In the TBC ribbon, select Support > License Manager to verify your warranty expiration date. If your warranty expires prior to this date and you proceed with the installation, licensed features will not be available. Contact your local AllTerra office to purchase a warranty extension.

Trimble Business Center version 3.82

Trimble have announced the release of Trimble Business Center (TBC) version 3.82.

This release includes two new features: Cutting Plane View and Plane Definition Manager. Working together these two features allow you to efficiently extract CAD data using user defined planes. They are especially useful in creating section views from non-horizontal objects like building facades and surfaces.

Find out more, and watch the video, on the Trimble Community or download TBC v3.82 from the Trimble website.

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.

Diversifying
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.

In-depth look into Trimble Business Center (TBC)

Surveyors have always used cutting-edge technology. Now that field notes have been replaced by controllers and most of the work is being done in software packages it only makes sense they this software is also cutting edge.

Trimble Business Center (TBC) provides you with the capability to efficiently edit, process, and adjust geospatial data and create deliverables with confidence and is still evolving.

Geospatial Applications Engineer, Chris Power, gives us an in-depth look into TBC in the video below.

New version of Trimble Pivot available

Trimble has released a new version of the Trimble® Pivot™ Platform software, a modular solution for real-time GNSS infrastructure management, ranging from a single-base GNSS Continuously Operating Reference Station (CORS) to a full Real-Time Network (RTN), serving thousands of end-users worldwide.

Version 3.10 provides improvements to network performance and office and field productivity. The new features and capabilities include:

    • Galileo support: provides access to five GNSS constellations—GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, QZSS and now Galileo—allowing end-users to expect improved positioning accuracy and fix performance due to the 50 percent increase of accessible satellites;
    • GPS L5 support: utilises all available L5 third-frequency GPS observations to enable end users to further improve field productivity;
    • Code Bias Calibration client and server improvements: provides a higher availability of network-modeled RTK corrections to allow field users to reduce dependency on station biases;
    • Sparse Network: supports Galileo and BeiDou. Sparse Network, a Trimble technology, enables RTN operators to achieve the benefits of a full network-processed GNSS constellation even if the network is not fully covered with multi-constellation CORS.
    • Dynamic Station Coordinates (DSC) module improvements: minimises the impact of erroneous reference station coordinates to improve system performance.

“Accessibility to the Galileo constellation and the addition of the L5 third-frequency observations in particular, makes the Pivot Platform significantly more versatile to improve functionality and performance for end users in the field,” said Mark Richter, director of marketing for Advanced Positioning Division at Trimble.

The Trimble Pivot Platform version 3.10 is now available. Customers with a valid software maintenance agreement receive the new version at no additional cost. For more information, visit http://www.trimble.com/rtn or contact your local office.