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New Tutorial Series: Trimble Access Topographic Surveying

For Trimble Access users, there’s a new series of tutorial videos on the Trimble Access YouTube channel. “Topographic Survey Series—Measuring with Trimble Access” takes viewers through the Measure Topo/Measure Points and Measure Codes functions in Access to pick up features for a topographic feature or as-built/as-con survey. Learn more about symbols, attributes, linework and control

New Video Series: Trimble TerraFlex Skills Builder Series

The Trimble TerraFlex Skills Builder Series, a set of quick and informative videos, is now available on the Trimble Geospatial YouTube channel to help users get the most out of TerraFlex. The first videos focuses on how to create your first TerraFlex project and form template, and how to import data into TerraFlex. We will

Customer Webinar: TBC Power Hour—Working with Surfaces & Contours

The March TBC Power Hour will examine workflows to clean up survey data sets in Trimble Business Center, then will show how to create surfaces and generate and edit contours from these surfaces. Customer Webinar Registration: March 29, 8 AM MDT

Screen Rotation Issue: Trimble TSC7 & T7

An issue has been identified with the screen of the Trimble TSC7 v2 controller, Trimble Ranger 7 v2 controller and the Trimble T7 v2 tablet getting stuck in portrait mode if the screen ‘Rotation lock’ is turned off, or if an older operating system from the TSC7 v1 or T7 v1 is installed. Support Note

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Recap of Geo Week 2023: Insight, Demos & Peek Into Future

Catch our recap of Geo Week 2023, AKA “the intersection of geospatial + the built world,” which drew more than 3,000 registrants from 45 countries to Denver, Colorado Feb 13-15, 2023, all with a goal of learning about technological advances for geospatial and reality capture workflows. Read Recap

New Version: Trimble Pivot Platform Version 5.1

Version 5.1 of the Trimble Pivot platform will be available to real-time network operators on March 14. It will be available for all users with valid protection plan. With Pivot 5.1, network operators will be able to output more satellites than ever before in a Trimble VRS solution. Please see release notes for details. Release

Registration Now Open: Trimble RealWorks Scan Week 2023

We’re excited to announce the return of Trimble RealWorks Scan Week, which will take place April 17 to 21 at the Westminster, Colorado office. Last hosted in 2020, this action-packed week gives both customers and Distributors the opportunity to work with the Trimble team directly. Included are sessions on Trimble RealWorks workflow training, field exercises

Data Fusion Feature Extraction in eCognition — Tips & Tricks

We are awash in geospatial data—from imagery to LiDAR to vector datasets. There is tremendous power in the ability of eCognition to combine data from both active and passive methods of remote sensing. Leveraging previously mapped features can reduce the overall effort. This webinar will cover tips and tricks on how to leverage eCognition’s data

Customer Webinar: Get the Most From Your Trimble Access Roads Application

In this webinar, the Trimble Access product team will look at how to create road design files and use these for conformance or stakeout in Trimble Access, with a focus on everyday workflows and the practical benefits of the Trimble Access Roads application. Customer Webinar Registration: March 9, 12 PM (NZ) / March 8, 4

Now Available: Trimble Mobile Imaging v4.0.4

Now Available: Trimble Mobile Imaging v4.0.4 This maintenance release addresses bugs discovered in the previous TMI versions. More details about changes and improvements can be found in the release notes. Download Release Notes

Blog: Why Silver vs Copper Prism Coating Matters

Manufacturers produce either silver- or copper-coated prisms to reflect laser wavelengths, but what’s the difference? In in the case of Trimble, silver-coated prisms have been the standard for decades. We explore why in a recent article. Read Blog

Customer Webinar: TBC Power Hour: TBC Photogrammetry—A Simple Fly-to-Finish Workflow with Trimble’s Photogrammetric Engine

Trimble Business Center (TBC) Aerial Photogrammetry Module was built for simplicity to process data collected by drones from key drone manufacturers, including DJI, MicroDrones and Wingtra. In this webinar, we will showcase how you can easily get data into TBC and produce high-quality deliverables. We will also cover how to take advantage of UASMaster capabilities,

Product Video: Trimble T7 v2 Tablet

Last week we announced the release of the Trimble T7 v2 tablet with extended battery life. The Trimble T7 product website page has been updated and includes a T7 product video, also available for download from the Partners site for you to share. To watch and share the video, right click on the MP4 file

Now Available: Trimble X7 Firmware Update 2.5.100

Trimble announces the release of new firmware version 2.5.100 for the Trimble X7 3D laser scanner. This firmware update is for production purposes only. See the release notes for more information. Release Notes

Updated: Trimble Connect Licensing Flowchart

The Trimble Connect licensing flowchart, which was created to help distributors better understand the licenses that are available to customers, has been updated to include Trimble TerraFlex and Trimble Terra Office. Trimble Connect licensing determines the level of features available when working in the Connect cloud. Download Now

Now Available: Trimble Survey GNSS Firmware v5.60/6.20

This firmware version includes fixes and enhancements to the Survey Receiver Firmware. For best results, users should upgrade to Trimble Access 2022.11 (2017.24 for legacy controllers) or later when using Survey GNSS Receiver Firmware version 5.60/6.20. Release Notes

Now Available: Trimble Inpho Version 13.2

Trimble Inpho version 13.2 for all Inpho software products, including UASMaster, is now available. This software release will be announced to customers next week. The new version was developed with a focus on generation of higher-quality deliverables. The main highlights of this version are exclusion of water areas using shape files in MATCH-AT, and sharper

Now Available: Trimble DA2 Firmware v1.51

A new update for the Trimble DA2 GNSS receiver firmware has been released, and is available for all customers. The update can be installed using the Trimble Mobile Manager app for iOS or Android. This is a minor update with improved performance and stability. To be automatically alerted to future updates, customers are invited to

Customer Story: Assessing Seagrass Restoration Actions Micro-Bathymetry Survey

Efforts are underway to restore the Mediterranean seafloor through reforestation of seagrass. A huge part of this has been done with the help of underwater photogrammetric surveys and object-based image analysis (OBIA). Learn how a research team utilized Trimble eCognition in this study. Read More

Best Practices: Mobile Mapping

Taking inventory, identifying a repair or maintenance schedule, or identifying other irregular assets? To filter data using attribute values, follow this step-by-step guide using Trimble MX9 mobile mapping data and Trimble Business Center 5.81. Read More  

New Website: Trimble Positioning Services

The Trimble Positioning Services website, which details information about Trimble RTX, Trimble VRS Now and Trimble xFill corrections services, has been revamped and updated. Visitors can easily find information on Trimble positioning services by industry, including Survey and Mapping & GIS. Check it out! Visit Site

Customer Webinar: WingtraOne / Trimble on Maximizing PPK Data in TBC

Data management processes are a vital part of getting the most out of the industry-leading data that is captured by a WingtraOne GEN II drone. Join this webinar to see how the latest TBC 5.80 update allows you to get the most out of your data Customer Webinar Registration: Tuesday, February 7, 8 AM MST

Now Available: Trimble TerraFlex Version

An updated version of Trimble TerraFlex is available to download. This version ( fixes an issue with Trimble Offline GNSS Corrections being disabled unexpectedly. Trimble recommends all users who use Offline GNSS Corrections update to this version.

End Of Life: Trimble SiteVision Windows

Trimble SiteVision Windows is approaching End of Life on December 31, 2022 for Windows-only “TAR” SiteVision subscriptions. This does not include SiteVision for Android or iOS, only affecting the Windows part numbers. Please read the product bulletin for further information. Bulletin SV Windows EoL (Geospatial 2022)  

New Accessory: Trimble SiteVision Mag Mount Bracket

Trimble SiteVision Mag Mount Bracket is designed to correctly mount your phone or tablet to a range pole, using Trimble SiteVision with the DA2 antenna. This new bracket is available to order now. Read more in the product bulletin. Product Bulletin – Trimble SiteVision Mag Mount Bracket

Learn More: How to Perform Area Scans with Trimble Perspective

Area scans allow users to define an area, providing a greater level of detail for a specific region of a station setup. This new Trimble Perspective version 3.1.1 feature makes it possible to scan areas with moving obstructions, capture high-sensitivity scans on difficult surfaces, capture multiple configurations of projects sites or objects, and much more.

Now Available: Trimble Access Version 2022.11

Trimble Access version 2022.11 is now available and resolves a few reported issues. For information on the resolved issues, see the release notes. Release Notes

Rail Monitoring: Easier Than Ever With T4D Control

Trimble 4D Control version 6.4 is now available for download. Part numbers and pricing are available through the Trimble Geospatial store. Download Here Read about the latest add-on rail-specific monitoring solution introduced with the release of T4D version 6.4. Learn More

Now Available: Trimble TerraFlex Version 5.8.1

An updated version of Trimble TerraFlex for Windows is now available to download. This version 5.8.1 update resolves an issue connecting to the Trimble EMPOWER EM100 module on EMPOWER-enabled devices such as the Trimble T7 tablet. Download Here

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Trimble Business Center Version 5.81

  This Trimble Business Center version 5.81 minor release includes new features such as the International GNSS Service (IGS) adoption of IGS20 reference frame to support precise orbits, support for DJI Mavic 3 Enterprise (M3E) Series UAS, and inclusion of GPS exif attributes for mobile mapping image exports, in addition to other bug fixes. For

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Three Questions to Ask When Choosing a Precision GNSS Handheld Device

Collecting highly accurate, real-time spatial data has never been easier. There’s a wide range of handheld devices on the market and the best device for you depends on individual preferences and needs. While offering different methods to collect data to deliver excellent performance, consider three questions about two GIS data collectors with excellent inspection and

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T4D Control Version 6.4 & Settop M1 Firmware Upgrade

Trimble 4D Control (T4D) software version 6.4 will be available for customers to download next week. The latest version includes an add-on rail-specific monitoring solution, which simplifies the data collection process and reduces up to 95% of the office work required to automate movement detection. There is also a firmware upgrade for the Settop M1.

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Trimble eCognition Version 10.3

Trimble eCognition version 10.3 software will be available for customers to download next week. Highlights include new Image Registration and Segmentation Preview tools that streamline and expeditesthe creation of rulesets. In addition, the seamless integration of Python enables a powerful tool for advanced ruleset development. See the release notes for more information and complete list

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TBC Power Hour: Aerial Photogrammetry Solution for Surveyors

Date: November 30  Time: 9:00 – 10:00 AM CST Presenters: Albert Olivier & Mohsen Miri  Join us to learn more about the Trimble® Business Center (TBC) aerial photogrammetry software solution. With significant advancements in performance and user experience, the TBC Aerial Photogrammetry software module offers users a comprehensive all-in-one aerial photogrammetry software solution at a

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Scanning Tip of the Week: Stockpile Contouring and Volumetric Analysis in Trimble RealWorks

Scanning Tip of the Week: Stockpile Contouring and Volumetric Analysis in Trimble RealWorks  Published Date November 8, 2022 AuthorJeff Turgeon Welcome back for another Scanning Tip of the Week. This week we will use a stockpile dataset to review contours and volumetric analysis in Trimble® RealWorks®.  The previous few tips revolved around new project creation and preference

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Customer Webinar: What’s New in Trimble Mobile Mapping Office Software

Join us Tuesday, November 22 to learn about the new features introduced in Trimble Business Center for Mobile Mapping version 5.80 and Trimble MX version 22.7 office software. MDT Session: What’s New in Trimble Mobile Mapping Office Software Date: November, 22 Time: 11am CST Presenter: Mark Abbott Join this Mobile Mapping webinar to learn which new features

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Now Available: TMI Version 4.0.3

This important release combines cybersecurity updates, bug fixes, and now provides MX7, MX50, and MX9 users the functionality to support their mobile mapping mission planning process. Please read TMI Release Notes for more information about new feature and improvements. Important note: With TMI version 4.0.3, it is no longer possible to downgrade to a previous

Customer Story Breaking the Centimeter Barrier with the Trimble MX9 System

Breaking the Centimeter Barrier with the Trimble MX9 System Trimble MX9 mobile mapping system delivers precisions for engineering surveys that had been previously considered unobtainable. Discover how a Danish firm used mobile mapping to meet sub-centimeter specifications of a major rail project. A Danish surveying firm had been given daunting technical specifications and logistical constraints

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Now Available: Trimble Business Center for Mobile Mapping Version 5.80

Trimble Business Center for Mobile Mapping Version 5.80 In version 5.80 of TBC for Mobile Mapping, simplify existing workflows through greater connectivity between hardware and software solutions. With an optimized digital construction and engineering assignments workflows and enhancements to the coordinate system library, the entire environment aids in increased efficiency. Leverage the power of mobile data

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Webinar: How to use Drone LiDAR for Land Development

See how Caulfield and Wheeler, Inc. conducts surveys with TrueView 3D Imaging Systems Caulfield & Wheeler, Inc., a professional civil engineering, planning, land surveying, and landscape architecture firm in Southeastern Florida utilizes TrueView 3D Imaging Systems and LP360 LiDAR & photogrammetry 3D point cloud software to maintain their competitive edge and provide clients with the

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Announcing: Trimble TSC7 Controller Version 2

Trimble announced the release of version 2 of the Trimble TSC7 controller this week. This update includes improvements to battery life and extra storage capacity. New Look Trimble TSC7: Hard Working as Ever  Published DateNovember 1, 2022 The new look Trimble TSC7 v2 survey controller, now with more battery and storage power, works as hard

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Firmware Update: Trimble DA2

A new firmware version (v1.50) is available for the Catalyst DA2 GNSS receiver. This update includes performance enhancements and is recommended for all DA2 devices. The update can be downloaded over-the-air and using the Trimble Mobile Manager app. Receive an automatic email notification of future DA2 GNSS firmware releases by following the Release latest announcement

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Now Available: Trimble MX Software Version 22.7

Trimble MX software version 22.7 was released last week. New installers are available for all products of the Trimble MX portfolio and can be downloaded from the Trimble MX landing page. New documentation, including Trimble MX Release Notes and Feature Matrix documents, are available for download from the Partners website. Please also reference the recently

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GIS Day 2022: Nov 16

It’s GIS Day on Nov 16! In recognition of the day which celebrates GIS and mapping technology around the world, we have created a new poster you can print for the office and share with your customers.   DOWNLOAD HERE

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Trimble X7 Firmware Version 2.4.209

Trimble X7 firmware version 2.4.209 is available now on TIM. Requirements Please make sure you are running Trimble Perspective version to ensure compatibility with Trimble X7 firmware version 2.4.209. Overview ● Corrected issue with movement detection when scanning upside down

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Scanning Tip of the Week: Scan-Based Registration in Trimble RealWorks

Welcome back for another Scanning Tip of the Week. This time we will continue our new project workflow following last week’s Import and Station Sampling article. The next step in our journey is Scan-Based Registration in Trimble® RealWorksTM. Trimble RealWorks offers two branches of scan registration choices. Scan-Based Registration features targetless alignment methods while Target-Based Registration uses spherical or flat targets that

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Trimble Access Version 2022.10 Available This Week

Trimble Access version 2022.10 software will be available later this week. This version improves digital construction workflows, interoperability, and delivers field-to-office enhancements to provide the flexibility for users to work the way they want in the formats they need for each project. We will send out an email announcement once it is available for download.

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Trimble Business Center Version 5.80 Available This Week

Trimble Business Center (TBC) version 5.80 will be available later this week and the public announcement will go out next week. TBC version 5.80 offers greater connectivity of hardware and software solutions, simplifies existing workflows, and increases efficiency with optimized digital construction and engineering workflows and enhancements to the coordinate system library. RELEASE NOTES Read

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Trimble OS Download Portal for Controllers, Handhelds, Tablets & Modules

The Trimble OS Download Portal brings together the latest operating system information and download links for Geospatial’s range of controllers, handhelds, tablets and Empower modules. The downloads portal is available from the Geospatial Product Support page and as a link on each relevant product webpage. DOWNLOAD PORTAL    

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Mobile Mapping Best Practice: Vertical Clearance Measurements

Mobile Mapping Best Practices: Vertical Clearance Measurement in Trimble Business Center with Mobile Mapping Data  Published DateOctober 13, 2022 Vertical Clearance Measurement in Trimble Business Center with Mobile Mapping Data  Learn how to perform vertical clearance measurements with the Trimble® Business Center using Mobile Mapping dataset in the context of a best practice workflow. This

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Customer Story: Every Grain of Sand Counts

 Published DateOctober 10, 2022 Géodunes is a French environmental consulting firm based on the Côte d’Opale in Dunkirk. It specializes in coastal development and geomorphology and is currently in charge of analyzing the effectiveness of sand replenishment activities at the Alliés Dike in Dunkirk. The dike is part of an important flood prevention program which

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TBC Power Hour: What’s New in TBC v5.80

Wednesday, October 26 9am CST Presenters: Albert Olivier (Trimble) & Joe Blecha (Trimble) Join us to learn what the latest Trimble® Business Center (TBC) software version 5.80 has in store for you. Attendees will get to see a live demo in addition to an overview of the important enhancements and improvements.   To attend this

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Customer Story: A Walk in the Park

A Walk in the Park  Published Date September 30, 2022 With help from the local geospatial community, high school students in Port Colborne, Ontario, created new maps for the District School Board of Niagara (DSBN) Adventure Campus Outdoor Education Center. Jonathan Fletcher, an innovative geography teacher at Port Colborne High School, jumped at the chance

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Trimble Protected: End of Warranty for Premium Plan for Trimble TCU5

TRIMBLE PROTECTED ANNOUNCES END OF WARRANTY FOR TRIMBLE PROTECTED PREMIUM PLAN FOR THE TRIMBLE TCU5 CONTROLLER Trimble Protected Premium plans providing five years of coverage for the Trimble® TCU5 controller will be available for purchase through 31 December 2022. Note: This End of Warranty bulletin only impacts the Trimble Protected Premium multi-year accidental damage plans

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Trimble Protected: End of Warranty for Trimble Positions

TRIMBLE PROTECTED ANNOUNCES END OF WARRANTY FOR TRIMBLE POSITIONS SOFTWARE Trimble Protected Plus software protection plans are no longer available for Trimble® PositionsTM software effective immediately. Any protection plans previously sold will be honored to their expiration date. Protection plan part numbers Listed below are the affected Trimble Protected protection plans. Listed below are the

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Trimble® Positions™ Desktop add-in was first released in 2012 as an add-in to Esri® ArcGIS® Desktop, designed to integrate high accuracy data collection workflows into on-premise ArcGIS infrastructure. Over the years, supported field workflows included ArcGIS for Windows Mobile (with Trimble Positions Mobile extension), ArcGIS ArcPad (with Trimble Positions ArcPad extension), Trimble TerraSync™, and Trimble

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MICRODRONES AND GEOCUE PROVIDE ANSWERS TO YOUR DRONE LIDAR QUESTIONS. Conventional surveying methods are tried, tested, and true. However, depending on the size of the job and the resources on hand, they can also be time-consuming. That’s why more geospatial professionals are adding drone surveying equipment to their toolbox. Microdrones and GeoCue are widely recognized for their

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Trimble Survey GNSS Firmware Version 5.56/6.16 Release

This firmware version includes fixes and enhancements to the Survey Receiver Firmware. For best results, users should upgrade to Trimble Access 2022.01 (2017.24 for legacy controllers) or later when using Survey GNSS Receiver Firmware version 5.56/6.16.   READ THE RELEASE NOTES HERE

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Webinar Replay: Monitoring Power Hour: Geotechnical Sensors and How to Turn Them Into Wireless Monitoring Devices

Using geotechnical sensors for a monitoring effort helps paint a more comprehensive picture of the project site’s activity for informed decision making and better project management. Join us for this month’s Monitoring Power Hour, as our team members walk us through geotechnical monitoring and how geotechnical sensor data collection and visualization can be automated. View Webinar

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Scanning Tip of the Week: TZF Editing in Trimble RealWorks Software

 Published DateSeptember 26, 2022  AuthorJeff Turgeon Welcome back for another Scanning Tip of the Week for Trimble® RealWorks™ software. This time we will explore a workflow to export clean point clouds by editing the TZF files collected in the field. This method will permanently remove unwanted points so downstream operations will never need to deal

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Get Full Control Over Your Scans in the Field

Trimble® Perspective is an easy-to-use scanning software that provides unparalleled control over survey-grade data capture and seamless workflows. To help surveyors acquire complete project information as quickly as possible, Trimble Perspective is fully integrated with high-performance Trimble X12 and X7 3D laser scanners. With the touch of a button, Perspective lets you collect, review and

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Webinar: Monitoring Power Hour – The Applications of Tiltmeters in Monitoring

Are you curious about tilt technology and how and when it is incorporated into monitoring? Join us for this month’s Monitoring Power Hour, as our Worldsensing guest speakers and Trimble team members walk us through tiltmeters–the different types, applications, and the configuration process–and how tilt data collection and visualization can be automated for monitoring projects.

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Trimble TerraFlex v5.7 Update Now Available

TerraFlex v5.7, which supports the new TerraFlex Premium edition and offline GNSS corrections, is now available to download for iOS and Windows. Android will be available by the end of this week.   READ the Product Bulletin Here

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Announcement: Trimble Terra Office

We are pleased to announce a new brand name for our desktop GIS software: Trimble Terra Office. The first product to carry the name is Trimble Terra Office add-in for ArcMap, which replaces both Trimble Positions Desktop add-in and Trimble TerraFlex Desktop add-in, and supports the new offline GNSS corrections for TerraFlex and existing desktop

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Announcement: Trimble TerraFlex Premium Edition

We are pleased to announce TerraFlex Premium, a new edition of Trimble® TerraFlex™ software. This new edition will offer exclusive access to the new offline GNSS corrections workflow in TerraFlex, enabling customers to capture accurate GNSS locations without requiring real-time corrections in the field. The offline GNSS corrections workflow in TerraFlex represents a modernized and

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Apple co-founder, Steve Wozniak, will join us at Dimensions+

You might know him as the co-founder of Apple or the genius behind personal computers, but did you know Steve Wozniak has spent most of his life connecting the physical and digital worlds? Wozniak has won countless awards, been involved in many businesses and philanthropic ventures and continues to push the boundaries of innovation. At

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Monitoring Power Hour: The Applications of Tiltmeters in Monitoring

Are you curious about tilt technology and how and when it is incorporated into monitoring?  Join us for this month’s Monitoring Power Hour webinar, as our Worldsensing guest speakers and Trimble team members walk us through the different types, applications, and the configuration process of tiltmeters and how tilt data collection and visualization can be

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TBC Power Hour: From the Point Cloud to Customizable CAD Building Drawings with TBC Buildings Plug-in

Date: September 28 Time: 10:00 – 11:00 am CST Presenters: Fernando Calvo (Calvo Geospatial Consulting) & Albert Olivier (Trimble) Join us to learn how to leverage Trimble® Business Center (TBC) software to turn laser scanning data from buildings into quick, easy, customizable, and professional CAD building plans. The TBC Buildings Plugin for TBC enables you

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TBC Version 5.70.1—Now Available

The release of Trimble Business Center v5.70.1 includes a few new Mobile Mapping features and bug fixes. Read more about the updates and download the latest version today.   READ ME DOWNLOAD HERE

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Trimble Survey GNSS Firmware Version 5.55/6.15 Now Available

This firmware version includes fixes and enhancements to the Survey Receiver Firmware. For best results, users should upgrade to Trimble Access 2022.01 (2017.24 for legacy controllers) or later when using Survey GNSS Receiver Firmware version 5.55/6.15.   CLICK HERE FOR RELEASE NOTES

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Introducing The New Trimble X12 – 3D Laser Scanning System

3D laser scanning has evolved. The new Trimble® X12 scanning system unites the best of both worlds with industry-leading hardware and Trimble’s powerful, ultra-efficient Trimble Perspective software for guaranteed peak performance. No more complicated workflows. No complex registration process. No compromises in accuracy, speed, range, or imaging. WATCH THE VIDEO LEARN MORE Today, precision data

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Geospatial Weekly Newsletter: July-20-2022

Customer Webinar: TBC Power Hour Join us for a customer webinar on 27-July at 9:00am CST, “TBC Power Hour: Determine the Best Field and Office Tools for Your Campaign Monitoring Toolkit.”   Getting Started with Trimble Access The “Getting Started with Trimble Access” software video series is now available on the Trimble Access YouTube channel.

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Trimble announces the release of the TDC650! Available to order in July 2022!

Trimble Precision in Your Hands The Trimble® TDC650 is the ultimate high-performance GNSS handheld receiver for GIS professionals. Slim, rugged and easy to use, it boosts productivity and delivers maximum positioning accuracy in a single integrated solution. By combining the flexibility of a handheld with intuitive Android™ simplicity and robust field applications like Trimble TerraFlex™

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Trimble X7 Firmware Update 2.4.102

Firmware version 2.4.102 for the Trimble X7 3D laser scanner has been released to correct password restrictions for Wi-Fi security. Please see the release notes for more information. RELEASE NOTES

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Check Out July TBC Insights!

TBC Version 5.70—Now Available The latest release of Trimble Business Center software version 5.70 is now available! Read about all the new enhancements, features, and highlights in the blog and download the software today. DOWNLOAD HERE   TBC Power Hour Streamline Campaign Monitoring: Field Data Collection & Reporting with Trimble Access & TBC Join Riley

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Sign Up for Trimble Certified Training in August!

TRIMBLE ACCESS RTK/VRS TRAINING This session will be a hands-on training using Trimble R-Series GNSS & VRS equipment with Trimble Access Date: August 10, 2022 Start: 08:30 am | End: 5:00 pm NEI Lafayette Office | 124 Toledo Drive | Lafayette, Louisiana 70506 $500 / person Lunch will be provided   TRIMBLE BUSINESS CENTER TRAINING

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Geospatial Weekly Newsletter: June-2022

Trimble Access v2022.00 Now Available Trimble Access v2022.00 software was released this week, and includes new features and functionality for General Survey, Roads and Tunnels. What’s New Blog Post   TBC v5.70 Now Available Trimble Business Center (TBC) was released this week, and includes new features and functionality for scan inspection, aerial photogrammetry and tunneling workflows. What’s

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Sensefly: Multi-drone Webinar

Join us for this webinar in which four eBee X series users will present how they achieved higher project efficiencies while cutting costs by flying multiple drones simultaneously. Don’t hesitate to share this webinar! If you can’t attend you can register and we’ll send you the recording.

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Webinar: What’s New in TBC v5.70 & Trimble Access v2022.00

Join the Trimble Business Center (TBC) and Trimble Access software product teams as we discuss important updates, enhancements and new features in the recent releases of both products. Attendees will see how the changes offer users end-to-end solutions in a number of vertical markets within Trimble Access and Trimble Business Center software.   Date/Time: Tuesday,

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C4Gnet.XYZ Real-Time Network Now Supports BeiDou!

USE GPS – GLONASS – GALILEO – BEIDOU TODAY To get all 4 constellations in a network solution, you will need to use either the PPP_GNSS_CMRx_NAD83 (for Trimble only rovers) or PPP_GNSS_RTCM3_2_NAD83 (for all rovers). You will also get all 4 constellations using a Nearest Single Base mountpoint.  These start with prefix NSB and are

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High Precision Asset Mapping—Anywhere

By Trimble Geospatial | March 10, 2022   Accurate asset inventory and mapping is crucial for effective asset management and planning. Such accuracy demands are difficult to meet with legacy GNSS methods and corrections approaches. One prominent asset-mapping firm that maps for clients with multiple facilities worldwide adopted precise point positioning (PPP) for seamless, consistent, and reliable

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Don’t miss this Webinar! Mobile Mapping Essentials: Publish and Share your Data Online with TMX Publisher

  Mobile Mapping Essentials: Publish and Share your Data Online with TMX Publisher Find out how mobile mapping data can be published and shared inside or outside of your organization using TMX Publisher. See how plugins facilitate mobile mapping data navigation and feature extraction in your daily office workflows. Date: Wednesday, May 4, 2022 Time: 10:30

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TBC Power Hour: Working with Custom Reports in Trimble Business Center

Join us for this month’s TBC Power Hour, as Seiler Instrument’s Holly Urbain reviews report types and tools available in Trimble Business Center. In this session, the team will look at built-in reports, changing report settings, and the Job Report Generator command in Trimble Business Center. After this webinar, you will be equipped to export

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Elevate Your eCognition Skills: How to use high-resolution imagery and Lidar products for object-based image analysis

Hemlocks are a vital natural resource throughout the eastern United States and are threatened by the Hemlock Woolly Adelgid (HWA), a non-native, invasive insect. Management efforts are underway throughout the hemlock’s range to monitor and protect them against HWA damage. During this session, we are joined by Jonathan Mikolin, who will take a deep dive

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New Trimble TerraFlex Version 5.6.1 Now Available

A new version of Trimble TerraFlex is now available to download from the Apple App Store and Google Play Store. For details on the changes made in this release, please visit the TerraFlex Release page on the Geospatial Help Portal. Highlights: Map Viewer Improved the performance of the template editor when working with large templates.

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What’s new in ArcGIS Field Maps (March 2022)

Field Operations March 28, 2022 Jeff Shaner       ArcGIS Field Maps is a powerful all-in-one mobile app solution used to complete field work faster, more efficiently, and more accurately. Field Maps is used to explore maps, collect and update authoritative data, and record and share where mobile workers have gone in a single, location-aware

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3/17 Webinar: Trimble Catalyst & ESRI Field Maps Update Overview

ESRI Field Maps Overview & Update and Introducing Trimble Catalyst Webinar! Jeff Shaner from ESRI will introduce ESRI Field Maps as well as go over FieldMaps as well as the following: •  FieldMaps Overview •  FieldMaps Key Capabilities •  FieldMaps Road map This webinar provides overview of the new DA2 receiver and how the Catalyst GNSS

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Get a Handle on Your GNSS

Meet the Trimble Catalyst Handle, an easy-to-hold mounting accessory for phones and tablets that transforms the Catalyst DA2 GNSS receiver into a compact, lightweight handheld data collector. Mount your iOS or Android device with the Catalyst DA2 and get 1 cm Hz precision on your favorite GIS app like ArcGIS Field Maps or Trimble TerraFlex.

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Webinar: Traverse Adjustments and Optical Workflows in TBC

TBC Power Hour: Traverse Adjustments and Optical Workflows in TBC   Join the team for this month’s TBC Power Hour, as Dustin Hoaglin (Vectors, Inc.) showcases how to identify and properly fix problematic data imported from the field. Learning these crucial steps will save you time and money and enable you to create accurate, error-free

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MDOT using LiDAR technology for road construction

JACKSON, MISS. – The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) is using LiDAR (light detection and ranging), to improve efficiency and safety in the construction and maintenance of road projects around the state. LiDAR is a method for determining ranges or distances by targeting an object with a laser and measuring the time for the reflected light

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New System Config for Trimble MX50

Trimble MX50 Mobile Mapping System with AP60 IMU There is a new system configuration for the Trimble MX50 system equipped with a higher-grade Trimble GNSS-Inertial system compared to the standard configuration. With this new configuration customers will benefit from high positional accuracy under difficult GNSS conditions, such as on roads with long tunnels and in forested

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IMPORTANT ALERT! 3G Cell Service Deactivating!

3G Service Shutdown Notice to TSC3 and Geo7X Users: Starting February 22, 2022, AT&T will start shutting down their 3G cellular network to free up mobile bandwidth for their newer services. Some cellular providers have already started this process and others plan to complete it throughout 2022. This will directly impact the cellular connectivity on

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Trimble Sentinel Now Available

Trimble is pleased to introduce a new mobile application for instrument tracking, Trimble Sentinel. The Trimble Sentinel application replaces AllTrak for instrument tracking and remains included as part of the device tracking subscription. Trimble Sentinel is now available for download via the Apple App Store for iOS, and Google Play Store for Android, by searching

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The Latest Releases from Trimble Monitoring

  Trimble Monitoring is proud to share the newest solutions for automated and semi-automated monitoring. Elevate data measurement capabilities, streamline project workflows, and upgrade your monitoring projects. This blog will cover the following: Trimble 4D Control™ software, v6.3 Trimble Access™ Monitoring software, v1.1.4 Trimble Business Center™ Monitoring software, v5.60 Trimble R750 MON Monitoring GNSS Receiver View Blog Post

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Trimble R750 Webinar Replay

  The “Introducing the Trimble R750 GNSS Modular Receiver” webinar is now available to watch on demand. Replay Webinar R750 Datasheet

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Learn how to classify data in LiDAR point clouds

Register For Our On Demand Webinar & Learn How To Use Ground Classification in mdInfinity   mdInfinity ground classification is a powerful way to segment bare Earth points from objects and vegetation in 3D point clouds collected by LiDAR or photogrammetry. In this webinar we’ll cover: · What is Ground Classification? · How to use

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Come to Dimensions to learn—and get credit for it!

  When you attend Dimensions+, you stay up to date with industry trends and the latest tech. With over 400 sessions spanning construction, geospatial survey and mapping, government, forestry, utilities and more, Dimensions+ allows you to choose a learning adventure filled with expert-led sessions, hands-on-labs and endless opportunities to learn from fellow peers and pros.

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12/7 Webinar: Don’t Miss “Ask the Scanning Experts”

Ask the Scanning Experts Register for this Informative Online Workshop Join the scanning team for an hour to answer all your scanning questions!There are two available sessions at 9:00 am CST and 5:00 pm CST, please register at your preferred time.   Tuesday, December 7 | 9:00am CST Tuesday, December 7 | 5:00pm CST      

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TDC600 Version 2 Now Available

Trimble Geospatial has released an updated version of the Trimble TDC600, which will ship with Google Android 10 and can receive Over-The-Air security updates. This new version of the TDC600 is now orderable on the Geospatial Partners Store and shipping will begin this week. Special Note to USA Distributors needing AT&T network support: The process to obtain and

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TBC v5.60 Now Available

TBC v5.60 Now Available This release includes exciting new features and enhancements: New User Profile capabilities to save project templates, ribbon layouts, and more Interactive time-dependent transformations Export GNSS vectors in .GVX format to NGS’ OPUS platform Reference .vce files in other projects + create surfaces from those .vce’s Linear feature extraction for lane line

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Webinar: Don’t miss “TBC Power Hour: Back to the Basics – Customizing TBC to Simplify your Specific Field to Finish

TBC Power Hour: Back to the Basics – Customizing TBC to Simplify your Specific Field to Finish Workflows   Join the TBC team for this month’s Power Hour as Trimble’s Geospatial Solutions Specialist, Steven Sheppard takes us through optimizing your TBC project for data preparation, field collection, processing, drafting, and deliverables. In this month’s session

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City of Hernando Case Study: Asset Locations: Removing the Guesswork

How a GIS expedites maintenance and repairs of vital municipal public works infrastructure Cloud-based software and handheld devices make collecting field data simple and efficient   Solutions Trimble® TerraFlex™ Software Trimble R2 GNSS Receiver Trimble TDC600 Handheld Trimble Connect Collaboration Platform   CLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL CASE STUDY      

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Dimensions is back in 2022 | Register now at a reduced rate!

Big news! Trimble Dimensions user conference will be back, live and in-person, in Las Vegas, November 7-9, 2022. To celebrate our return, for the first time ever we’re offering a special Advance Loyalty rate. Register before the end of 2021, and pay only $1,295 for a full conference pass. That’s $200 less than the early

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October TBC Power Hour!

Combining Aerial and Point Cloud Data for high Accuracy 2D/3D Deliverables in TBC Join the TBC team for this month’s Power Hour as guest host Anthony Pascuzzi with Precision Laser & Instrument showcases how our customers are utilizing TBC to combine Aerial and X7 data for the creation of high accuracy 2D/3D deliverables for ALTA/NSPS

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Trimble TerraFlex Overview

Trimble® TerraFlex™ is a cloud-based solution that provides you with the tools to streamline your GIS data collection workflows and delivers high accuracy positioning when you need it. With TerraFlex, your entire organization becomes more efficient. CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE TRIMBLE TERRAFLEX OVERVIEW VIDEO    

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TBC v5.52 Now Available!

Because Trimble takes cyber security measures seriously for all of our users, past and present, TBC v5.52 includes the following security updates, which are required to support various features as described: Trimble Identity (TID) Security for ID profiles has been enhanced to provide safe, continued support for products within Trimble that require a TID (for

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Introducing the Trimble MX50 Mobile Mapping System

Mobile scanning and imaging for asset management and road maintenance The Trimble® MX50 is a practical field-to-finish mobile mapping solution for asset management, mapping, and road maintenance. The system delivers a very accurate point cloud of the environment along with complimentary immersive imagery providing substantial gains in productivity. Overview Whether for highway management, utilities, or local

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TBC Power Hour: UAS Field to Finish Workflows in TBC

  Join the TBC team with Guest host Mike Tartaglia from SITECH Southwest as we explore some of the new features and workflows within the aerial photogrammetry module of TBC. In this session we’ll look at importing, processing and adjusting different types of UAS data for the creation of orthomosaic, point cloud and raster-based digital surface

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Detailed Info – What’s New in Trimble Access 2021.10

New Features Layer Manager for managing linked files and feature layers The new Layer manager feature enables you to easily control the files and data shown in the map. This means you can manage all files linked to the job and can make features visible and/or selectable in the map and in the Video screen. You can access Layer manager from

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What’s New in Trimble Access 2021.10

  Version 2021.10 of the Trimble Access software was released on 7th June 2021. The latest release of Trimble Access includes a number of new features including: Support for scan to scan and scan to surface comparisons Configurable stakeout deltas GNSS MultiTilt measurement method Layer Manager to easily control the files and data shown in

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Trimble MX9 Learning Resources

  The Trimble MX9 is a complete field-to-finish mobile mapping solution that combines leading edge hardware with intuitive field software and a powerful, integrated office software workflow. The following links provide further information on the MX9 and corresponding software: Follow the starter guide to learn about Trimble MX9 system operations as well as data processing basics. Watch

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What’s New in TBC v5.50

TBC v5.50 Now Available Trimble Business Center (TBC) v5.50 was released on June 07, 2021. This release includes exciting new features and enhancements including: Updated ArcGIS connection to ArcMap and ArcPro Enhanced IFC and TRB file support Numerous Aerial Photogrammetry workflow improvements Added capabilities and semi-automated approaches for linear feature extraction and cross-sections from point

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Trimble Dimensions: Digital Construction and an Evolving Workforce Lay the Foundation for Change

Advancing technologies and shrinking labor pools continue to impact infrastructure. Crucial steps in both areas must be taken to lay the foundation for the modernization and innovation of our most critical assets. Watch this episode of the Spotlight Series on Reviving the U.S. Infrastructure for answers to your questions about the future of project delivery and

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Trimble Dimensions: How We Will Write the Future of Infrastructure

U.S. infrastructure is at a turning point. Rapid recovery is the focus but we can’t lose sight of the bold moves that need to be made. Trillions of dollars in spending could end up equalling zero if the infrastructure community can’t come together to make historic change. In episode two of our Spotlight Series on Reviving

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Trimble Dimensions: Unleashing the Power of Collaboration and Data for Digital Delivery

Difficult challenges surround construction technology adoption and the use of data in digital project delivery. And none of these industry challenges can be solved in a silo. Join us for the first episode of our Spotlight Series on Reviving the U.S. Infrastructure, where leaders representing the owner, designer, and contractor’s perspectives discuss how they use collaboration,

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  High Resolution & Efficient Drone Lidar The mdLiDAR1000HR aaS is the next generation of industry leading drone Lidar survey equipment offered by Microdrones. The mdLiDAR1000HR aaS uses the lifting power, resilience, and efficiency of the Microdrones aircraft platform to carry a perfectly integrated Velodyne VLP-16 PUCK LiDAR sensor for increased coverage and the ability

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Leveraging Trimble’s Past to Accelerate the Future

We are thrilled to invite you to watch a unique highlights reel of Trimble’s past and current CEOs on Trimble’s legacy of leadership, resilience and growth. The clips feature our founder and first CEO, Charlie Trimble, along with former CEO and Chair of Trimble’s Board of Directors, Steve Berglund and current CEO, Rob Painter. These leaders share

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CHANGING QUARRY SURVEYING FOREVER Aerisurvey recently undertook a marathon series of surveys using the Microdrones mdMappper1000DG. by Peter Gutierrez As seen in the March/April 2021 Issue of Inside Unmanned Systems   From the beginning, we wanted to acquire a Microdrones system,” said Nuno Santos, Founder and CEO of Aerisurvey. Since its creation in 2017, one of

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NEW: Trimble Perspective Mobile App Available For Download

Trimble Perspective Mobile The new mobile application for quick and easy scanning with the Trimble X7 Trimble Perspective Mobile (TPM) is available now free for download on both iOS and Android mobile phones. The TPM phone app pairs with the Trimble X7 to provide the core functionality of Trimble Perspective field software for controlling the

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Inside the Trimble X7: Deep Dive into Trimble X7 Auto-Calibration

Did you ever ask yourself how the auto-calibration works in the Trimble X7? Maybe you heard a detailed technical explanation or a response as simple as, “automatically without targets or user interaction.” In a nutshell, it’s Trimble X-Drive technology that enables the Trimble X7 to automatically calibrate itself ensuring consistent data quality from scan to

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Introducing the Trimble TSC5 Controller

The Trimble® TSC5 controller delivers high-value performance for the tasks surveyors tackle every day. This Android-based survey controller features a five-inch screen and full keyboard that ensures fast, efficient operation, even while wearing gloves. Rugged yet lightweight, with all-day battery power, the TSC5 is easy to carry and easy to use. Whether you’re doing precision field data collection

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Version 2021.00 of the Trimble Access software released

Trimble Access version 2021.00 now supports the Trimble SX12 scanning total station. We have also made improvements to set a scanning range, capture panoramas with the telecamera, and use surface inspections in the video screen. A number of small improvements have been made to make editing code buttons in Measure codes easier. For more information,

NEW Trimble SX12 Scanning Total Station – Engineered for Everyday

Trimble® SX12 Scanning Total Station is the one instrument you need to handle any survey project by integrating surveying, imaging and 3D scanning capabilities into your everyday workflow.             Trimble SX12 features at a glance: High accuracy total station, high quality scan data 1″ angular accuracy 1.5 mm scan range

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Fast High-Accuracy Mapping for Gas Pipelines

Customer Experience: How GNSS speeds work to map and document gas pipeline assets. Natural gas utility companies install thousands of miles of pipeline each year and have found keeping a database of their buried assets is a crucial element for renewal, maintenance and locating needs. The data collection of pipeline assets requires speed, accuracy, and

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Mobile Mapping Webinar: What’s new in Trimble MX 21.1

Join us on Tuesday, January 26th, to learn more about the new features in Trimble MX Content Manager and Asset Modeler v21.1. Our Mobile Mapping team will present the latest changes and newly implemented tools in TMX Asset Modeler for both desktop and client/server installations. You will learn about new attributes formulas, annotations, the new

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New! Trimble Tunneling Website

Trimble has released a new Tunneling website to provide an overview of Trimble solutions across the tunneling project lifecycle including customer success stories, benefits, and Trimble products.   Phase 1: Project Definition Tunnel projects start with defining the specifications and collecting data for the proposed tunnel design. Initial site surveys are performed using efficient

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TBC v5.40 Now Available!

Trimble Business Center (TBC) v5.40 was released on December 14, 2020. Below are the major new features for this release. Subscription Pricing Now Available for TBC Trimble Business Center v5.40 introduces a new way to purchase the software on a subscription basis. The new subscription pricing may be valuable for companies that purchase software on an

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Trimble TechTip Tuesday: Lighting 3D Animated Models in Reveal

This week we are giving a quick tip on how to attach lights to your models in Trimble Forensics Reveal. We’re attaching a headlight to a vehicle, however this works for any model, including roadway lights or lighting inside of a room, such as a ceiling light fixture or lamp.  

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NOW AVAILABLE! Trimble X7 and Perspective Updates and New Features

We are pleased to announce the availability of the new updates and features for the Trimble X7 Scanning System.   The Trimble X7 firmware update in conjunction with the new release of Trimble Perspective field software will apply to current X7 system users and include the following new features:   Laser Pointer: Provides visual confirmation

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Webinar: Corridor Mapping Made Easy With Microdrones

Wednesday, November 25th, 9:00AM EST or 6:00PM EST    Corridor mapping involves surveying along linear structures or locations, such as roads, railways, and power lines and is frequently used by utility or transportation companies to assess an area where new infrastructure needs to be built. Drone Surveying Equipment from Microdrones can make quick work of

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Section 179 Basics and Tax Calculator

Questions about Section 179 and Equipment Financing?   Attached find a form that will assist with some of your questions. As always, please consult your tax advisor for how Section 179 applies to your business.   CLICK HERE to access the Section 179 Calculator      

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The Basics of GNSS for Forensics Mapping

This week we are starting part 1 of a 2-part series about the basics of GNSS mapping. In this episode we look at basic operating principles. How do we use satellites that are twelve thousand miles away to map a crime scene? Find out this week. Watch the Latest Episode HERE

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Trimble Access 2020.11 Available Now

Trimble Access version 2020.11 is now available and adds support for the Trimble TCU5 controller. For details on other issues resolved in 2020.11 please click here to see the release notes.    

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NEW Trimble TCU5 Controller – Experience the Freedom of Total Control

There’s freedom in having control—especially when it comes to streamlining your workflows. That’s why you’ll love how we’ve empowered our Trimble® S Series Total Stations with our new, adaptable Trimble TCU5 controller. Powered by the latest Trimble Access™2020, a modern 5″ touchscreen, Wi-Fi, and Android OS, this mighty technology elevates your productivity from the field

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5 Useful Trimble Forensics Software Tools for Investigations

5 Useful Trimble Forensics Software Tools for Investigations This week, Chris takes us through his top 5 features in Trimble Forensics Capture, Reveal and RealWorks software that proved to be very useful during his crash and crime scenes investigations. If you would like your favorite feature to make the list, feel free to leave a

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Webinar: Timber Cruising with eCognition

Date: Thursday, October 15 Time: 8:00 am MDT | 4:00 pm CET Presenter: Keith Peterson The eCognition Suite is our software platform for geospatial applications. Version 9.5 continues to leverage the latest feature extraction technology to solve challenging problems faster and more accurately for remote sensing specialists, Geographic Information System (GIS) experts, cartographers, photogrammetry and other geospatial

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Augmented Reality for Surveyors

Augmented Reality for Surveyors Trimble has just released SiteVision for Windows, which is available on the Trimble TSC7 and T7 controllers when combined with the new R12i GNSS System. This combination brings a host of benefits including: Works with the new Trimble R12i GNSS+Inertial System Operates on the large 7” screen in full daylight conditions

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Trimble Forensics Tech Tip Tuesdays – SAVE THE DATE

Trimble TechTip Tuesday We’re happy to announce that Season 2 starts on Tuesday Oct 6 2020. A new episode is available every Tuesday at 3 PM EST | 12 PM PST. Tech Tip Tuesdays is a weekly YouTube video series by Trimble Forensics and hosted by Trooper Chris Lutes ACTAR#3089. If you’re a current user

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Request a 30-Day Trial of RealWorks Software

Now that you’ve watched the RealWorks video tutorial and mastered some of the most common tools used with the Trimble RealWorks Viewer, why not explore the benefits of a licensed version of Trimble RealWorks software with a 30-day trial? Check out the Viewer vs. Software Comparison chart to see how the various editions of the

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Support Breast Cancer Research with PINK 52Cx’s!

For a limited time, Schonstedt is offering a Pink GA-52Cx, with a portion of the proceeds being donated to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Based on the popular GA-52Cx (our flagship “yellow stick”), the pink 52Cx is pink and black, and it comes with a black, padded soft case. The Part Number for the pink

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Dive Deeper into Trimble RealWorks

Join Trimble RealWorks Product Manager Jason Hayes to master the most commonly used RealWorks Viewer tools in this 13-minute Tutorial video. Then, download a dataset to practice with (note that project data can only be saved with a licensed version of the RealWorks software). After watching the Tutorial, if you have specific questions or want

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Webinar: Automated Mapping of Rock Glaciers Using Deep Learning and OBIA

Automated Mapping of Rock Glaciers Using Deep Learning and OBIA Rock glaciers can contain significant amounts of ice and are found typically in arid and semi-arid catchments. These are areas with limited water resources already, with climate change in some cases causing shrinking glaciers and altered precipitation patterns. Rock glaciers can therefore be considered a

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mdInfinity: Learn How Easy it Can Be to Process Drone Lidar Data

Do you have questions about using the right data processing software to process and visualize UAV mapping data? Learn how you can make your drone surveying work more accurate, profitable and efficient. Microdrones has developed mdInfinity which provides an easy and affordable means to process all your drone LiDAR and photogrammetric data quickly and efficiently.

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Webinar: Introducing the Trimble R12i GNSS Receiver

  Introducing the Trimble R12i GNSS Receiver   We are excited to introduce the Trimble R12i GNSS system, the new flagship of the Trimble Survey GNSS portfolio. The Trimble R12i features Trimble TIP™ Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU)-based tilt compensation technology, which enables points to be measured or staked out while the survey rod is tilted,

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Trimble Access 2020.10 Now Available

Trimble Access 2020.10 supports IMU tilt compensation when using the new Trimble R12i receiver with Trimble Inertial Platform™ (TIP™) technology. Trimble Access 2020.10 is available for Windows 10 controllers and the Trimble TDC600 Android controller. With version 2020.10, more Trimble Access applications are now available on Android. In addition to Trimble Access Roads that was

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New eCognition Community

  We are excited to announce the launch of our new Community platform. The eCognition Community is part of the eCognition Knowledge Base at and provides an integrated environment for knowledge transfer, support, and feedback. Registration to the eCognition Community is open to all geospatial professionals and academics. The new eCognition Community offers: Discussions:

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EPC Company Saves Clients Time and Money with Augmented Reality

The Challenge: ONEC is a mid-sized EPC company that provides comprehensive engineering, procurement, and construction services throughout Western Canada and the U.S., serving clients in the oil and gas, utilities, and industrial sectors. ONEC has seen rapid growth even in this challenging environment by leveraging their innovative spirit and exceeding their clients’ expectations. ONEC uses

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Trimble 4D Control v6.0 Now Available for Download

Hot off the press with a new three-tier edition structure to handle any monitoring project requirements, this version makes monitoring more accessible to a wider group of service providers through term-based pricing and a simplified setup process.

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Trimble Access Software Version 2020.01 Release is Now Available

2020.01 Version 2020.01 of the Trimble Access software was released in June 2020. To download these release notes as a PDF file, click this link. These Release Notes describe the new features and changes available in this release of the Trimble® Access™ software. Resolved issues Creating jobs in subfolders: When creating a job in a subfolder of the project folder, you can

Trimble SiteVision Version 2.00

The Trimble SiteVision team is pleased to announce that version 2.00 of Trimble SiteVision Software is now available. Users can now create a new model from the device. This is particularly useful when the user wants to do quick data collection, and use the SiteVision apps when there isn’t existing data in the current area

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Trimble GIS Distributor Community Access

The Trimble GIS Distributor Community is a great place to ask questions, share best practices, and get help from other GIS distributors or Trimble experts. If you haven’t visited this community yet, please email to request access. You’ll need a Community ID first if you haven’t already set one up. Click the log in

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TBC v5.30 Now Available. What’s New?

Trimble Business Center v5.30 is Here! v5.30 Now Available for Download Trimble Business Center (TBC) v5.3 was released April 27, 2020 (download it here using the form on this page). This latest release features for CAD and drafting, surfaces, tunnels and corridors, mobile mapping and working with field data. Click here for more highlights and

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Trimble Access 2020 Release – May 4th

A new version of Trimble Access is scheduled for release on Monday, May 4th. Among other enhancements, this release includes an Android version available exclusively on the Trimble TDC600 device. Stay Tuned for Release Notes or Contact Sales for more info.

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Trimble Business Center v5.30 will be released on Monday, April 27th

Trimble Business Center v5.30 will be released on Monday, April 27th. New features will include a new CAD Command Line, Point Feature extraction enhancements, new Surface tools and updated Tunnel workflows. This latest release features for CAD and drafting, surfaces, tunnels and corridors, mobile mapping and working with field data. CLICK HERE TO WATCH A

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Trimble Make Your Mark: Whitney Broussard, Senior Scientist JESCO, Inc.

TRIMBLE CUSTOMER STORY WHITNEY BROUSSARD Senior Scientist, JESCO, Inc. | Louisiana, USA Making maps became a lifelong passion project Ask Whitney Broussard what drew him to the geospatial industry, and he’ll tell you: “Making maps.” On a field assignment in the foothills of the Colorado Rocky Mountains, Whitney watched a creek flowing and wondering where

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Extended Reality for Construction, Explained

Applications are rapidly being adopted across the construction industry using Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality technologies. This article explains the difference between the three technologies and their value to construction projects. There are three different “reality” technologies in use today. These are virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR) and mixed reality (MR). The three technologies

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Response to COVID-19: Online Resources, Curbside Dropoff & Pickup Now Available

A MESSAGE TO OUR COMMUNITY To our NEI Community, We at NEI are concerned with the Coronavirus (COVID-19), which poses a worldwide health emergency. The health and safety of our employees, customers, partners and the communities we serve is our number one priority. As the situation continues to evolve, we’re closely following the most up-to-dateguidelines

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How to access TBC from your Home Office

The servers are accessible through a VPN. Many customers are using this route with working from home. Here is a VPN Configuration support note:   If your firewall is SonicWall as your firewall provider, please see attached note. SonicWall firewall Troubleshooting

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How to use Trimble Connect and Trimble Connect Sync to Data on Projects

Trimble Connect Sync is an application that installs on your computer. It keeps your files synchronized with multiple projects on Trimble Connect. Individual folders can be selected and synchronized to and from Trimble Connect including the option to choose which direction the files should synchronize. Trimble Connect Sync Trimble

GIS, GNSS and Accurate Asset Mapping for Port of New Orleans

POBOnline December 2, 2019 Jodie Hartnell   Prior to 2016, the busy Port of New Orleans (Port NOLA) had “No enterprise GIS, no GIS software, and no dedicated GIS staff,” according to Maggie Cloos, Port NOLA GIS Manager. “We then got a grant for port security from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), secured GIS

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Trimble Business Center v5.20 Now Available for Download

Trimble Business Center (TBC) v5.20 is now available for download. This latest release strengthens TBC’s unique position as the single office software of choice for surveyors and construction professionals with the following new or improved features: Trimble X7 Laser Scanning Support Publish Survey and Point Cloud Data to Trimble Clarity (Online Viewer) Prepare models for

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Introducing the Trimble R12 GNSS Receiver

Push the Boundaries of GNSS Performance.   Trimble is pleased to announce the release of the Trimble® R12 GNSS receiver. Built on the all-new Trimble ProPoint™ GNSS positioning engine and the latest Trimble GNSS hardware, with powerful technologies like Trimble SurePoint™, Trimble CenterPoint® RTX, and Trimble xFill®, integrated into a sleek design, this unrivaled system

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Trimble Survey GNSS Firmware Version 5.42

This firmware version includes fixes and enhancements to the Survey Receiver Firmware. For best results, users should upgrade to Trimble Access 2019.00 (or 2017.23 for legacy controllers) or later when using Survey GNSS Receiver Firmware version 5.42.   Release Notes

TBC v5.10 Patch 1 Released

TBC v5.10 Patch 1 is available for download and installation from the download site or from within the Check for Updates routine in TBC. This patch addresses plotting and plot preview issues as well as some minor bugs and additions. Please review the ReadMe for complete details.   Download Here Read Me  

Trimble Access 2019.01 Available Now

Resolves a number of issues including retaining the last used code, improved radio connections between a TSC7 and S-Series instruments and Bluetooth connections to GNSS receivers.

Trimble Business Center v5.10 Released

TBC v5.10 is released and available for download, or use the “Check for Updates” routine within the software shortly. The required warranty date to license v5.10 is May 1, 2019.   TBC v5.10 Download TBC v5.10 YouTube Tutorials

Trimble Access 2019.00 Available Now

Trimble Geospatial is pleased to announce Trimble Access version 2019.00. This version includes a new CAD toolbar to simplify linework creation and support for web map services for map background data. It also provides improvements to scan data display, and Favourites and Functions. IFC enhancements include improved display and layer control, faster model loading, support

Trimble Business Center (TBC) Tip of the Week – Background Map to Verify Data

Are you a big fan of the Google Earth export in TBC?  It’s handy for quickly sharing project data with clients in a digestible form. Did you know TBC has it’s own background imagery? This is great for screenshots, deliverables, and—most notably—verifying that field data is in the correct coordinate system and things are (at

Trimble announces the NEW TDC600 Handheld

The Trimble® TDC600 handheld is the latest addition to the GIS handheld portfolio. It is our next generation smartphone data collector with an Android™ 8.0 operating system, bright sunlight-readable 6-inch display, powerful 2.2 GHz processor, large 4 GB memory, and an enhanced capacity all-day battery. It also supports the Trimble Catalyst software GNSS receiver for high-accuracy positioning.

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SPECTRA PRECISION PRODUCTS: GPS Week Number Rollover (WNRO) – Action Required

This article is for Customers who own Spectra Precision Products: What is WNRO? WNRO is that moment when the GPS week number switches from 1023 to 0 (more information on this particular event in the Support Bulletin below). What is the consequence of the rollover? Any GNSS receiver that does not account for this rollover

Get Ready for the Upcoming GPS Week Number Rollover (WNRO)

Note: This article only covers Trimble brand Survey, GIS and Real-Time Network products. GNSS receivers that rely on Global Positioning System (GPS) face a notable event on April 6, 2019, because it marks a reset of their date information known as the GPS Week Number Rollover (GPS WNRO). The last rollover occurred 19.7 years ago,

How Crafton Tull completed a 9,000 acres pipeline drone survey project in less than 45 days with a fixed-wing UAV

Facing a tight deadline, Crafton Tull turned to Delair’s UX11 drone to survey a 52-mile, 9,000-acre corridor for a new oil and gas pipeline—saving time, money, and producing a detailed survey that met its client’s requirements. THE CUSTOMER Crafton Tull, a leading and award-winning diverse engineering and survey firm based in Conway, Arkansas, turned to

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Trimble Marine Announces New MPS865 GNSS Receiver

The Trimble® MPS865 is a highly versatile, rugged and reliable Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) marine positioning solution. Features maximum connectivity – Bluetooth, WiFi, UHF radio, cellular modem and two MSS satellite correction channels channels.

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Florida Surveying & Construction Sales Representative Job Opening

Navigation Electronics Inc. is hiring a surveying sales representative in Florida. Are you “tech savvy”? Do you understand surveying equipment? Do you WANT to sell and believe you are good at it? Are you involved in social media and see its value to sales reps? Would you like to be master of your schedule and

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GNSS Firmware Update Required – Encryption and Beam Change for Trimble RTX

All Trimble RTX™ and Trimble xFill® compatible devices must be updated to versions of firmware supporting the encrypted streams, as well as configured for the new satellite beams, in order to continue to use Trimble RTX and Trimble xFill services. The provided support bulletin contains a matrix of each receiver, the required firmware and the

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SPECTRA PRECISION ANNOUNCES NAME CHANGE AND A NEW BRAND IDENTITY: CHANGE REFLECTS EVOLVING BUSINESS Spectra Precision announced  the launch of a new brand identity and name for its survey and GIS suite of solutions. The organization will now be known as Spectra® Geospatial. The brand will include a new logo and website domain name: The announcement

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Geometric Accuracy Assessment of Unmanned Digital Cameras and LiDAR Payloads

June 28, 2018 | Mohamed M. R. Mostafa, Stefanie Van-Wierts, and Vi Huynh | Microdrones | Over the last few years, a number of sophisticated multi-sensor systems have been integrated onboard Unmanned Aerial platforms. This allows for producing a variety of mapping products for different mapping applications. Recently, the resulting final mapping product accuracies match

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NEI and Delair Announce UX11 Drone Now Available Through Global Network

April 26, 2018 – Delair, a leading supplier of commercial drone solutions, today announced the global availability of its breakthrough Delair UX11 fixed-wing UAV, an innovative hardware-software platform that provides highly accurate images for survey-grade mapping, with on-board processing capabilities and real-time, long-range control. The platform’s enhanced centimeter-level precision along with its efficient operational characteristics

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Trimble Forensics and IPTM Announce Training Partnership

Trimble® Inc. and the Institute of Police Technology and Management (IPTM) are pleased to announce a partnership to provide training for law enforcement on Trimble Forensics solutions. IPTM is regarded as the leading organization to provide training to law enforcement. For more than 30 years IPTM has been delivering a high standard of training on

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Introducing the Trimble® TSC7, the rugged, ergonomic controller that delivers the power and flexibility of Microsoft® Windows® 10 Pro and Trimble Access™ software on a seven-inch touch screen. This powerful combination unleashes unlimited potential for your workflow. With the TSC7, you don’t just get the big picture. You control it.   CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE

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Delair’s UX11 Bundles Now Available from NEI

NEI is pleased to announce that UX11 Bundles are now available for purchase on the NEI website.   The Delair UX11 is STABLE & EASY-TO-USE. Perform Large-area mapping with centimeter-level precision and optional PPK for survey-grade results. UX11 Key Differentiators: Map large areas faster – cover 2,1 km² (520 acres) with 1.7 cm GSD at 122

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GET OVER YOUR GAS DETECTION PROBLEMS: with the MicroDrone MdTector 1000 CH4

The mdTector, from Microdrones, is a lineup of professional aerial inspection solutions. mdTector1000 CH4, is a fully integrated aerial methane inspection package. It’s purpose-built for professionals who are responsible for inspecting methane gas infrastructure. See and detect. The mdTector1000 CH4 consists of a Pergam gas sensor, mounted and integrated perfectly with a Microdrones md4-1000 UAV.

LSU C4G says, “Thank you” to all of our loyal clients that have made it possible for C4G infrastructure and research to continue over the last ten years!

NEI Clients: See below for an opportunity to qualify for discounts at the C4G Web Store *********************************************************************************************************** To show our appreciation C4G is implementing a multi-tiered discount system we call our Client Loyalty Program. Clients qualify for this multi-tiered discount based simply on the number of years they have been using the C4GNet Real-Time Network service. Clients

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Intergeo 2017 – What’s new from NEI and Trimble

TRIMBLE INTERGEO 2017 ANNOUNCEMENTS Trimble and NEI are excited to announce a number of new solutions for geospatial professionals including new mechanical total stations with autofocus technology, a new high-performance, large screen tablet, and a new app that enables easy sharing of survey project data. Plus new versions of our software to help you create even

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Trimble releases R1 GNSS Firmware 5.08

Trimble has released the 5.08 GNSS firmware (August 2017)  for the R1s and the new bluetooth mode should make the R1 easier to connect to  mobile devices. What’s New in the 5.08 GNSS Firmware Add SV123 to EGNOS SV list Receiver is now discoverable over Bluetooth whenever it is switched on AND it is not

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Alabama Surveying & Construction Sales Representative Job Opening

Navigation Electronics Inc. is hiring a surveying sales representative in the central / north area of Alabama. Are you “tech savvy”? Do you understand surveying equipment? Do you WANT to sell and believe you are good at it? Are you involved in social media and see its value to sales reps? Would you like to

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Trimble PenMap for Android

Trimble® Penmap® for Android™ is a powerful, yet incredibly straightforward cloud-connected application for field surveying and highaccuracy GIS data collection. It’s designed to do all the basics well, and provide an intuitive and effective interface for entering and managing features and attributes. Penmap supports a select set of essential features so it’s focused, efficient, and easy

Trimble Catalyst

High Accuracy Positions on Your Device – Trimble Catalyst Collect accurate data faster and easier by simply plugging the Trimble® Catalyst™ DA1 antenna into your Android™ tablet or smartphone. Select the subscription that matches your accuracy needs and choose the applications that meet the needs of your workflow. Trimble Corrections Hub Trimble Corrections Hub offers

URISA GIS-Pro 2017 Annual Convention, Jacksonville, FL Oct. 23-26, 2017

Please come by our booth at the annual URISA GIS-Pro 2017 Convention.  It will be held on October 23-26, 2017 at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront, 225 E. Coastline Drive, Jacksonville, FL  32202.


Having problems connecting Your Trimble devices to Windows 10 computers? PC Operating System support of Windows Mobile Device Center Microsoft® ended support for Windows Mobile® Device Center (WMDC) in 2012; the latest Microsoft PC operating systems are not designed to be compatible with WMDC. WMDC may not work with the recently released Windows® 10 version

Working in the Cloud for Real Time Connectivity to the Field with Trimble TerraFlex Software – June 28, 2017, 2:30 PM EST

This webinar will cover the cloud based workflow for TerraFlex which can run on any device (Android, IOS, Window and Windows Mobile operating systems).  We will cover different GPS hardware configurations (including Bring Your Own Device) and demonstrate the free TerraFlex desktop plugin for ArcGIS, Trimble InSphere web application and publishing data for use with

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Trimble Releases Trimble Business Center v3.90

Trimble recently released a new version of TBC 3.90     The following are the new features included in the various licensing options for this version of Trimble Business Center. See “Licensed Features” in the online Help to determine which of these new features are available with your license and to read more information about

NEI & Trimble Present Two Upcoming #WebinarWednesday Opportunities!

Get to know Trimble Inpho Photogrammetry May 24th, 2017 9:00 AM Central Speaker: Thomas Koch CLICK HERE TO REGISTER In this session, you will learn what Trimble Inpho photogrammetry modules offer to standardize and enhance geospatial data for national mapping, forestry, agriculture, mining, utility and energy, urban development, defense and disaster response geo-information workflows. TOPICS COVERED

New Trimble Releases for UASMaster and Inpho Software

New versions for UASMaster (8.1) and Inpho (8.0.5) are now available. The releases are free for any user with a valid 8.0.x license. Visit the download page for additional information and documentation.  In order to download products or related data, you need an account on Inpho’s download center here. If you have not already done so, please

Trimble releases new version of Trimble Positions Desktop add-in for Esri ArcGIS

Trimble has recently announced a new release in the Trimble Positions suite: Trimble Positions Desktop add-in This release focuses on improvements to the TerraSync workflow and also includes a number of important bug fixes. Highlights include: New toolbar to access TerraSync tools. There is now a new “Trimble Positions TerraSync” toolbar provided by the Trimble

NEI Partners with Microdrones

NEI Partners with Microdrones 2017-04-11 Kelley Roberts Partnership Will Provide Quadcopter UAVs for Surveying and Mapping in the Southeastern United States Microdrones recently announced a distribution agreement with Navigation Electronics, Inc. (NEI). This partnership is aimed at providing UAV quadcopters in the Southeastern United States. The NEI team has added Microdrones mdMapper systems to their

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Trimble Land Mobile MX2 Kits & Software Now Available on the NEI Website

Check out our newly added Land Mobile Category on the NEI website for all your vehicle-mounted mobile spatial imaging system needs. More Info on Trimble MX2: The Trimble MX2 is a vehicle-mounted spatial imaging system which combines high resolution laser scanning and precise positioning to collect geo-referenced point clouds for a wide range of requirements.

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Trimble AccessSync version 2017.00 Also Now Available!

The AccessSync service has been enhanced to support the Trimble Connect cloud-based collaboration platform. This means that you can choose to transfer files from your field controller to and from Trimble Connect, rather than the Trimble Connected Community. Users must sign up for a Trimble Connect account in order to take advantage of the new

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Trimble Access version 2017.00 Now Available!

Trimble Access version 2017.00 is now available and includes support for the Spectra Precision® FOCUS 30 and FOCUS 35 total stations, and the Spectra Precision SP60 and SP80 GNSS receivers. In addition, a number of frequently requested customer enhancements have been implemented. The Trimble Access software suite offers surveyors and geospatial professionals a range of

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Erin McCormick of NEI Presenting at Florida Rural Water Conference

NEI would like to welcome Erin McCormick back to the Mapping & GIS Team!  Erin is rejoining NEI as GIS + Mapping Solutions Consultant in the Florida Region.  Erin will be presenting at the Florida Rural Water Conference on Friday, April 14 at University of South Florida.  Details and registration link are provided below.  Please feel free

New Product: Zephyr 3 Base and Rover GNSS Antennas

Trimble Geospatial is pleased to announce an update to the Trimble ® Zephyr GNSS Antenna product line. The new Trimble Zephyr 3 Base and Trimble Zephyr 3 Rover GNSS Antennas keep the same form factor as the current Zephyr 2 antennas but contain additional filtering capabilities. The Zephyr 3 antennas have an updated Low Noise

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Trimble TerraFlex Add-in for ArcMap: February 2017 Release

  Trimble has recently announced that an updated version of Trimble® TerraFlex™ add-in for ArcMap® is now available. The TerraFlex add-in enables you to create projects straight from your Esri® GIS and download collected data directly back into it. There are no import and export processes to manage, meaning higher data quality and greater productivity

NEI announces addition of Microdrone and Delair-Tech products to extensive portfolio

NEI is pleased to announce we are now licensed distributors of Microdrone and Delair-Tech products!   Building upon the Trimble (TRMB) announcement that Delair-Tech and microdrones will jointly become official UAS suppliers for Trimble’s worldwide distribution network, NEI is please to announce they are now licensed dealers of both product brands. microdrones is now showcasing

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Spectra Precision Releases New Version of Survey Pro 6.0.1

  Spectra Precision recently released a new version of Survey Pro, 6.0.1   Introduction Survey Pro v6.0.1 is a maintenance update with minor issue resolutions and updates. Spectra Precision Survey Pro version 6.0.1 is an incremental update and is available to all customers with a current software maintenance plan (software warranty) and all customers with

TRIMBLE SURVEY GNSS FIRMWARE: Special note on 31 December 2016 leap second

Trimble has made every effort to ensure our receivers will work seamlessly through the addition of one leap second on 31 December 2016. Our current firmware fully supports the introduction of a leap second on 31 December 2016. In simple terms, the introduction will occur at the UTC cross over between 31 December 2016 and

NEI is Hiring! We are looking for our next great Geospatial Sales Manager.

Check out our job posting for a Geospatial Sales Manager: This opportunity offers an experienced sales manager a rewarding opportunity to plan and execute strategies leading to the success of a highly skilled and trained sales team. They will be leading experienced teams with proven success in their well-established territories. See the attached job description

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  As the leader in high accuracy positioning, Trimble® continues to invest in its network to maximize uptime and reliability. As part of our continued focus to improve reliability and network maintenance, Trimble will be transitioning to a URL-based data connection method, effective December 15, 2016 . This will allow us to better manage how

Trimble releases new version of Trimble Positions Desktop for use in Esri’s ArcGIS Desktop Software

Trimble released Positions Desktop Add-in Software for Esri’s ArcGIS Desktop  this week.   We are pleased to announce a new release in the Trimble Positions suite: Trimble Positions Desktop add-in In addition to bug fixes, usability and performance improvements, and support for ArcGIS Desktop 10.5, this release also adds support for post-processing data collected using

SX10 Webinar Recording/ Q&A

  Webinar Recording:   Webinar Questions & Answers: trimble-sx10-scanning-total-station-webinar-qa

Common Ground: Solving the Survey-GIS Gap

Ron Bisio, Trimble’s Vice President of Geospatial, wrote an article for GISCafe regarding the bridging the gap between the  GIS and Surveying disciplines. Below is his discussion on how these professions are closely related and how they can complement one another using Trimble hardware and software.   Common Ground: Solving the Survey-GIS Gap We’ve all

microdrones is now showcasing four new mapping solutions as Part of Trimble Partnership

  With the recent news of Trimble selling off its UAS business, Trimble has entered into strategic alliances with Delair-Tech and Microdrones of Siegen, Germany. Microdrones is a leading provider of multirotor UAS solutions. Under the agreements, Delair-Tech and Microdrones will become preferred providers of both fixed-wing and multirotor UAS solutions, with Trimble providing software,

Trimble Unveils SX10 Scanning Total Station for Surveying, Engineering and Geospatial Professionals

A Next-Generation Surveying Instrument that Redefines Measurement Performance with High-Speed 3D Scanning, Imaging and High-Accuracy Optical Measurements Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) unveiled today a next-generation survey instrument—the Trimble® SX10 Scanning Total Station. It merges high-speed 3D scanning, enhanced Trimble VISION™ imaging technology and high-accuracy total station measurements into familiar field and office workflows for surveyors. The

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NEI to offer 4 new Advanced Geospatial Workshops in Daphne, AL October 25 & 26, 2016

Got GPS Training? NEI is excited to offer 4 new Advanced Geospatial Workshops in Daphne, AL on October 25 & 26, 2016. Join us for these specialized technical workshops focusing on Trimble’s TerraSync and GPS Pathfinder Office software, and you will leave being more productive using streamlined workflows and more confident in your data. The

Trimble Releases Access v2016.03

Trimble has released a new version of Trimble Access v2016.03.  Please review the information below to see what is new.  Also, you can check out our video tutorials on how to upgrade the software. Installing TIM Updating TSC3 Operating System   General Survey New features and enhancements Easier way to enter the project height when


  Replacement Schedule Care and maintenance of the UX5 or UX5 HP systems is critical to ensuring flight performance and successful project completion. Any parts that are showing signs of wear or poor performance should be replaced as soon as possible. Trimble strongly recommends replacing the following items based on the maintenance schedule. Note –

Trimble Announces TDC100 Handheld GNSS Data Collector Combines Smartphone Like User Experience with Professional Grade Capabilities

Ruggedized and Highly Accurate Data Collection for GIS Professionals   SAN DIEGO, Calif., June 28, 2016—Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) introduced today its Trimble® TDC100 handheld data collector. An entry-level Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) device for a variety of Geographic Information System (GIS) applications, the Trimble TDC100 combines both smartphone and ruggedized data collection capabilities in

Free UAS Webinar: Lets Fly ! FAA Creates Remote Pilot Certificate and Issues Final UAS Rule

Join NEI on June 30th at 2:00pm central time for a free webinar focusing on the latest changes regarding UAS announced this week by the FAA. The Federal Aviation Administration has finalized the first operational rules for routine commercial use of small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS or “drones”), opening pathways towards fully integrating UAS into

FAA Finalizes Rules for Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Regulations will create new opportunities for business and government to use drones WASHINGTON – The Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration has finalized the first operational rules (PDF) for routine commercial use of small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS or “drones”), opening pathways towards fully integrating UAS into the nation’s airspace. These new regulations work to harness new

FREE Louisiana Workshop: Mobile Data Collection to ESRI ArcGIS via Collector, Terraflex, and Terrasync

Free Louisiana Workshop: High Accuracy Mobile Data Collection to ESRI ArcGIS Workshop Workshop Focus: ESRI Collector, Trimble Terraflex, and Trimble TerraSync software workflows direct to ArcGIS utilizing mobile devices and external receivers for high accuracy data collection Date: June 23, 2016 Location: LA DOTD Headquarters Auditorium Start: 08:00am | End: 11:30am Instructors: Eric Bock, GISP, Trimble

New Spectra Precision LT52 Point and Line Laser Tool

New Spectra Precision LT52 Point and Line Laser Tool The Tool for All Trades   Spectra Precision is pleased to announce a new addition to its industry-leading line up of construction lasers – the Spectra Precision® LT52 Point & Line Laser Tool. The LT52 combines a 5-beam laser pointer with a horizontal and vertical crossline laser

Trimble PULSE Service Management Solutions

by Brant Carter on May 17, 2016 Trimble recently published its latest Field Service Insight Report, which coveres four main topics related to the Service Supply Chain: Connected Operations – how to drive efficiency through the entire organization Connected Workforce – how mobility is changing service delivery Connected Customers -how to balance the cost of

Trimble Access 2016.01 now supports the Trimble TSC2 controller

Trimble Access 2016.01   Trimble Access 2016.01 now supports the Trimble TSC2 controller   Support for the Trimble TSC2 controller is back due to popular demand. A significant number of customers requested access to the new features in the Trimble Access 2016.00 release, and while the TSC2 platform is aging and does not perform as

FREE Workshop at Atlanta Botanical Gardens: Mobile Data Collection to ESRI ArcGIS via Collector, Terraflex, and Terrasync

Free Georgia Workshop: High Accuracy Mobile Data Collection to ESRI ArcGIS Workshop Workshop Focus: ESRI Collector, Trimble Terraflex, and Trimble TerraSync software workflows direct to ArcGIS utilizing mobile devices and external receivers for high accuracy data collection Date: June 1, 2016 Location: Atlanta Botanical Gardens Start: 08:00am | End: 11:30am Instructors: Eric Bock, GISP, Trimble

NEI to Host Survey Training in Lake Charles, LA – June 14-16, 2016

Survey Training – Complete 3 Days: GNSS & RTK; Robotics & Total Stations; Trimble Business Center Software Date: 06/14/2016 | Start: 8:00AM | End: 05:00PM Date: June 14, 2016 Time: 8:00 am  to  5:00 pm Day 1 – Tuesday, June 14, 2016  – GNSS and RTK (Using Trimble Access Field Software) Topics to be discussed are as

AccessSync Services will no longer be supported on TSC2

“As a user of Trimble AccessSync services  on your Trimble TSC2, we need to make you aware that effective  July 7th , 2016, AccessSync will no longer be supported on TSC2 devices, due to the expiry of SHA-1 certificates and limitation of support by Microsoft.  While your TSC2 controller will still operate, you will no longer be

Trimble Business Center v3.70 Release

Trimble Business Center v3.70 Release We are pleased to announce Trimble Business Center software v3.70. This release provides many new tools and enhancements in CAD and Drafting, Point Cloud Operations, and TBC Project Management. These features help users efficiently merge data from previous jobs into new projects and create rich final deliverables.   The new

Trimble Access v2016 Release

Trimble Access v2016 Release We are pleased to announce a new release for Trimble® Access™ that includes a wide range of enhancements to General Survey that have been asked for many times by customers in recent years. There are performance improvements in Pipelines, and an exciting new feature in Trimble Installation Manager. Trimble Access v2016.00

GPS Training – Data Collection & Processing Workshop, Hattiesburg, MS

    Trimble Geo 7X   GPS Training -Data Collection & Processing Workshop, Hattiesburg, MS NEI is excited to offer 4 new Advanced Geospatial Workshops in Hattiesburg, MS on June 7 & 8, 2016. Join us for these specialized technical workshops focusing on Trimble’s TerraSync and GPS Pathfinder Office software, and you will leave being


Introduction FARO® Technologies, Inc., the manufacturer of the Trimble TX5 and Focus3D X 130 laser scanners has released an important new firmware update response  to improve the reliability, accuracy, stability and data quality of the Trimble TX5 and FARO Focus3D X 130 laser scanners.   Firmware Revision To maximize the performance of your scanner and to

UAS Legal Path to Fly Opens Up, Up, Up!

The legal path to fly UAS for commercial use has been in place for some time now, but with a recent change by the FAA it is now easier than ever for businesses to fly both fixed wing and multi-rotor unmanned aerial systems.  The FAA has a very clear path to legally fly UAS in

Free Survey Workshop “Advanced Post-Processing Techniques”, Springdale, AR

Free Survey Workshop “Advanced Post-Processing Techniques”, Springdale, AR NEI To Host a Free Survey Workshop on “Advanced Post-Processing Tecniques”  – Springdale, AR, 3/31/16 Due to a lack of “published” control points for geospatial projects, NGS has developed OPUS projects for a simple and cost effective way to achieve this. Josh Bettis, Arkansas Survey Sales for

Ranger 3 Series / TSC3 Series – Windows Embedded Handheld – Firmware version 3.0.3 – Language Provisioning

Ranger 3 Series / TSC3 Series – Windows Embedded Handheld – Firmware version 3.0.3 – Language Provisioning Download this Windows Embedded Handheld Operating System to get the latest updates and to configure your Trimble Ranger 3 / TSC3 Series Handheld Computer into one of the 6 supported languages: English, Chinese (Simplified), French, German, Japanese, or

NEI Proud to work with St. Charles Parish GIS Office

Nei is privileged to work with St. Charles Parish as they implement Trimble Feedback which allows their citizens to report on issues such as street light outages.  Trimble Feedback helps local governments with reporting, tasking, and analyzing city wide issues in an effort to be more efficient in resolving the issues being reported by their

NEI to host Free Survey / Construction Seminar – Hammond, LA, March 24, 2016

Capture what you see! WHEN: Thursday, March 24, 2016 | Start: 8:30 AM | End: 10:30 AM PRESENTOR: Stephen Herpin, LA Survey Sales TOPIC: Using Trimble Robotic Total Stations for Site Documentation and Terrestrial Based Photogrammetry   Have you ever been in this situation before? You are back at office after a long day in the field, and

New Spectra Precision DG613 & DG813 Dialgrade Lasers

   New Spectra Precision DG613 & DG813 Dialgrade Lasers    Compact, Tough and Smart Pipe Lasers     Spectra Precision is pleased to announce a new generation of Dialgrade® pipe lasers – DG613 & DG813. They may be smaller than previous models but pack a serious punch. The length of the unit has been reduced

Free High Accuracy Mobile Data Collection to ESRI ArcGIS Workshop: Miami & Orlando

Free High Accuracy Mobile Data Collection to ESRI ArcGIS Workshop in Miami & Orlando, Florida Workshop Focus: ESRI Collector, Trimble Terraflex, and Trimble TerraSync software workflows direct to ArcGIS utilizing mobile devices and external receivers for high accuracy data collection Date:  March 1, 2016 Location: Miami, FL  |  Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Miami Brickell Downtown Start:

NEI to offer Free Survey / Construction Seminar, Gulfport, MS – Feb. 23, 2016

Survey/Construction Free Seminar   Capture what you see! WHEN: Tuesday, February 23rd | Start: 9:00 AM | End: 11:30 AM PRESENTOR: Alaa Shams  |  Trimble Certified TOPIC: Using Trimble Robotic Total Stations for Site Documentation and Terrestrial Based Photogrammetry     Have you ever been in this situation before? You are back at office after a long day in

TerraFlex: 10 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do With It! Part 2

  Overview Trimble® TerraFlex™ is a flexible app that helps mapping & GIS professionals across many industries and applications to manage data collection more efficiently. With TerraFlex you can deploy a common workflow for your field crews to collect assets and information easily on their preferred mobile device, and store all information in the cloud

Invalid Leap Second Error in TBC

Invalid Leap Second Error in TBC With the data collected after Jan 1, 2016 you have probably seen a “Invalid leap second” message when trying to post process or review the GNSS data. We have a fix for that that you can get either through Check for Updates via Trimble GPS Configuration Files Utility update

Trimble Survey GNSS Firmware Version 5.11

This firmware version includes improvements to the Survey Receiver firmware.

NOTE: For best results, users should upgrade to Trimble Access 2015.20 or later when using Receiver Firmware version 5.11.

Trimble Adds Kenai Tablet to its Portfolio of Rugged Computing Solutions

Trimble introduces the Kenai™ rugged tablet computer, an all-in-one computing solution that can transport a user’s office to the field, forest, desert, manufacturing floor or boardroom. Known for its family of rugged handheld computers, Trimble brings the same durability, reliability and feature-rich design to the Kenai tablet’s versatile configuration making it a powerful mobile computing

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Trimble Survey GNSS Firmware Version 5.10

Trimble Survey GNSS Firmware Version 5.10 Requirements This firmware version includes improvements to the Survey Receiver firmware. NOTE: For best results, users should upgrade to Trimble Access 2015.20 or later when using Receiver Firmware version 5.10. Supported GNSS Receivers The following table identifies the Survey GNSS receivers supported by this revision. Integrated receivers: Trimble R10,

Trimble Business Center version 3.61

Trimble Business Center version 3.61 We are pleased to announce Trimble Business Center software v3.61. Some of the new enhancements include: Streamline the workflow of integrating the survey data into ESRI using the new GIS Module Significant improvements to TBC Aerial Photogrammetry module including the robustness of the engine, reduced processing times and a more descriptive report

Trimble Business Center 3.60

Trimble Business Center 3.60   New features Data review and editing Import leveling data from non-Trimble levels Change total station setup type View timestamp for optical observations Visualize and store measurements Trimble R2 receiver support Spectra Precision SP60 support Spectra Precision FOCUS DL-15 support Total Station Editor Feature coding and attribution Support for horizontal/vertical offsets

Trimble Access software version 2015.22

Trimble Access software version 2015.22 General Survey version 2015.22 Resolved issues   SV count in NMEA output: An issue where a very large number of SVs was reported in NMEA data output to VRS networks or from the receiver when the Use job coordinates option was selected in the NMEA output options in the survey style is

Survey Pro v5.7.1

  Survey Pro v5.7.1           Spectra Precision released a new version of Survey Pro v5.7.1 as a maintenance update to version 5.7.  This version is available to all customers with a current software maintenance plan (software warranty).   New features and changes New Features Refreshed Traverse / Sideshot screen that includes all

Time To Do More Webinar Series

Join us as Trimble hosts these educational webinars: October 28 TBC Power Hour: How to Integrate Total Station, Level, and GNSS Data In this webinar, we will cover different workflow scenarios for combining locally scaled total station data with WGS-84 based GNSS observations. Learn best practices for conducting survey data transformations and combining optical and GNSS

Trimble’s R2 GNSS Receiver Enables Increased Flexibility for High-Accuracy Data Collection with Mobile Devices

Trimble introduced the R2 GNSS receiver, a receiver that works with Trimble® handheld devices and  iOS, Android or Window® mobile handhelds, smart phones and tablets using Bluetooth® or USB connectivity. When paired with a mobile device, the receiver adds professional-grade Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) capabilities to enable high-accuracy data collection. The rugged and simple-to-configure

Cleared For Takeoff!

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has granted an exemption that will allow Navigation Electronics, Inc. (nei) to conduct commercial operations of the Trimble® UX5 Aerial Imaging Solution in the U.S.. The exemption was granted pursuant to Section 333 of the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012, which authorizes the FAA to grant exemptions from

Introducing Trimble Business Center Version 3.60

We are pleased to announce Trimble Business Center software v3.60. This release provides many new tools and enhancements in CAD, Drafting, Network Adjustment, Feature Code Processing, and much more.


Trimble introduce the TDL2.4 radio which allows users to connect to a Trimble Robotic Total Station using a Controller running Trimble Access 2015.20. The TDL 2.4 Radio provides a wireless connection to a controller (without internal radio) via a Bluetooth connection and the TDL2.4 radio connects to the Trimble Total station through the Trimble typical 2.4 GHz connection.

Latest GNSS firmware now has automatic radio FW upgrading

Trimble has added new functionality to our GNSS receiver firmware for the current Trimble R10/R10LT and Trimble R8s. The latest firmware version (v5.03, released June 2015) and later, automatically checks if new radio firmware is required when loading receiver firmware. Note the affected receiver part number table below.

Trimble ZX5 Multirotor

Trimble Takes Flight with New ZX5 Multirotor Unmanned Aircraft System

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Aug. 25, 2015—Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) announced today the ZX5 Multirotor Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS), a new aerial imaging and workflow solution that captures and processes geo-referenced photo and video data for mapping, agriculture and inspection applications. The Trimble® ZX5 complements the UAS portfolio with the ability to reach smaller, remote environments faster, while providing accurate mapping data for improved productivity in the field and back office.

“Unmanned aerial systems are powerful tools that are transforming geospatial-based mapping and inspection applications to positively impact our world,” said Todd Steiner, product marketing director in Trimble’s Geospatial Division. “Adding a multirotor solution to our portfolio provides options for our customers working across multiple environments to collect accurate spatial data, transform it to intelligence and create deliverables.”

With the ZX5, Trimble extends its unmanned aerial portfolio to include both fixed-wing and multirotor solutions, providing customers with a choice to meet their specific requirements. Trimble’s fixed-wing UX5 provides longer flight capabilities for large, open environments including farms, mines, canals, flood areas and forests—while the ZX5 is more suited for mapping smaller sites, including facades, obstructed areas, construction sites and standard aerial mapping applications.

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Clarification on the Purchasing Process for UAS Commercial Customers NEI on behalf of Trimble would like to clarify the process for UAS customers intending to operate in FAA controlled airspace (USA and dependent territories). Per current regulations, each commercial entity operating a UAS must obtain a 333 exemption to conduct legal flights. Trimble will accept

Webinar: Volumetric Computation Workflows with Trimble Business Center

Webinar: Volumetric Computation Workflows with Trimble Business Center  We are pleased to announce our new monthly Trimble Business Center webinar series — TBC Power Hour. Join us on August 26th for the first webinar in the series: Volumetric Computation Workflows with Trimble Business Center.  Surface creation and volume computation in Trimble Business Center enable you

Spectra Precision TR10 Tripod for Laser Tools

Spectra Precision TR10 Tripod for Laser Tools   The TR10 tripod is specifically designed for Laser Tool applications. It is smaller and lighter than traditional construction tripods and also has a much lower price. The TR10 has a 5/8”-11 thread mounted on an elevating tripod extension. It is a handy and useful accessory for many

Hard Tripod Case with Wheels

8160-31 Hard Tripod Case with Wheels   Transporting Your Valuable Instrument Tripod Safely and Securely Just Got Much Easier FEATURES & BENEFITS   Fits all heavy-duty instrument tripods, collapsed 47-inches or less   Made from hard durable black ABS plastic   Full-length aluminum hinge   Four fold-down latches   Carry handles: one on the side,

Laser Receiver Cut & Fill Rod

7310-13 Laser Receiver Cut & Fill Rod Lightweight Rod Made From Materials That Resists Concrete Splatters FEATURES & BENEFITS   SECO’s Laser Receiver Cut & Fill Rod is perfect for curb & gutter and grade setting jobs   Red color graduations are set to “cut” value from grade with a range of 1.40 ft (0.43

Tilting Magnetic Topo Shoe

5193-04 Tilting Magnetic Topo Shoe Strong Magnet Keeps Pole In Place while Allowing Precise Location FEATURES & BENEFITS   Tilting pivot allows measurement on sloped or flat pipe surfaces   Standard topo shoe length, 3.375- inch (85.7-mm), compatible with all SECO Poles   2-inch (50.8-mm) diameter chromeplated steel housing with grade-8 ceramic magnet ring  

Visit nei at the 2015 ESRI User Conference

Come visit nei as we exhibit at the 2015 ESRI User Conference in San Diego! Visit us at booth #1700 Tuesday-Thursday(July 21-23)! We will be conducting 10 minute booth sessions on the latest Trimble solutions each day at 10am and 2pm…come by our booth for more details and to enter for a chance to win

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NEI hosts Trimble UX5 Unmanned Aircraft Webinar!!

Join NEI and Trimble UAS experts on July 14th @ 2:00pm Central for a LIVE webinar!   Join us for a free webinar focusing on the Trimble UX5 unmanned aircraft system!  NEI hosted a live demonstration last month as we launched the Trimble UX5, and we invite you to join us as we discuss the data

Trimble GIS GNSS Firmware: Leap Second Introduction on 30 June, 2015

  The world’s clocks will be adjusted by one second on 30 June 2015 when a leap second will be inserted into Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), the standard international time scale. All UTC clocks should insert a second labeled 23h 59m 60s (the leap second) following one labeled 23h 59m 59s UTC. GLONASS uses UTC

The History of Laser in Construction

Interior construction lasers are 31 years old this year, and to the joy of many, that first big baby was followed by many smaller, and smarter, relatives.

laser company in the world. Today it is known as Spectra Precision. Theodore Maiman grabbed the worlds attention in 1960 when he introduced the first laser, but so ready was the world for this technology that within months many other scientists had duplicated the feat with different materials—Maiman later joked that nearly everything scientists touched seemed to lase.

Special note on July 1, 2015 leap second

Trimble has made every effort to ensure our receivers will work seamlessly through the addition of one leap second on July 1, 2015. Our current firmware fully supports the introduction of a leap second on July 1, 2015.

Visit NEI at Georgia URISA Workshops at Jekyll Island

Summer Low Cost GIS Workshops at Jekyll Island August 24th and 25th, 2015 And August 26th, 2015 GIS/GPS Resources Room at Georgia Environmental Conference   NEI is proud to support this workshop by sponsoring and exhibiting!  Georgia URISA extended the workshop itinerary and is going to a new event location for 2015 while still keeping

Free Survey Workshop, Dothan, AL – “Getting the Most from Data Collection”

Please join nei for the upcoming survey workshop,  “Getting the Most from Data Collection”.  This workshop will be held on Thursday, June 18, 2015, from 9:00 am until 11:30 am.  Location for this workshop will be – Dothan Utilities, 200 Kilgore Drive, Dothan, AL 36301.  Topics to be discussed are as follows: Data collector set-up

Trimble Business Center version 3.50

Trimble® Business Center office software is ideal for working with all types of geospatial data. The software provides numerous innovative and powerful features, and it is easy to learn and use.

Trimble Survey GNSS Firmware Version 5.01 (April 2015)

This firmware version includes improvements to the Survey Receiver firmware.
NOTE: For best results, users should upgrade to Trimble Access 2014.20 or later when using Receiver Firmware version 5.01.

2015 Georgia URISA Board Corporate Sponsors Chair

Xavier Davis, GISP and President of Georgia URISA is pleased to welcome Jeannine Hightower, of NEI, to the Georgia URISA Board.  Jeannine Hightower is the new 2015 Georgia URISA Corporate Sponsor Chair.  Jeannine brings many years of experience to the Corporate Sponsor Chair position.  Jeannine has worked diligently with clients, professionals, and others within the geospatial

How to Locate Using a Sonde by Schonstedt

All About Sondes (aka mini-transmitters, moles or beacons)     Benefits 512 Hz sondes and many other 512 Hz transmitted devices work with any Schonstedt pipe & cable locator model.  Sondes benefit a variety of industry applications. In water & sewer, they can help pin-point blockages or pipeline defects when used with video inspection systems.

Survey/Construction RTK & Robotics and Office Software Seminar

Survey/Construction RTK & Robotics and Office Software Seminar Date:  May 19-21, 2015 | Start: 08:00 | End: 05:00 PDH CREDITS CAN BE EARNED BY ATTENDING! NEI along with Trimble Navigation will be hosting a 3 day seminar at our Lafayette, LA office.   You have the option to attend individual sessions or you can attend all 3

I can’t buy a drone…help me solve that problem!  FREE Webinar

Free Webinar- Helping our customers solve the UAV problem with a NEW solution to capture aerial and ground based data and photos.  Survey, Map, Measure, and Model from Pictures: Introducing Datugram 3D Software DatuGram™3D allows making geodetic measurements and technical drawings directly from images of regular cameras, at sub-cm accuracy. Using DatuGram™3D, both field and

NEI Service Department Continues Preventive Maintenance Specials – ALL SUMMER LONG!

The service department at NEI is committed to helping customers keep their equipment in the optimal working conditions, no matter the age of the equipment that you have.  By having your equipment under go a Preventive Maintenance Service Check, we can ensure that your units are working in the highly productive manner that the manufacturer

Survey Training, Lafayette, LA – May 19-21, 2015

NEI along with Trimble Navigation will be a hosting a 3 day Survey training in Lafayette, LA.  Training can be attended all three days or choose the day that fits your needs.   Training per day – $400; All 3 days – $1,000.00 (savings of $200) Day 1 – May 19, 2015   GNSS and RTK (Using

Free Alabama Workshop: Latest in Cloud-Based Data Collection April 30- Montgomery, AL

Free Workshop: Latest in Cloud-Based Data Collection  This is a free half-day workshop in conjunction with our four-part GPS Training: Data Collection & Processing.  Dates: April 30th , 2015| Start: 8:00 AM | End: 11:30 AM | Alabama Department of Commerce – 401 Adams Ave – Montgomery, AL 36103 We are introducing the Trimble R1 external Submeter GNSS receiver which connects to smart phones and

GPS Training – Mapping Workshops, Birmingham, AL – April 28 & 29, 2015

Got GPS Training? NEI is excited to offer 4 new Advanced Geospatial Workshops in Birmingham, AL, April 28 & 29, 2015. Join us for these specialized technical workshops focusing on Trimble’s TerraSync and GPS Pathfinder Office software, and you will leave being more productive using streamlined workflows and more confident in your data. The cost

NEI and Datumate to Collaborate in Promoting Award-wining Field-to-Plan Technology

Lafayette, Louisiana       February 5th, 2015 — Datumate, a market leader of innovative ‘Field-to-Plan’ technologies for the surveying, civil engineering and architecture industries, has joined hands with Navigation Electronics (NEI), a leading supplier of products and services to survey, mapping, GIS, construction, mining and engineering professionals throughout the Southeastern United States. Datumate ( transforms the surveying,

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New Advanced Spectra Precision Rugged Laser Series for General Construction, Site Prep and Interior Applications Introduced by Trimble

The new Spectra Precision lasers are ruggedized, automatic self-leveling and designed for a wide range of general construction, site preparation and interior applications including general elevation control, leveling forms and footers, concrete pours, excavations, ceiling and drywall installation as well as single and dual slope work. The Spectra Precision GL412N and GL422N are single and

Trimble Survey GNSS Firmware Version 5.00 (March 2015)

Trimble Survey GNSS Firmware Version 5.00 (March 2015) Requirements This firmware version includes improvements to the Survey Receiver firmware. This requires a valid firmware support agreement of:  May 2014 or later for all support models NOTE: For best results, users should upgrade to Trimble Access 2014.20 or later when using Receiver Firmware version 5.00.

NEI has a new YouTube Channel

  NEI has a new YouTube channel containing Trimble hardware and software how-to videos all in one location.   Check out the  NEIGPS You Tube channel and please subscribe to our channel.

Trimble has released new versions of Pathfinder Office and TerraSync Software

Today February 27th 2015, Trimble has released new versions of Pathfinder Office and TerraSync Software.     GPS Pathfinder Office software version 5.70 includes the following new and updated features: •Support for the Trimble R1 GNSS receiver. •The Trimble SSF/DDF extension has been updated to be compatible with FME 2013/2014. •Base File vs. Base List (Provider)

FREE Louisiana Workshops: A NEW Paradigm in Data Collection & Managing Your Data for Mapping/GIS, Land Survey, and Engineering Markets

Come join NEI as we host these FREE workshops focused on the following: (Module 1) 9:00AM-10:15AM: Efficient & Accurate Data Collection – High Accuracy Cloud Based Data Collection: Trimble’s NEW TerraFlex Advanced – Real-Time Corrections: How Can I Eliminate Postprocessing? – Field to Finish: Automated Tool taking your data directly from the field to GIS

HYSWEEP Multibeam Courses! Register Now!

  HYSWEEP Multibeam Courses! Register Now! During the next couple of months HYPACK, Inc. will be holding several HYSWEEP Multibeam Training Courses in 3 continents: Africa, Europe, and North America. Do not miss the opportunity to learn HYPACK®-HYSWEEP® 2015 and its powerful multibeam data collection and processing tools. HYSWEEP Multibeam Training Course In Tampa, FL                                 Don’t Miss It!On March 2-4

Trimble’s Pocket-Sized R1 GNSS Receiver Enables High-Accuracy Data Collection with Smart Devices

    Today Trimble has released the new pocket-sized R1 GNSS Receiver that enables high-accuracy data collection with smart devices. Improved GNSS positioning—on any deviceFor users challenged with collecting high-accuracy location data using their existing consumer-grade devices, the Trimble R1 receiver is the solution. No matter what smart device you choose—from iOS to Android—for collecting

Trimble V10 Imaging Rover Workflow for ADA Curb Ramp Compliance Webinar

Learn how a unique Trimble workflow utilizes the Trimble V10 Imaging Rover and Trimble Business Center to collect, process, measure, and model curb ramps in an efficient manner. Date: Thursday, February 26 Federal transportation legislation mandates under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 that transportation agencies to maintain a

Trimble Releases NEW versions of TerraSync and GPS Pathfinder Office

Trimble has released new versions of TerraSync and GPS Pathfinder Office. The TerraSync v5.65 Features Include: Support for Trimble RTX™ correction services on the Trimble Geo 7X handheld. You can now select RTX as the primary real-time source. When you select RTX as the correction source: –the Correction Datum field is automatically set to WGS

Trimble Power Line

Trimble Power Line The Trimble® Power Line application provides a streamlined workflow to measure and estimate the sag of a power line without shooting the cable. It provides a conventional survey workflow to record points on both power pole and line. The wizard-based workflow in the Power Line software helps you define key points on

Trimble Debuts New Rapid Positioning System to Simplify Layout for Building Contractors

Trimble Debuts New Rapid Positioning System to Simplify Layout for Building Contractors MUNICH, Jan. 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) introduced today the Trimble® Rapid Positioning System, a simplified layout solution for building construction professionals. The Trimble Rapid Positioning System includes the Trimble RPT600 Layout Station to layout points and capture as-built measurements and Trimble Field Link 2D software running

7 Key Strategies Impacting the Mobile Workforce

7 Key Strategies Impacting the Mobile Workforce By: John Cameron – Business 2 Community Knowledge management and advanced analytics are two of the developments that promise to change how field service organizations operate. Organizations that grasp how to leverage these changes stand to drive efficiencies, improve customer service and boost profits. Below are seven must-watch strategies that will alter how mobile workforces do business.  1. Increased

Now Available! Trimble TerraFlex Advanced and enhancements in Data Manager and Equipment Manager

    Trimble recently announced the release of Trimble® TerraFlex™ Advanced edition software, which supports data update workflows. TerraFlex Advanced gives you the ability to import your existing location-based, asset or GIS data into the field and update a wide range of attributes in real-time, no matter what device you use. With TerraFlex Advanced you are always working

Trimble InSphere Advanced Planned Maintenance

Trimble InSphere Cloud will be undergoing advanced planned maintenance on January 6th 2015, starting at 12:30 (PST) and lasting approximately 3 hours.  During this time: InSphere Cloud will be unavialable. TerraFlex Mobile users will be able to collect data, however Real-time Syncing will not be available during this time frame   Please visit the Trimble

Trimble Survey GNSS Firmware Version 4.93

Requirements This firmware version includes improvements to the Survey Receiver firmware. It is considered a minor revision. This requires a valid firmware support agreement of:  May 2014 or later for all support models NOTE: For best results, users should upgrade to Trimble Access 2014.20 or later when using Receiver Firmware version 4.93. Supported GNSS Receivers R10/R10

FREE Webinar: Mapping Your Underground Utilities

NEI is hosting a free webinar focusing on mapping underground utilities using the Utilimapper software solution on the latest Trimble Geo 7X handheld. Utilimapper was designed with the field technician in mind; allowing simple GPS data collection with seamless connectivity to industry leading electromagnetic utility locators. Operators can easily record spatial locations for both above

Legal drone use expands, but not fast enough for some

Legal drone use expands, but not fast enough for some By Aaron Cooper, CNN updated 2:52 PM EST, Wed December 10, 2014 Washington (CNN) — The U.S. Government is expanding the number of commercial companies that can legally use unmanned aerial systems, often called UAVs or drones, but efforts to safely integrate them into the national airspace

FAA lets 4 companies fly commercial drones

FAA lets 4 companies fly commercial drones WASHINGTON — Four companies won approval Wednesday to fly commercial drones to conduct aerial surveys, monitor construction sites and inspect oil flare stacks, the Federal Aviation Administration announced. The approvals for Trimble Navigation Limited (TRMB), VDOS Global, Clayco Inc. and Woolpert Inc. come as the FAA drafts comprehensive

Trimble Obtains Exemption to Operate its Unmanned Aircraft System

Trimble Obtains Exemption to Operate its Unmanned Aircraft System   Federal Aviation Administration Grants Exemption for the Trimble UX5 Aerial Imaging Solution SUNNYVALE, Calif., Dec. 10, 2014—Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) announced today that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has granted an exemption that will allow the company to conduct commercial operation of its Trimble® UX5 Aerial Imaging

Free Arkansas Geospatial Seminar: Little Rock, AR

TRIMBLE YEAR END SEMINAR Join NEI for a free geospatial seminar on the latest solutions from NEI and Trimble! Friday December 12th, 2014 | 9AM – 12PM CLARION HOTEL | 925 South University Ave. | Little Rock, AR ► Geospatial Solutions ◄ 8:45 – 9:00 Check-In 9:00 – 9:05 Welcome & Introductions 9:05 – 10:00

How can Trimble InSphere Maximize your Productivity?

FREE WEBINAR: Friday, December 19th, 2014 – 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM View this email in your browser About the Instructor: Alaa Shams joined the NEI team in January of 2014 as a Technical Support Representative and Trainer. With master’s degrees in Computer Science and Civil Engineering, Alaa facilitates knowledge building with the highest level

Dimensions 2014 Session Presentations Now Available

    Dimensions 2014 Session Presentations Now Available Dear Dimensions Attendee: If you have participated in the Dimension’s survey, we appreciate your input and will certainly use the information in order to provide you with a better experience at the next Dimensions User Conference. If you have yet to fill out the survey, there is

NEI Geo7X Webinar Questions & Answers

Geo7X Webinar Questions & Answers NEI hosted a webinar this past summer pertaining to the new Trimble Geo7X.  The webinar was a very detailed overview of the Geo7X.  Several great questions were asked during the Geo7X Webinar, so we have detailed these Questions & Answers below: Q.  What antennas are compatible with the Geo7X? A.

Are you tired of Esri’s ArcPad Low Memory errors on your Trimble Mobile Device?

Esri’s ArcPad is a wonderful field collection software for those users interesting in working directly within the ArcGIS environment while utilizing a check-in and check-out process.  This is ideal for data maintenance because a user can zoom into a particular area of interest, pick the features they want to edit or view, and then check them out to

Announcing the November 2014 release of Trimble Positions

Today, Trimble has released its new version of Positions Software Suite.  The Positions Development team has done a wonderful job on updating this version of Trimble Positions Desktop and we think you will feel the same. At the configuration level, users can turn off the project types they dont want to use, so users are not overwhelmed

Robotic Total Station Photogrammetric Workflow Workshops, Montgomery & Mobile

Robotic Total Station Photogrammetric Workflow Workshops, Montgomery & Mobile Free Workshops, AL: December 3 & 4, 2014 View this email in your browser Robotic Total Station Photogrammetric Workflow Workshops, Montgomery & Mobile   Instructor: Greg Gay   Please join us for these free, half-day workshops: Wednesday – December 3, 2014 from 2PM to 5PM Juliette Hampton Memorial

Trimble Launches Field Service Management Connect

Trimble Launches Field Service Management Connect to Streamline Data and Drive Operational Efficiency  “FSM Connect is a package of Web services for Trimble customers and partners that provide a comprehensive and reliable way to enable a seamless information flow between Trimble FSM solutions and back-end or third-party systems. This means the value of data can be

Trimble Realworks and Imaging Systems

Trimble Realworks and Imaging Systems Trimble Certified Training is pleased to offer the following advanced product training for Trimble End Customers interested in our scanning product line! Duration: 4 Days Location: Doubletree by Hilton, 2150 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Kenner, LA 70062 Date: Tuesday, December 2- Friday, December 5 Time: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm *Recommended hotels and will be forwarded to participants

Trimble Business Center v 3.40 (64-bit)

Trimble Business Center v 3.40 (64-bit) Trimble released Trimble Business Center v 3.40 (64-bit) including new features, for Trimble vision, General survey, CAD and drafting, Corridors, System support, Machine control, ease of use. Also in the release they resolved several issues, added miscellaneous notes, system requirements and step by step on how to install and

Trimble releases RTX Correction Services for use with the Geo7X Handhelds

      Last week during the Trimble Dimension conference in Las Vegas, Trimble announced  that its RTX™ technology-based correction services will be available for the Trimble Geo7X handhelds.  Trimble RTX over cellular connection works worldwide and delivers real-time corrections without the need for a base station or VRS™ network. This removes the burden of infrastructure for

Trimble Access Software 2014-20 released

Trimble Access Software 2014-20 released couple of weeks ago with new feature General Survey: Enhancements to Trimble V10 imaging rover support Enancements to Trimble CenterPoint RTX service support Combine RTK and RTX in the same job Trimble CenterPoint RTX service corrections via internet Countdown timeer for RTX subscriptions purchased as blocks of hours Reset RTK

Trimble Business Center 3.30 (64-bit) and 2.99 (32-bit) released

Trimble Business Center 3.30 (64-bit) and 2.99 (32-bit) released couple of weeks ago with some great new features: General Survey: Traverse Adjustment Trimble InSphere Data Marketplace Import Esri shapefiles (.shp) xFillX support New Geoid models and zones Include zone number in coordinates CAD/Design: Smooth curve feature coding Vector-based fonts Line weight Anti-alias option show and

Mapping Faster with the Trimble Geo 7X

As the sole Trimble MGIS Sales Representative for the State of Georgia for over 15 years, Jeannine Hightower often has to be (at least metaphorically) in several places at once. “I wish I could clone myself a few times and send myself out to the four corners of the state. Time is everything in this business.

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Trimble Offers More Flexibility for Surveyors with Expanded GNSS Portfolio

Trimble Now Offers Continuous RTK Level Accuracy with  Enhancement to RTX-based Trimble xFill Technology BERLIN, Oct 7, 2014—Trimble (NASDAQ:TRMB) introduced today additions to its Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) portfolio—the Trimble® NetR9 Geospatial receiver; the Trimble Geo7X with Trimble Access™ field software onboard; and enhanced Trimble xFill™ functionality that provides continuous RTK level accuracy when

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Carlson Surveyor2 Now Available!

Monday, Carlson announced the latest version of their popular software, Surveyor2. Bundles will range in price from $3650 to $4700, depending on the hardware solution that fits your needs. Surveyor2 Standard comes with a 1Ghz processor, 512 MB/8G RAM data storage, Bluetooth, WiFi, 4.3 inch VGA display, 10600 maH Lithium ion battery and more. Surveyor2

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What’s New in RTK?

What’s New in RTK? So, you have driven out to a remote location to locate or update GPS features, only to find that the cell coverage is sketchy.  Enter, the NEW Intuicom RTK Bridge X. This device is a great tool to always have with you to get you through your GPS collection day. This device

New from Spectra Precision: LL300

The Toughest Laser You’ll Ever Own Equipped with full weatherproofing, dust proofing. and superior drop protection, the automatic, self-leveling Spectra Precision Laser LL300 from Trimble is the most rugged laser level available, and it’s now available at NEI. Tough enough to handle a wide variety of general and concrete construction applications, the Spectra Precision LL300

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New Trimble Survey GNSS Firmware Version 4.91 (Sept 2014 – Corrected)

New Trimble Survey GNSS Firmware Version 4.91 (Sept 2014 – Corrected) New Trimble Survey GNSS Firmware Version 4.91 Update This firmware version includes improvements to the survey receiver firmware. For best results users should upgrade to Trimble Access version 2014.10 or later. Supported GNSS receivers: if you have any Trimble R10, R10 LT, R8 models

HYPACK 2015 Training Event: San Antonio, TX – SAVE THE DATES!

Didn’t think HYPACK could get any better? THINK AGAIN! HYPACK 2015 Training Event will be held from January 5th-8th, 2015.   New features include: – New Anchor Handling Routine – New 3D Real Time Point Cloud – New Water Column Integration   Visit for more information!

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Introducing Trimble Business Center Version 3.22 with integrated Bentley Workflows

Introducing Trimble Business Center Version 3.22 with integrated Bentley  Workflows Trimble announced a new version of the Trimble Business Center software v3.22.  This new version offers direct access to Bentley’s ProjectWise collaboration servers and services providing integrated workflow for roads and civil infrastructure projects. Trimble Business Center v3.22 also supports the new i-model technology for the

Trimble xFill

TRIMBLE R10 – TRIMBLE XFILL FACT SHEET One of the most important features of the R10 is the xFill, in this article we will discuss how xFill works. With Firm Ware 4.80 and newer, xFill needs a “Warm up” period prior to use. Also make sure to check the view of the sky in the Sky

Trimble Launches Quarterly Geospatial Software Newsletter

Trimble announced plans on Wednesday to roll out their first quarterly Geospatial software newsletter. Issue 1 of Trimble Geospatial Software News is scheduled to hit inboxes by Friday, September 5th, and will contain software solutions, tips & tricks, software-related events, customer stories and much more. Issue 2 is slated to arrive in October, and will

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An Alternative way to Differentially Correct your GNSS Data in Mississippi using Trimble’s Pathfinder Office Software

Have you have been collecting GNSS data in Mississippi only to find out that several base stations in the Trimble Pathfinder Office Differential Correction (DC) wizard don’t seem to work properly when you try to post process your data? Does this message look familiar?    …“Unable to extract base data from….” There are several issues that can cause

What’s New in Trimble InSphere?

Data Marketplace The new InSphere Data Marketplace allows geospatial professionals to quickly search and obtain map data on demand.  Data Marketplace is a one-stop shop for your mapping and spatial data needs. Just a click away, you can now discover and access hundreds of premium and freely available spatial data sets, such as DigitalGlobe, Intermap,

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2014 LSU C4G Height Modernization Workshop Now Available Online

Did You Miss The Louisiana 2014 Height Modernization Workshop? The entire event, held on July 29th, 2014 at the Cook Hotel & Conference Center in Baton Rouge is now available on demand on the C4G YouTube Channel.   Featuring talks from several experts in the field of height modernization, including the following: Introductions – 12:35

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News from HYPACK!

Letter from HYPACK® President Pat Sanders: My thanks to everybody who participated in our recent HYPACK® User Survey. It gave us a good opportunity to get feedback from you on what you like and don’t like about the software, along with some good ideas on the future direction of the package. Some of the more interesting

NEI Launches Technical Services for Rentals

August 1st, 2014   We are very excited to announce our roll-out of NEI Technical Services for Rentals! Starting today, you can get a quote from Rentals Manager Freddie Chautin tailored exactly to the particular needs of your organization. For just $150 per hour (minimum of one hour service), we can handle pretty much everything

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Coming Soon from Trimble Software: Trimble Access Power Line

7.30.2014 Trimble recently announced that it will launch a new spinoff of it’s popular Trimble Access Software Suite, Trimble Access Power Line 1.0. This application can be used simultaneously with other applications. Conduct Power Line Surveys in 5 Easy Steps: – Measure Topo – Measure Structure – Measure Power Line – Measure Backsights – Locate

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Carlson Survey 2015 is HERE!

The 2015 Carlson Survey Software roll-out includes the following improvements: New command for communicating with Carlson SurvCE data collection in the Carlson Cloud for sending messages, data files, and crew locations; New command to create offset points along an alignment such as for curb stakeout; Ability to save status of toolbars and allow migrating toolbar

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FDOT Florida Permanent Reference Network (FPRN) Adjustment August, 2, 2014

FPRN News July 23, 2014 Network Adjustment The Florida Permanent Reference Network (FPRN) will undergo a Network Adjustment on August 2, 2014. The new adjustment will bring the FPRN into harmony with the National Continuously Operating Reference Station (CORS) Network. The broadcast coordinates will change from NAD83 (CORS96) – Epoch 2002.0000 to the current realization

Trimble Trade In Days Extended until October 3rd, 2014!

Trimble accounced Wednesday that they will extend their trade in promotion on Leica Total Stations until October 3rd, 2014. This trade-in program can be used toward the purchase of new Trimble VISION instruments. Your company can get up to $7000 trade value towards a new Trimble VISION bundle or $5000 trade value towards a standalone

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Trimble V10 Tech Tips part 2/2

Trimble V10 Tech Tips part 2/2 Trimble V10 Imaging Rover: Optimum Angle Intersection Areas Products Trimble® V10 Imaging Rover Question How should I configure my Photo Stations with the Trimble V10 Imaging Rover to obtain optimum intersection areas? Answer Within the green area, you can achieve suitable intersection angles for two photo stations. Outside this

New Trimble Survey GNSS Firmware Version 4.90 Update

New Trimble Survey GNSS Firmware Version 4.90 Update This firmware version includes improvements to the survey receiver firmware. For best results users should upgrade to Trimble Access version 2014.12 or later. Supported GNSS receivers: if you have any Trimble R10, R10 LT, R8 models 4 & 3, R6 models 4 & 3, R4 models 3

FREE Webinar – Linear Structure Workflows: Corridors and Cross-Sections

Free Webinar – Linear Structure Workflows: Corridors and Cross Sections Thursday, July 10th – 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM A “Corridor” is a 3D model of a linear structure, such as a road, waterway, railroad or a pipeline. The corridor is based on horizontal and (optionally) vertical alignment and includes templates that define cross-sections throughout

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Exporting TerraSync Field Data (SSF) straight out of the Trimble GNSS Device

Exporting TerraSync Data Files to an Esri Shapefile directly from a Trimble GNSS Device There may be times when you have to export your TerraSync field data (SSF file) right from the data collector and the process is pretty straight forward.  Keep in mind that if you did not receive real-time corrections during your field

Trimble Demonstrates Two New Concept Applications for Google’s Project Tango Program

  If you haven’t heard about Google’s Project Tango Program yet, then I recommend you watch their video  to learn more about how they are working”…to give mobile devices a human-scale understanding of space and motion.(”   You can think of Project Tango as a mobile scanner using 3D motion and depth sensing coupled with precise positioning built right into

Trimble V10 Tech Tips part 1/2

Trimble V10 Tech Tips Part 1/2 Trimble V10 Imaging Rover: Shock-Absorbing Tip Products Trimble® V10 Imaging Rover Question In what way is the tip of the Trimble V10 Imaging Rover different to normal rods? Answer The Trimble V10 Imaging Rover has a shock-absorbing tip. Large and abrupt accelerations are introduced into the rover when the

Trimble Geo7X Important OS Updates and Rangefinder Application Enhancements

  Trimble MGIS has just released an important Operating System (OS) update and an enhanced Rangefinder application for the Geo7X.  We recommend that all users upgrade to this operating system version and Rangefinder App.  Please read over the release notes and user guides linked below because there are a ton of new valuable enhancements and

Trimble Business Center Version 3.21 released

Trimble Adds Automated Mapping and Plotting Functionality to its Office Software Suite for Surveyors and Geospatial Professionals Advanced Drafting Module Streamlines the Production of Mapping Deliverables and Enhances Project Communication SUNNYVALE, Calif., June 12, 2014—Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) introduced today a new version of its powerful office software suite used by surveyors and geospatial professionals for processing

One Woman’s Journey to Save Slave Houses

    NEI customer Jobie Hill, a Preservation Architect with an alphabet soup of professional credentials after her name, recently sat down with me to discuss her magnum opus; a culturally vital project with an almost ridiculously difficult scope, simply called  “Saving Slave Houses.”  As a marketing person, I am often often tasked with making words

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New GPS satellite launched into space from Cape Canaveral

New GPS satellite launched into space from Cape Canaveral CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. –  A Delta 4 rocket has lifted off from Cape Canaveral carrying a GPS satellite. The United Launch Alliance rocket that soared into space Friday will place a navigation satellite into the Global Positioning System constellation for the Air Force. This is the

Introduction to ArcGIS Training: Daphne, Alabama – 7/17/2014 & 7/18/2014

  Instructor: Tripp Corbin Course Overview: This two day course provides the foundation for understanding GIS, what it can do, and how others are using it. Students learn the basic functions of a GIS, GIS Terminology, and why GIS is powerful tool for data analysis, retrieval and visualization using Esri’s ArcGIS for Desktop software. In

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HYPACK 2014 Training with Christian Shaw to be hosted by NEI

One June 10th, 2014, NEI will be hosting the HYPACK 2014 Training Event with Instructor Christian Shaw at our Lafayette Corporate Headquarters. For more information about this class, or to register, visit : Training: 6/10/14 – 3 Day HYPACK Training Class – Lafayette, LA    

Trimble CDMA Connectivity Options Now Available on GNSS Survey Systems

New Trimble CDMA Connectivity Options Available on GNSS Survey Systems – 5/6/2014 Connectivity is a crucial part of survey data collection and Trimble GNSS survey systems now offer more options for those using connectivity data plans. In response to requests from Trimble’s North American customers wanting to use a Verizon data plan, they are now

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Trimble Dimensions 2014 – Save the date!

Trimble has released the dates for the 2014 Trimble Dimensions Conference, which will be held Novelber 3-5th, 2014, at the Mirage Hotels and Events Center in Las Vegas, NV. Trimble Dimensions is an educational and networking opportunity for professionals wishing to stay ahead of the curve on all different kinds of technologies and products under

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Trimble Geo 7X Webinar

Introducing the Trimble Geo 7X Date: May 15th, 2014 | Start: 2:00 PM | End: 3:00 PM | CST Trimble Certified Instructor: Eric Bock This one-hour webinar will cover hardware and feature overviews, power and resets, calibrations, customizing the operating system, connecting to mobile device center, rangefinder, camera, loading software, resources and installation codes for the brand new Trimble Geo7X.   This

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PDH/GISP-Eligible Geospatial Training Workshops – Norcross, GA

  Nei is excited to offer 4 new Advanced Geospatial Training Workshops in our Norcross, GA office that will be instructed by our award winning Trimble Certified Trainer.   Come join us for these specialized technical workshops focusing on Trimble’s TerraSync and GPS Pathfinder Office software, and you will leave being more productive using streamlined workflows

NEI Well Represented at Dale Carnegie Course in Lafayette, LA

Congratulations to the Spring 2014 Lafayette,LA Chapter Dale Carnegie Graduates! NEI was well represented by Lane Leblanc, Kevin Cormier, and especially MGIS Trimble-Certified Repair Technician Kris Comeaux, who also took home the Highest Achievement award! Congratulations to all of you! Job well done!  

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Free One Week Survey or Mapping Rental with NEI

At NEI, we are committed to getting your survey, MGIS, construction, public safety, and utility location rental business. We are willing to prove this by price matching any competing offer, offering free weekends, free technical support, and as always, 50% off of all replacement rentals while your gear is being repaired or serviced with us. Additionally,

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FAA Authorizes First Test Flights at North Dakota UAV Test Range

As reported by AIN Online Monday, The North Dakota Department of Commerce recently received a COA (Certificate of Airworthiness) to fly the Draganflyer X4-ES UAV at the Northern Plains UAS test range, officially making it the first of six test sites to begin official research testing operations. This 2-year COA will be used to demonstrate the

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Trimble April New Releases

Trimble Business Center Software Version 3.20  Trimble® Business Center software, version 3.20, includes over 40 new enhancements that increase customer efficiency and streamline workflows.Geospatial professionals now have access to an improved processing and analysis experience. With an integrated and powerful new point cloud engine, users can visualize and edit large point clouds while simultaneously working

Trimble Delivers 3D Scanning Extension for SketchUp

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., April 14, 2013—Trimble (NASDAQ:TRMB) announced today the release of Trimble® Scan Explorer Extension for Trimble SketchUp Pro; a powerful, easy-to-use tool enabling architects, engineers and geospatial professionals to create models from 3D scanning data. The new solution connects the high-resolution field data from Trimble scanners with intuitive and powerful professional modeling software;

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Pelican Cases Partners with AT&T

Pelican Products, Inc. Introduces New Lineup of Rugged Phone Cases   TORRANCE, CA — April 18, 2014 – Pelican Products, Inc., the global leader in the design and manufacture of high-performance protective cases, today announced the launch of a new line of rugged phone cases for both the Apple iPhone® 5/5s and Samsung Galaxy S®5 smart phones.

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Important Information About Pathfinder Office Post-Processing Problems

From NEI Training and Technical Support Manager Eric Bock: Earlier today we became aware of a problem downloading CORS base station data from the NGS/NOAA servers through Trimble Positions Desktop add-in.  At the beginning of post processing, you will see error messages for the failed downloads.  We are currently investigating the issue but it appears

Free Webinar: Tips & Tricks in your Survey and Geospatial Office Workflow

Tips & Tricks in your Survey and Geospatial office workflow: Utilizing Feature code library and Back ground images Would you like to add proficiency to your TBC Skills? would you like to be more efficient and hone your TBC skills? Please join NEI in our monthly webinar. Register for a session now by clicking the

Mapping Buried Fiber Cable in Columbia County, GA

Congratulations to NEI Georgia Mapping/GIS Sales Representative Jeannine Hightower for her work with Columbia County on this project! Article reprinted from Point of Beginning’s website. For the full article, click here:   Mapping Buried Fiber Cable in Columbia County, GA – Kevin Corbley – April 5th, 2014 The GIS Department in Columbia County, Ga., is

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Apparent Market Confidence for Offshore Energy Production

A total of 50 companies submitted a 350 bids for a combined $850 million for 1.7 million acres off the coast of Louisiana at the federal government’s Central Gulf of Mexico Lease Sale, held March 19th in New Orleans.This is great news for investors and employers in the energy sector, as it heralds another year

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AUV Used to Search for Missing Malaysian Airliner

Reposted from March 28th, 2014 – AUV Used to Search for Missing Malaysian Airliner The U.S. Navy has sent a Bluefin-21 AUV as part of its search efforts for the missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 according to USNI News. The sonar and cameras onboard are designed to create a highly detailed picture of the ocean

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Spectra Precision Pipe Laser Trade-In Program Extended

Receive discounts as much as 22% and up to $1100 trade credit towards a new Spectra Precision DG711 or DG511 Pipe Laser when you trade in your older generation model. In an effort to support customers who have older pipe lasers for which repair and service are no longer available, Spectra Precision has extended their

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Introducing Trimble InSphere: Upcoming Webinars

Trimble recently introduced Trimble® InSphere™, a new software platform for geospatial information management. Join us to find out more how Trimble InSphere improves workflow, maximizes efficiency and transforms the way geospatial professionals work and access critical operational information. On a single, simple, and easy-to-use web platform, InSphere provides access to multiple applications. Attend one of

NEI Donates Trimble UX5 Unmanned Aerial System to Nicholls State University

Yesterday morning, Nicholls State University made history by officially becoming Louisiana’s first owner of a Trimble UX5 Unmanned Aerial System. With Nicholls’ new President, Dr. Bruce Murphy, and Dr. Balaji Ramachandran, Associate Professor of Geomatics standing by, NEI President Barbara Poche’ signed the paperwork, effectively transferring ownership of the $70,000 equipment package to the university.

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Spectra Precision’s Latest Survey Receiver Uses Six GNSS Systems

Spectra Precision introduced today its next-generation Spectra Precision SP80 GNSS receiver. Designed to meet the evolving needs of the survey market, the new SP80 combines GNSS technology and a combination of communication capabilities with an ergonomic design, the company said. The SP80 is specifically designed for mainstream surveying and construction applications such as cadastral, topographic, control,

14 Reasons to Save $1200 – Switch from TBC Standard to TBC Complete for $500

Use the Trimble RTX Post-Processing (RTX-PP) web service to compute the absolute position of points contained in static occupation data files. Process baselines for multiple-frequency GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, BeiDou, and QZSS data. Perform loop closure on multiple-frequency GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, BeiDou, and QZSS data. Adjust a network for multiple-frequency GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, BeiDou, and QZSS


Being “star” based, one of the many things GPS has reinforced is the fact that the physical Earth is a dynamic structure, continually changing shape and dimension over time.  This means of course that any given measurements of the Earth must be considered not in three dimensions (XYZ) but in four (XYZ and Time).  Since

March 16th-22nd, 2014 is National Surveyor’s Week!

This year National Surveyors Week will be celebrated from the 16th to the 22nd of March. Events are being planned by the National Society of Professional Surveyors as well as by state societies, local surveying chapters and individual surveyors. Some of the celebrations under discussion include publicity events, educational events and support of the National

Now Selling Pelican Elite 7-Day Coolers Online

This morning, as you may have noticed, we added several Pelican Elite coolers to our website. If you are considering a Pelican or a Yeti cooler for your long term cold storage needs, we have prepared a list of comparisons below to help make this decision a little easier for you. As you can see,

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Press Release: New Version of HYPACK Now Available

After months of development and testing, HYPACK® 2014 is now officially released. We are very excited about this new version. This release demonstrates both our commitment to be a leader in the hydrographic and dredging industry and our continuing efforts to provide our customers with the best features and tools that gives them an ongoing