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Rhonde&Noland
Welcome to the December 2010 edition of our eNewsletter.
In this issue, we have 6 new articles from our team of industry veterans. Paul, Marco and Ron write about their recent trips to Trimble Dimensions and the Carlson User Conference. Chad Cooper returns after the birth of his baby girl, and Nigel Adams discusses his experiences as they apply to machine control adoption. Also, be sure to check out the blog postings below by myself and Paul Hahn.
This issue's pic is me and Ronald de Ronde (right) of Bouw/Laser in the Netherlands. You can see more about the Amsterdam Airport project in this issue's exclusive video below. I would like to welcome guest author Lonnie Sears of eGPS, who has the Spotlight below with Skip the Base Station! Receive RTK Corrections, Wirelessly.
We continue to hear from our readers about new projects and bidding opportunities. If you are considering positioning and 3D machine control technology, welcome. MachineControlOnline.com is committed to serve as your knowledge base.
As always, I hope you enjoy this newsletter! Please stay tuned, visiting us often as we update the website daily. Please drop me a line if there is any subject about which you would like to see more information. I personally read every email!
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Randy Noland
Managing Editor & Co-Founder
Machine Control Online

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Check out our video of the week, hand-picked by our editorial team:
Amsterdam Network Excavator - 3D Machine Control
I visited a heavy highway project near Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam, Netherlands a couple months back. I wrote about Network Corrections for 3D ...
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From the Machine Control Online Authors... New Articles for December, 2010:

Randy Noland Network Corrections for 3D Machine Control by Randy Noland: – Network corrections for RTK positioning have been around for several years. I remember visiting Dr. Herbert Landau near Munich, Germany back in 1999 when I was working with Geotronics, AB. Dr. Landau was one of the first innovators if not the first, at least for which I was aware. The purpose of my trip in 1999 ...

Paul HahnMachine Control - A Visit to Trimble Dimensions 2010 by Paul Hahn: – Earlier this month I travelled to Trimble Dimensions, a unique and informative users' conference. All phases of this conference were well prepared and very professionally presented. The theme for this year's conference was Converge, Connect and Collaborate. It gave attendees the opportunity to do ...

Marco CecalaReview of the 2010 Carlson Users Conference by Marco Cecala: – I had the opportunity to attend the recent Carlson Software Users Conference in Louisville, held November 7-10. As a writer of all things data, this was an opportunity to not only visit my part of the world, but see what is new with other disciplines. This conference was not only for software, but …

Jay Jones Machine Control and the Land Surveyor - Getting Connected by Jay Jones, LS: – I was fortunate enough to attend Trimble Dimensions this month in Las Vegas. This is a large construction, infrastructure, machine control, GIS, surveying and engineering conference and trade show sponsored by Trimble where they showcase their new equipment, software, and ideas and ...

=Chad Cooper Building a Simple Site - A Cold Weather Practice by Chad Cooper: – One of the long standing traditions for Thanksgiving is football. For many this means sitting comfortably on the couch and watching it on the TV. For me, it means going outside and playing it. These are never serious games as there is an equal mix of kids and adults. But they are always fun and good for a lot of ...

=Nigel Adams Landfill Treasure - Some "Get it" and Some "Don't" by Nigel Adams: – Spending the best part of a year distributing and selling machine control in the UK has given me the opportunity to meet many interesting people, observe many different aspects of site operations and appreciate the skills of the machine operators. This has enabled me (well I think so) to gain a good ...

Ron Ciccarone Trimble Dimensions 2010 by Ron Ciccarone, LS: – I recently attended Trimble Dimensions in Las Vegas, Nevada. It was an excellent convention; Trimble has put together a significant offering of products and staff. They did an excellent job presenting the various product lines. I believe the attendance was just fewer than 3,000 people. Automation, communication and ...

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LiuGong Showcases Full Lineup of World-class Products at bauma China 2010
Amsterdam Network Excavator Movie! - 3D Machine Control
Indian mining giant adopts Leica control system
Deere Completes Strong Year With Fourth-Quarter Earnings of $457 million
Drilling Underway at Chucara
Large-Scale Contruction Projects: Can't we all Just get Along?
Hacking Microsoft's Kinect: Application for Site Work?
Construction Employment Expands In 29 States Between September, October
The Mining Association of Canada (MAC) recognizes excellence in CSR during annual Mining Day on Hill
Infill Drilling Results at Rattlesnake Hills, Wyoming
CATERPILLAR SALES UP 48% IN 3 MONTHS TO END OF OCT.
Massey Energy Announces Review of Strategic Alternatives
Caterpillar Inc. Receives The International Pipeline and Offshore Contractors Association Environmen
Caterpillar to Build New Large-Engine Manufacturing Facility in China
TOPCON mmGPS Curb Gutter Video.wmv
Topcon’s RC-4 remote system integrates advanced technologies
Hemisphere GPS Expands OEM Agreement with ComNav for Vector G1 GPS Satellite Compass
World Coal Association Welcomes New Chairman & Shenhua Group as New Member
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Leica Geosystems PowerGrade with SP Technology - Project Manager Testimonial
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2011 Construction Outlook
Puda Coal Announces Strong Third Quarter 2010 Results
Trimble Wraps Up 5th International User Conference with Record Breaking Attendance
Caterpillar to Acquire Bucyrus Creating Mining Equipment Company With Unmatched Product Range
Chilean Miner #33 Honored at Geocom’s 25th Anniversary
Trash Inc. The Secret Life of Garbage
Topcon to focus on strategic partnerships
Patriot Coal to Participate in Upcoming Conferences
Topcon Introduces QS Robotic Total Station Series
Trimble Tunnel Construction Solution
Trimble Terralite XPS System Announced
New Version of Trimble Business Center
New Classes, Exhibitors, Guest Speakers, and Louisville’s Brown Hotel a Huge Success
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