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Welcome to the mid-October 2010 edition of our eNewsletter.
First of all, I would like to extend heartfelt condolences to the family of Gerhard Lengemann, who passed on October 14th. He was an industry icon and truly lived the American Dream. An inspiration to us all, Gerhard will be missed by many. You can view a brief movie of Lengemann's early life as told by Gerhard himself. The video was shot and produced by Topcon Positioning Systems, who awarded Gerhard their Spirit of Excellence award in 2004.
As mentioned in the last newsletter, I returned on October 10th from a two-week business trip in Europe. The trip concluded at this year's Intergeo in Cologne, Germany, held October 5-7. After a couple of years of attending great shows with dismal attendance, it was wonderful to see such activity. Billed as the world's largest geo show, it attracted more than 16,500 people. Could Intergeo's success signal a tipping point for an economic rebound? Difficult to make this conclusion just yet but the word on the exhibit floor was that Europe is doing quite well.
Here are links to Spatial Media's images taken at Intergeo and related events.
  • InterGeo 2010 Images
  • Carlson Software InterGeo 2010 - International Dealer Dinner
I would also like to mention the positive response to our announcement last issue of the soon-to-be-released Machine Control Magazine. We'll have four digital issues next year, with the first two releasing at World of Concrete and ConExpo 2011. Please contact us for advertising rates and more information.
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!
Best regards,
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:
Gerhard Adam Lengemann, 1932-2010.
The Passing of an Industry Legend

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From the Machine Control Online Authors... New Articles for October, 2010:

Paul HahnProductivity Report - CAT Road Construction - Report Discussion by Paul Hahn: – In December 2006 Caterpillar published and excellent Productivity Study. The Study compares and contrasts roadway construction utilizing the Accugrade machine control systems and traditional methods. The abstract from the Study provides more details: A productivity study on AccuGrade systems was ...

Marco CecalaHow Accurate does Data need to be? by Marco Cecala: – There is a natural progression a data builder goes through. The first is just learning the product. This relates to the actual button pushing and navigation. After that becomes easier to do, the user starts to begin to really see the 3D part of the process. It is one thing to think in 3 dimensions, and another to be able to tell a …

Jay JonesMachine Control and the Land Surveyor: Training the Clients by Jay Jones, LS: – Since I began writing articles for MachineControlOnline the most common question I am asked and the topic I keep coming back to and writing about is the opportunities for land surveyors in the machine control market. One of my first articles dealt with how machine control is affecting the ...

=Chad CooperBuilding a Simple Site - Speed vs. Haste by Chad Cooper: – During the Second World War our ground troops learned a lot of lessons about the best way to fight a war in the 20th century. Unfortunately, most of these lessons were learned under fire from our opponents. One of the early lessons learned was the difference between haste and speed. In combat, troops were ...

Ron CiccaroneWhen DO I Start Modeling? by Ron Ciccarone, LS: – If you read my article last month, I just got another site to model and it was rotated off north and in a bogus coordinate system. This should be one of the first things to check and notify your client. Someone will have to contact the engineer or surveyor. You can always model the site and later rotate and translate, but be sure ...

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Leica Geosystems Adds to Ag Sales Staff
Video - Gerhard Lengemann, 1932-2010
All 33 miners free as Chile rescue is a success
Caterpillar Inc. Maintains Dividend Rate
Topcon’s Jones new regional construction sales manager
Cat Logistics Opens New Logistics Center to Support Growth in China
America Needs Action from President and Congress on Infrastructure Investment
Miner in Fayette County, W. Va. Suffers Fatal Injuries
CONSOL Energy to Present at IPAA Conference
Leica Geosystems announces Leica Viva NetRover “Turn-on & Measure” GNSS solution
Trimble Acquires Terralite Assets From Novariant to Expand Its Positioning Technology Portfolio
Leica Introduces Viva TS15 – Robotic Imaging Total Station
Construction Spending in U.S. Unexpectedly Climbs
Congress Punts on Six-Year Highway Bill
Nikon-Trimble Introduces New Nikon 1” and 3” Total Stations
Spectra Precision Introduces Additions to its Optical Survey
Sokkia releases the new SHC25 and SHC25A data collectors
Hemisphere GPS Introduces R320 – Eclipse II Dual Frequency GNSS Receiver
3D Data Guidance Technology now accredited Australian Agent For U.S.-based Carlson Software
Spatial Media Announces Machine Control Magazine; 4x in 2011
Trimble Expands Solutions to Help Surveyors Collect, Share and Deliver Data Faster
Autodesk offers AutoCAD WS 3D file editing for iPhone, iPad
John Deere Builds 500,000th Gator Utility Vehicle
Cummins Puts First Tier 4 Interim Engines in Production
Carlson Software Announces New Line of GNSS Receivers
Topcon unveils two rugged, ultra-compact field controllers
John Deere Agri Services and Telvent DTN Announce Agreement
Trimble Announces Keynote Speakers for 5th International User Conference
Caterpillar Announces Plans for New Manufacturing Facility in Wujiang, China
SITECH Technology Dealer Established in Central Russia for Heavy and Highway Contractors
Caterpillar Announces Plans for New Manufacturing Facility in Wujiang, China
BRON Introduces New Attachment for Dozers
Farm Works Information Management Expands Product Offerings
Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers to open new auction facility in Fort Worth, Texas next week
Rio Tinto Alcan Moves Forward With US$347 Million Project
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