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Welcome to our mid-month newsletter. I'm in Paris for Intermat 2009. I'll post updates as I find time, with more coverage in upcoming issues. It's going to be a busy week!
Speaking of shows, we just wrapped up Carlson Software's 2009 User Conference. We've posted videos of the keynote speeches from Bruce Carlson, PE (President of Carlson Software), and Brent Jones, PE, PLS (of ESRI). You'll find the videos in our spotlight section below, they're definitely worth your time.
Also topping this newsletter is our brand new FAQ article. Paul Hahn (Associate Editor here at MCo) and I took some time to respond to questions we've received since our launch. We also took a moment to discuss the direction of the site. I hope you will take a look!
Oh, and one more thing! Please don't forget to pass us along. Building readership is the name of the game so please don't hesitate to forward our newsletter to friends and colleagues. If you'd really like to help, download and post our "Please Visit Us" graphic to your site. We'll gladly link back to anyone that links to us. Just drop me a line to confirm!
Thanks so much for your continued support.
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Randy Noland
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Day, night, week-end, holiday, you name it... Machine Control Online is updated 24/7 with the latest news and announcements affecting the Machine Control business.. Below are some of the latest items of interest.

feature Mid-Month Videos: Carlson User Conference Keynotes

(1) Brent Jones, PE, PLS (of ESRI):
"Why GIS Needs Land Surveyors"

(2) Bruce Carlson (President of Carlson Software)
"Opening Address"

Also, our "Anatomy of a 3D Dozer" video has been quite a success! Check it out if you didn't get a chance last time around. The video (from Randy Noland, Managing Editor) discusses the anatomy of components for a 3D Dozer Machine Control System. It covers system components, their placements and the scaleable options provided by the system technology. These include the Control Box (computer, touchscreen display with machine control software), axial sensors, GNSS receiver box, GNSS antennae and the blade mast.

You can browse many more videos (in our library), just click on through.

And once again, be sure to check out our new FAQ.


Intermat 2009 - Day One: Sights & Sounds
Intermat 2009 Innovations Awards - Carlson Software Wins Silver
Hemisphere GPS Introduces the A21 GPS Antenna
Intermat 2009 Gets Underway
RFP - Coos Bay Maintenance Dredging
RFP - The Guadalupe River Project Contract 3A Phase 3
Topcon reference station network equipment selected for China’s Shandong Province RTK network
Construction Materials Prices Point Down in March
Topcon SurveyMaster version 1.1
Former United States Trade Representative Joins Caterpillar Board of Directors
WennSoft releases v10.0 EX
President Obama to Mark Stimulus Milestone: 2,000th Transportation Project
Kentucky Gets $20.4 Million in Stimulus Funds for Water Infrastructure Projects
Trimble Selected to Provide Reference Stations for the Crustal Movement Observation Network of China
Colorado Developer's 'Stimulus Package' Combats Financing Woes for Luxury Home Buyers, Builders
News Tip - Bids Pour In for State Construction Jobs
Dozers use technology to hone competitive edge
Randy Noland: Construction, Civil, Survey and GIS Converge to Define Positioning
Chad Cooper: The First Thing I Do When Building Data
Paul Hahn: The Money is Starting to Flow
Marco Cecala: I Was There For Disco Too
Randy Noland: Landfills - A Source of Energy & Candidate for 3D Machine Control
Paul Hahn: State Recovery Sites: Access State by State allocation of ARRA Funds
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