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Welcome to the mid-July 2010 edition of our eNewsletter.
I just returned from Reno, NV after attending the National Association of Counties (NACo) 2010 Annual Conference and Exposition. NACo is celebrating 75 years of representing county governments across the US. There were about 2,400 in attendance. Our goal was to raise awareness for the benefits 3D machine control can bring to road building and landfill management. Check out their website at
Below, we have the previous six articles from our exclusive MachineControlOnline authors. Please take a look. Also we have updated our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) article for 2010.
We continue to hear from our readers about new projects and bidding opportunities. If you are considering positioning and 3D machine control technology, welcome. is committed to serving as your knowledge base.
As always,I hope you enjoy this newsletter! Please stay tuned, visiting us often as we update the website daily. As always, 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
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Machine Control Online

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Rin Tin Tin
Continuing with our review of issues when developing tin surfaces, one of the very common processes is to create a TIN from contours. It really does not matter whether they are existing contours or proposed contours; the process is basically the same. You will need to get the contour lines in a CAD format. This ...

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Shot onsite near Stockholm, Sweden, see how 3D machine control and positioning helps position two hammer drills in preparation for a new hospital addition. The sensor technology is ...
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From the Machine Control Online Authors... New Articles for July, 2010:

Randy NolandPaul HahnFAQ about - Updated 2010 by Randy Noland - It has been over a year since we published our first FAQ, so Paul and I thought it timely to revisit and update the existing FAQ. I see that new players are emerging and advertising on MCo that were not as visible on the site a year ago. With a down economy ...

Marco CecalaSoftware Review - Trimble Business Center by Marco Cecala: -When the whole 3D game started Trimble's Terramodel was about the best game in town. Many of us old timers got used to the product and how to make it work for the specific purpose of producing 3D data for machine control. Time marches on and the engine Terramodel is built on is dated and would need an …

Jay JonesMachine Control and the Land Surveyor: Lesson Learned by Jay Jones: - One of the goals of is to help educate the various users of GPS and machine control technology. This past month I ran into a situation that I had never seen before, but with more and more people adapting to machine control technology, it is certainly a situation that ...

=Chad CooperData Prep: Tips, Tricks & Techniques - by Chad Cooper: Building a Simple Site - Introduction  - I will be honest; recently, I have been having a hard time coming up with articles to write. Considering that any potential reader on this great website may be using different software, with special techniquesand unique personal data building preferences, writing articles that ...

=Nigel AdamsGetting Connected by Nigel Adams: Wireless Excavator Technology 2D/3D Solution – Product overview and manufacturer interview. In October of last year, I published an article announcing the arrival of DigPilot, a wireless excavator machine guidance system, a true innovation within machine control for excavators. DigPilot brought to the market: A true entry level ...

Ron CiccaroneRin Tin Tin! by Ron Ciccarone, LS: – This article does not have anything to do with dogs. Continuing with our review of issues when developing tin surfaces, one of the very common processes is to create a TIN from contours. It really does not matter whether they are existing contours or proposed contours; the process is basically the same. You will need to get the contour ...

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RDO Integrated Controls Receives Carlson Commander Tier 1 Service Certification
Estimated 5,000 New Jobs To Be Created
SITECH Technology Dealer Established in Brazil for Heavy and Highway Contractors
Trimble Announces Second Quarter 2010 Earnings Call and Web Cast
Topcon announces IP-S2 HD Mapping System
John Deere Introduces SeedStar™ XP Monitoring System for Planters
Trimble Unveils State-of-the-Art Mobile Spatial Imaging System
Sunshine Village Ski Resort Outfits Snowcat Fleet With Hemisphere GPS Snow Grooming Guidance System
Bluetooth 4.0 Devices Could Run For Years Without Recharging
Open Protocols Facilitate the Successful Integration of Building Facilities in Europe
Intergraph Announces Agreement to be Acquired by Hexagon AB
RFP-Jeffery Cemetery Road Reconstruction on the Hoosier NF
RFP- Potash Lake Weir Repair, Oakland NJ
Caterpillar Expands in Brazil
SITECH Technology Dealer Established for Heavy and Highway Contractors
FAQ about - Update 2010
Carlson’s All-in-One Surveyor+ GPS System is Here
Construction Industry Confident for Recovery in 2011, Says Engineering News-Record Survey
Caterpillar Announces Plans for New Manufacturing Facility in Brazil
Velodyne HDL-64E Laser Rangefinder (LIDAR) Pseudo-Disassembled
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