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Welcome to the mid month June 2010 edition of our eNewsletter.
Summer is moving right along and I hope the good weather is bringing your business new opportunities.
In this issue, we again have a total of 7 new articles from our columnists and contributors. First Jürgen Reinke returns as guest author with an announcement of 3D machine control adoption for Germany's Jade-Weser Port. Paul Hahn discusses affordable alternatives to test drive new 3D machine control. Marco Cecala of Takeoff Professionals discusses the advantages for the market when companies consolidate. Jay Jones peeks into the future and discusses his perception of what is next for land surveyors and machine control. Nigel Adams submits part 2 of his article on site connectivity and data flow and industry veteran Ron Ciccarone presents Son of a TIN.
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 serve as your knowledge base.
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Randy Noland Dredgers- 3D Machine Control on the Water: by Randy Noland - I recently was in Europe on a business trip and had the pleasure of visiting Dredging International, (D.I.) in Antwerp, Belgium. DI is one of the top four dredging companies in the world with offices and projects that span the globe. Peter De Moor, Survey Hardware Coordinator; along with his colleagues were ...

Paul HahnTest Drive Machine Control by Paul Hahn: Look before you leap alternatives - I think with the number of players in the game, it is obvious that machine control is here to stay. So it is a question of when, not if, machine control systems will be on most machines. It is well documented that both large heavy and highway and small site preparation contractors have realized ...

Marco CecalaThe Advantages of Companies Consolidation by Marco Cecala: - I’m sure you have been noticing the recent announcements regarding larger companies in our industry acquiring smaller ones. Often times this is seen as the strong taking the weaker company and gutting it to their benefit. However, this is not the case. I don’t want to get mired in the specifics of Company "A" buying …

Jay JonesMachine Control and the Land Surveyor: What’s Next? by Jay Jones: - Site Prep Magazine recently published its "Third Annual Machine Control Report." It is noted in the article that it is one of the few reports on the machine control market that includes information about the types of heavy equipment being utilized with machine control and the purchasing trends of the ...

=Nigel AdamsGetting Connected Part 2 by Nigel Adams: What do we do with the data? – One of my previous articles – Getting Connected – gave a broad overview of the concept of Command and Control within the machine control environment explaining its purpose and application. Having since been involved at a more detailed level from both the user and client perspectives I thought it ...

Ron CiccaroneSon of a TIN! by Ron Ciccarone, LS: – As we continue the study of building good 3D models, the edge or external limit of the TIN is very important to analyze for correctness. I am going to be using a term that needs definition for clarity. The word is Link. This is the term that I use for one side of a triangle in a TIN. The link connects two 3D points. Other software programs or ...

Jurgen MoskauDigmaster Pro 3D Used in Germanys Jade-Weser Port by Jürgen Reineke: – Due to the current very good experiences with Digmaster Pro 2D and a long term usage of a machine within new construction of Jade-Weser Port, German excavator rental company von Barnekow has equipped its first machine with a DigmasterPro 3D system by German dealer Illig Lasersysteme. With ...

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Gemcom Announces Office Opening in Indonesia
Hemisphere GPS' Earthworks X200 Product Demonstration Video
Hemisphere GPS Introduces the Crescent Vector II
Army Corps of Engineers Announces Decision to Suspend Nationwide Permit 21 in the Appalachian Region
Hemisphere GPS Celebrates 20 Years of Innovation (1990 ? 2010)
Caterpillar Increases Commitment to Mining Customers
RFP- Hey Joe Road
RFP-Kirkwood Lake Campground Rehab
Carlson Software opens new braCarlson EMEA BV Opens in the Netherlands to Serve Europe, Middle East
RFP-Raritan River Basin, Green Brook Sub-Basin, NJ Flood Damage Reduction Project
Sandvik and Gemcom Announce Collaboration Agreement on Technology
Carlson Software releases new 3D machine control software
Earl Dudley, Inc. Signs Exclusive Landfill Grade Software Agreement with Carlson Software
Deere to Invest Approximately $100 Million in Waterloo Foundry Operation
Doug Oberhelman Elected Chief Executive Officer and Caterpillar Board Member
Caterpillar Inc. Increases Dividend Rate
Long Beach Port Deepening Project
Caterpillar Announces Updated Strategy
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