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Paul F. Hahn Specialized Total Stations for Construction Layout by Paul F. Hahn: – In the past decade, manufacturers have made tremendous strides in developing optical total stations specifically designed for the construction industry. In the 1990’s the construction industry was slow to adopt total station technology. Manufacturers attempted to increase the adoption rate by offering lower priced ...
Jay JonesMachine Control & the Land Surveyor: The Law by Jay Jones: - As machine control technology advances, the use of machine control technology by construction personnel is starting to generate some questions and concerns, especially by many in the land surveying profession. On the forefront is the question of whether machine control guidance and construction layout ...
Marco Cecala Software Review: Trimble Business Center by Marco Cecala: – Sometimes change is good, and other times it is not. In the case of Trimble Business Center (TBC), some of us know we need things to change but are not sure what to expect. In order to let the reader see what I mean, let me go through a bit of history. When the whole 3D game started Trimble’s Terramodel was about the …
Randy Noland Landfill GPS Management Systems - Business Case & Payback Points by Randy Noland: – For years, most landfill operators have tracked densities and compaction of waste by using aerial topography (fly overs) and ground surveys (topo’s.) While these methods can help track and improve a landfill’s performance, they can also be expensive, labor-intensive and time ...
=Chad Cooper Data Prep: Tips, Tricks & Techniques: Dont Take Contour from Strangers by Chad Cooper: – At one point or another, most everyone who builds data has been tempted to do it. You’re under the gun to finish your model quickly. Time races toward the deadline, when all of a sudden a shimmer of hope; you feel like you have found a break and fortune has smiled upon you as someone ...
Ron Ciccarone Son 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 trainers may ...
Joe Sass Is GPS In Jeopardy? by Joe Sass: – The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has substantially deviated from their standard operating procedures by granting a conditional waiver to LightSquared, a company proposing to provide Fourth Generation (4G) cellular services across the United States. The radio spectrum that has been authorized is directly adjacent to the ...
Nigel Adams Machine Guidance Systems – 2D and 3D excavation simplified by Nigel Adams: – For the newcomer machine guidance can be a tricky business to understand, and the number of solution providers and system types can cause much confusion. As with my previous article over viewing the sensor options within machine guidance I would like to cut through the mumbo jumbo and ...
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