professional-grade gps receivers

Choosing Between Recreational and Professional-Grade GPS Receivers

Why Consider Professional-Grade GPS Receivers? With increasing pressure to accomplish more work for less money, GPS field data collection systems based around inexpensive recreational-grade equipment may initially seem tempting. These products provide features that, at first glance, seem sufficient to do the job with price tags far below professional-grade GPS receivers. Given the large selection … Read More »

Trimble Catalyst

Trimble Catalyst makes High-Precision Mapping Affordable for Everybody

Once upon a time, professional-grade mapping solutions were too expensive for people who weren’t heavily invested in GNSS. Thanks to Trimble Catalyst, infrequent users can now access high-precision mapping solutions at prices that are truly affordable for everybody with on-demand subscription plans.     Trimble Catalyst makes it as easy as 1-2-3 to get centimeter-level … Read More »

Accuracy vs. Precision

Client: “I’m not getting the accuracy I’m supposed to out of my GPS.” Representative: “What has led you to believe that?” Client: “It is not lining up with my aerial imagery” (insert historical data, monumentation, the onsite surveyor’s readings, Google Earth, etc.) Representative: “Really? I’m sorry to hear that. How far off is it?” Client: … Read More »

Trimble R1

The New Trimble R1 GNSS Receiver: Now you can turn your smartphone or tablet into an accurate GPS data collector

In the professional and industrial spheres, we have consistently seen consumer grade devices make their way into everyday use on jobs. Their ease of operability, multitude of applications, and small size has made smartphones, tablets, and small laptops invaluable business tools. Despite their many advantages, applying them to accurate locational data collection has always posed … Read More »

mapping grade gps

How Do You Define Mapping Grade GPS?

What is mapping grade GPS? This is a question that’s often asked by our customers. Is it defined by the accuracy? The functionality? The hardware? The software? Today, mapping grade GPS or MGIS (mapping and GIS) hardware and software from Trimble is defined by units that can accomplish 2-4 meters accuracy (Juno’s, Nomad’s, YUMA’s) all … Read More »