Trimble eCognition

How to create and analyze map features faster and more intelligently than ever with Trimble eCognition

If you’ve got tons of GIS and high-res aerial (UAS) or satellite imagery to process, why not work smarter instead of harder? With Trimble eCognition, the hard work of mapping and GIS feature creation is done for you. Its image analysis software uses powerful AI algorithms to create smart classifications and detection capabilities so that … Read More »

professional-grade gps receivers

What’s the difference 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

Affordable High-Precision Mapping with Trimble Catalyst

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 »

From GPS to GNSS: What are the Challenges of Running a GPS Network – now and in the future?

This is part 3 of a 3-part blog. Managing California’s largest commercial GPS network is a huge challenge – now and for the future. In this third and final blog conversation, CSDS President Tom Cardenas and Systems Administrator Ed Morrison talk about the challenges of a network that covers 93,000 square miles in a geography … 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 Terraflex

The top 10 reasons to consider Trimble TerraFlex

Although Trimble TerraFlex has been around for over 2 years, many of you may not know about it or realize everything it can do. Trimble has been continually improving and updating TerraFlex functionality and usability for the past few years and TerraFlex is now at a point where it is very refined and highly functional! … Read More »

ip ratings

The importance of IP ratings in determining reliability

Let’s face it, electronics can be expensive. When a purchase is made, one expects longevity from their investment. Longevity can be determined by a number of factors, but often it is the reliability of an instrument or device that determines its usefulness. Many savvy customers rely on the IP (or Ingress Protection) rating system to … Read More »