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

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 »

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 »

The importance of Ingress Protection (IP) ratings in determining the reliability of Survey and Mapping Equipment.

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 »