SiteVision for Cadastral Surveyors

SiteVision is a great tool for visualising data but what value does it provide to me as a Cadastral Surveyor?

Great question.

SiteVision has three main uses for Cadastral Surveyors:

  1. Finding survey monuments for the origin of your survey (Point of Beginning)
  2. Communicating property line information, including natural boundaries, to your clients
  3. Checking occupation against property lines to check for encroachment

Let’s look at this in more detail.

 

Augmented Reality in AEC Education

Recently students at the University of Canterbury in New Zealand got to use SiteVision for a day on campus. Read more on how augmented reality and technology are being used by architecture, engineering, and construction students.

The Future of AR in Education

Universities play two critical roles in the introduction of new technology to industry. The first of these is an independent validation of the suitability of the new technology for deployment in industry, and the second to include the application of new technology into professional courses to ensure that new graduates understand and are skilled with the use of new technology. This article discusses how one university has approached the introduction of augmented reality and the integration of rich 3D attributed data throughout the project lifecycle, as a part of their courses.

UPG and SITECH double up to get council operations on grade

UPG’s Josh Weckert and SITECH’s Dillon Harding have teamed up to provide the total solution for a rural council.

The pair delivered and installed GCS900 Grade Control on a Wentworth Shire Council grader, a Cat® 140M, and also delivered on-site training.

“The council acquired an R10 GNSS and TSC7 controller from UPG several months before the purchase of the machine control equipment and employed it to assist the civil work among other purposes,” Josh said.

“UPG surveyed the vacant block and created a small road design for the grader and the off-machine equipment,” Dillon said.

“We spent the morning with the guys helping them come to grips with the total station and switching to machine control mode.”

“We also talked about grader best practices and general benching techniques then cut some passes with the machine.”

Josh had Trimble SiteVision running in the background so the council engineers could see the same road design that was in the machine, giving them a greater understanding of the solutions on offer.

“The reaction from the council team, especially SiteVision, was very positive,” Dillon said.

“SiteVision is a major a step forward and, among other advantages, is an amazing way to showcase jobs to projects managers and investors.”

The council is undertaking a section of road redevelopment soon as well as a proposed re-development of the Mildura Aerodrome, in which a tight tolerance is paramount.

“Council representatives came to our demo day in Adelaide last year and saw the live display of our solutions in hardware and software,” Dillon said.

“The decision was made from that experience to outfit the grader with the complete package so the council could do the aerodrome job itself rather than sub-contract it.”

You can find out more about SiteVision, Trimble’s outdoor augmented reality system, here.

To learn more about how Trimble and UPG can help your operations reach new levels of accuracy, efficiency and safety, call us on 1800 800 874.

COVID-19

Uncertainty and risk.  Two words most of our customers seek to avoid.  Amidst all the news regarding COVID-19 and Coronavirus, we stand committed to being here for you and keeping our solutions available throughout these difficult times.  We are open for business.

We’ve heard from some customers that they are also implementing work from home strategies and are developing processes to continue working on projects during this crisis.  Our first priority remains the health and safety of our employees, customers, partners and the community.  Another priority is to remain open for business and to continue to provide livelihoods for our employees, partners and customers.  We are in a unique position to have offices in all states and regional areas throughout Australia, allowing our support staff to travel by vehicle to site, rather than rely on air transportation.  This allows flexibility and easy adaptation to your organisations’ needs as we continue to partner together.

Our Customer Service staff are all equipped to work remotely and will be able to answer your calls during usual working hours of 6:00am – 5:00pm (EDST).

Our Field Support team has been provided with a Job Safety Analysis (JSA) specifically for personal hygiene, social distancing, and the disinfection of plant and tools, should they be required on your site.

We will continue to monitor our work procedures and advice by the Australian Government, but in the meantime know we’re here for you!

Call: 1800 800 UPG (1800 800 874)

Quick fix to monitoring conundrum saves time and money

Trimble technology has provided the solution to a monitoring need that would otherwise have required two manned locations operating 24/7.

Required for just two months on a major Brisbane road project, the monitoring was needed to report on deformation in a sensitive work area during foundation works.  On top of that, the work zone was a busy one with machinery and workers operating in it around the clock.

At just 150m long and under 20m wide, the tight site needed two separate vantage points for 40 monitoring prisms.  The two total stations deployed were able to give overlapping coverage as well as minimising obstructions on the site.

The system was deployed and live within days of the client’s decision to proceed with the hire, which meant significant delays and associated costs were avoided.

Solar kits to power the system were installed on Kelly blocks on the edge of site so traffic flow was not affected.

The use of Trimble 4D control, Trimble S9s and the Settop M1s that made up the solution to this monitoring problem meant there was no need for manned survey locations, which would have been required around the clock – another cost saving.  The automated system also worked faster than any manned station could as turnaround for data processing and reporting is in real time.

“We collected data at a resolution not possible with traditional methods,” UPG’s Brent Dawson said.  “Through the use of automated alarming we had the ability to be ready to stop works if deformation was occurring and also had a streamlined daily report that was available for quick review all in once place.”

UPG has the solutions and expertise you need whatever the task. Talk to us today about how we can help you.

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