Where’s the money going to be?

Whether your business is booming, or if you are not experiencing growth, you need to know where your future growth is going to be. In 2016 Ron Bisio, Vice President, Surveying & Geospatial at Trimble, spoke to the Geospatial World Forum His talk covers two where the Geospatial professionals will need to move to stay profitable and successful.

Surveying and Mapping professionals are diversifying their offering to include scanning, mobile mapping and airborne data capture.

Domain-specific activities
Surveying and Mapping professionals are increasingly involved in domain-specific activities that require specific workflows and solutions.

Watch the 16 minute video below to find out more.

Trimble introduces a new mapping “workhorse” smartphone

TDC100-infield-250x150At the 2016 International Esri User Conference Trimble announced a new offering in the Trimble Mapping & GIS portfolio—the Trimble® TDC100 series handheld.

The Trimble® TDC100 handheld combines Trimble GNSS data collection technology with smartphone capabilities in one rugged, lightweight device. It’s uniquely designed for GIS professionals working on job sites in a variety of applications including public works, utilities and environmental management.

Finally, GIS professionals can experience the advantages of a rugged professional-grade package for collecting data and inspecting assets in the field. The TDC100 combines the benefits of a true GNSS receiver in a smartphone form-factor, to give users the spatial accuracy, all-day battery life and ruggedness.

“We believe the TDC100 will be a workhorse” said Ron Bisio, vice president of Trimble’s Geospatial Division. “It has been designed for mobile workers who need a functional field computer that is tougher than a consumer-grade device, while providing easy-to-use features and convenience that people have come to expect. Users can collect and retrieve highly accurate spatial data anytime, and from virtually any place, while remaining in touch with the office—with a single device.”

  • Built-in ruggedness: Designed to withstand moisture and dust, shock, drop and vibration without the need for an additional protective case.
  • Large, bright 5.3 inch display: Readable even in bright daylight and through polarised sunglasses, you can work anywhere and at any time.
  • User-replaceable battery: There is no need to stop working in the field to recharge the device—just swap the battery out and work a full day, even with heavy use.
  • Carry one device: Combining the benefits of a true GNSS receiver, camera, cell phone and internet connectivity, now you have less equipment to carry into the field.

TDC100_FrontThe Trimble TDC100 is available in two models. Both models are available with an Android operating system and Wi-Fi, with an optional 4G LTE cellular version. Outfitted with a bright, high-resolution 5.3 inch display, an 8 MP (Wi-Fi model) or 13 MP (4G LTE model) camera, and Li-Ion batteries in standard (3100mAh) or enhanced (4800mAh) capacity, the TDC100 supports GPS, GLONASS and BeiDou as well as Satellite-Based Augmentation System (SBAS) capabilities to leverage improved real-time accuracy.

For more information visit the Trimble website.

GIS data is more than positions and attributes

TerraFlex_iPhone4_Tree_lowresFor decades, typical consumers of spatial data were cities, municipalities and other organisations that used GIS to manage and visualise information about assets and environments. However, as GIS data flows from the field to end users, opportunities exist to develop information that goes well beyond the traditional positions and attributes.

Ron Bisio, vice president of Trimble Geospatial, discusses the potential of this information in this article published on GISCafe.

A Mapping App for Utility Assets

TerraFlex_iPhone4_Tree_lowresMobile apps for asset mapping and mobile data management went from “new-cool” to essential in just a few years. In July xyHt blog examined the real-world applications of TerraFlex, by finding a utility service provider, SL-serco, who took the app into their daily work.

See how their implementation of this new mobile data and mapping capability has enabled them to combine old and new data in their GIS data collection technology, resulting in even greater job efficiency.

10 things you didn’t know you could do with TerraFlex

Trimble® TerraFlex™ is a flexible app that helps mapping & GIS professionals across many industries and applications to manage data collection more efficiently.

With TerraFlex you can deploy a common workflow for your field crews to collect assets and information easily on their preferred mobile device, and store all information in the cloud for easy access by team members, both in the field and back in the office, in real-time.

But what else? Find out here.