Scanning Brisbane’s Gateway Bridge – in half the scans

Scanning one of Brisbane’s Sir Leo Hielscher Bridges is no small task. The first of the bridges, formally known as the Gateway Bridge, is 1.6 km long.

However some of our surveyors have recently captured the bridge with the Trimble SX10 demo unit and with half as many scans as you might expect.

They were able to do the survey with 10 station set ups and thirteen scans. The results were processed in Trimble Business Center and UPG staff were impressed.

“Previously we would have had to scan the bridge using twice as many set ups to ensure sufficient overlap to successfully register the data. Alternatively we could have captured the bridge as a topographic survey,” commented one surveyor. “Either way we would have been in for a lot more work to even get close to the same result”.

The demo unit has been around the country, also scanning the Melbourne War Memorial.

See more of the scans from the Trimble SX10, or register for a demo.

UPG would like to thank Tim Gahan from QRGF for his assistance in making the Gateway Bridge survey possible.

Getting the most out of your total station

Did you know that these functions were available in the latest Trimble total stations?

SureScan
Trimble SureScan allows you to collect the right points, not just more points. As you can see in the image below, the traditional scanning technology produces a radial surface, with ever TS-gridincreasing gaps in the data as the measured distance increase, while the SureScan scanning grid produces a more even grid spacing.

This technology is ideal for civil applications such as road surveys, general topography and also volume surveys.

 

 

VISION
Trimble VISION allows surveyors to see what the total station sees through a live video feed from the controller saving you a trip back to the office. You can select targets with just a tap of the controller screen and avoid rework by visually confirming all points have been measured correctly before moving on.

Use the total station imagery to measure points that may be inaccessible, for example roof heights. Take photos from the total station and then measure the lines within Trimble Business Center (TBC).

You can also take a photo using the jigger and use the tools within TBC to make notes on it and save it.

VISION Panorama takes many photos in a frame that you create in Trimble Business Center Advanced. The software can stitched together these images and processed them into a single panorama, which can also be exported as a JPEG, this makes a nice deliverable to provide to customers.

TS-pointsWhen DR shots are taken in the field they can be used to create a virtual plane in TBC. We can then overlay the image on the plane to virtually survey. Features can been identified with corner points created and linework introduced. This process is much quicker than measuring each individual point in the field and saves you time and effort. It is also handy if you have missed any items in the field because it saves you re-work.

Locate2Protect
Trimble Locate2Protect is a geo-locator that allows you to monitor the location and safety of your equipment and staff. It allows you to easily locate your equipment, set geo-fencing, to receive notifications when the equipment moves in or out of this location, and a G Force sensor to provide notifications if the jigger has been dropped.

Locate2Protect is available in Trimble S7 and S9 total stations and can be retrofitted in earlier machines. A subscription fee is required to activate Locate2Protect.

If you’d like to know more about any of these features contact your local UPG office.

Save big with these TBC bundles

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Whether you’re new to Trimble Business Center (TBC), or are looking for an upgrade, there is a bundle to suit you.

TBC Drafting Pack
TBC-AdvancedDrafting-FIIf you would like to draft and prepare data for design and stakeout in a single software package and are already using TBC then this bundle is for you. By adding the Drafting Pack in a single package users can now prepare their final survey plans, create cross-sections plots, import .pdf drawings, convert 2D data into 3D and do all necessary project cleanup for design and stakeout.Drafting pack includes both the Advanced Drafting and Data Prep modules of TBC.
TBC Survey Superpack
Get a full range of TBC features and benefits without paying extra for components that are not part of your workflow.TBC Survey Superpack includes:

  • TBC Advanced Edition
  • Advanced Drafting Module
  • Data Prep Module
  • GIS Moduletbc_advanced_FI
Save over 55% compared to adding these two modules individually. Save over 40% over purchasing these individually
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Special bundle prices available until 1 July 2016
Not available with any other offer and no further discounts apply
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Trimble Business Center Version 3.61 and GIS Module

Trimble has announced the release of Trimble® Business Center software version 3.61 and a new GIS Module. This release provides many new tools and additional capabilities for Survey/GIS data integration, Photogrammetry, data processing and data management workflows.

Trimble Business Center v3.61 Enhancements

  • Improved processing algorithms to the Aerial Photogrammetry module to ensure successful adjustment and reduced processing times and a more descriptive report
  • In addition to keying in level data now you can import digital level data and integrate it with your GNSS and conventional data for improved vertical accuracy
  • New Layer Manager and other improvements to the Feature Definition Manager enable more efficient feature coding and attribution
  • Support for the VRS™ derived base station data in GNSS postprocessing

GIS Module
This module streamlines the collection of GIS-schema compliant data using Trimble Access and enables the direct integration of deliverables with Esri® data through a few simple steps:

    Connect to Esri data provider to extract and import attribute schema into TBC

  • Create feature coding libraries that are compliant with your GIS requirements
  • Directly integrate data deliverables back into Esri projects

Contact us to learn more about Trimble Business Center v3.61 or the GIS Module.