UAV Field Day – come and visit UPG!

The Surveying and Spatial Sciences Institute's (SSSI) UAV Field Day

Interested to know more about how an Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) can help you to grow your business? Or are you just a bit of a tech geek who loves everything UAV? If you answered yes to either of those, you’ll want to head along to the SSSI UAV Field day in Melbourne next Tuesday!

UPG will be there, along with other UAV vendors, to talk to you about our Trimble and Sensefly systems. First and foremost we’re interested in the work that you do and whether or not a UAS could help you to do this more effectively and cost efficiently. On the day, we’ll be demonstrating how UAVs operate, the data they collect and produce and how the software works. We’d also love to talk to you about the ongoing UAV support, service and training that we can offer. This will mean you’ll really get the most out of your system.

UAV Field Day event details

What: SSSI UAV Field Day

When: Tuesday 20th May, 2014 – 9.15am – 5.30pm

Where: The Pavilion – corner of Whitehorse and Middeborough Road, Box Hill, Melbourne

CPD points: five

Find out more about the event and register here

The Trimble UX5 which will be on show at the SSSI UAV Field Day

Read more about how our customers are using UAVs ahead of the UAV Field Day

GLONASS good to go

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Some of you may have experienced issues yesterday when using the GLONASS constellation of satellites however this constellation appears to be back up and running as normal today. You can monitor the status of GLONASS by looking at this site here.

Yesterday we recommended that customers disable the use of this constellation on their controller to avoid issues. If you did this, you can now re-enable this function.

If you have any further settings related queries, please don’t hesitate to give your local office a call.

Have you signed up for Geospatial 2014?


We’ve now kicked off our Geospatial 2014 events with Adelaide held last Friday, Shepparton this Wednesday and Melbourne yesterday. It’s been fantastic to get out and about with customers and hear from them about what their challenges are at the moment and how our geospatial solutions could help them overcome these challenges and help them expand their business.

Have you signed up for your local event? We’re in a number of locations through until the end of May so make sure to head over to the registration page and sign up!

If you have any questions, please email us at


STORY UPDATED: Trimble Insphere – sign up for the webinar


Last week Trimble announced a brand new web-based platform for the central management of geospatial applications, data and service. Trimble Insphere enables quick, easy access to all your geospatial information from the web and even from a mobile device.

There are four parts to the platform:

Data Manager – this application enables central management of your geospatial information so you can quickly search, access and view your geospatial data.

Equipment Manager – imagine if you could centrally manage all your field devices from one place. Now you can with Trimble Insphere’s equipment manager.

Terraflex –Trimble Terraflex is you fast and efficient data collection application and now you can access Trimble Terraflex straight from your Trimble Insphere account.

Trimble Access Services – Trimble Access is a cloud-based data transfer service so you can connect the field to the office. Now you can head straight to your Trimble Access account from Trimble Insphere.

For more information about Trimble Insphere take a look at and download your free 90 day trial. Feel free to give us a call if you have any questions or need any further support.  

Sign up for the webinar

Trimble is holding a webinar on Thursday March 27 at 9.00am AEDT.

You can register for it here.

New edition of Technology & More out now!


Check out the latest edition of Trimble’s Technology & More online and read about how Trimble customers around the world are using Trimble’s Geospatial technology. Also, make sure to flip to page six to read about how one of UPG’s own, Anthony McLaren, volunteered his time as a surveyor last year in Guatemala! You can find the latest edition as well as an archive of old editions here.