The Trimble Dimensions User Conference is back for 2014! This three-day event is a must attend conference for Geospatial professionals that utilize Trimble technology. This user conference allows attendees the unique opportunity to network with other Trimble users, get hands-on training, attend breakout sessions on various industry topics given by your peers, as well as meet numerous Trimble personnel.
The early bird registration deadline is August 15th. Register quickly to get the lowest possible price. There are also discounted rates for government and educators. To register, click HERE.
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Users can now use the TerraFlex Mobile application on devices that run Windows® 7 / Windows 8. This includes high accuracy rugged GPS devices such as the Trimble Yuma® rugged tablet series, as well as any tablet or laptop running Windows 7 / Windows 8
Trimble TerraFlex Page: http://www.trimbleinsphere.com/insphere/terraflex-data-collection
Trimble TerraFlex News: http://www.trimbleinsphere.com/insphere/terraflex-data-collection#news
Our Friends at MyTopo have recently announced the release of TNP 10.0 and TNPe, the Enterprise version of TNP. TNP 10.0 and TNPe have been in development for over a year now. The Enterprise product has been both challenging and rewarding to produce. Facilitating user collaboration has been our mission. We wanted to ensure that many mobile devices could move data through the cloud to many desktops. With the 10.0 release, an organization can segregate data collection or creation based upon teams. In addition, TNPe supports full team tracking from both the desktop and the mobile. Any desktop or mobile device can visualize all team members in near real time.
They have made it easy to manage TNP licenses and users directly by creating an expanded web portal @ www.terrainnavigator.com. As a TNP or TNPe customer, you now have complete visibility into your users, devices, desktops, and licenses. The TNPe administrator can create or manage teams, change user assignments, add/or remove privileges from users and much more.
Also, did you know that TNP mobile is Compatible with Trimble Juno 5/T41 Android devices? Using the Trimble Juno T41 Enhanced system, we are seeing around 1-1.5m accuracy!
Trimble announces an update to version 1.2 for the Trimble® Rangefinder Utility on the Geo7X handheld. This update will be available for download the week of June 23, 2014. There is no cost in downloading the update for this utility software. Trimble recommends all customers upgrade to this version. The version 1.2 release includes usability enhancements, new workflow support, and minor bug fixes. Users with V1.1 will receive an automatic update notification (if they run the utility while connected to the internet). Installation files, release notes, and user documentation will be available to download from the Technical Support tab of the Trimble Geo 7X webpage starting on June 23rd.
Geo7x Rangefinder Utility 1.2 Installer:
Geo7x Rangefinder Utility 1.2 Release Notes:
Geo7x Rangefinder Utility 1.2 User Guide:
Just a reminder that we’re hosting a TerraSync and GPS Pathfinder Office Certified Training class on July, 22 and 23, in Maple Grove, MN. Please do not delay on registration as this class has limited space and is filling up fast!
Spaceweather.com just published this important update about a Double X-Flare which could impact GNSS positioning in the next few days:
DOUBLE X-FLARE: Forecasters expected an X-flare today, and the sun complied. The source, however, was unexpected. A new sunspot (AR2087) suddenly emerging from behind the sun’s southeastern limb erupted twice, producing an X2.2-flare at 11:42 UT and an X1.5-flare at 12:52. This extreme ultraviolet image from the Solar Dynamics Observatory shows the first blast:
X-rays and UV radiation from the double flare created a wave of ionization in Earth’s upper atmosphere, altering the normal propagation of radio transmissions over Europe. Rob Stammes recorded the sudden ionospheric disturbance (SID) from his laboratory in Lofoton, Norway: data. Preliminary coronagraph images from NASA’s STEREO probes show a bright CME emerging from the blast site, traveling mostly away from the sun-Earth line. No strong impacts are expected.
Before today’s double-eruption, forecasters had been keeping a wary eye on sunspot complex AR2080/AR2085. Almost directly-facing Earth, those two sunspots have ‘delta-class’ magnetic fields that harbor energy for X-flares. The emergence of sunspot AR2087 on the southeastern limb adds another potent source to the mix. Solar activity is high, and likely to remain so in the days ahead.
For more information check Spaceweather.com