Our friends over at MyTopo have recently announced the release of TNP 10.2. TNP now contains the option to show parcel boundaries* on the desktop as part of a yearly private land data subscription. Once downloaded to the desktop, parcels can be searched and shown on the desktop without an Internet connection. Private land ownership data on the desktop is a perfect compliment to the TNP Mobile Maps on SD cards. With this release, there are now product options for visualization of parcel data on either the mobile or desktop platforms. Features are provided in the desktop that provide a means to highlight specific parcels and convert them to tracks or routes. Easily transfer your projects to an iOS or Android device using the TNP Cloud; completing the field-to-office experience.
The yearly private land data subscription includes land ownership details such as private land boundaries polygons, landowner’s name and address, and assessor’s parcel number (APN). For more information about this exciting new product, please visit our web site at terrainnavigator.com/ParcelData. Our current pricing for this feature is $99.99 per state or region per year for each desktop license, a great value!
And for TNP Mobile, MyTopo is still adding many of the features that customers are requesting. For example, they have have added support for the USNG coordinate system, high resolution aerials, and numerous team tracking enhancements for the TNP Enterprise customer.
Please contact your GeoSpatial Solutions Rep at Frontier Precision if you have any questions or are interested in this product.
Make sure to check out the MAPPING & GIS: CURRENT SOFTWARE AND FIRMWARE VERSIONS DOCUMENT to make sure that you are current on your data collection systems.
Please join our friends at Laser Technology and GeoSpatial Experts on a webinar that will demonstrate the latest in field measurement (hardware and software) including high accuracy handheld laser rangefinders and intuitive smartphone apps. The synergy between the laser and the app makes collecting reliable field data so much easier, quicker and safer than ever before. Click on the image below for more details on this type of solution and technology.
October 29th 10:00 AM (MST)
Are you a Trimble MGIS user? If so, make sure you bookmark the Trimble MGIS Compatibility Chart. With Windows operating system changes, several different software versions, several different firmware versions, and hardware upgrades, you will want to pay close attention to this document. Click on the example image below to link to the full compatibility chart on the Trimble website.
Did you know that Trimble has released new Import/Export functionality for TerraFlex? TerraFlex also supports ESRI Basemaps now and will run on Windows 7 & 8 desktop/laptop operating systems!
Trimble Positions August 2014 Blog Post on New TerraFlex Desktop Add-In for ESRI’s ArcMap Desktop Software:
Those of you who are using (or considering using) Trimble TerraFlex are most likely aware of the new release earlier this week. Included in this release is the Trimble TerraFlex Desktop add-in, an ArcMap add-in that can be used to publish projects from and download completed forms into your existing geodatabase. If you’ve already downloaded and installed it, you’ve probably noticed a number of similarities to the Trimble Positions Desktop add-in. In fact, they share the same underlying components and quite a bit of source code. A few things to note:
- Both products can be installed and enabled at the same time within ArcMap. It is highly recommended to run Positions Desktop add-in version 10.2.2.1 if you intend to run TerraFlex Desktop add-in version 2.0. Trimble does not guarantee compatibility with older versions of Positions Desktop add-in.
- The TerraFlex Desktop add-in inherits the same ArcMap version support (10.1, 10.2, 10.2.1, 10.2.2) and geodatabase support (file, personal, enterprise) as the Positions Desktop add-in.
- The ‘default’ TerraFlex Desktop add-in configuration (single-user, built-in Jet database) will not be used if a Positions Desktop add-in configuration (single-user or all-users) is found on the machine. In this case, both add-ins will use the same database connection settings. Although projects and project settings will be stored in the same physical database, they are only visible from the add-in where they were created.
- When running both add-ins at the same time, only one log file will be used and it will receive messages from both add-ins. Depending on the (internal) order in which the add-ins load within ArcMap, this will either be PositionsDesktopAddIn.log or TerraFlexDesktopAddIn.log in the folder: C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Roaming\Trimble\Positions\10.1
X-FLARE: Earth-orbiting satellites have just detected a powerful X1.6-class solar flare (Sept. 10 @ 17:46 UT). The source was active sunspot AR2158, which is directly facing Earth. NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory recorded the extreme ultraviolet flash:
Ionizing radiation from the flare could cause HF radio blackouts and other communications disturbances, especially on the day-lit side of Earth. In the next few hours, when coronagraph data from SOHO and STEREO become available, we will see if a CME emerges from the blast site. If so, the cloud would likely be aimed directly at Earth and could reach our planet in 2 to 3 days. Stay tuned for updates about geomagnetic storms in the offing.
Please join our friends at GeoSpatial Experts on Wednesday, September 10th for a 20 minute webinar to learn about collecting data for pipeline regulatory compliance. See how your contractors and employees can quickly be trained to use their Apple and Android devices to capture required photos, attributed data, and location data. Then they’ll show how to use these data to create reports, maps, and input for your back-end database.
This webinar is an ideal overview for operations managers, senior GIS professionals, upper level management interested in mobile field data collection solutions. Please invite others in your organization as well as your pipeline contractors to join you for this short, executive briefing.
- Have contractors and employees capture as-built data during pipeline installation
- Increase work site safety
- Simplify your workflow. Get the data you need while saving time and money
- Train your inspectors in minutes – even remotely
In addition to collecting data during pipeline construction, GeoJot+ can be used for: inspection of well pads and equipment, right of way vegetation management, exploration, disaster response, management of change, inspection of above ground pipes, and much more.