May 2019 Newsletter
The weather is getting warm again so that can only mean one thing, bugs! It also means we are back with the Precision Products Field Days! You are invited to come and spend part of the day and check out the latest in geospatial technology, enjoy lunch and refreshments, and new this year, receive a one-hour CEU course all just for coming out to visit! We are crisscrossing the area so check out the schedule and be sure to RSVP!
Precision Products 2019 Field Days
Software and Firmware updates
Check our Current Versions page to keep up to date.
Spectra Geospatial has released the latest version of Survey Pro. Version 6.5 is available for users with a current software warranty. The installer is available here.
Check out the release notes to read about the changes.
If you have experienced failed post processing with OPUS or Trimble RTX since the GPS Week Rollover, make sure you have updated to the latest version of Spectra Rinex Converter, version 4.7.2. Available here. (scroll to the bottom of the page)
Trimble GNSS receiver version 5.41 has been released for receivers with a current warranty.
2019 GIS Training Events
Trimble’s TBC Power Hour learning opportunity returns this month with a distinctly Precision Products flavor. Our own Jeff Clark, PLS, RLS is the guest presenter for Relative Positional Precisions – TBC’s Network Adjustment + NSPS/ALTA Allowable Relative Tolerance Report. The session will be Wed, May 29, 2019 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM EDT
While direct measurements between positions in a network or boundary contribute to establish redundancy, it is not always possible. Enter relative positional precision, set forth by the National Society of Professional Surveyors (NSPS) and adopted by the American Land Title Association (ALTA) for land boundary surveys. Join this month’s TBC Power Hour to learn how to use the network adjustment routine in TBC alongside the NSPS/ALTA Relative Precision Report to compute relative precisions between measurements. The primary application is for official ALTA boundary surveys in the United States and many State Standards for using GNSS in the course of boundary surveys, but this routine also provides a quality check between any set of measurements across GNSS, total station, and level sensors for TBC’s global users.
Attendees will learn how to:
- Setup and execute a properly constrained network adjustment from best field and office practices
- Apply mathematical concepts to compute relative positional precisions as set by the NSPS
- Generate and interpret an NSPS/ALTA Allowable Relative Tolerance report in TBC
Trimble’s TBC Power Hour sessions are a great way to learn all the capabilities of Trimble Business Center and best of all, they are completely FREE!
TBC Power Hour
We have a number of training opportunities in 2019 for Mapping and GIS professionals. Some courses are approved for CEUs