Renting Trimble Equipment vs Buying

Rent or Buy: The Trimble GPS Debate

  Before coming to work at Elecdata I coordinated field crews where we used Trimble GPS equipment for field data collection.  We used the equipment daily from May to September, but then most of it sat on a lonely shelf during the off-season.  Each spring we went through the commotion of verifying everything was still […]

UAS for Precision Mapping

Unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) have become quite a buzz among artsy filmmakers, eager advertisers, real estate gurus, high-tech farmers, stoic men and women who defend us, and concerned citizens everywhere.  Many applications for the technology are obvious and the economic benefits appear legitimate, but a lack of regulations which would enable the industry to grow […]

Where Can I Find Help with ArcPad, TerraSync, or my Trimble Device?

Mapping with professional-grade GNSS equipment can be a valuable tool, but it is amazing how many of us do not realize the full potential of the system we have.  Given the high-dollar investment, we expect performance, especially positional accuracy, to be superior to that of a recreational device we can buy at our local sporting […]

GPS Receiver Comparisons

There are many different devices that offer GPS data collection out there. We created a side-by-side comparison of Trimble, Juniper Systems, MobileDemand, and GlobalSat products to help you choose the right handheld, tablet, or external receiver for your needs. GPS Receiver Comparison

Laser Technology’s TruPulse Series vs. Trimble’s LaserAce vs. New Geo 7x Laser Comparison

Imagine how much more productive all your fieldwork could be if you didn’t have to occupy the locations you needed to map or measure.  By using a laser rangefinder,  users can record offsets and attributes of hundreds of features from a single spot with or without GPS.     A wide variety of standalone applications for the […]