One Log Scaler’s Heroic Tale

For Joe Lange, the morning of July 9th began as usual, and he went about his work expecting it to be a perfectly ordinary day. Joe is a log scaler for Wright Scaling of Bayview, ID, and is contracted by one of Elecdata’s customers, Vaagen Brothers Lumber Co., which uses Elecdata’s log scaling software with […]

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 […]

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

City of Bozeman takes Stormwater Mapping to the Streets

In early 2012, the City of Bozeman GIS Department was asked to create a comprehensive map of the City’s stormwater system, supporting both the Bozeman Stormwater Program and Montana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) permit for stormwater discharge. The question quickly became….what is the best way given the resources we have to create the inventory […]