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The Willingness to Change

The willingness to change and be educated is paramount. Staying humble enough to remember your knowledge has been shared by another, helps with the willingness and humility to give it away to a worthy hand.

Submitted by Jim on November 5, 2013 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

We have our Geoeye on you.

About GeoEye

GeoEye is a leading source of geospatial information and insight for decision makers and analysts who need a clear understanding of our changing world to protect lives, manage risk and optimize resources. Each day, organizations in defense and intelligence, public safety, critical infrastructure, energy and online media rely on GeoEye's imagery, tools and expertise to support important missions around the globe. Widely recognized as a pioneer in…

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Submitted by Jim on July 20, 2011 at 7:40am — 1 Comment

GNSS

[updated July 16] Boeing has received the first on-orbit signals from the second of 12 GPS Block IIF satellites it is building for the U.S. Air Force. GPS IIF-2, renamed Space Vehicle Number 63 (SVN-63), is functioning normally and ready to begin on-orbit maneuvers and operational testing.

After two postponements, the second  GPS Block IIF satellite launched successfully from Cape Canaveral at 2:41 a.m. EDT on July 16. GPS signals from the spacecraft payload will be turned on for test…

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Submitted by Jim on July 19, 2011 at 1:36pm — 4 Comments

Going Green is a reality!

Teamed with multiple trade professionals for more than 8 months intricately our surveyor’s laid out the path to completion. Watching the woods being parted at the Brookhaven National Laboratory certainly was poignant.  However, opening the provision of expanse provided Green energy and lighting for more than 4,000 Long Island homes. I considered it a true historic moment.  A huge under taking, we utilized our Trimble robotic total stations, GNSS and conventional tools to perform…

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Submitted by Jim on July 18, 2011 at 8:11am — 3 Comments

High DOP Alert for All-in-View Users Confirmed

High DOP Alert for All-in-View Users Confirmed



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The USCG NavCen has issued a high DOP warning for tomorrow for certain locations in the U.S., Asia, and Oceania, which GPS World reported Wednesday.



GPS World's Innovation editor Richard Langley explains why the warning affects all-in-view users:



"The warning is based on a 'best four' satellite scenario; i.e.,… Read more →

Submitted by Jim on September 11, 2009 at 1:31pm — Comment On This...

Galileo In-Orbit

One Year in Space for Galileo In-Orbit Validation Element



The GIOVE-A, the first Galileo satellite, has now been in orbit for one year. This pilot satellite is a key element of the Galileo program, bringing the Galileo frequencies into use, testing new critical technologies and characterizing the medium Earth orbit environment. To read more, visit the ESA website.

Despite the collapse of Galileo's original plan for funding...the European Union's public-private partnership… Read more →

Submitted by Jim on January 30, 2009 at 3:30pm — Comment On This...

Saved by the Robot

Saved by a Robot at the Park





It was a noisy balmy day at the Hudson Riverside State Park. As renovations on an existing road was laid out by my partner and I. A crowded work site as everything in NYC is. However we managed to get in do the work as the ground under our feet shook as the excavation began. We took our Trimble S6 Robot and set it up to begin our layout. My Partner (Veteran Surveyor/Marine Sergeant)took his 16 plus years of experience and laid out the… Read more →

Submitted by Jim on January 30, 2009 at 11:08am — Comment On This...

When Eagles fly

When Eagles fly



A cold Decembrrr morning would find me in the Western NY Hills of Monticello. My partner and I surveying a hillside for a construction crew. Taken by a movement across the big blue sky. A brisk south easterly wind filled the sprawling wing span of a bald eagle moving it directly into our sight path. The eagle climbing higher and higher turned its circles of flight into a hypnotic trance. For a moment we just starred at this pristine natural beauty. Emmm I can still… Read more →

Submitted by Jim on January 18, 2009 at 7:03am — Comment On This...

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