TruPulse Mapping Accuracies

by scolburn 20. April 2021 16:36

A long-standing mapping customer of ours, who own all our various TruPulse models, asked if we could summarize the expected accuracies of each model for positioning objects in the field. They suspected that some of the models and some of the methods they used may not meet the needs of certain projects. They did not want to risk collecting data outside of the proposed error tolerance they had to work with. We decided to build a table listing each model and the corresponding mapping methods that applied to them, so they could easily see the possible error contribution of the laser and method they were using.

  • TruPulse 200, 200B, 200X: measures Distance and Tilt
  • TruPulse 360, 360B, 360R: measures Distance, Tilt and Azimuth
  • TruPulse with TruAngle: measures Distance, Tilt and Angle

To do this, we first determined the expected or “typical” accuracy of the laser rangefinder when measuring to ordinary objects at normal distances. As expected, we found this to be better than our published accuracy, which we like to be conservative with to cover the weaker, less common targets. We used the published specs for the Tilt, Azimuth and Angle sensors as they represent typical accuracies already.More...

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Zeno Mobile Expands LaserGIS® Accessibility

by TNyland 17. March 2021 15:06

GIS professionals and field crews rely on the use of Global Positioning Satellites (GPS) and Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) antennas, designed to receive specific signals for accurate feature and asset location data. However, satellite signals can be easily compromised by man-made features and Earth’s natural assets.

"Assets in places such as a busy roadway or under dense tree canopy can make it difficult for users to capture location information accurately, safely, and efficiently," said Derrick Reish, Senior Product Manager at Laser Tech (LTI). The TruPulse® laser rangefinder series enables users to accurately measure assets without having to physically occupy the location. Using this offset workflow, crews can work quickly, accurately, and efficiently.

The November 2020 release of Leica Zeno Mobile introduces new compatible sensors and workflows with DISTOs and TruPulse laser rangefinders. The Leica Geosystems and Laser Tech integration creates a new guided workflow for users to integrate a TruPulse laser rangefinder into their workflow and achieve centimeter accuracy in GNSS impaired environments, while improving one’s efficiency and safety in the field. This integration also supports Leica Zeno FLX100 Smart Antenna, a compact, simple to use, and flexible antenna for everyone. See below for workflow routines.More...

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The Launch of Explosives: The Power Tool

by TNyland 4. March 2021 16:21

Drilling and blasting are employed for civil construction work: rail, road, industrial construction, and residential, and resource extraction. Explosives play a large role in making a lot of the products we regularly use in our lives. Whether it is the energy from the oil, transportation from the metal, or medicines we consumer, have been made possible due to the use of explosives and explosive innovation.

Performing these job functions is challenging and dangerous work and is progressively becoming more difficult as mining is unavoidably occurring in more populated areas, closer to structures, and with continuous growing concerns about blasting effects on animals and utilities.More...

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Ask the Experts Webinar With Seiler

by MDalton 1. July 2020 08:23

On Friday, June 26 at 11 am CT Seiler and Laser Tech hosted an Ask the Experts “Best Practices for Laser Workflows." Seiler is a distributor of surveying software and instruments and has partnered with Laser Tech for years.

The webinar went through a laser overview, applications and solutions, as well as different industries these solutions work in. Steve Colburn, Applications Training Specialist, Derrick Reish Senior Professional Measurement Product Manager and Brian Ferry, Professional Measurement Sales Manager for the Northeast discussed Laser Tech’s products and solutions. Jay Riester, Joe Madej and Dan Horn joined as panelists for Seiler to discuss case studies in the field. More...

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Maximizing Joint Use Audits Field Routines for Wireline and Small Cell Webinar

by MDalton 26. June 2020 12:28

On Wednesday, May 20th Laser Tech and ISE hosted a webinar on Maximizing Joint Use Audits Field Routines for Wireline and Small Cell. The Webinar was presented by Steve Colburn, Applications Training Specialist with Laser Tech, Jim Cox, Senior Vice President OSP Technologies and Mike George GISP, sUAS, GIS Director of DDSI Global. More...

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Laser Technology Releases LaserSoft™ WorkSite - the New App for TruPoint 200h Hybrid Laser

by Admin 20. April 2020 07:51

Laser Technology Inc. (LTI) announced today the release of a new app for iOS and Android - LaserSoft™ WorkSite App - available at no cost on the App Store and Google Play. Designed to work in conjunction with the TruPoint 200h hybrid laser, WorkSite App makes daily work easier, safer, and more efficient for professionals working in these core industries: Insurance, Real Estate, Construction, Utilities, and Forestry. WorkSite’s Projects module provides maximum flexibility in documenting the assets, infrastructure or resources that are important to LTI's customers. More...

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Webinar: Collect Remote Assets With LTI's Laser Rangefinders and Trimble® Terraflex™ Software

by MDalton 16. April 2020 08:35

On Thursday, March 26th, GPS World and Laser Technology, Inc. (LTI) hosted a webinar discussing how to ensure position accuracy of GNSS remote feature locations in any setting. Derrick Reish, Sr. Product Manager at Laser Technology, Inc. and Dan Colbert, Application Engineer from Trimble Geospatial discussed their applications and how to combine LTI's laser rangefinders and Trimble® TerraFlex™ software to collect remote assets. Trimble and LTI have been long time business partners. "This release represents the continuation of Trimble and LTI working together to support laser rangefinder technology in Trimble GIS software solutions," said Rachel Blair-Winkler, Business Area Manager for Trimble Mapping & GIS Solutions. More...

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How To: Use LaserGIS Mapping in Disconnected GNSS Environments

by TNyland 7. August 2019 07:11

There are an estimated 5 billion mobile phone users around the globe with over half being smartphones. Mobile technology is rapidly growing and governing the rise of mobile software applications for surveying professionals, allowing field crews to gather and record their information on their phone or tablet. Consequently, the increased use of mobile devices GPS radio transmitters has led to an upsurge of potential interferences in the field. More...

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Esri® User Conference 2019: Capturing High-Accuracy Data in GNSS Impaired Environments

by TNyland 26. July 2019 07:10
ArcGIS® Collector® was the highlight of Esri® UC

Esri® UC 2019 was held in San Diego, CA to over 17,000 attendees and 28,000 live streamers. Being the 50th anniversary since the founding of Esri®, this event was nothing short of spectacular. Featuring over 200 exhibiters, thousands of Esri buttons gone within minutes, and standing room only for workshops, Esri was jampacked with GIS professionals and intelligent content and hardware that is taking the GIS world by storm.

The high-accuracy laser offset for ArcGIS® Collector® was the highlight of the show. A seamless integration from Eos Positioning Systems®, Esri®, and Laser Technology, Inc., featuring Eos Arrow™ GNSS Receiver, ArcGIS® Collector®, and LTI’s new TruPulse® laser rangefinder series, allowing mapping professionals to capture centimeter accurate measurements in hostile GNSS environments.

Growing in popularity, high-accuracy laser offset mapping is developing a true cult-like following within the GIS community. With its user-centric interface, advanced safety practices, easy shoot-and-point features, and intelligent data transfer from field to office that still works for your budget, undeniably makes this solution a must have for GIS. More...

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Woodland Park Zoo Receives a Mapping Promotion with Laser Offset Mapping

by TNyland 8. July 2019 10:24

Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle, Washington ranks second for exhibition honors by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, opening their 92-acre of impeccable exhibit doors to over 1.3 million guests each year. There is no doubt that Woodland Park Zoo constantly evolves their exhibits to achieve such a high number of honors, and achieving these honor-worthy exhibits is no easy task. Every new exhibit requires modifications to the zoo's infrastructure including possible irrigation valves, water lines, and underground gas line changes.

"With every new exhibit comes changes in how the utilities and infrastructure are laid out," said lead gardener Dann Block.

Previously, Block had to acquire measurements within the exhibit when planning infrastructure changes for a new exhibit, limiting animals to their sleeping quarters which caused disruption to their daily routines.

Among the struggle to minimize disruptions for the zoo’s animals, Block was dealing with outdated maps and blueprints. Using hand drawn 1950s maps, CAD, and as-builts, mixed with several tools used for location intelligence over the years, created a questionable map of the zoo's true infrastructure. Block found himself digging holes only to discover an unexpected object in his path far too often, pursuing Block to create a new, and accurate depiction of the zoo. More...

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