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Among the struggle to minimize disruptions for the zoo’s animals, Block was dealing with outdated maps and blueprints.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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Getting Smart With: Your Mapping Toolkit Using Laser Rangefinders

by TNyland 20. July 2018 08:24

Being in the field is already a difficult task, it is even harder when things don't go according to your tight schedule. Whether it is the tools, documentation or trainings, it is never valuable for anyone to go back and re-do work when it could've been done correctly the first time. More...

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TruPulse 360 Reaches Heights Needed for Peregrine Falcon Study

by smiller 25. October 2012 12:11

Location, location, location...we've all heard how important it is when settling in a home, so why is it any surprise that location is one of the main issues with peregrine falcons in the State of New York? To be more specific, the 'location' of where the falcons place their nests has been a major challenge for biologist Scott Crocoll More...

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Another Volume Measurement Problem Solved

by scolburn 15. March 2012 08:21

LTI MapSmart Software Steps In


Stockpile Volume Measurement

Laser Technology was contacted by a large grain logistics company located in Mexico which are responsible for moving millions of bushels of grain around the country every year. One of the critical factors they need to track is the volume of each type of material as it is purchased, processed and then delivered to the customer. The current measurement methods they were using were time consuming and had a very large potential for error.

Through searching on the web, they found out about LTI's Stockpile Volume Solution and promptly contacted us. A demonstration was given on a free-standing pile of aggregate and the customer was sold! An initial order of 5 systems was placed and a training session scheduled at one of their US partner locations in the Wichita, KS area.

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The TruPulse Laser Rangefinder Saves the Day!

by Admin 27. January 2011 15:12

Laser Technology's TruPulse 360 laser rangefinder saved time and made the work easier for Lake Region Electric Cooperative in Oklahoma after a severe ice storm knocked out over 85% of their member's electricity. The case study that was conducted shows how LREC is becoming more efficient because of LTI's products.

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