Leon Toorenburg discusses ikeGPS mobile GIS solutions at the 2010 ESRI International User Conference
To read more about ikeGPS mobile GIS solutions, check out our products page.
Surveylab recently joined the ESRI Partner Network at the Silver level. ESRI Partners "become part of a well-defined global program with specific eligibility requirements and product quality standards and a wide range of resources and benefits". Partners learn firsthand about ESRI's technology development and program initiatives. They also gain access to a global community of GIS experts and developers where they can collaborate and share ideas.
Surveylab's ikeGPS mobile GIS solution allows simple integration with ESRI data capture applications (like ArcGIS™ & ArcPad™) providing the most effective and efficient means to capture geospatial data and imagery. ikeGPS integrates seamlessly with your workflow and the ESRI suite. This simple integration with data capture applications provides the most effective and efficient means to capture geospatial data and imagery.
Through the ESRI Partner Network, Surveylab will continue to develop new features and applications that improve the performance and usability of field GIS data collection, mapping and modeling. As ESRI adds new innovations to its product line, the ikeGPS system will continuously improve and add new features.
Please join us for our upcoming webinar "Improving Productivity With Integrated Remote Data Capture" on February 10 at 2PM EST.
Learn how the ikeGPS captures remote GPS locations, provides digital image verification and integrates a laser range finder, digital camera, GPS and digital compass in a single handheld device that provides mobile geospatial solutions that:
- Increase field productivity
- Create new measurement techniques for the GIS team
- Integrate the GIS database with the ever changing real world
- Enable innovative new field data capture applications
Surveylab will be attending the ESRI Federal User Conference January 19-21, 2011 in Washington, D.C. to demonstrate ikeGPS and discuss applications in a variety of industries, including military, energy, environmental-forestry and law enforcement. Surveylab will be joining Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) in their booth, where the full ikeGPS team will be available Thursday, January 20 between 10 AM and 4 PM in the Exhibit Hall.
In addition to showcasing the latest mobile GIS system technology available, the ikeGPS team are keen to:
- meet with Federal customers that engage in mapping activity and require mobile solutions
- meet with energy, environmental-forestry and law enforcement customers, where applications for ikeGPS and customer experience provide for case studies for civilian use
- meet with company software engineers who manage the analysis and use of data gathered from mapping in the field and introduce the benefits of ikeGPS when it comes to compatibility, speed and ease of use
- demonstrate and discuss the latest version of ikeOS, the ikeGPS operating system
Please join hosts Randy Crawford (SAIC), Richard Taylor (Vice President, ikeGPS Americas) and John Mercer, to find out more about ikeGPS mobile GIS systems. We look forward to meeting with you and discussing your mobile GIS data collection challenges.
Register today for a discussion with an ikeGPS representative. Your sign-up will allow us to contact you for follow-up discussions, product materials and customer support request.
About remote standoff
Surveylab has wrapped into one compact handheld a laser rangefinder with a powerful GPS receiver, 3D compass and 5MP digital camera. To this we add a PDA running Windows® Mobile 6. This creates our highly versatile, multi-functional ikeGPS capture tool with one very unique, defining feature – users can standoff and capture inaccessible positional data, take multiple geotagged photographs, and attribute information without having to get right 'on the spot'. Remote standoff makes data capture a lot easier and safer. Invest wisely. If you'd like to learn what remote standoff means to you and how it puts money back in your pocket, whistle up an online presentation with Terry Ross, VP International Sales. info@ikeGPS.com
Plant City, Florida Case Study
Florida's Plant City has contributed a case study on using ikeGPS to capture data and prepare an inventory of engineering assets including stormwater outlets, roadway culverts and sewers. Zlatko (Zack) Knezevic, GIS Coordinator for the Engineering Division says in the study, "Not only does the ikeGPS help us capture more data in a shorter timeframe, but it's much safer for our team. With the unique rangefinder inspectors can capture asset data without standing on busy streets, wading in stormwater drainage ditches, or climbing steep banks." Zack is now trialing ikeGPS for inventories and re-establishment records for streetlights, signposts, traffic signals and intersection signage. For a copy of the case study, please contact Terry Ross, VP International Sales. terry.ross@ikeGPS.com.
Philip Owusu, Customer Service Coordinator, Surveylab USA
Philip joined the Surveylab in Washington DC in August 2008. He has a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and Minor in Business Administration. He has developed wide-ranging product and GIS experience providing sales and technical support.
He recently conducted a comparative data capture field trial for a water & sewer authority. ikeGPS performed much better than competing GPS capture devices and earned the big tick for picking up more satellites, obtaining the GPS fix faster, and not losing a fix at any time throughout the trial. Philip Owusu 703 760 8601 philip.owusu@ikeGPS.com
ikeGPS around the world
Six months into the calendar year and Surveylab has shipped ikeGPS solutions around the world to new customers in the USA, Australia, Italy, Sweden, Netherlands, India, Denmark, France, Taiwan, and Malaysia. We're seeing uptake of ikeGPS instruments from utilities, local government GIS service providers, and homeland security agencies.
Become an ikeGPS reseller
Surveylab plans to appoint further distributors. If you are a distributor or reseller of GIS solutions, or a customer and would like to recommend a reseller, we'd be pleased to hear from you. There might even be a little something in it for you. Contact Glenn Milnes, Commercial Director, Surveylab. glenn.milnes@ikeGPS.com.
Engineering consultancy captures ikeGPS
Opus New Zealand has begun track testing their new ikeGPS. Opus is an international multidisciplinary consultancy providing asset development and management solutions for infrastructure. ikeGPS will be used for a diverse range of GIS data capture including cellular infrastructure, environmental resource consent planning, bridge maintenance surveys, and traffic engineering. http://bit.ly/cWT7Qp
2010 ESRI User Conference Interviews
Sanjay Gangal for GISCafe.com talking with Surveylab founder Leon Toorenburg (and others) at the ESRI International User Conference in San Diego.http://bit.ly/bCglPM
Thank you ESRI
And finally a big thank you to ESRI, the presenters and organisers of the User Conference, and everyone we met in San Diego. We had an awesome show and appreciated the opportunity to engage with so many GIS professionals. The ESRI Plenary Session Videos are available here. http://bit.ly/c4IhKn
Leon Toorenburg, CEO and Terry Ross, VP International Sales will be attending the 2010 ESRI International User conference July 12 - 16, 2010 in San Diego, CA.
Leon and Terry will be joining with Surveylab partners Juniper Systems and SAIC to demonstrate recent deployments of the ike1000 GIS data collection instruments in:
- Disaster recovery operations in Haiti
- Disaster preparedness and E911 programmes for USA county and municipal administrations.
As part of the 2010 ESRI User Conference and until 31 July 2010, Surveylab offers two special pricing deals on the ike1000 GPS data capture instruments.
- $1000 off the sticker price of $5995, or
- A free field kit: carry case, holster, screen protector, SD card, vehicle charger, spare battery and ikeCapture for ArcPad altogether valued at $1000, or
- A free 2-year warranty and service plan valued at $2250
In addition to the above offer, buyers of 3 or more ike1000 units will receive an Apple iPad 16GB valued at $499 (while stocks last)
Please contact Terry Ross, VP International Sales, Surveylab Ltd terry.ross@ikeGPS.com
Terms & Conditions
- Payment in full with the order
- Confirmation of price and delivery terms directly with Surveylab
- No other offer or discount is applicable
- Typical delivery 4-8 weeks after receipt of order
- Apple iPad 16GB delivered directly to customer, and independently of ike1000 order
In May 2010 Surveylab hosted ikeGPS customer Dr. Allen McGrew of the Department of Geology at The University of Dayton in Ohio.
Dr. McGrew, together with Professor/Researcher Umesh Haritashya, Associate Professor Dan Goldman, and fifteen geology students are visiting New Zealand to learn and apply geological field methods to describe and interpret New Zealand’s geologic history and active tectonics.
The course will involve three major components: an exploration of the volcanic centers of the Taupo volcanic zone in the North Island, field study of the stratigraphy and structural geology of the Abel-Tasman and Nelson Districts of the South Island, and investigation of the Pleistocene history of New Zealand, including the history of glacial retreat in the Southern Alps of New Zealand and the stratigraphic record of sea-level change on the North Island.
Dayton University use ikeGPS data collection instruments as an all-purpose geological field mapping tool to locate not only the position of rock units in the field, but also to collect georeferenced field photographs and record field observations.
Their data is imported automatically into ESRI ArcGIS to build and visualize the geologic map as they work. Dayton also use IkeGPS instruments to document the field context of localities where they collect samples, and the standoff remote capture capability of the ike1000 is valuable in mapping inaccessible features such as cliff faces.
Wellington, New Zealand, November 27, 2009 – Surveylab today announced that its ikeGPS range now supports data collection software for mine action created by the Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining (GICHD). Utilizing the remote capture capability of ikeGPS, field staff working in many areas of the world now affected with mines and other ERW (explosive remnants of war) can complete data collection tasks whilst remaining safely outside suspected hazardous areas. Combining a GPS with rangefinder and compass, and with a completely integrated workflow, ikeGPS lets a user quickly and simply capture remote points from a safe and discreet location.
The data collection software is a component of the larger Information Management System for Mine Action (IMSMA) suite of software tools developed by GICHD for mine action. Based on ESRI’s ArcEngine™ and utilizing a MySQL™ database engine, IMSMA is a powerful information management tool. Following a collaborative development program, IMSMA Mobile, based on ESRI’s ArcPad™, now runs on Surveylab’s versatile ikeGPS data collection device. IMSMA Mobile allows users to take maps and data to the field and complete a variety of mine action field reports. With ikeGPS running IMSMA Mobile, the user can now reliably collect coordinate data from a safe distance to accurately map minefields and other hazards.
Surveylab is pleased to participate in mine action, and to provide technology and expertise to those organizations active in dealing with the threat of landmines, unexploded ordnance and other explosive remnants of war. ikeGPS presents a unique advantage to the men and women working in the field of mine action, whether they be military, civilian contractors or NGOs: in providing a rugged and reliable tool for users to capture geospatial data from a distance, ikeGPS keeps them safer and away from the suspected hazardous areas.
“Using ikeGPS for humanitarian demining operations is a logical choice – users perform data collection tasks for land release safely and quickly,” commented Leon Toorenburg Surveylab CEO. “Now we have introduced an ikeGPS software solution that adds IMSMA Mobile meaning ikeGPS is integrated into the complete IMSMA system to plan, manage, report and map the results of survey and field data collection.”
About Surveylab: Based in Wellington, New Zealand and McLean, Virginia, Surveylab develops and manufactures ikeGPS, the world's first integrated GPS/laser/camera device for GIS data capture. ikeGPS enables faster, safer, and more efficient data acquisition through remote photo positioning. Multiple targets up to 1,000 meters distant, especially in inaccessible or unsafe locations, can be accurately positioned from a single location. Users such as international NGOs, oil & gas industry, utilities, forestry, military engineers, and public works agencies have been using ikeGPS for years in situations where targets are difficult to reach or safety is a concern. More at www.ikeGPS.com
About IMSMA: IMSMA software, which supports data collection, storage, reporting, and mapping, provides an off-the-shelf GIS, database, and analysis toolset designed specifically for humanitarian mine action projects. The software was developed by the Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining (GICHD, www.gichd.org), which provides it at no charge to the national authority set up by a country to manage demining operations. More at www.imsma.org. For more information on the global initiatives for humanitarian demining, please look at the United Nations Mine Action Service website, www.mineaction.org.
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VP Sales, Surveylab
Tel: +64 4 382 8064
Section Head, Information Management, GICHD
Tel: +41 22 906 16 84
www.gichd.org and www.imsma.org
Leon spoke to Sanjay Gangal of GIS Cafe during the ESRI US last week. Our new handheld GPS ike1000 series was launched at the user conference and Leon explains what's so great about it and why so many people are interested in it! You can find the video interview here.
Yes, the newest thing from Surveylab, our ike1000 series emerged to great interest at the ESRI International User Conference today, in San Diego.
You can find Leon and Jeff at the show for the next two days - be sure to track them down at stand 1501, Hall B2, for your own 1-on-1 demonstration of the new product. Be quick!!