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