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We are delighted to be part of the senseFly stand at the forthcoming PLANTWORX show being held at Bruntingthorpe Proving Ground, Leicestershire starting on the 6th June. senseFly’s range of drones offer the perfect solution to plan, monitor, audit and report on construction sites. Be a part of the largest live construction event in the UK and see senseFly and KOREC at booth F14.
Attend this industry leading event and register for your FREE ticket.
PLANTWORX will feature live construction applications and working machinery.
Read the latest case study by senseFly where they interview Aidan O’Connor, the Managing Director of ASM Ireland, which is one of the country’s most knowledgeable commercial drone operators, with particularly extensive experience in the field of quarrying surveying. Waypoint caught up with Aidan to blast through the benefits of using drones over terrestrial instruments and to drill down into the different ways drone data can benefit quarry operators. .
We were so impressed with our photo competition entries in last year’s contest that we’ve decided to make it a monthly occurrence! Yep, you guessed right, that means someone is going to win a prize every month!
We know there’s no end of photos out there and we are already seeing some great ones coming through on Twitter. All you need to do is upload your entry HERE, we will announce a winner on the first of every month and they’ll receive their very own KOREC goody bag, filled with lots of treats! All entries will automatically be entered in to our annual competition where you can win £/€500 KOREC Vouchers and £/€150 in Amazon vouchers.
So get your cameras out, dust off those lenses and get snapping! We love to see you out and about with your kit, or you may have a great data shot you’d like to share – just remember to let us know the details of how you collected it!
Trimble Dimensions is held in Las Vegas and KOREC consultants and customers alike certainly made use of their free time. Top four experiences include:
You’ll be able to combine this fantastic opportunity to listen and speak to industry experts such as Mikael Noerdenfelt specialist in R&D, alongside product managers from Trimble and also a number of CEOs from Survey companies throughout the world who will be sharing their knowledge on the use of modern survey techniques within the geospatial industry. Speakers from the UK and Ireland include Ronan O’Toole – Greenlight Surveys on the Trimble UX5-HP for intertidal zone mapping; bridging the gap between terrestrial and marine national data-sets in Ireland. Not forgetting our very own Lee Hannon and Chris Harris who will be presenting on Utilising Open Source Software to Manage a Large-scale Combined Mobile Mapping/handheld GNSS Asset Collection Project – and Lessons Learned and Monitoring a railway infrastructure project at London’s Pudding Mill Lane for the Crossrail project.
Trimble recently introduced the latest version of its powerful office software suite used by surveyors and geospatial professionals for processing and analysing geospatial data—Trimble® Business Center. Version 3.21 introduces new coordinate reference systems and a specialised Advanced Drafting module, which enables faster project turnaround and better decision making.
The optional Advanced Drafting module adds highly customisable templates and simplified selection tools, which are designed to reduce the time required to generate high-quality deliverables, such as geospatial maps and corridor cross-sections. Now, professionals working on road, pipeline and railway projects can achieve significant efficiency gains through the software’s new automated cross-section plotting functionality.
KOREC became distributors for the Video Gauge in March 2013 and since then has been involved in a number of projects providing a new level of information to the industry. Monitoring is a vital element in many rail projects and Trimble offers several scalable real-time solutions based around total stations, GNSS, digital levels and software.
However there is a requirement to monitor a number of targets simultaneously, at a high speed, as highlighted initially by Network Rail’s survey team. The brief was to measure vertical track displacement across a number of targets in real-time, dynamically, as trains pass. One solution is the highly innovative Video Gauge system from Imetrum.
Read more about the system in the latest Rail Newsletter.
• Single-click photogrammetry measurements – Virtual DR™
• Faster manual photogrammetry measurements
• Terrestrial Bundle Adjustment Report
• Trimble VISION™ geo-tagged panoramas
• Photo station adjustment enhancement
• Trimble V10 custom ribbon tab and tutorial updates
A key feature is that V10 data extraction using Trimble Business Center has now become even easier. The new version of TBC will allow you to click once on a photo and then the software will do the rest.
For more information read Mensura Spring 2014.
We are pleased to announce that we will be attending, not one but four GeoData events throughout 2014. GeoDATA is a free event that brings together key figures from within the geospatial industry to talk about the latest technological innovations, challenges and how to get the most out of geospatial data.
You will be able to meet the KOREC team at Dublin, Belfast, Manchester and London.
Geospatial experts from both surveying and mapping teams at KOREC will be in attendance to exhibit the latest technology and discuss your geospatial needs. You will also be able to find out more about KOREC’s in-house software development company – K-Matic. The first mapping software release from K-Matic is K-Mobile, a fully customisable data capture software that has the capability to run on all Trimble Windows Mobile hardware platforms including the Trimble Yuma tablet and the newly launched Trimble Geo7X handheld. K-Mobile is the result of KOREC’s 15 years of mapping software development experience combined with extensive customer research.
We will also be presenting at each event on the brand new Trimble V10 Imaging Rover, the V10 has the ability to measure and capture forensic and crash scene data so that the police can clean up the site quicker and then work with the data back in the office.
KOREC is delighted to announce a series of nationwide Technology Roadshows with the theme ‘Data – it’s the Future’.
With a strong emphasis on how geospatial professionals can differentiate themselves, diversify and offer value added deliverables, each roadshow will include the latest technology updates on a full range of KOREC geospatial solutions, from 3D laser scanning and monitoring to digital data capture and imaging. The handling of the different data formats generated by these solutions will be a key topic.
The days will also include UAV demonstrations (excluding the Maidstone location and subject to weather conditions) and the chance to spend extended time in themed demonstration areas talking to KOREC Consultants.
The events will run at a range of prestigious locations throughout the UK – Newcastle (Matfen Hall Hotel Golf & Spa) September 11th, Derby (Breadsall Priory) September 12th, Cardiff (New House Country Hotel) September 17th, Oxford (Heythrop House) September 18th and Maidstone (Leeds Castle) September 19th .
All of the KOREC Technology Roadshows include lunch and are free of charge. Registration is at www.korecknowhow.com
Land & Satellite Surveys is first UK company to invest in Trimble’s next generation R10 GNSS
KOREC is delighted to announce that the first of Trimble’s next generation R10 GNNS receivers has been delivered to Land & Satellite Surveys (L&SS) for use on the high profile London Gateway project.
The Trimble R10 is the smallest and lightest receiver in its class combining ground breaking technologies including Trimble HD-GNSS for faster and more accurate surveying, Trimble SurePoint™ electronic bubble for focus in one place and Trimble xFill™ which provides RTK coverage during connection outages.
London Gateway is being built by the Dubai-owned company DP World at a cost of £1.5bn ($2.35bn), on the site of a former oil refinery in Essex. It will be the UK’s first 21st Century major deep-sea container port and Europe’s largest logistics park.
L&SS purchased the new Trimble R10 to replace the company’s ageing Trimble 5800 GPS. The R10 receiver is 350g lighter than the old 5800 and 40% smaller which makes the overall pole and receiver much lighter and very well balanced. A new quick release feature ensures that after each use the receiver can quickly be returned to its protective case.
Mark Humphrey, Land and Engineering Surveyor, L&SS, states that he has used virtually all the new features since acquiring the R10 and cites the xFill technology that provides RTK coverage during connection outages as particularly useful along with the eBubble display which can be used instead of a traditional pole bubble to enable a clearer, easier and more accessible display for the surveyor.
Mark Humphrey said, “Currently most L&SS projects require GPS and many of the new features in the R10 will help our production and more importantly, the longevity of the receiver. Being able to use a mobile phone to connect directly to the receiver, wirelessly, to check health status and even change the radio frequency, is a great way to get connected out on site without the need of a laptop or making changes through my Trimble TSC3 logger. It’s fair to say that the advanced technology in this receiver will ensure that its performance will actually get even better, especially when the Galileo satellites become live, and keep it ahead of the game for many years to come.”
Gary Ryan, Engineer, DPW London Gateway, said “Land & Satellite Surveys are contracted to support the many divisions of DP World and aid in all matters on such a large project. This can range from setting out, to volumetric surveys and calculations, CAD drawings, As-Built surveys and machine control models. Land & Satellite Surveys has become a key member within the DP World team, liaising closely with all other contractors on site and the introduction of the Trimble GNSS technology has meant that instant information can be gathered and presented in a very short time, increasing productivity all round.”
Images: Mark Humphrey of Land & Satellite Surveys Ltd with the new Trimble R10 on the London Gateway site.
The Summer 2012 issue of Synchronize is available for download now!
The latest issue includes:
Sir Robert McAlpine on Monitoring
KOREC Opinion – Trimble Vision
Product Focus – The Trimble M3
Using the FARO Focus3D – Hints and Tips
If you’d like a hard copy posted to you, please sign up on the KOREC website.
The webinar is now available to view online, despite the best efforts of the Friday 13th I.T. Gremlins!
Trimble VISION integrates calibrated digital cameras within Trimble total stations. In combination with Trimble Access field software, image and survey data are merged enhancing the surveyor’s productivity.
Trimble Business Centre office software overlays survey data on the captured panoramic still images, enabling the surveyor to efficiently document features that were surveyed in the field.
Trimble Business Centre also enables the surveyor to make terrestrial photogrammetric observations and compute point coordinates using the Trimble VISION images.
This Trimble VISION photogrammetry enables measurement of points which were previously time-consuming or difficult to collect using other techniques.
Don’t miss the Spring issue of Geomatics World’s Engineering Showcase. As well as the lastest technical specs on total stations, GNSS receivers and software, it also features several BIM articles and of course some excellent pieces on KOREC customers. Inside you’ll find the full stories on how the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology made their Trimble Integrated System work for them (also featured on the main front cover shot) and some interesting comment from Brunel Surveys Director, Paul Haydon, on why he decided to invest in FARO’s ground breaking Focus3D laser scanner
Firmly established in his new role as KOREC’s specialist in rail applications, Matthew Lock has been quick to share his opinions on the rail industry with his first column published in this months issue of GeoConnexion.
Matthew will also be presenting at Infrarail in Birmingham, 1-3 May. Full details coming soon.
KOREC is delighted to announce that Dominic Gregrory has been appointed to the position of Survey Sales Consultant for Lincolnshire, Yorkshire and the North East.
Dominic has over 11 years of site based experience in surveying and project management roles and has gained extensive hands-on experience of both GPS and Optical instruments in his previous positions for Halcrow, Jacobs and Tata.
Responsible for the sales and hire of the full Trimble range of survey instruments for KOREC, Dominic graduated from Newcastle University in 2000 with a degree in Surveying & Mapping Science and gained his RICS Chartership in 2007.
Dominic will effectively be replacing Matthew Lock who has taken up a new specialist role as KOREC’s Rail Sales Consultant. Matthew’s move reflects KOREC’s increasing commitment to approach markets from the customer’s perspective and in this case, better serve those within the railway industry with market specific systems and solutions.
We are delighted to announce that our new look survey newsletter, Synchronize, has been hitting desks this week. Covering the latest Trimble launches, customer stories, advice from Technical Support and our new ‘Ten Minute Interview’ slot, Synchronize is available as a printed newsletter or as a pdf. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like a copy.
Halfway through the second day of Trimble Dimensions 2010 in Las Vegas and the KOREC delegation are still standing. We arrived in Vegas on Saturday, a small group made up of KOREC staff and customers looking forward to a three day conference with a bit of sight-seeing thrown in for good measure. The theme for Trimble Dimensions this year is Converge. Connect. Collaborate. Trimble’s President & CEO Steve Berglund opened the conference on Monday using his Keynote address to discuss how organisations can use technology and innovation to create and enable collaboration and that with “intelligent use of information they can significantly improve outcomes in terms of profitability and sustainability”.
Steve Berglund again highlighted Trimble’s commitment to continuing their investment in research and development of new products as well as discussing the growing numbers of acquisitions as Trimble continue to invest in technologies such as RFID for growth into adjacent markets.
Trimble have launched a number of new products this week, full details can be found on the Trimble website. Highlights for KOREC customers include the next generation of the Trimble Nomad outdoor rugged handheld computers and the new Trimble Tunnel Construction solution.
The Nomad 900 series adds a 5MP auto-focus camera with flash, enhanced GPS performance, and new Wi-Fi capabilities.
The Trimble Tunnel Construction Solution streamlines the workflow of building road and railway tunnels, which means contractors can improve the efficiency and safety of production blasting while providing near real-time progress monitoring and reporting accurate as-built information for project sign-off.
KOREC customers who are attending the conference this year are making good use of their opportunity to provide direct feedback to the Trimble development teams as Dimensions continues until Thursday with over 250 paper presentations and panel discussions. There is also a ‘Pavillion Exhibition’ with outside demonstration areas for Trimble users featuring exhibitors such as CAT, ESRI & Bentley. Last night provided the opportunity for us all to ‘connect’ as Trimble hosted their popular Pavillion reception, for users of Facebook you can get a feel for the size of the event on the Trimble Survey Facebook page. One thing is for sure, Las Vegas doesn’t ‘do’ small!
At the end of the 3 day GNSS training course run this past week in Huntingdon, a little time was spent going through how to check the optical plumb on the tribrach. We spend a great deal of time making sure that when we establish new control points using GNSS that the processing is done to a high degree of precision. However during the course of the survey the antenna is generally mounted in a tribrach on top of a tripod. It therefore seems sensible that before undertaking a control survey that the circular bubble and optical plumb on the tribrach are tested. These checks are not difficult to perform and can be done relatively quickly; well worth learning how to do.
Trimble have announced the dates for their biggest international event of 2010, Trimble Dimensions, which will be held in Las Vegas between the 8th & 10th November. Trimble Dimensions is the one place where you can make connections to gain insight into positioning solutions that can transform the way you work – you’ll get the chance to talk direct to Trimble experts as well as the opportunity to listen to some visionary presentations given by Trimble’s panel of guest speakers. See the outline Agenda for the conference on the Trimble Dimensions website.
Trimble are also offering users of their systems the chance to present at the conference, and have today extended the deadline for their call for papers to 1st August. Each approved speaker will receive a complimentary full registration to Trimble Dimensions 2010. In addition, all papers will be published on the Conference website. Full details and terms on the Trimble Dimensions website.
Trimble are also running a Student Paper Competition aimed at survey students, with the writer of the best surveying application paper winning a trip to Trimble Dimensions plus 3 nights’ accommodation in Las Vegas. This is combined with the opportunity to win a Trimble R8 GNSS for your survey school, college or university. Full details on the Trimble Dimensions website.
So Register Now to increase your knowledge base from hundreds of educational sessions that focus on surveying, engineering, construction, mapping, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), geospatial, infrastructure, utilities and mobile resource management solutions. At Trimble Dimensions 2010 you will learn how the convergence of technology can make collaborating easier and more productive to gain a competitive edge.
As new distributors of Visual Statement software in the UK and Ireland, we are delighted to invite you to the first KOREC hosted Visual Statement User Group meeting at our Huntingdon Operations Centre in Cambridgeshire on Thursday 29th April. We’ll be gathering at 9.30am for a 10.00am start and expect to be finished after lunch, at around 2.30 – 3.00pm.
We’ll be issuing invites shortly, but if you want to get ahead of the game, please email us at email@example.com or call Gillian Bean on 0151 931 6736 to register.
We are expecting a high level of interest and may initially have to restrict entry to 2 people per police force.
The KOREC Hire division has been busy over the last few months, first joining up with erento to help expand new business opportunities and now membership of the Hire Association Europe – the leading trade association for hire and rental companies in the UK, Ireland and Europe.
Membership of HAE will mean that our specialist surveying equipment hire division have access to the latest advice on health and safety, industry training updates and legal advice.
KOREC is one of the UK’s leading specialists in surveying equipment hire. With over £3.5m worth of surveying equipment and construction tools for hire. We provide nationwide coverage through our network of KOREC response vehicles, all stocking the latest surveying equipment for hire and sale.
As the UK’s leading distributor of Trimble survey equipment we continue to invest in the latest technology to ensure that our customers have access to reliable and up to date construction instruments and surveying equipment for hire.
Want to know more? Why not give one of our hire specialists a call on 0845 603 1214.
It’s not often that a selection of survey kit gets the chance to feature on prime time TV, but with the return of Channel 4’s Time Team, Trimble instruments will once again be taking their place in the spotlight. Now in its 15th year, the new series will be covering locations from every corner of the British Isles and time periods from the Neolithic through Roman, Medieval and Tudor periods and even the 19th century.
Dr Henry Chapman who is principally responsible for all the surveying of the excavated trenches, artefacts and geophysics kindly allowed himself to be interviewed by KOREC and his enthusiasm for both the programme and Trimble instruments made this a hugely enjoyable experience! For a full run down on what happens behind the scenes, click here.