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3D Laser Scanner (23)

  • Three Sixty Group shares some thoughts on the new Trimble X12

    We catch up with Three Sixty Group to find out how they’ve been getting on with the new Trimble X12 3D Laser Scanner

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  • The Trimble X12, first impressions, putting it through its paces and my six highlights

    KOREC’s ‘Scanning and Point Clouds’ Sector Specialist, Melvin Penwill, field tests the new Trimble X12.

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  • New KOREC case study – scanning historic buildings with the Trimble X7

    A Trimble X7 has paid for itself in around 12 months thanks to the quality of the data it is producing for AMR Geomatics’ detailed Revit models and 2D drawings.

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  • Spotted! Out on site with Balfour Beatty

    Spot may have entertained at Digital Construction Week, but out on the construction site, this automated co-bot is already hard at work for numerous clients

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  • New case study – handle with care!

    At almost 200 years old, the Mythe Bridge near Tewkesbury has provided Scan to Plan Owner Bill Stebbing with the opportunity to combine skills in two of his specialist survey areas, historic buildings and civil engineering. It’s also enabled Bill to make use of one of the Trimble X7 3D Laser Scanner’s most underrated features – the handle!

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  • We know what’s in the box, but what’s in the package?

    Reality check – KOREC’s Graham Sharp knows exactly what a good deal should look like for anyone thinking of investing in a 3D Laser Scanner, especially one as good as the Trimble X7!

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  • KOREC case study – Purposeful innovation: From paper plans to pointclouds with Hillcrest Structural Ltd

    The Trimble X7 3D Laser Scanner is proving to be extremely popular with Trimble Tekla users thanks to the FieldLink software that powers it and allows for the seamless import of IFC models (supported by Tekla). Our latest KOREC case study features Hillcrest Structural who were able to reduce labour and plant costs, increase accuracy […]

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  • KOREC case study – Purposeful innovation: From paper plans to pointclouds with Hillcrest Structural Ltd

    Our latest KOREC case study features Hillcrest Structural who were able to reduce labour and plant costs, increase accuracy and save time by switching from tapes and dumpy levels to point clouds and robotic measurement.

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  • KOREC case study – Nugent Manufacturing and the Trimble X7

    Our latest case study comes courtesy of the Nugent Manufacturing team based in Naas Co. Kildare, Ireland. It’s also the first KOREC case study in our new format! Nugent Manufacturing recently invested in a Trimble X7 Laser Scanner and although they are not surveyors by, trade they are achieving exactly the sort of high accuracy […]

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  • 7 ways the Trimble X7 gets you over the finishing line first

    The Trimble X7 has been engineered to help you achieve a fully registered point cloud, ready for the creation of 3D models, drawings etc, as fast as possible. But not all those ways are as evident as you may think!

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  • Surrey Police and Sussex Police invest in Trimble X7 Laser Scanning technology

    Our team of experts including Cesar Almeida, Melvin Penwill and Rob Judge were on hand to deliver the nine units to the forces

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  • Our laser scanning ‘bugbear’ poll – the results are in!

    Earlier this month we asked you to tell us your biggest gripes when it came to laser scanning. We’re delighted to share the survey results here…

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  • A prehistoric Professional Services adventure

    On a recent mobile mapping mission, KOREC employee Graham Beckford was lucky enough to pass not one, but two pre-historic jewels in England’s crown – Stonehenge and the Uffington White Horse. Despite dull and grey conditions, there was no missing the new Professional Services vehicle as it drove up alongside the ancient stone circle – one of Europe’s most […]

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  • Driving Success

    How KOREC are powering a Guinness World Record breaking attempt Ian Williams is a man on a mission. Over the weekend of 7-8th August, he’ll be attempting to smash the Guinness World Record for the furthest distance travelled in a go kart in 24 hours, at the Teesside Autodrome British 24hr Challenge. The current record […]

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  • 4 weeks worth of high-quality data capture completed in just 5 days with the Trimble X7

    It was only a few weeks ago that we caught up with Sky Revolutions Company Director, Ben Gorham when Sky Revolutions became the first KOREC customer to invest in the newly launched senseFly eBee GEO. This time we’re back with Ben talking about a particularly successful week the company’s had with the Trimble X7. Whilst […]

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  • The right to remain silent?

    Definitely not when it comes to examining why the Trimble X7 3D Laser Scanner lends itself to the pressures of crime and collision scene investigation! We round up the top ten reasons why the X7 delivers on key requirements. Over the years, KOREC has enjoyed a long and informative relationship with the UK’s police forces […]

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  • Why 7 is a lucky number

    There are seven days in a week, seven colours of the rainbow, seven seas, seven continents and now Survey Solutions has seven Trimble X7’s! Following Survey Solutions’ recent acquisition of three further survey companies, Survey Systems, Locate Surveys and Kempston Surveys,  it is now the UK’s largest engineering survey company and one that prides itself […]

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  • The Trimble X7 auto-calibrates – five reasons why this matters

    Did you know that the Trimble X7 3D Laser Scanner has an integrated calibration feature that offers full auto-calibration of range and angular systems in 25 seconds with no user interaction or targets? This Trimble technology is a smart feature that monitors environmental temperature, ambient light, vibration, instrument temperature and vertical speed to take the […]

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  • The versatile Trimble SX12 – new features bring new opportunities!

    Can it really be over 4 years since Trimble launched the SX10 Scanning Total Station? We can’t believe it either, but if there’s one thing we are sure about, it’s that the Trimble development team never stands still! …which is why we’re delighted to announce the launch of the SX12 which brings several new features […]

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  • Digital Construction workflow for the COVID era

    Whilst 2020 and COVID-19 threw up innumerable challenges for many of us, the construction sector was especially hard hit. But UK & Ireland based ECC Group were determined to keep their clients happy and their projects on track – and they knew that a digital construction workflow was the way to do this – effectively, […]

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  • Lunch is Launched

    Here’s a question. How do you continue to motivate, inspire, inform, or even just get your teams together during a national lockdown? Whilst 2020 has been unusual (to say the least), for KOREC, we were already quite used to remote working & collaboration. Serving two nations, and with staff the width and breadth of the […]

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  • Trimble X7 – One Year On

    The story of 2 customers Cast your mind back to September 2019, when trade events were in full swing. At INTERGEO, Trimble announced the launch of a new type of laser scanner – one that delivers powerful performance, with simple operation. The X7 promised fast, simple and accurate laser scan results, but 1 year on, […]

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  • KOREC launches ‘Meet the Experts’

    KOREC are delighted to today (11th August 2020) be announcing their new initiative, Meet the Experts, to further help and support their growing customer base. The concept is to increase awareness and understanding of eight key business areas and solutions, which are;   Laser scanning and Trimble RealWorks Mobile Mapping Trimble Business Center software Rail […]

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Announcements (19)

  • KOREC Press Release

    KOREC Press Release: KOREC Group recruits software industry expert to lead large-scale expansion of its K-MATIC operations

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  • Higher and Higher – KOREC, Trimble continue support & investment in higher education

    A trio of news stories celebrating the support that both KOREC and Trimble are providing to the education sector across the UK There isn’t much that’s more important than ensuring the next generation are informed, enthused and inspired to join us in the exciting world of engineering, construction and the built environment. In how many […]

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  • Cutting edge GPS technology used to create an ‘amaizing’ Shaun the Sheep themed jubilee maze!

    It’s taken permission from the Palace and the loan of one of the most advanced handheld GPS mapping systems available for Farmer Ted’s Adventure Farm, Ormskirk, Lancashire, to create this year’s jubilee themed maze attraction.

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  • The Secret to Happiness? It’s within you…

    The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic two years ago really brought home to us the importance of maintaining and improving our health – both inside and out. Maintaining our physical health could mean the difference between a mild or a severe case of covid, and the impact of multiple lockdowns, separation from our loved ones, […]

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  • New partnership with Move Solutions

    KOREC is delighted to announce a new partnership with Italian company and monitoring specialists, Move Solutions.

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  • We’ve got the Eye of the Tiger

    1st February 2022 marks the beginning of the Chinese New Year. Three days later, on Friday 4th, the Beijing Winter Olympics begin. To mark these two occasions, and because we are mad for a group fitness challenge (or just plain mad?) the KOREC team are committing to undertake a mammoth journey. In February 2021, our […]

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  • KOREC Group seeks to expand workforce in the UK and Ireland with 30 new positions

    KOREC is delighted to announce that group expansion means we are now seeking to fill 30 new positions, in a range of departments, across the UK and Ireland. These new roles include openings in our offices in Cambridgeshire, Dublin and Liverpool.

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  • The eBee GEO makes its first UK landing…in Peterborough!

    Peterborough based KOREC customer, Sky Revolutions, is a company that certainly knows its way around the aerial mapping sector and as one of the very earliest UK surveying businesses to realise the benefits of drone surveying, it also has an extensive knowledge of the technology involved. That’s why we are delighted to announce that it […]

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  • KOREC gains Esri Silver Tier Business Partner status

    KOREC is delighted to announce that following extensive behind the scenes work demonstrating our ongoing commitment to support the Esri user community, we have been recognised officially as an Esri Silver Tier Business Partner. This new status will further strengthen the KOREC/Esri relationship allowing KOREC to offer Esri’s ArcGIS software as part of its mapping […]

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  • KOREC launches KOREC Mapping

    KOREC is delighted to announce the launch of KOREC Mapping in a move to consolidate and expand the KOREC offering of field to office data collection and handling solutions available across the UK and Ireland. This development will see new partnerships announced as well as an expanded team of KOREC development, technical and consultancy professionals. […]

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  • Why 7 is a lucky number

    There are seven days in a week, seven colours of the rainbow, seven seas, seven continents and now Survey Solutions has seven Trimble X7’s! Following Survey Solutions’ recent acquisition of three further survey companies, Survey Systems, Locate Surveys and Kempston Surveys,  it is now the UK’s largest engineering survey company and one that prides itself […]

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  • Customer feedback on the new Trimble TSC5

    It’s always interesting for us here at KOREC to see what sort of reception a new product gets and we have to say the Trimble TSC5 Android data logger has certainly had its fair share of coverage on social media since its March launch. We’ve had everything from the Trimble ‘data logger evolution’ picture to […]

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  • Launching KOREC GEOSCHOOL…with a great offer!

    We’re delighted to announce the launch of KOREC GEOSCHOOL, our on-line learning platform that offers a range of paid for and free of charge high quality training courses. These courses have all been designed to allow you to choose, where, when and at what pace you’d like to complete your training as well as providing […]

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  • The versatile Trimble SX12 – new features bring new opportunities!

    Can it really be over 4 years since Trimble launched the SX10 Scanning Total Station? We can’t believe it either, but if there’s one thing we are sure about, it’s that the Trimble development team never stands still! …which is why we’re delighted to announce the launch of the SX12 which brings several new features […]

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  • KOREC and Drone Pilot Academy celebrate 5 years of success

    KOREC and Drone Pilot Academy celebrate 5 years of success with an extended partnership bringing new pilot benefits. DPA now an approved partner for drone demonstrations. Increased dissemination of useful information through webinars and social media. Faster access to new industry releases. Competitive package pricing on drone purchase, product and CAA training. KOREC is delighted […]

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  • New! The ANAFI USA

    Designed for the US army and manufactured in the USA, ANAFI’s latest offering combines multiple security measures, great functionality and is operational from the palm of your hand in just 55 seconds.  These features, along with an extremely competitive price for the applications it’s aimed at, make the ANAFI USA a perfect choice for police, […]

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  • A Decade of Dedication

    This September marks something of a milestone for Debbie Vincent, our Operations Manager (Huntingdon branch) – 10 years at KOREC. Many UK KOREC customers may be familiar with Debbie and her team, but to mark her decade with the company, we asked Debbie to look back over her years working with us. Here’s what she […]

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  • Meet Benchmark – the first UK company to invest in the R12i

      It’s been just 3 weeks since the R12i was launched to the world on 1st September. But already Benchmark Surveys of Exeter have taken delivery of their new GNSS solution – the very first to be sold in the UK. The team took part in trials with the new unit at the end of […]

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  • To the Point with the R12i

    This week saw the launch of the next level GNSS solution from Trimble – the R12i.  Featuring robust IMU tilt-compensation via their patented TIP (Trimble Inertial Platform) technology, you can forget about levelling the pole and focus on collecting points, faster, safer and easier. Utilising an angled pole allows you to obtain previously impossible or […]

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Case Studies (37)

  • Case Study: Using the cloud to manage peatland restoration

    For Angus Davidson Ltd (ADL) rural consultants and specialists in peatland restoration, cloud networking has been key to the management of its field data capture workflow.

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  • New KOREC case study – monitoring the Metro tunnel beneath Newcastle City Centre

    KOREC customer, Academy Geomatics, Ltd is combining data from a Trimble S7 Total Station and a range of Move Solutions geotechnical sensors, all in a single Trimble platform.

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  • New KOREC case study – AV Unibrak

    Improved accuracy and total confidence in the work done has justified AV Unibrak’s investment in Trimble’s RPT600 Rapid Positioning Tool for setting out, as has a 30% reduction in rework.

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  • Adopting Mixed Reality – Three clear benefits underline how the Trimble XR10 is delivering for Mercury Engineering

    Time saved, a reduction in model errors and improved communication – a truly collaborative project has proved the perfect testing ground for Mercury Engineering and their Trimble XR10 mixed reality technology.

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  • New KOREC case study – scanning historic buildings with the Trimble X7

    A Trimble X7 has paid for itself in around 12 months thanks to the quality of the data it is producing for AMR Geomatics’ detailed Revit models and 2D drawings.

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  • New KOREC case study – Clearing landmines

    Through its support of the HALO Trust with Trimble GNSS systems and extensive consultancy, KOREC has been proud to provide back up and affordable GNSS technology to support this charity.

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  • New case study “Time is our most valuable commodity”

    Casterbridge Land Surveys Ltd has been putting its new Trimble R12i GNSS to good use as part of an integrated surveying solution that’s increasing site efficiency by 30-50% and saving up to 3 hours a day.

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  • New case study – handle with care!

    At almost 200 years old, the Mythe Bridge near Tewkesbury has provided Scan to Plan Owner Bill Stebbing with the opportunity to combine skills in two of his specialist survey areas, historic buildings and civil engineering. It’s also enabled Bill to make use of one of the Trimble X7 3D Laser Scanner’s most underrated features – the handle!

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  • New case study – why the Catalyst DA2 Receiver knocks the DA1 into a hat!

    Our thanks to Jason Hinsley of DroneWorks who took the time to explain to us why his new Trimble Catalyst DA2 Receiver knocks the DA1 into a hat and why it’s the most cost-effective route to cm positions for businesses like his own. “Simply, I’m amazed, “Less than a minute to get less than 1cm […]

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  • New Case Study with the National Oceanography Centre

    ow using a KOREC supplied Trimble Alloy GNSS Receiver along with an interesting GNSS contradiction is assisting the National Oceanography Centre in its innovative approach to measuring sea level.

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  • Increasing productivity on HS2 with the Trimble R12i GNSS

    For the EKFB team working on HS2’s Aylesbury section, the unique technologies of the Trimble R12i GNSS are cutting the time on site by couple of hours each day and increasing field productivity by 30%.

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  • KOREC case study – Purposeful innovation: From paper plans to pointclouds with Hillcrest Structural Ltd

    The Trimble X7 3D Laser Scanner is proving to be extremely popular with Trimble Tekla users thanks to the FieldLink software that powers it and allows for the seamless import of IFC models (supported by Tekla). Our latest KOREC case study features Hillcrest Structural who were able to reduce labour and plant costs, increase accuracy […]

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  • KOREC case study – Purposeful innovation: From paper plans to pointclouds with Hillcrest Structural Ltd

    Our latest KOREC case study features Hillcrest Structural who were able to reduce labour and plant costs, increase accuracy and save time by switching from tapes and dumpy levels to point clouds and robotic measurement.

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  • KOREC case study – Nugent Manufacturing and the Trimble X7

    Our latest case study comes courtesy of the Nugent Manufacturing team based in Naas Co. Kildare, Ireland. It’s also the first KOREC case study in our new format! Nugent Manufacturing recently invested in a Trimble X7 Laser Scanner and although they are not surveyors by, trade they are achieving exactly the sort of high accuracy […]

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  • KOREC case study – Establishing a ‘single source of truth’

    How Derbyshire County Council is successfully implementing a mobile mapping strategy allowing it to take full control of all its asset data capture and analysis. Asset management is all about understanding a range of assets – from roads and pavements to drains and road signs – and then using this information to prioritise how they […]

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  • Digital Construction workflow for the COVID era

    Whilst 2020 and COVID-19 threw up innumerable challenges for many of us, the construction sector was especially hard hit. But UK & Ireland based ECC Group were determined to keep their clients happy and their projects on track – and they knew that a digital construction workflow was the way to do this – effectively, […]

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  • New KOREC case study with Centara Ltd – Trimble X7 with Leica Cyclone software

    Our latest KOREC case study is called ‘The best of both worlds’. Why? Because Yorkshire based Centara Ltd wanted to invest in the best 3D laser scanner for their line of work whilst making a choice that took into account many economic considerations including sticking with their existing workflow that included Leica’s Cyclone processing software. […]

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  • KOREC case study – Willesden Junction Blockade

    Innovation is key when it comes to “Putting the passenger first” The successful 90mph handback of a 400m stretch of the West Coast Mainline during the replacement of Willesden North Junction over Easter has been assisted by the willingness of the S&C South Alliance* to adopt a range of innovative technology during the blockade. This […]

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  • A very 2020 Solution to Tunnel Monitoring

    Whilst you were sleeping – a tailor-made monitoring solution is set up remotely! In this case by KOREC’s monitoring expert Julian Gray who worked closely on this tunnel monitoring project with Mark Anderson of Academy Geomatics Ltd. Julian says that Mark created one of the best planned and set up installations he’s seen in his […]

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  • KOREC case study – Let sleeping bats lie!

    We appreciate that bats have had more than their fair share of publicity lately, but this KOREC case study, recently published in GeoConnexionUK, was just too good to keep to ourselves! We love a story that combines innovative technology with a creative solution and this one certainly fits the bill…..Just how do you produce an […]

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  • New KOREC case study – Tri-Tech surveys corridor mapping

    Our thanks to Ted Harland, Managing Director of Tri-Tech Surveys, for our latest senseFly eBee X story. Ted and his team know eBee technology inside out and achieve some amazing results with their drone. This latest project saw them undertake a 4km corridor mapping project in a single morning achieving exactly the crisp, clear images […]

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  • New Korec case study – Monitoring with Senceive sensors

    Our thanks to Keating Project Manager, Steven Heaney, for suppling the information for our latest case study ‘Confidence Assured’ which looks at how a network of Senceive sensors was used to monitor a protected wall at Greenore Port in Ireland during refurbishment works. This will be the featured case study in our upcoming KOREC Ireland […]

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  • New KOREC case study – let sleeping bats lie!

    Has it really been over 2 years since the launch of the Trimble SX10 Scanning Total Station? We can’t believe it either! However, it’s been particularly interesting over the last year to see the breadth of applications expand so significantly as surveyors and engineers, familiar with the technology, become highly resourceful in the new ways […]

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  • New Korec case study – Mobile Mapping – MX9

    Malcolm Hughes Land Surveyors is the latest KOREC customer to talk to us about how their team used KOREC Professional Services and the Trimble MX9 to capture information on Wrexham’s A483, all with minimal traffic management. Read the case study here. Our thanks to Survey Manager, Andrew Thompson, for providing the background and pictures for […]

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  • New KOREC case study – jetty piles

    Undertaking a jetty survey for a large international port on the south coast brings its own unique set of challenges. Brunel Surveys’ Peter Worthington tackles the access difficulties of a twenty-four hour working port, a swaying boat as a base from which to survey, a tiny tidal window and the need to accurately survey the […]

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  • New KOREC case study

    Our thanks to Gareth Price of O’Brien Contractors for supplying all the information and pictures for our first Trimble SiteVision case study. Carrying out enabling works on the Dudley Very Light Railway Innovation Centre, Gareth reports that easy design visualisation, validation of works and the ability to communicate with a wide range of stakeholders were […]

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  • New KOREC casestudy

    Combining Trimble SX10 and ZEB-HORIZON data for a high-rise facade survey Our latest casestudy looks at the new level of service on offer from KOREC hire. Working closely with the customer, Jake Gaskell of JWG, KOREC Hire was able to come up with a solution designed to tackle a high-rise survey with very limited access […]

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  • New KOREC case study – Monitoring the Albert Hall

    Our thanks to Vince Bridle of Sir Robert McAlpine for supplying the information for our latest case study featuring the Trimble S8 and T4D Monitoring software. A single Trimble monitoring system is all that’s required for a challenging site thanks to intelligent planning and a full understanding of the project’s challenges. Read the full story […]

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  • New KOREC case study – LSTC

    Safer underground manhole surveys with the ZEB-REVO RT LS Transmission Consultancy Limited T/A LSTC has carried out over fifty underground manhole surveys using the ZEB-REVO RT’s handheld laser scanning technology to achieve high accuracy data whilst surveyors remain above ground. Our thanks to Kurt Slater, Survey Manager at LSTC for providing the information. Read the […]

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  • New KOREC case study – KOREC Professional Services

    Trimble MX9 addresses critical health and safety implications for complex road survey. For Gateshead based Academy Geomatics, the mobile mapping service provided by KOREC’s Professional Services division has transformed the methods and speeds with which it can capture survey grade data on busy road networks. Read the full case study here Our thanks to Academy […]

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  • New KOREC case study – ABP Southampton and Trimble VRS Now

    Our thanks to Becky Conway, Principal Hydrographic Surveyor, Associated British Ports for kindly supplying us with the information for this casestudy reminding us why Trimble’s VRS Now Service remains a reliable and easy to make choice for real-time corrections. Read the full case study here.

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  • New KOREC case study – TP Knotweed

    TP Knotweed is a company that specialises in helping businesses, local councils, and homeowners throughout the UK to permanently eradicate Japanese knotweed from their premises. This latest KOREC case study is a really useful example of how a company that’s been committed to investing in technology since its inception decided to extend this into its […]

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  • New KOREC case study – Enviroflow Management Ltd

    Our latest KOREC case study underlines just how creative solutions come about! In this case, a tight schedule, along with health and safety considerations, were the drivers behind an imaginative and effective data capture solution that enabled waste management specialists Enviroflow to complete a managed motorway drainage survey just four weeks into a six-week project. […]

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  • New KOREC case study – Greenhatch Group

    The accuracy of the Trimble SX10 lends itself to a challenging cliff top survey in Tintagel as a new bridge linking the headland and the ruins of the 13th century castle nears completion. Many thanks to Jordan Knight of The Greenhatch Group for supplying the information and images. Read the full case study here.

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  • Updated K-Mobile ‘Tree Edition’ case study

    We’ve updated our K-Mobile ‘Tree Edition’ case study done in conjunction with EDP. Why? Because not only do they keep doing great things with the software that we want to write about, but ‘Tree Edition’ is now available as an off-the-shelf product for all arboricultral consultants. Read the full version here

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  • New KOREC Case study – Reencon, SX10

    The first SX10 in Northern Ireland was purchased by Reencon. 12 months on and we catch up with Senior Surveyor, Tim Connolly, to find out how he’s been using it. Read the full case study here.

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  • New KOREC Case Study – Why service and support matter

    Many thanks to Laurent Ciais, Survey Manager at Balfour Beatty VINCI on the M6 smart motorway upgrade, for supplying the information for this case study. There’s no doubt that we are seeing a shift towards a more sophisticated sales environment in which service, support and a personal approach play a key part in the buying […]

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Construction (10)

  • Press Release: Announcing a new Trimble BuildingPoint dealer for the UK and Ireland

    KOREC Group is delighted to announce the establishment of BuildingPoint UK and Ireland as it becomes the newest partner to join Trimble’s BuildingPoint distribution network.

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  • New KOREC case study – AV Unibrak

    Improved accuracy and total confidence in the work done has justified AV Unibrak’s investment in Trimble’s RPT600 Rapid Positioning Tool for setting out, as has a 30% reduction in rework.

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  • Adopting Mixed Reality – Three clear benefits underline how the Trimble XR10 is delivering for Mercury Engineering

    Time saved, a reduction in model errors and improved communication – a truly collaborative project has proved the perfect testing ground for Mercury Engineering and their Trimble XR10 mixed reality technology.

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  • Spotted! Out on site with Balfour Beatty

    Spot may have entertained at Digital Construction Week, but out on the construction site, this automated co-bot is already hard at work for numerous clients

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  • Winning…with Connected Construction

    A recent report by Deloitte on the development of the construction and engineering industry until 2050 identified the key trends set to shape the industry, the priorities and challenges that construction professionals should be aware of, and the technologies and solutions that are on hand to help us meet these challenges. The report defines Connected […]

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  • KOREC COMITS to Construction Industry Excellence

    KOREC Group have cemented their dedication to the construction industry, by becoming a signed-up member of COMIT. Short for Construction Operation & Maintenance through Innovative Technology, the organisation’s mission is to foster greater ties between the construction and technology industries, in order to speed up the adoption of innovative technologies in the sector. As a […]

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  • Setting out for success!

    A well-established policy of embracing survey technology has enabled Newry based contractor Felix O’Hare to position itself as one of the most enterprising companies in Northern Ireland for BIM and digital construction. So it comes as no surprise that under the guidance of Senior Site Engineer, Wayne Nolan, a driving force behind the advancement of […]

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  • Setting Out just got an Upgrade

    Setting out is a laborious, time-consuming yet vital stage of the construction process. With our February trade-up offer, you can ensure you have the most robust, most productive and most cost-effect setting out workflow available. To make things better, we’ll give you £4000 / €4500 to upgrade your old survey kit for a brand-new, setting […]

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  • Digital Construction workflow for the COVID era

    Whilst 2020 and COVID-19 threw up innumerable challenges for many of us, the construction sector was especially hard hit. But UK & Ireland based ECC Group were determined to keep their clients happy and their projects on track – and they knew that a digital construction workflow was the way to do this – effectively, […]

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  • Visual Setting Out – the 5 Reasons Why

    How would you like to complete five times the amount of work, with just 1 operative? More construction contractors are realising the value of visual setting out with robotic total stations. They’re seeing firsthand the gains in speed, efficiency, and accuracy. These benefits translate to reductions in rework, schedule delays, and other costly problems, all […]

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Customer Experiences (20)

  • Three Sixty Group shares some thoughts on the new Trimble X12

    We catch up with Three Sixty Group to find out how they’ve been getting on with the new Trimble X12 3D Laser Scanner

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  • Case Study: Using the cloud to manage peatland restoration

    For Angus Davidson Ltd (ADL) rural consultants and specialists in peatland restoration, cloud networking has been key to the management of its field data capture workflow.

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  • New KOREC case study – monitoring the Metro tunnel beneath Newcastle City Centre

    KOREC customer, Academy Geomatics, Ltd is combining data from a Trimble S7 Total Station and a range of Move Solutions geotechnical sensors, all in a single Trimble platform.

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  • New KOREC case study – AV Unibrak

    Improved accuracy and total confidence in the work done has justified AV Unibrak’s investment in Trimble’s RPT600 Rapid Positioning Tool for setting out, as has a 30% reduction in rework.

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  • Adopting Mixed Reality – Three clear benefits underline how the Trimble XR10 is delivering for Mercury Engineering

    Time saved, a reduction in model errors and improved communication – a truly collaborative project has proved the perfect testing ground for Mercury Engineering and their Trimble XR10 mixed reality technology.

    View Article
  • Cutting edge GPS technology used to create an ‘amaizing’ Shaun the Sheep themed jubilee maze!

    It’s taken permission from the Palace and the loan of one of the most advanced handheld GPS mapping systems available for Farmer Ted’s Adventure Farm, Ormskirk, Lancashire, to create this year’s jubilee themed maze attraction.

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  • New case study “Time is our most valuable commodity”

    Casterbridge Land Surveys Ltd has been putting its new Trimble R12i GNSS to good use as part of an integrated surveying solution that’s increasing site efficiency by 30-50% and saving up to 3 hours a day.

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  • New case study – handle with care!

    At almost 200 years old, the Mythe Bridge near Tewkesbury has provided Scan to Plan Owner Bill Stebbing with the opportunity to combine skills in two of his specialist survey areas, historic buildings and civil engineering. It’s also enabled Bill to make use of one of the Trimble X7 3D Laser Scanner’s most underrated features – the handle!

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  • Increasing productivity on HS2 with the Trimble R12i GNSS

    For the EKFB team working on HS2’s Aylesbury section, the unique technologies of the Trimble R12i GNSS are cutting the time on site by couple of hours each day and increasing field productivity by 30%.

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  • Design models in augmented reality, IPC Euston

    Real-time decision cuts costs by two thirds and reduces work by four months. Skanska share their experiences of using Trimble SiteVision at Infrastructure Projects Central (IPC) Euston.

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  • “Precisely” what Trimble Catalyst is all about!

    “Trimble Catalyst made the job easy”. We catch up with Jeremy Murfitt, Owner of Everything is Somewhere, long time Esri user and an early adopter of Trimble Catalyst.

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  • Testing Cm positions in three challenging scenarios!

    How does the new Trimble Catalyst DA2 receiver measure up against the DA1?

    What better way to find out than by putting the DA2 into the hands of experienced Catalyst user and advocate of the DA1 system, Andrew Stephenson of Morrison Water Services

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  • KOREC case study – Purposeful innovation: From paper plans to pointclouds with Hillcrest Structural Ltd

    The Trimble X7 3D Laser Scanner is proving to be extremely popular with Trimble Tekla users thanks to the FieldLink software that powers it and allows for the seamless import of IFC models (supported by Tekla). Our latest KOREC case study features Hillcrest Structural who were able to reduce labour and plant costs, increase accuracy […]

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  • KOREC case study – Purposeful innovation: From paper plans to pointclouds with Hillcrest Structural Ltd

    Our latest KOREC case study features Hillcrest Structural who were able to reduce labour and plant costs, increase accuracy and save time by switching from tapes and dumpy levels to point clouds and robotic measurement.

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  • Trimble Catalyst – the story behind the numbers!

    Who benefits? Looking at the business case for low-cost cm positions with Trimble Catalyst user Alan Roberts, Owner/Director of DTM Technologies.

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  • Who needs low cost, on-demand, cm precison data collection?

    Who needs low cost, on-demand, cm precision data collection? “A cm accurate GNSS solution at the right price point.” Christopher Cooke of 3LM on Trimble Catalyst We’ve just launched ‘A Grand Deal’ and it’s our offer of the summer!  Mobile, on-demand data collection with centimetre-precision, our KOREC Capture data collection app and the KOREC Portal […]

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  • KOREC Canopy customer to KOREC colleague!

    “KOREC is firmly behind all the success I’ve achieved in the last 20 years at the Northern Ireland Forest Service. The right hardware, smart data capture software development and a great working relationship enabled us to revolutionise our data collection and management capabilities.” At the end of 2020, former Information Systems Manager with the Northern […]

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  • A shout out for KOREC’s unsung heroes!

    What better time than Christmas to thank KOREC’s unsung heroes, especially those who make up our in-field, regional technical support team – and that’s exactly what our KOREC customers have done! Our technical support field team are answering their phone out of hours, sorting out site problems in all weathers and can turn your bad […]

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  • KOREC Customer Experiences

      This year, we’re on a mission to connect our customers to leaders in the Geospatial field!  We want to take YOU on our KOREC customer experience days, which kicked off at the beginning of April when we took 10 lucky customers to the Geospatial World Forum in Amsterdam – attending the conference and exhibition, and of […]

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  • X Marks the Spot

      Why winning a KOREC ‘golden ticket’ to the Trimble SX10/S-Series production centre in Sweden is so much more than ‘just 48 hours in Stockholm!’ “By knowing more about where your instruments come from, who designed them, and the science behind their design, you become a stakeholder in the development cycle—and a peer in a […]

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Drone (5)

  • KOREC and Drone Pilot Academy celebrate 5 years of success

    KOREC and Drone Pilot Academy celebrate 5 years of success with an extended partnership bringing new pilot benefits. DPA now an approved partner for drone demonstrations. Increased dissemination of useful information through webinars and social media. Faster access to new industry releases. Competitive package pricing on drone purchase, product and CAA training. KOREC is delighted […]

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  • Become a senseFly eBee owner for a fraction of the cost

    We are delighted to announce the release of the latest member of the senseFly eBee family, the eBee GEO! So much so, that we’ve decided to introduce it in a special bundle for February including a free Drone Pilot Academy course making it even more affordable. Designed to place senseFly’s fixed wing drone technology into […]

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  • New! The ANAFI USA

    Designed for the US army and manufactured in the USA, ANAFI’s latest offering combines multiple security measures, great functionality and is operational from the palm of your hand in just 55 seconds.  These features, along with an extremely competitive price for the applications it’s aimed at, make the ANAFI USA a perfect choice for police, […]

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  • KOREC Webinar – Prepare for January’s new EU drone regulations.

    Not just onwards…but upwards! 2021 will soon be upon us but did you know that January will also see a set of new EU harmonisation regulations applicable to all commercial drone pilots? This is just one of the key topics that we’ll be covering in our upcoming webinar hosted by the KOREC Mapping team and […]

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  • KOREC launches ‘Meet the Experts’

    KOREC are delighted to today (11th August 2020) be announcing their new initiative, Meet the Experts, to further help and support their growing customer base. The concept is to increase awareness and understanding of eight key business areas and solutions, which are;   Laser scanning and Trimble RealWorks Mobile Mapping Trimble Business Center software Rail […]

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Events (6)

  • The Secret to Happiness? It’s within you…

    The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic two years ago really brought home to us the importance of maintaining and improving our health – both inside and out. Maintaining our physical health could mean the difference between a mild or a severe case of covid, and the impact of multiple lockdowns, separation from our loved ones, […]

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  • We’ve got the Eye of the Tiger

    1st February 2022 marks the beginning of the Chinese New Year. Three days later, on Friday 4th, the Beijing Winter Olympics begin. To mark these two occasions, and because we are mad for a group fitness challenge (or just plain mad?) the KOREC team are committing to undertake a mammoth journey. In February 2021, our […]

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  • A Very Healthy Competition

    How do we maintain our motivation in the depths of winter? How do we remain positive and engaged as a team when we can’t even meet face to face with our colleagues? That was the challenge facing the KOREC team at the beginning of 2021. A highly social group who aren’t averse to a challenge, […]

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  • Lunch is Launched

    Here’s a question. How do you continue to motivate, inspire, inform, or even just get your teams together during a national lockdown? Whilst 2020 has been unusual (to say the least), for KOREC, we were already quite used to remote working & collaboration. Serving two nations, and with staff the width and breadth of the […]

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  • A sunny Hillhead!

    Hillhead 2010 has just finished and this years glorious weather was appreciated by visitors and exhibitors alike. Aided by Trimble and Finning, the KOREC stand was busy for the duration with the full Trimble range of Machine Control and Site Positioning Systems on show, all backed up by KOREC’s expertise. As predicted, the Finning supplied […]

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  • Register Now: KOREC & Trimble Environmental Solutions at Futuresource

    Register now to join KOREC and Trimble® at Europe’s largest sustainability event which takes place next week at London’s ExCel.  Futuresource is a joint event from the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM) and the Environmental Services Association (ESA) and provides a forum for debating key issues, discussing best practice and sharing expertise and solutions. […]

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GNSS (15)

  • New KOREC case study – Clearing landmines

    Through its support of the HALO Trust with Trimble GNSS systems and extensive consultancy, KOREC has been proud to provide back up and affordable GNSS technology to support this charity.

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  • New case study “Time is our most valuable commodity”

    Casterbridge Land Surveys Ltd has been putting its new Trimble R12i GNSS to good use as part of an integrated surveying solution that’s increasing site efficiency by 30-50% and saving up to 3 hours a day.

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  • New case study – why the Catalyst DA2 Receiver knocks the DA1 into a hat!

    Our thanks to Jason Hinsley of DroneWorks who took the time to explain to us why his new Trimble Catalyst DA2 Receiver knocks the DA1 into a hat and why it’s the most cost-effective route to cm positions for businesses like his own. “Simply, I’m amazed, “Less than a minute to get less than 1cm […]

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  • New Case Study with the National Oceanography Centre

    ow using a KOREC supplied Trimble Alloy GNSS Receiver along with an interesting GNSS contradiction is assisting the National Oceanography Centre in its innovative approach to measuring sea level.

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  • Increasing productivity on HS2 with the Trimble R12i GNSS

    For the EKFB team working on HS2’s Aylesbury section, the unique technologies of the Trimble R12i GNSS are cutting the time on site by couple of hours each day and increasing field productivity by 30%.

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  • Testing Cm positions in three challenging scenarios!

    How does the new Trimble Catalyst DA2 receiver measure up against the DA1?

    What better way to find out than by putting the DA2 into the hands of experienced Catalyst user and advocate of the DA1 system, Andrew Stephenson of Morrison Water Services

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  • Trimble Catalyst – the story behind the numbers!

    Who benefits? Looking at the business case for low-cost cm positions with Trimble Catalyst user Alan Roberts, Owner/Director of DTM Technologies.

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  • The next generation receiver for the Trimble Catalyst GNSS positioning service has landed!

    KOREC’s Richard Gauchwin puts the new Catalyst DA2 through its paces looking at why it delivers even more than the DA1 for anyone wanting cost-effective, precise data capture.

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  • Streamline and save

    Save up to 20% on a Trimble R8s GNSS receiver with TDC600 Trimble’s R8s GNSS has always been ‘the one with all the options’! It’s flexible and scaleable, which means that you can choose the configuration level that suits your needs best, whether it’s post-processing, base, rover, or a combination of base and rover functionality. […]

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  • New year, new kit, new price

    Resolve to save 20% on a Trimble R8s GNSS receiver with TDC600 this January

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  • Lunch is Launched

    Here’s a question. How do you continue to motivate, inspire, inform, or even just get your teams together during a national lockdown? Whilst 2020 has been unusual (to say the least), for KOREC, we were already quite used to remote working & collaboration. Serving two nations, and with staff the width and breadth of the […]

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  • SiteVision – 8 Features, Endless Applications

    Trimble’s SiteVision is a geospatial tool created for today’s tech-savvy workforce. Working in sync with your own mobile device, the unit utilises the very latest GNSS technology (including with the R12i – more on that to come) to pinpoint your design model down to cm accuracy. This allows you to easily and accurately visualise your […]

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  • Meet Benchmark – the first UK company to invest in the R12i

      It’s been just 3 weeks since the R12i was launched to the world on 1st September. But already Benchmark Surveys of Exeter have taken delivery of their new GNSS solution – the very first to be sold in the UK. The team took part in trials with the new unit at the end of […]

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  • To the Point with the R12i

    This week saw the launch of the next level GNSS solution from Trimble – the R12i.  Featuring robust IMU tilt-compensation via their patented TIP (Trimble Inertial Platform) technology, you can forget about levelling the pole and focus on collecting points, faster, safer and easier. Utilising an angled pole allows you to obtain previously impossible or […]

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  • KOREC launches ‘Meet the Experts’

    KOREC are delighted to today (11th August 2020) be announcing their new initiative, Meet the Experts, to further help and support their growing customer base. The concept is to increase awareness and understanding of eight key business areas and solutions, which are;   Laser scanning and Trimble RealWorks Mobile Mapping Trimble Business Center software Rail […]

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  • New case study “Time is our most valuable commodity”

    Casterbridge Land Surveys Ltd has been putting its new Trimble R12i GNSS to good use as part of an integrated surveying solution that’s increasing site efficiency by 30-50% and saving up to 3 hours a day.

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KOREC in the press (40)

  • Press Release: Announcing a new Trimble BuildingPoint dealer for the UK and Ireland

    KOREC Group is delighted to announce the establishment of BuildingPoint UK and Ireland as it becomes the newest partner to join Trimble’s BuildingPoint distribution network.

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  • Press Release: Fibre network designers, Jorvik Design Group, first in UK to invest in a KOREC supplied Trimble MX50 Mobile Mapping System

    Fibre network designers, Jorvik Design Group, first in UK to invest in a KOREC supplied Trimble MX50 Mobile Mapping System

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  • Higher and Higher – KOREC, Trimble continue support & investment in higher education

    A trio of news stories celebrating the support that both KOREC and Trimble are providing to the education sector across the UK There isn’t much that’s more important than ensuring the next generation are informed, enthused and inspired to join us in the exciting world of engineering, construction and the built environment. In how many […]

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  • Spotted! Out on site with Balfour Beatty

    Spot may have entertained at Digital Construction Week, but out on the construction site, this automated co-bot is already hard at work for numerous clients

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  • Larger than ever presence at Rail Live 2022

    KOREC is delighted to announce that following an expansion of the KOREC Rail team, it is better equipped than ever to showcase advances in rail survey and measurement technology:- PWI Membership As a new corporate member of the Permanent Way Institution, KOREC will be working closely with the organisation to provide training and upskilling with […]

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  • Prestigious nomination for KOREC CEO, Alan Browne.

    We are delighted and proud to announce that our KOREC Group CEO, Alan Browne, has been named on the EY Entrepreneur of the Year shortlist for 2022.

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  • A European Extravaganza

    The annual extravaganza that is the Eurovision Song Contest takes place this Saturday, as twenty-four European nations (and, erm, Australia!) compete to take home the trophy. Now, you may be asking what this has to do with KOREC – very much a UK & Irish based organisation! Well, besides the fact that Ireland have won […]

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  • Do you Trust Us?

    Trust is a funny thing. It can take years to build, yet can be destroyed in days. All and any relationships, may they be business or personal, ultimately succeed or fail due to trust. In the era of fake news, accusations of green-washing, and with faith in our political systems at an all time low […]

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  • Out of this world

    We couldn’t possibly finish our celebration of Black History Month without discussing Katherine Johnson, who along with Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson was the inspiration behind the best-selling book and 2016 film ‘Hidden Figures’.

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  • Surrey Police and Sussex Police invest in Trimble X7 Laser Scanning technology

    Our team of experts including Cesar Almeida, Melvin Penwill and Rob Judge were on hand to deliver the nine units to the forces

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  • KOREC Team Updates – Sep 21

    News this week has broken that over one million job vacancies remain unfilled in the UK, a record number since records began in 2001. Gratefully so far at KOREC we’ve managed to buck this trend with a number of new hires over the last few weeks, filling roles in our field technical support and sales […]

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  • Trimble Sync Manager

    Trimble Sync Manager (TSM) is a helpful tool for surveyors looking to seamlessly manage data between office and field via the cloud. Jobs created in Trimble Business Center can be issued anywhere in the world at the click of a button. Part of the Trimble survey workflow, tasks are delivered to surveyors via Trimble Access […]

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  • A prehistoric Professional Services adventure

    On a recent mobile mapping mission, KOREC employee Graham Beckford was lucky enough to pass not one, but two pre-historic jewels in England’s crown – Stonehenge and the Uffington White Horse. Despite dull and grey conditions, there was no missing the new Professional Services vehicle as it drove up alongside the ancient stone circle – one of Europe’s most […]

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  • TeamKG celebrate the arrival of the Olympics

    We’re celebrating the eventual arrival of the Tokyo Olympics with our own mini competition, as well as highlighting our ‘dream team’ product line up. For the duration of the Games, we’re asking customers and colleagues alike to submit their best snaps on the theme of the Olympic motto – Faster, Higher, Stronger. We welcome photos […]

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  • In the loop

    What’s the best way to stay in the loop with the current trends, events, offers and news in the geospatial industry? Well, one way is to make sure you’re signed up to the weekly KOREC round up email. Every Friday, we curate a selection of the most relevant, interesting and informative content from KOREC, our […]

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  • In the press – where to find us

    We’re delighted to have been featured in several industry publications this month! GeoConnexion UK (March/April 2021) Our group Commercial Director, Mark Poveda uses his regular colum in this issue to look at a quarted of technology solutions that are helping the engineering and construction sectors stay safe and adapt to the new normal. Read it […]

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  • KOREC COMITS to Construction Industry Excellence

    KOREC Group have cemented their dedication to the construction industry, by becoming a signed-up member of COMIT. Short for Construction Operation & Maintenance through Innovative Technology, the organisation’s mission is to foster greater ties between the construction and technology industries, in order to speed up the adoption of innovative technologies in the sector. As a […]

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  • KOREC helps keep coast safe

    3 old total stations bound for the skip at Malcolm Hughes Land Surveyors (MHLS) in Swansea have been brought back to life and donated to the National Coastwatch Institution (NCI) to help their monitoring of shipping off the North Cornish Coast. The NCI is a voluntary organisation keeping a visual watch along UK shores and […]

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  • Setting out for success!

    A well-established policy of embracing survey technology has enabled Newry based contractor Felix O’Hare to position itself as one of the most enterprising companies in Northern Ireland for BIM and digital construction. So it comes as no surprise that under the guidance of Senior Site Engineer, Wayne Nolan, a driving force behind the advancement of […]

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  • Setting Out just got an Upgrade

    Setting out is a laborious, time-consuming yet vital stage of the construction process. With our February trade-up offer, you can ensure you have the most robust, most productive and most cost-effect setting out workflow available. To make things better, we’ll give you £4000 / €4500 to upgrade your old survey kit for a brand-new, setting […]

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  • 2021 – time for a change?

    Who likes January? OK, don’t all shout at once. We know it’s probably the least-loved month of all, and it’s easy to see why – it’s cold, it’s dark, your bank account is decimated, and it just seems to go on, and on… But this January is different. This is January 2021, which means that […]

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  • Professional Services – 2020 in Numbers

    While 2020 meant a year of inactivity for many, this certainly wasn’t the case for KOREC’s Professional Services division. As a key service provider based out of our Huntingdon offices, the division carried on throughout lockdown providing vital survey, scanning and mapping services to help keep the nation’s infrastructure networks open and operating. Throughout the […]

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  • Name the famous face – and win…

    KOREC scanning expert Melvin Penwill has a keen eye for a great scanning subject when he’s out and about with his Trimble X7. Usually found scanning buildings, infrastructure and highways, Melvin took time out to capture this character from their statue. The question is, can you identify who the famous figure is? Guess correctly, and […]

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  • Totally Devoted to You

    Total Station. It’s not likely to be the most exciting piece of kit in your toolbox – but as these happy customers attest, your Trimble total station might just be your most faithful survey sidekick. The name may not set your pulse racing, but when everything else seems so uncertain at the moment, isn’t it […]

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  • Lunch is Launched

    Here’s a question. How do you continue to motivate, inspire, inform, or even just get your teams together during a national lockdown? Whilst 2020 has been unusual (to say the least), for KOREC, we were already quite used to remote working & collaboration. Serving two nations, and with staff the width and breadth of the […]

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  • KOREC case study – Let sleeping bats lie!

    We appreciate that bats have had more than their fair share of publicity lately, but this KOREC case study, recently published in GeoConnexionUK, was just too good to keep to ourselves! We love a story that combines innovative technology with a creative solution and this one certainly fits the bill…..Just how do you produce an […]

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  • Bouncing Back in the South West – Bristol & Exeter

    Our national ‘Bouncing Back’ event series continues, as we now set our sights on the South West. We’re bringing the very latest geospatial solutions, such as the R12i GNSS, X7 laser scanner, and SiteVision mobile model viewer, to 2 new venues. Our demo days take place in Bristol on the 2nd & Exeter on the […]

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  • Total Station. Total Peace of Mind.

    Furloughs. Lockdowns. Travel Restrictions. We’re well aware that 2020 has been rather…unpredictable. And while your business doesn’t like uncertainty, we also know that in order to remain competitive and productive, you want access to the best survey equipment there is. That’s why we decided to build a total station package that gives you reassurance and […]

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  • My Inspiration – KOREC marks Black History Month 2020

    This October we wanted to recognise Black History Month in our own, unique KOREC way. So we put it to our people – we asked our colleagues to tell us who inspires them, or has made a positive impact on their life. These people could be world-famous faces, or a close personal friend. They could […]

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  • Top Marks for Trimble’s Pro Point Technology

    Having used Trimble GNSS for many years, the team at Terravision Ltd were used to high accuracy, high performance kit. But even they were surprised by the results being achieved with Pro Point technology, as Survey Systems Engineer Digby Milnes explains; Several years ago when we moved from R6 and R8 receivers to the R10 […]

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  • Bouncing Back across the North East

    We are delighted to be bringing the latest & greatest geospatial solutions to you, with 2 exclusive events in Leeds & Yarm. We’ll have the brand new R12i GNSS, X7 laser scanner and SiteVision all on hand for you to demo. Spaces are strictly limited to comply with social distancing, so sign up fast to […]

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  • A Decade of Dedication

    This September marks something of a milestone for Debbie Vincent, our Operations Manager (Huntingdon branch) – 10 years at KOREC. Many UK KOREC customers may be familiar with Debbie and her team, but to mark her decade with the company, we asked Debbie to look back over her years working with us. Here’s what she […]

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  • Meet Benchmark – the first UK company to invest in the R12i

      It’s been just 3 weeks since the R12i was launched to the world on 1st September. But already Benchmark Surveys of Exeter have taken delivery of their new GNSS solution – the very first to be sold in the UK. The team took part in trials with the new unit at the end of […]

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  • Trimble X7 – One Year On

    The story of 2 customers Cast your mind back to September 2019, when trade events were in full swing. At INTERGEO, Trimble announced the launch of a new type of laser scanner – one that delivers powerful performance, with simple operation. The X7 promised fast, simple and accurate laser scan results, but 1 year on, […]

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  • KOREC Summer Blockbusters

    2020, the year of no summer blockbuster movies… A little bit of googling and you’ll soon find out that summer blockbusters have been around since the summer of 1975 with the release of Jaws. Here at KOREC, we weren’t prepared to see that tradition die. Introducing, KOREC’s Summer Blockbusters! Whether it’s an action packed movie […]

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  • Meet the Experts: Melvin Penwill

    Last month we saw the launch of Meet the Experts, our new initiative to help and support our customer base. Since then, we have launched our very first Q&A with our laser scanning expert, Melvin Penwill. With over 20 years’ experience under his belt, Melvin has done it all. Starting his career as a Graduate […]

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  • To the Point with the R12i

    This week saw the launch of the next level GNSS solution from Trimble – the R12i.  Featuring robust IMU tilt-compensation via their patented TIP (Trimble Inertial Platform) technology, you can forget about levelling the pole and focus on collecting points, faster, safer and easier. Utilising an angled pole allows you to obtain previously impossible or […]

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  • KOREC in the press – Whacking the weed!

      GeoConnexionUK has also used its May/June issue to highlight how the exploitation of two very different Trimble technologies (The R10 and Trimble Catalyst) can be used in the fight against the invasive plant, knotweed. In our ‘Whacking the Weed’ article, written with Tom Goodman of TP Knotweed, we outline how TP Knotweed’s take up of GPS is just […]

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  • KOREC in the press – Innovation with the SX10

      The April issue of CES magazine features our casestudy on the SX10 done in partnership with Paul Henzell of the Three Sixty Group. It looks at their resourceful approach to bringing consistency to above and below the ground surveys using the Trimble SX10 Read the piece here.

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  • KOREC in the press – CES

      The March issue of CES magazine is hitting desks as we speak and featured on pages 26 and 27 is the latest case study from KOREC. This story sees Enviroflow Management tackling a demanding M6 drainage survey with a truly unique approach – they’ve integrated GeoSLAM’s ZEB-REVO handheld data scanner technology with KOREC’s own K-Mobile data capture […]

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Latest News (190)

  • Press Release: Announcing a new Trimble BuildingPoint dealer for the UK and Ireland

    KOREC Group is delighted to announce the establishment of BuildingPoint UK and Ireland as it becomes the newest partner to join Trimble’s BuildingPoint distribution network.

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  • KOREC Press Release

    KOREC Press Release: KOREC Group recruits software industry expert to lead large-scale expansion of its K-MATIC operations

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  • Press Release: Fibre network designers, Jorvik Design Group, first in UK to invest in a KOREC supplied Trimble MX50 Mobile Mapping System

    Fibre network designers, Jorvik Design Group, first in UK to invest in a KOREC supplied Trimble MX50 Mobile Mapping System

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  • Higher and Higher – KOREC, Trimble continue support & investment in higher education

    A trio of news stories celebrating the support that both KOREC and Trimble are providing to the education sector across the UK There isn’t much that’s more important than ensuring the next generation are informed, enthused and inspired to join us in the exciting world of engineering, construction and the built environment. In how many […]

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  • Cutting edge GPS technology used to create an ‘amaizing’ Shaun the Sheep themed jubilee maze!

    It’s taken permission from the Palace and the loan of one of the most advanced handheld GPS mapping systems available for Farmer Ted’s Adventure Farm, Ormskirk, Lancashire, to create this year’s jubilee themed maze attraction.

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  • Prestigious nomination for KOREC CEO, Alan Browne.

    We are delighted and proud to announce that our KOREC Group CEO, Alan Browne, has been named on the EY Entrepreneur of the Year shortlist for 2022.

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  • Increasing productivity on HS2 with the Trimble R12i GNSS

    For the EKFB team working on HS2’s Aylesbury section, the unique technologies of the Trimble R12i GNSS are cutting the time on site by couple of hours each day and increasing field productivity by 30%.

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  • The Secret to Happiness? It’s within you…

    The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic two years ago really brought home to us the importance of maintaining and improving our health – both inside and out. Maintaining our physical health could mean the difference between a mild or a severe case of covid, and the impact of multiple lockdowns, separation from our loved ones, […]

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  • New partnership with Move Solutions

    KOREC is delighted to announce a new partnership with Italian company and monitoring specialists, Move Solutions.

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  • Rejected.constants.topic

    The three little words that enabled Storm Geomatics to recover their entire fleet of survey instruments within 4 hours of the theft.

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  • We’ve got the Eye of the Tiger

    1st February 2022 marks the beginning of the Chinese New Year. Three days later, on Friday 4th, the Beijing Winter Olympics begin. To mark these two occasions, and because we are mad for a group fitness challenge (or just plain mad?) the KOREC team are committing to undertake a mammoth journey. In February 2021, our […]

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  • Making a Commitment

    Next week, the world’s leaders will descend on Glasgow for the COP26 climate summit. Taking place so close to home, we decided it was time to make some commitments of our own…

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  • The next generation receiver for the Trimble Catalyst GNSS positioning service has landed!

    KOREC’s Richard Gauchwin puts the new Catalyst DA2 through its paces looking at why it delivers even more than the DA1 for anyone wanting cost-effective, precise data capture.

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  • 7 ways the Trimble X7 gets you over the finishing line first

    The Trimble X7 has been engineered to help you achieve a fully registered point cloud, ready for the creation of 3D models, drawings etc, as fast as possible. But not all those ways are as evident as you may think!

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  • Why KOREC’s Liam Hartley went back to school…and what he learnt!

    As part of our Next Generation series of events, developments and articles, KOREC’s Liam Hartley revisited his old secondary school to share some first hand experience about careers in the gesospatial industry.

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  • Who needs low cost, on-demand, cm precison data collection?

    Who needs low cost, on-demand, cm precision data collection? “A cm accurate GNSS solution at the right price point.” Christopher Cooke of 3LM on Trimble Catalyst We’ve just launched ‘A Grand Deal’ and it’s our offer of the summer!  Mobile, on-demand data collection with centimetre-precision, our KOREC Capture data collection app and the KOREC Portal […]

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  • In the press – where to find us

    Thanks to all the industry publications that continue to showcase KOREC supplied technology in our articles, columns and case studies. Here’s a round-up of where we’ve been in the last couple of months: GeoConnexion UK (May/June) The only way is up! Mark Poveda’s column is a must read for anyone who’s interested in the latest […]

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  • Creating a new era of geospatial professionals

    Virtual reality, 3D Laser scanning, robotics, AI, reality data capture, data analytics….today’s careers in the geospatial industry offer numerous possibilities and are a perfect fit for the tech savvy, early adopters of Generation Z who have grown up immersed in technology. Fuelled by technological developments, the collection and processing of spatial data is now a […]

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  • 4 weeks worth of high-quality data capture completed in just 5 days with the Trimble X7

    It was only a few weeks ago that we caught up with Sky Revolutions Company Director, Ben Gorham when Sky Revolutions became the first KOREC customer to invest in the newly launched senseFly eBee GEO. This time we’re back with Ben talking about a particularly successful week the company’s had with the Trimble X7. Whilst […]

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  • The eBee GEO makes its first UK landing…in Peterborough!

    Peterborough based KOREC customer, Sky Revolutions, is a company that certainly knows its way around the aerial mapping sector and as one of the very earliest UK surveying businesses to realise the benefits of drone surveying, it also has an extensive knowledge of the technology involved. That’s why we are delighted to announce that it […]

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  • Winning…with Connected Construction

    A recent report by Deloitte on the development of the construction and engineering industry until 2050 identified the key trends set to shape the industry, the priorities and challenges that construction professionals should be aware of, and the technologies and solutions that are on hand to help us meet these challenges. The report defines Connected […]

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  • The right to remain silent?

    Definitely not when it comes to examining why the Trimble X7 3D Laser Scanner lends itself to the pressures of crime and collision scene investigation! We round up the top ten reasons why the X7 delivers on key requirements. Over the years, KOREC has enjoyed a long and informative relationship with the UK’s police forces […]

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  • KOREC gains Esri Silver Tier Business Partner status

    KOREC is delighted to announce that following extensive behind the scenes work demonstrating our ongoing commitment to support the Esri user community, we have been recognised officially as an Esri Silver Tier Business Partner. This new status will further strengthen the KOREC/Esri relationship allowing KOREC to offer Esri’s ArcGIS software as part of its mapping […]

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  • From Darkness to Light – marking Mental Health Awareness Week

    KOREC is marking Mental Health Awareness Week with a series of initiatives aimed at supporting our network of staff and mental health organisations. The last twelve months have been extremely challenging for us all, and even though the worst of the pandemic is (hopefully) behind us, the potential for a mental health pandemic is still […]

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  • KOREC launches KOREC Mapping

    KOREC is delighted to announce the launch of KOREC Mapping in a move to consolidate and expand the KOREC offering of field to office data collection and handling solutions available across the UK and Ireland. This development will see new partnerships announced as well as an expanded team of KOREC development, technical and consultancy professionals. […]

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  • Customer feedback on the new Trimble TSC5

    It’s always interesting for us here at KOREC to see what sort of reception a new product gets and we have to say the Trimble TSC5 Android data logger has certainly had its fair share of coverage on social media since its March launch. We’ve had everything from the Trimble ‘data logger evolution’ picture to […]

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  • In the loop

    What’s the best way to stay in the loop with the current trends, events, offers and news in the geospatial industry? Well, one way is to make sure you’re signed up to the weekly KOREC round up email. Every Friday, we curate a selection of the most relevant, interesting and informative content from KOREC, our […]

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  • In the press – where to find us

    We’re delighted to have been featured in several industry publications this month! GeoConnexion UK (March/April 2021) Our group Commercial Director, Mark Poveda uses his regular colum in this issue to look at a quarted of technology solutions that are helping the engineering and construction sectors stay safe and adapt to the new normal. Read it […]

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  • KOREC COMITS to Construction Industry Excellence

    KOREC Group have cemented their dedication to the construction industry, by becoming a signed-up member of COMIT. Short for Construction Operation & Maintenance through Innovative Technology, the organisation’s mission is to foster greater ties between the construction and technology industries, in order to speed up the adoption of innovative technologies in the sector. As a […]

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  • A Very Healthy Competition

    How do we maintain our motivation in the depths of winter? How do we remain positive and engaged as a team when we can’t even meet face to face with our colleagues? That was the challenge facing the KOREC team at the beginning of 2021. A highly social group who aren’t averse to a challenge, […]

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  • The versatile Trimble SX12 – new features bring new opportunities!

    Can it really be over 4 years since Trimble launched the SX10 Scanning Total Station? We can’t believe it either, but if there’s one thing we are sure about, it’s that the Trimble development team never stands still! …which is why we’re delighted to announce the launch of the SX12 which brings several new features […]

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  • KOREC expands rail team – welcome Ric!

    We are delighted to announce that we have extended our dedicated rail team with the appointment of Ric Kirman in the newly created role of KOREC Rail Business Area Manager. With a rail career that began over 15 years ago, Ric has established his reputation as a specialist in the provision of advanced technical solutions […]

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  • Become a senseFly eBee owner for a fraction of the cost

    We are delighted to announce the release of the latest member of the senseFly eBee family, the eBee GEO! So much so, that we’ve decided to introduce it in a special bundle for February including a free Drone Pilot Academy course making it even more affordable. Designed to place senseFly’s fixed wing drone technology into […]

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  • Let us treat you this Valentine’s

    Def: Love – a deep sense of care and commitment… February is the month of love, so it seems the perfect opportunity to look after one of your biggest assets, a hardworking survey fleet. That’s why we’re offering everyone who renews or purchases a KOREC Care Package (KCP), in the month of February, automatic entry […]

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  • Setting out for success!

    A well-established policy of embracing survey technology has enabled Newry based contractor Felix O’Hare to position itself as one of the most enterprising companies in Northern Ireland for BIM and digital construction. So it comes as no surprise that under the guidance of Senior Site Engineer, Wayne Nolan, a driving force behind the advancement of […]

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  • Coming soon: KOREC Mapping

    World leading hardware Intuitive software 50+ years’ industry expertise All in one place  Dedicated end-to-end workflows comprised of hardware, software and supported by bespoke consultancy Customised reporting for different sectors, simplifying your workflows without compromising on detail New partnerships with the biggest names in mapping, to help you discover #morethanamap Stay tuned to find […]

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  • New KOREC case study with Centara Ltd – Trimble X7 with Leica Cyclone software

    Our latest KOREC case study is called ‘The best of both worlds’. Why? Because Yorkshire based Centara Ltd wanted to invest in the best 3D laser scanner for their line of work whilst making a choice that took into account many economic considerations including sticking with their existing workflow that included Leica’s Cyclone processing software. […]

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  • KOREC case study – Willesden Junction Blockade

    Innovation is key when it comes to “Putting the passenger first” The successful 90mph handback of a 400m stretch of the West Coast Mainline during the replacement of Willesden North Junction over Easter has been assisted by the willingness of the S&C South Alliance* to adopt a range of innovative technology during the blockade. This […]

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  • Access All Areas

    Versatile, cost-effective, rugged and the ideal half-way house between a phone and a tablet, the Trimble’s TDC600 rugged Android mobile device is now a perfect fit for the land surveyor as well as the mapping professional. Why? …. because it now supports Trimble Access 2020! If you’re after something with more functionality than the TSC3, […]

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  • New! The ANAFI USA

    Designed for the US army and manufactured in the USA, ANAFI’s latest offering combines multiple security measures, great functionality and is operational from the palm of your hand in just 55 seconds.  These features, along with an extremely competitive price for the applications it’s aimed at, make the ANAFI USA a perfect choice for police, […]

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  • A shout out for KOREC’s unsung heroes!

    What better time than Christmas to thank KOREC’s unsung heroes, especially those who make up our in-field, regional technical support team – and that’s exactly what our KOREC customers have done! Our technical support field team are answering their phone out of hours, sorting out site problems in all weathers and can turn your bad […]

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  • KOREC workshops gain new Trimble accreditation!

    We are delighted to announce that KOREC’s Irish & UK workshops have achieved their Trimble Authorised Service provider Certification for another two years. The Certification process is an important part of our aim to provide a world class service for our Trimble equipment users and examines KOREC’s facilities, technical abilities, tooling and equipment required to […]

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  • A thwarted instrument theft reminds us that this problem hasn’t gone away

    Thank you to SEP Rail Services for the recent LinkedIn post reminding us all why it’s important to stay vigilant against the every present risk of instrument theft. SEP Rail Services includes some of its own useful tips for theft avoidance and on what to do if you do fall victim. Here at KOREC we’d […]

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  • KOREC Webinar – Prepare for January’s new EU drone regulations.

    Not just onwards…but upwards! 2021 will soon be upon us but did you know that January will also see a set of new EU harmonisation regulations applicable to all commercial drone pilots? This is just one of the key topics that we’ll be covering in our upcoming webinar hosted by the KOREC Mapping team and […]

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  • Lunch is Launched

    Here’s a question. How do you continue to motivate, inspire, inform, or even just get your teams together during a national lockdown? Whilst 2020 has been unusual (to say the least), for KOREC, we were already quite used to remote working & collaboration. Serving two nations, and with staff the width and breadth of the […]

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  • Another lockdown – handling the unexpected

    With another lockdown upon us, political uncertainty at home and abroad and winter fast approaching there are many aspects of the future over which we have little or no control…and we’ve certainly not been short of media advice on how to deal with the unexpected gracefully – keep calm, be patient, develop acceptance, adapt to […]

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  • My Inspiration – KOREC marks Black History Month 2020

    This October we wanted to recognise Black History Month in our own, unique KOREC way. So we put it to our people – we asked our colleagues to tell us who inspires them, or has made a positive impact on their life. These people could be world-famous faces, or a close personal friend. They could […]

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  • A Decade of Dedication

    This September marks something of a milestone for Debbie Vincent, our Operations Manager (Huntingdon branch) – 10 years at KOREC. Many UK KOREC customers may be familiar with Debbie and her team, but to mark her decade with the company, we asked Debbie to look back over her years working with us. Here’s what she […]

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  • Trimble X7 – One Year On

    The story of 2 customers Cast your mind back to September 2019, when trade events were in full swing. At INTERGEO, Trimble announced the launch of a new type of laser scanner – one that delivers powerful performance, with simple operation. The X7 promised fast, simple and accurate laser scan results, but 1 year on, […]

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  • KOREC launches ‘Meet the Experts’

    KOREC are delighted to today (11th August 2020) be announcing their new initiative, Meet the Experts, to further help and support their growing customer base. The concept is to increase awareness and understanding of eight key business areas and solutions, which are;   Laser scanning and Trimble RealWorks Mobile Mapping Trimble Business Center software Rail […]

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  • Trimble SiteVision Version 2.00

    In addition to current features, we’ve added new functions that take augmented reality to the next level. While you can still use SiteVision to: Reduce costs by catching design errors and make adjustments before construction begins. Achieve greater productivity by accelerating decision making and minimize rework. Easily communicate design to a wide range of stakeholders […]

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  • New KOREC case study – Tri-Tech surveys corridor mapping

    Our thanks to Ted Harland, Managing Director of Tri-Tech Surveys, for our latest senseFly eBee X story. Ted and his team know eBee technology inside out and achieve some amazing results with their drone. This latest project saw them undertake a 4km corridor mapping project in a single morning achieving exactly the crisp, clear images […]

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  • New issue of Traverse

    The latest issue of our KOREC Ireland newsletter, Traverse, is now available as a PDF and will be coming soon as a Flip Book. This issue includes: Launch of ‘Pep Talks’ a series of motivational chats New launch: KlearView360° New case study: Keating – port wall monitoring using Senceive sensors Technical Support: Hints & tips

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  • New Korec case study – Monitoring with Senceive sensors

    Our thanks to Keating Project Manager, Steven Heaney, for suppling the information for our latest case study ‘Confidence Assured’ which looks at how a network of Senceive sensors was used to monitor a protected wall at Greenore Port in Ireland during refurbishment works. This will be the featured case study in our upcoming KOREC Ireland […]

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  • Trimble X7 Trial – Sharing Some Thoughts

      Our next issue of our KOREC Ireland newsletter, Traverse, is coming soon and the front cover features data from a recent trial of the Trimble X7 at the Southern Regional College, Armagh. The college was constructed by Felix O’Hare, which we recently covered in a KOREC case study ‘Taking BIM to the construction site’.  […]

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  • COVID-19 Update

    With the situation on COVID-19 evolving constantly, there is no doubt that we are living through a period that is challenging, both personally and professionally. However, even in uncertain times there can be constants and in KOREC’s case we would like to reassure all our customers that our commitment to you will remain our highest […]

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  • S5 Delivers Reliability & Accuracy

    Working on a crowded, compact city-centre construction site is highly demanding – and so you need equipment that you can depend upon to simply get the job done. That’s why John Sisk & Son chose S5 total stations with ActiveTrack technology for the Capital Dock project in Dublin’s thriving waterside area. “The reliability, convenience and […]

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  • Has Trimble delivered with the X7?

    When Trimble set out to create a new 3D Laser Scanner, they asked themselves some basic questions. Where is laser scanning going, how does the customer use laser scanning and what is most important to that customer? They interviewed over 550 people from pre-development through to field use. The end result is the X7. But […]

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  • 21st Century Purchase for a 21st Century Solution

    Barry Burrows didn’t need to demo the X7 to see the benefits – we spoke to the UK & Ireland’s first Trimble X7 High Speed Laser Scanner owner on his very modern buyer journey Ever since he was a kid, Barry Burrows wanted to get his hands on the latest technological gadget – from computer […]

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  • New KOREC case study – Amey Consulting / Tunnel monitoring

    Our thanks to Andrew Plumb of Amey Consulting for the information in our latest case study, “Tackling a ‘Perfect Storm’ of monitoring challenges. This story looks at how Andrew undertook the remote monitoring of a tunnel under restoration and construction activity just outside of Kings Cross. Read the full story here.

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  • Stolen S7 Tracked and Recovered in the same morning

    There’s nothing we like more than hearing about technology delivering exactly what it’s designed for, so it’s particularly rewarding to hear that Trimble’s L2P (Locate to Protect) tracking and AllTrak software has again assisted a KOREC customer in the recovery of a stolen Trimble instrument. Haygate Construction is a small, family owned setting out company […]

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  • KOREC in the press – O’Brien Contractors use SiteVision

    The latest issue of CES magazine features our very first case study on Trimble SiteVision. Gareth Price and Matt Blevins, both of O’Brien Contractors, explained to us how they’ve been putting their new SiteVision unit to good use on an enabling contract next to Dudley zoo. Read the piece in CES here or download the […]

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  • New KOREC case study – let sleeping bats lie!

    Has it really been over 2 years since the launch of the Trimble SX10 Scanning Total Station? We can’t believe it either! However, it’s been particularly interesting over the last year to see the breadth of applications expand so significantly as surveyors and engineers, familiar with the technology, become highly resourceful in the new ways […]

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  • R12 for Landtech Surveys!

    Congratulations to Martin Riley, Managing Director of Landtech Surveys, who is one of the first KOREC customers to invest in Trimble’s R12 technology. As a sole proprietor, productivity on site is a key to the smooth running of his business and Martin has been putting his R12 to good use from day 1! Martin is […]

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  • New KOREC case study – using the ANAFI

    The Parrot ANAFI is ten times quieter than the average drone which is just one of the reasons why it proved the pefect choice for a recent survey in a residential area with limited access. PDS Surveys Director, Lee Husk, worked hard to ensure that householders were not inconvenienced during this job and was kind […]

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  • SiteVision Essentials (9)

    Learn about SketchUp components, and how to use them to apply attributes and materials for visualisation in Trimble SiteVision. …and of course don’t forget, You can buy Trimble SiteVision online from KOREC here or read our first SiteVision case study here.

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  • New Korec case study – Mobile Mapping – MX9

    Malcolm Hughes Land Surveyors is the latest KOREC customer to talk to us about how their team used KOREC Professional Services and the Trimble MX9 to capture information on Wrexham’s A483, all with minimal traffic management. Read the case study here. Our thanks to Survey Manager, Andrew Thompson, for providing the background and pictures for […]

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  • Index – Trimble SiteVision Essentials

    We’ll be regularly posting all the useful stuff that you need to know about Trimble SiteVision including Trimble tips and advice, KOREC opinion, video examples, training, customer feedback and some good honest FAQ’s! Click on any of the links below and of course, don’t forget that You can buy Trimble SiteVision online from KOREC here […]

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  • Trimble SiteVision Essentials (8)

    Learn how to download and install the SiteVision AR Exporter Extension via the SketchUp Extension Warehouse for your version of SketchUp Pro. …and of course don’t forget, You can buy Trimble SiteVision online from KOREC here or read our first SiteVision case study here.

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  • Trimble SiteVision Essentials (7)

    On this latest video, learn how to prepare and export a VCL using the SiteVision AR Exporter in Trimble Business Center. …and of course don’t forget, You can buy Trimble SiteVision online from KOREC here or read our first SiteVision case study here.

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  • Mensura 2019

    Look back over all 4 of our issues from 2019 in this special bumper edition. To receive the next issue of Mensura direct to your doorstep or inbox, just fill in your details here; Sign Up

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  • New KOREC case study – jetty piles

    Undertaking a jetty survey for a large international port on the south coast brings its own unique set of challenges. Brunel Surveys’ Peter Worthington tackles the access difficulties of a twenty-four hour working port, a swaying boat as a base from which to survey, a tiny tidal window and the need to accurately survey the […]

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  • KOREC in the press – Abseiling with GeoSLAM’s ZEB HORIZON

    The latest issue of Geomatics World is out now and includes another great GeoSLAM story. This time the combination of a ZEB HORIZON and a Trimble SX10 enabled JWG Survey & Engineering to undertake a high-rise hotel cladding survey that had stumped other survey companies. A combination of KOREC advice and technology and JWG experience […]

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  • KOREC in the press – scanning the unknown

    Our thanks to CES magazine who have featured KOREC’s latest GeoSLAM ZEB REVO story on their front cover.  Chris Shelley (then of Clugston Survey, now Head of Survey Department/Principal Land & Building Surveyor at CLS Civil Engineering) kindly shared the information and pictures for this story with us which looks at how the real-time functionality of […]

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  • Trimble SiteVision Essentials (6)

    Learn how to prepare PDF and Paper Plans for visualisation in SiteVision using Trimble Business Center in this latest video. …and of course don’t forget, You can buy Trimble SiteVision online from KOREC here or read our first SiteVision case study here.

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  • Trimble SiteVision Essentials (5)

    In this video, there’s everything you need to know on learning how to prepare thematic maps, such as Cut/Fill, for visualization in SiteVision using Trimble Business Center. Don’t forget, You can buy Trimble SiteVision online from KOREC here or read our first SiteVision case study here.

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  • New KOREC case study

    Our thanks to Gareth Price of O’Brien Contractors for supplying all the information and pictures for our first Trimble SiteVision case study. Carrying out enabling works on the Dudley Very Light Railway Innovation Centre, Gareth reports that easy design visualisation, validation of works and the ability to communicate with a wide range of stakeholders were […]

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  • Trimble SiteVision Essentials (4)

    Video – Hardware setup (2) This useful tutorial, our second hardware setup video, outlines connecting the Trimble SiteVision Integrated Positioning System to a mobile device, and covers measurement offsets for unsupported mobile phones. Don’t forget, You can buy Trimble SiteVision online from KOREC here

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  • Trimble SiteVision Essentials (3)

    Installing the SiteVision Software To install the SiteVision app on your Android device: On your device go to the Google Play Store and search for Trimble SiteVision. Download and install the software from Google Play Store. NOTE – You will also be prompted to download and install Google Play Services for AR and Trimble Catalyst […]

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  • Trimble SiteVision Essentials (2)

    What phone should you use with SiteVision? Trimble presents the argument for the Samsung S10 Plus. Now that Trimble SiteVision is available for order, you need to make sure you have a supported mobile device to use and get the most out of your data! The Trimble SiteVision team has written this blog to help […]

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  • Trimble SiteVision Essentials (1)

      Video – Hardware set up (1) and getting your phone ready. Trimble SiteVision brings geospatial data to life so you can easily visualise, explore and understand complex information with unrivaled accuracy, right from your mobile device. In our KOREC series of SiteVision ‘Essentials’ we’ll be bringing you all the information you need to know […]

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  • Trimble casestudy – SiteVision

    Skanska’s Mark Lawton, who is also the Survey Manager on Highways England’s A14 improvement scheme, has been working with Trimble to produce this useful casestudy on how SiteVision provides a fast, friendly way to use augmented reality to share graphical information in the field. …and of course we’ve been working with Mark to produce a […]

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  • Mensura – new issue out now

    [3d-flip-book mode=”fullscreen” urlparam=”fb3d-page” id=”11778″ title=”false”] The final issue of Mensura for 2019 is out now and includes: New releases including Trimble X7 & Trimble R12 Case study – Surveying the ‘Big One’ Extended KOREC news Monitoring and Rail updates Download your issue here or request a printed copy here

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  • KOREC in the press – CES Geospatial Engineering

    The Autumn issue of CES’s supplement, Geospatial Engineering, features one of our favourite monitoring stories of the year: “How a single Trimble monitoring system is all that’s required for a challenging site thanks to intelligent planning and a full understanding of the project’s challenges.” Our thanks to Vince Bridle of Sir Robert McAlpine for all […]

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  • Alignment – announcing KOREC’s new rail newsletter

    The greenhouse effect of gas emissions per kilometre on railway transport is 80% less than cars. In a year that has seen the UK become far more environmentally aware, we can reasonably expect to see a corresponding increase in travel by rail in 2020 and beyond. With exciting new projects such as HS2 on the […]

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  • New KOREC casestudy – The ‘Big One’

    Brackston Survey used their Trimble SX10 on a recent survey at Blackpool Pleasure Beach. Our thanks to Jake Roper-Fairhurst for providing the information for this case study. Project synopsis:  Project: Scanning Blackpool’s ‘Big One’ roller coaster for a 44m track replacement project.  System: Trimble SX10 and Trimble Business Center.  Challenges: All day rain; ensuring a […]

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  • New KOREC Casestudy – Into the deep

    Surveying a sinkhole of unkown volume was the challenge that Clugston Survey found themselves confronted with recently. Chris Shelley explains how they tackled the problem with a GeoSLAM ZEB REVO RT and a little bit of help from KOREC! Read the full story here.   Project synopsis:   Project: Surveying a sinkhole of unknown volume […]

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  • Traverse – irish newsletter, issue 3 out now

    Welcome to the third issue of our KOREC Ireland newsletter, Traverse. Front page news includes the introduction of the newly released Trimble X7 3D laser scanner. Inside this issue: Intergeo 2019 – The Trimble X7 has landed! New releases from Trimble, GeoSLAM and Parrot KOREC news round-up KOREC Opinion – Testing Trimble SiteVision Read the […]

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  • Competitive boost for eBee pilots

    KOREC is delighted to announce that the Drone Pilot Academy, our training partners in the provision of flight training and Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) accredited pilot training courses, have successfully launched their Operational Safety Case consultancy service to assist KOREC senseFly eBee users attain EVLOS (Extended Visual Line of Sight) approval. A UK eBee user […]

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  • KOREC in the press – Rail Engineer

    It’s been our rail story of the year – the successful 90mph handback of a 400m stretch of the West Coast Mainline during the replacement of Willesden North Junction. The success of this project was assisted by the willingness of the S&C South Alliance to adopt a range of innovative technology during the blockade including […]

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  • KOREC in the press – GeoConnexion UK

    LSTC has conducted more than 50 underground manhole surveys using a KOREC supplied ZEB-REVO RT handheld laser scanner. Our thanks to Kurt Slater of LS Transmission Consultancy Limited for providing all the information for this great story that focuses on how to achieve more accurate data and safer working conditions for those involved in the […]

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  • KOREC in the press – Professional Services MX9

    ‘A’ road survey completed in safety, 20 times faster! Out now, the July/August issue features a great story on how Anthony Lawton, Director at Academy Geomatics tackled a complex road survey using mobile mapping. KOREC Professional Services specialises in collecting and processing high quality data using the Trimble MX9 Mobile Mapping System. Read the story […]

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  • New KOREC casestudy

    Combining Trimble SX10 and ZEB-HORIZON data for a high-rise facade survey Our latest casestudy looks at the new level of service on offer from KOREC hire. Working closely with the customer, Jake Gaskell of JWG, KOREC Hire was able to come up with a solution designed to tackle a high-rise survey with very limited access […]

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  • Skanska trials SiteVision

    Eight points to consider. “Will we continue to use it…oh yes.” During this year’s GEO Business show, Skanska’s Mark Lawton, A14 IDT’s Survey Manager, shared some thoughts on Trimble SiteVision based on Highways England’s A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon improvement scheme trial. Chaired by Mark, the show’s Wednesday Highways Seminar was a critical session for all involved […]

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  • Trimble Catalyst, now On Demand!

    Perfect combination with Trimble’s new TDC600 Android handheld and K-Mobile data capture software We’re delighted to announce that Trimble’s Catalyst software-defined GNSS is now On Demand, with an hourly pricing model, making it ready to use at a moment’s notice. This flexibility eliminates the need to predict project requirements weeks or months in advance. With […]

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  • New issue of mensura out now

    Out now is our double summer issue of Mensura!   Three new case studies GEO Business round-up Want one of our SX10 models? – Five left! Apply for KOREC Customer Experiences New releases from Trimble and Parrot View the pdf here  

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  • Stolen Trimble instrument recovered

    In the TSA hosted seminar at this year’s Geo Business show, host Oliver Viney was pleased to report that theft figures were slightly down on last year. However, incidents are still occurring and remaining vigilant and using the tracking/locking technology available – and publicising the use of this technology as a deterrent – remain key […]

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  • New KOREC case study – Monitoring the Albert Hall

    Our thanks to Vince Bridle of Sir Robert McAlpine for supplying the information for our latest case study featuring the Trimble S8 and T4D Monitoring software. A single Trimble monitoring system is all that’s required for a challenging site thanks to intelligent planning and a full understanding of the project’s challenges. Read the full story […]

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  • Announcing KOREC Professional Services and Hire

    Exciting times at KOREC – we’ve long since brought you ground breaking technology that sets KOREC customers apart from the opposition and now we’re supporting these world class products with an even higher level of service through our new ‘wraparound care’.  This new level of service and support will be delivered through the launch of […]

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  • KOREC Rail Opinion – Why scanning can be an ideal solution

    With 20 years of experience working with KOREC’s rail customers, our Rail and Monitoring Business Area Manager Matthew Lock, knows that one of the biggest drivers behind the take up of technology on rail projects is the need for productivity. Matthew uses this piece to run through the advantages that the different methods of scanning […]

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  • TSC7 proves its military spec!

    Trimble advertise the Trimble TSC7 as military-spec with rugged design. However, up until now, we’ve never had the opportunity to test this out. It’s therefore a big thank you to the KOREC customer who did this for us! An experienced land surveyor, our customer was delighted to find himself furnished with a Trimble SX10 and […]

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  • Instrument theft – GeoBusiness update

    Survey companies across the UK have been consistently targeted by thieves so it was good to see a TSA session hosted by TSA Council Member and Member and Managing Director of Atlantic Geomatics, Oliver Viney. This session brought together a panel to discuss the latest initiatives, share success stories and inform everyone involved of recent […]

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  • Release notes for TBC 5.1 and Access 2019.00

    TBC 5.1 and Access 2019.00 have just come out. Trimble Access version 2019.00 includes a new CAD toolbar to simplify linework creation and support for web map services for map background data. It also provides improvements to scan data display, and Favourites and Functions. IFC enhancements include improved display and layer control, faster model loading, […]

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  • New KOREC case study – LSTC

    Safer underground manhole surveys with the ZEB-REVO RT LS Transmission Consultancy Limited T/A LSTC has carried out over fifty underground manhole surveys using the ZEB-REVO RT’s handheld laser scanning technology to achieve high accuracy data whilst surveyors remain above ground. Our thanks to Kurt Slater, Survey Manager at LSTC for providing the information. Read the […]

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  • KOREC in the press – Monitoring

    Great to see Geomatics World featuring our latest KOREC Trimble SX10 case study on the front page of the May/June issue! Our thanks to The Greenhatch Group Engineering Manager, Jordan Knight, for providing the information for this story on the monitoring of the rugged and beautiful area around the site of the new Tintagel bridge. […]

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  • New KOREC case study – KOREC Professional Services

    Trimble MX9 addresses critical health and safety implications for complex road survey. For Gateshead based Academy Geomatics, the mobile mapping service provided by KOREC’s Professional Services division has transformed the methods and speeds with which it can capture survey grade data on busy road networks. Read the full case study here Our thanks to Academy […]

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  • KOREC in the press – Whacking the Weed!

    GeoConnexionUK has also used its May/June issue to highlight how the exploitation of two very different Trimble technologies (The R10 and Trimble Catalyst) can be used in the fight against the invasive plant, knotweed. In our ‘Whacking the Weed’ article, written with Tom Goodman of TP Knotweed, we outline how TP Knotweed’s take up of […]

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  • KOREC in the press – Chris’s column

    The May/June issue of GeoConnexion UK features Chris’s final column for KOREC. Who will replace him? Watch this space for full details! Meanwhile, Chris used his last outing to argue that while technology has done much to speed fieldwork, equipping geospatial professionals with tools and applications that can generate compelling deliverables ‘straight-out of the box’ […]

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  • New KOREC case study – ABP Southampton and Trimble VRS Now

    Our thanks to Becky Conway, Principal Hydrographic Surveyor, Associated British Ports for kindly supplying us with the information for this casestudy reminding us why Trimble’s VRS Now Service remains a reliable and easy to make choice for real-time corrections. Read the full case study here.

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  • KOREC in the press – Innovation with the SX10

    The April issue of CES magazine features our casestudy on the SX10 done in partnership with Paul Henzell of the Three Sixty Group. It looks at their resourceful approach to bringing consistency to above and below the ground surveys using the Trimble SX10 Read the piece here.

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  • KOREC Customer Experiences

    This year, we’re on a mission to connect our customers to leaders in the Geospatial field!  We want to take YOU on our KOREC customer experience days, which kicked off at the beginning of April when we took 10 lucky customers to the Geospatial World Forum in Amsterdam – attending the conference and exhibition, and […]

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  • Traverse – second issue out now

    Can it really be 6 months since we launched the first issue of Traverse, our new newsletter dedicated to all things geospatial in Ireland and Northern Ireland? Our second issue is packed full of great information including four new products, new case studies and views on the SX10 plus a KOREC Opinion piece from KOREC […]

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  • Stolen Trimble instrument recovered

    Trimble L2P provides coordinates for instrument recovery Instrument theft continues to remain a problem within the industry and although inevitably there are peaks and troughs, manufacturers are continuing to address the seriousness of the problem through technology such as tracking, kill switches, PIN codes and remote locking. In the most recently recorded case, we are […]

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  • KOREC in the press – CES

    The March issue of CES magazine is hitting desks as we speak and featured on pages 26 and 27 is the latest case study from KOREC. This story sees Enviroflow Management tackling a demanding M6 drainage survey with a truly unique approach – they’ve integrated GeoSLAM’s ZEB-REVO handheld data scanner technology with KOREC’s own K-Mobile […]

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  • New KOREC case study – ‘Plug and Play’ Monitoring

    In 2016, Exeter’s famous Royal Clarence Hotel was destroyed by fire. With renovation work now underway to restore it to its former glory, the task of monitoring the burnt out building is being managed by Sumo Services. This case study looks at how easy it was to do a ‘first time’ installation of a monitoring […]

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  • New KOREC case study – TP Knotweed

    TP Knotweed is a company that specialises in helping businesses, local councils, and homeowners throughout the UK to permanently eradicate Japanese knotweed from their premises. This latest KOREC case study is a really useful example of how a company that’s been committed to investing in technology since its inception decided to extend this into its […]

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  • New KOREC case study – Three Sixty Group

    A resourceful approach, combined with the SX10’s unique blend of technology, has enabled Newcastle company the Three Sixty Group to win contracts by bringing consistency to above and below the ground utility surveys. Our thanks to Paul Henzell and Kyle Hodgson for this creative use of the SX10 with an inverted tripod. Read the full […]

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  • New issue of Mensura out now

    Welcome to the spring issue of Mensura! We’ve used this issue to revisit the ‘one that started it all’, the ground breaking Trimble SX10, with a focus on the creative application of this technology by the Three Sixty Group. We’ve also rounded-up our best moments from Trimble’s Las Vegas Dimensions event with special reference to […]

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  • Perfect Partnerships – The Trimble R8 and VRS Now

    Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, Tom and Jerry, Thelma and Louise…we love a good double act, especially when they really complement each other, and that’s why we’ve introduced this Trimble R8 and VRS Now offer! On the one hand we have the R8, Trimble’s flexible and scaleable GNSS that allows you to choose the configuration […]

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  • New KOREC case study – Enviroflow Management Ltd

    Our latest KOREC case study underlines just how creative solutions come about! In this case, a tight schedule, along with health and safety considerations, were the drivers behind an imaginative and effective data capture solution that enabled waste management specialists Enviroflow to complete a managed motorway drainage survey just four weeks into a six-week project. […]

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  • CPS drainage first to purchase ZEB-HORIZON

    CPS Drainage Solutions expands client offering to include 3D utility mapping.  Congratulations to CPS Drainage Solutions (CPS), the first KOREC customer in the UK to invest in GeoSLAM’s new ZEB-HORIZON 3D handheld scanner. CPS specialises in drainage surveys, maintenance and repairs and under the guidance of Managing Director, Neil Walton, has a policy of adopting […]

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  • New KOREC case study – Greenhatch Group

    The accuracy of the Trimble SX10 lends itself to a challenging cliff top survey in Tintagel as a new bridge linking the headland and the ruins of the 13th century castle nears completion. Many thanks to Jordan Knight of The Greenhatch Group for supplying the information and images. Read the full case study here.

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  • Mapping GPS Identifier

    KOREC offers a wide range of Trimble GPS receivers and handhelds for every type of mapping application. With this handy round-up of systems our aim is to provide a broad base on which to start your research. All these systems are compatible with KOREC’s K-Mobile data capture software. Download the pdf here.

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  • Updated K-Mobile ‘Tree Edition’ case study

    We’ve updated our K-Mobile ‘Tree Edition’ case study done in conjunction with EDP. Why? Because not only do they keep doing great things with the software that we want to write about, but ‘Tree Edition’ is now available as an off-the-shelf product for all arboricultral consultants. Read the full version here

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  • Launch into 2019 and add drone operations to your business model.

      Call us today on 0345 603 1214 or email at info@korecgroup.com

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  • KOREC in the press – CES

    BIM to Field with Trimble FieldLink – We’ve been working with several companies that have already embraced BIM and digital construction technology through Trimble FieldLink. This BIM compatible digital laying out system is ideal for building contractors providing easy visualisation and accurate setting-out of hundreds of field points from federated BIM models at the click […]

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  • X marks the spot….

    X marks the spot…. Why winning a KOREC ‘golden ticket’ to the Trimble SX10/S-Series production centre in Sweden is so much more than ‘just 48 hours in Stockholm!’ “By knowing more about where your instruments come from, who designed them, and the science behind their design, you become a stakeholder in the development cycle—and a […]

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  • Trimble Dimensions – what did our customers rate?

    Many thanks to the KOREC customers who joined us for the three days and have kindly shared their highlights. Trimble’s in-development SiteVision certainly caused a stir as did the HoloLens solution and the just released v5 of Trimble Business Center. With 4800 registered attendees from over 95 countries, Trimble’s Las Vegas Dimensions event is huge! […]

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  • new issue of Mensura out now

    It’s the final issue of Mensura for 2018 which means we’ve featured some great new releases from Intergeo and also a case study that’s a bit different. This one looks at why service and support are vital elements in any purchasing decision concerning technical equipment. Issue 20 covers: New releases from Trimble, GeoSLAM and senseFly […]

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  • Monitoring – see the Settop M1

    For over a year now, our Trimble monitoring system in Huntingdon has been running faultlessly using the Settop M1 communications hub connected to a Trimble Autolock Total Station. With this setup, the data is transmitted via SIM to a PC running Trimble’s T4D monitoring software which publishes the data to a web portal. The engineer […]

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  • First eBee X in the UK for Tri-Tech Ltd!

    senseFly’s newly launched eBee X has provided exactly the functionality that Ted Harland, Managing Director of Yorkshire based Tri-Tech Ltd, requires for demanding quarry surveys and aerial mapping projects. For Ted Harland, it’s always been about choosing the best instrument for the job and Tri-Tech surveys has invested in a surveying fleet that makes that […]

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  • New KOREC Case study – Reencon, SX10

    The first SX10 in Northern Ireland was purchased by Reencon. 12 months on and we catch up with Senior Surveyor, Tim Connolly, to find out how he’s been using it. Read the full case study here.

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  • New KOREC case study – Felix O’Hare

    Thank you Wayne Nolan for sharing your thoughts on BIM and the Trimble RTS773 and FieldLink system. This case study looks at the adoption of 3D setting-out technology by Felix O’Hare with Senior Site Engineer Wayne Nolan and Rori Millar, Head of Digital Contraction sharing some interesting thoughts. Read the case study here.

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  • Just Launched – Traverse!

    Our new Irish newsletter is out now. Dedicated to all things geospatial in Ireland and Northern Ireland, our first issue looks at new releases from Trimble and senseFly, a case study from Felix O’Hare outlining their use of Trimble FieldLink and of course all the latest news from KOREC The full issue can be read […]

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  • Meet the new ZEB Family Member

    You asked GeoSLAM for a handheld scanner system with; longer range, intensity, improved colourisation and versatility. Well you’ll be excited to know your dreams have been answered. Today GeoSLAM announced the arrival of the latest member of the ZEB family – The GeoSLAM ZEB-HORIZON. With a range of 100m and a collection rate of 300,000 […]

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  • Trimble S5 – Packs a Punch!

    It’s been really hard to find the perfect way to describe the Trimble S5 Robotic Total Station for this special winter offer. First of all, we came up with ‘entry-level’ but the only thing entry level about the S5 is its price because it has the same chassis and build as the advanced Trimble S7 Series […]

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  • R10 – save up to £3k/€4k

    Here’s our fact file on the Trimble R10 – everything you need to know on why this is a winter offer that shouldn’t be missed! Since its launch in 2012 the R10 has proved to be one of KOREC’s best selling products. It’s generated more KOREC case studies than any other Trimble instrument and provided […]

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  • KOREC announces Ireland distributor agreement with GeoSLAM

    KOREC is delighted to announce that under the terms of a new agreement with 3D mobile mapping technology specialists GeoSLAM, it has become an official distributor of the company’s ZEB-REVO handheld laser scanning solutions in Ireland. KOREC already successfully distributes this product throughout the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland. GeoSLAM specialises in the manufacture and […]

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  • KOREC in the press – A14

    Our thanks to Mark Lawton, Survey Manager for the A14 Integrated Delivery Team (IDT), for his article published in the September/October issue of Geomatics World. Mark is responsible for fitting together all the pieces of the survey puzzle and in this piece explains the team’s approach to the adoption and integration of new technology. Mark […]

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  • KOREC in the press – Monitoring in CES

    Thank you Jordan Knight, Engineering Manager, Greenhatch Group, for supplying the information for this article on how Greenhatch approaches monitoring projects by selecting the most suitable Trimble instruments depending on a site’s particular challenges. Read the full story here.

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  • KOREC in the press – Wind farm drone surveys

    The 2018-2019 Geospatial Engineering (CES) publication is out now and includes a great introduction by Skanska’s Mark Lawson and of course another great story from KOREC. Our thanks go to Rob Brocklehurst of Rob Brocklehurst Civi Engineering for sharing with us his progressive approach to the adoption of drone technology. Rob has specialist knowledge of […]

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  • Managing inspections in a remote company…remotely!

    K-Mobile is the key to ensuring that a Canadian rock crushing company maintains maximum efficiency through a structured approach to its machinery inspection process. Situated in a sparsely populated province of western Canada is a rock crushing company that not only has extreme weather conditions to contend with in both winter and summer but also […]

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  • Book your new eBee X demo with KOREC

    Quality, efficiency and safety are the drivers behind senseFly’s latest customer focused release SenseFly has just announced the launch of its latest fixed wing drone, the eBee X. Superseding all previous eBee models, the X brings several useful new features along with a significantly reduced cost for the RTK option. The eBee X has been […]

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  • Book your new Trimble R10 Model 2 GNSS demonstration

    Seriously, we thought it couldn’t get any better, but Trimble has just announced a Model 2 version of its market dominating R10. Model 2 enhancements include: 672 GNSS channels for unrivalled GNSS constellation tracking, including GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, Galileo, QZSS, IRNSS as well as the full range of SBAS. The Trimble R10 tracks and processes all […]

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  • K-Mobile updates – problem solving!

    The K-Mobile team is nothing if not accommodating and most of all they enjoy problem solving, no matter how large, or in this case, how small! Here are three of the latest that they’ve been tackling.   Help – no one delivering goods or visiting us on our motorway site can find us! Large road […]

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  • K-Mobile updates – KOREC staff adopt

    KOREC staff have been increasing their own efficiency by using K-Mobile to tackle a couple of issues closer to home. These add-ons were set up in minutes. Arrggh – my expenses take ages and I keep losing receipts. One of our Regional Directors has set up his own solution on K-Mobile, a digital expenses system! […]

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  • Expanding Coastway Surveys choose KOREC as preferred supplier

    KOREC’s customer service and technical support accounts for 80% of Coastway’s decision Coastway Surveys is a thriving survey business with offices in Ireland and the UK. Offering a wide range of services including land, engineering and aerial surveys, scan to BIM and mobile mapping, it is a company that has prepared for further expansion with […]

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  • The ‘corniest’ attraction in the UK is back!

    It is the largest maze in Britain, and one of the largest mazes in the world so we’re delighted to report that once again York Maze has been using KOREC supplied Trimble sub-metre Geo handheld mapping technology to map out this year’s Jurassic themed attraction! Last year Maze Master Tom Pearcy explained to us exactly […]

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  • Murphy Surveys Ltd. recovers stolen instrument

    Stolen instrument recovered, calibrated and back on site within four days Survey instrument theft is a problem that’s showing no signs of abating and unfortunately Murphy Surveys Ltd. are the latest KOREC customer to fall victim. However, in this case the company was lucky enough to recover its stolen instrument and have it back on […]

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  • KOREC in the press – CES covers Skellig Michael

    The latest issue of CES magazine is out now and KOREC can’t help but think that the Editor’s interest in all things Star Wars may have assisted in the great coverage of this unusual case study, a monitoring story set on one of Ireland’s most important herigage sites, Skellig Michael…better know as the location where […]

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  • New KOREC Case Study – Why service and support matter

    Many thanks to Laurent Ciais, Survey Manager at Balfour Beatty VINCI on the M6 smart motorway upgrade, for supplying the information for this case study. There’s no doubt that we are seeing a shift towards a more sophisticated sales environment in which service, support and a personal approach play a key part in the buying […]

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  • Monitoring – Our recent webinar covers everything you need to know to get started.

    Construction intelligence has valued UK contracts in 2017 at £71bn. A great number of these will require some form of monitoring which is why adding deformation monitoring to your survey portfolio can be highly profitable. And it’s easier than you think. More often than not, you already have the equipment to do it with basic […]

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  • New issue of Mensura out now

    It’s been a busy first half of the year for KOREC and so much has happened that we’ve published an extra issue of Mensura this year. Welcome to the July newsletter! Key topics include: Case study – ‘Business in a box’ KOREC support – why we’ve upped the game Introducing our new Trimble MX9 Mobile […]

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  • 5 Reasons to Attend Dimensions 2018

    5 Reasons to Attend Dimensions 2018 We know you have choices when it comes to conferences, but no other event has the same combination of education, technology and networking to transform the way you work! Here are 5 reasons why you should join us at Dimensions on November 5–7, 2018 in Las Vegas: Expand your Knowledge […]

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  • KOREC wins tender to supply OS with fifty-five Trimble Alloy Receivers

    KOREC is delighted to announce that following a successful tender, it has supplied Ordnance Survey with fifty-five Trimble new generation Trimble Alloy GNSS Reference Receivers in support of OS Net. OS Net is Great Britain’s national global navigation satellite system (GNSS) infrastructure, operated by Ordnance Survey. The Alloy units will be supported by KOREC for […]

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  • K-Mobile update – new front screen

    The latest functionality that we’ve added to our K-Mobile field data capture software has been developed specifically to save time and speed up efficiency in the field, especially for those working in high density asset areas. Field workers can now select a wide range of feature points from the front screen saving at least a […]

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  • KOREC Opinion – What can your customer database tell you?

    How examining your database can shape your company’s future.  KOREC’s Business Area Manager – Mapping & GIS, Richard Gauchwin, shares some thoughts on how our GIS and mapping customer base has changed over the years and what this means for the future.     With GDPR well and truly upon us, here at KOREC we’ve […]

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  • KOREC in the press – establishing a UAV business

    Thanks to GeoConnexion UK for covering our story on how one enterprising individual got an aerial survey business off the ground and delivering high quality imagery in just eight weeks. KOREC customer, Geraint Thomas, shares with us how he successfully immersed himself in the world of aerial surveys in order to help out a client […]

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  • KOREC launches Trimble’s GEDO IMS to key players in the UK rail industry

    The Doncaster campus of The National College of High Speed Rail (NCHSR) was the location for KOREC’s UK launch of Trimble’s GEDO IMS, a lightweight, flexible and fast system that combines an Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) with scanning and geodetic sensors for surveying railway lines and documenting assets along the track. The day was attended […]

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  • KOREC in the press – SX10 in CES

    Can Trimble’s SX10 be a useful alternative to a UAV survey? In the CES June issue, Tri-Tech’s Ted Harland explains how his Trimble SX10 Scanning Total Station saved the day when the ‘Beast from the East’ grounded his UAV. Read the full story here  Or download the KOREC case study here

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  • Live tracking data screen grabs assist police in same day recovery of stolen instrument

    Many thanks to Speedy for informing us of the same day recovery of a Trimble S5 Total Station stolen from one of their clients in Merseyside. Speedy reports that due to having live data to work from, thanks to Trimble’s built-in L2P technology, Merseyside Police were particularly helpful.    

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  • KOREC in the press – Trimble SX10

    The latest issue of Geomares’ Engineering Showcase features KOREC customer, Neil Main, and his company PM Consultant. Like many smaller survey practices, Neil selects the technology he invests in very carefully. This story looks at why he felt the time was right to purchase a Trimble SX10 Scanning Total Station and make the move into […]

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  • KOREC invests in ‘New Generation’ Trimble MX9 Mobile Mapping System

    Combining high-quality performance, simple installation and easy operation. KOREC, Trimble’s leading distributor in the UK and Ireland, has taken delivery of Trimble’s ‘New Generation’ MX9 Mobile Mapping System. The MX9 will be available to KOREC customers either through purchase or as KOREC’s preferred system for undertaking large-scale scanning and mapping surveys on behalf of its […]

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  • New KOREC case study – Business in a Box

    Many thanks to Geraint Thomas who supplied the information for our latest ‘Business in a Box’ case study – this one looks at how some clear thinking and hardwork has paid off for Geraint who went from zero UAV knowledge to producing top quality aerial imagery in just 8 weeks with his eBee RTK. Read […]

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  • KOREC in the press – Geomatics World

    The theme for the May/June issue of Geomatics World is “Education is Crucial”, a subject that touches on many aspects of our profession from recruitment to career progression. Editor, Ian Dowman, also points out that this is something that’s covered in the latest KOREC article from our GIS and Mapping Business Area Manager, Richard Gauchwin. […]

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  • New KOREC case study – Achievable Monitoring

    The theme of our latest case study is very much one of monitoring being an achievable and affordable service that all survey practices can offer their clients. “Achievable Monitoring” is based on the Greenhatch Group and their use of a Trimble S9 with Trimble’s Access Monitoring Module. Read the full story here.

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  • New KOREC case study – Scottish Drone Surveys adopts a progressive approach to UAV technology

    Market reports predict a significant increase in the demand for UAV generated data in 2018 and consequently there exists huge potential even for those who may have no previous knowledge of UAV technology but are prepared to invest in the right system, time and training required to offer a quality service that will see clients […]

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  • New issue of Mensura out now

    The latest issue of Mensura is now available to download here. Mensura is KOREC’s quarterly geospatial newsletter packed full of news, new releases, training tips, case studies and competitions.  If you’d like to receive a printed copy, please drop us an email at marketing@korecgroup.com and we’ll add you to our Mensura mailing list.

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  • New KOREC case study – using an Sx10 instead of a UAV in snowy conditions

    Remember ‘The Beast from the East’? Last month’s snow has provided us with a great case study from Tri-Tech Ltd who used their SX10 instead of their usual UAV for an overburden survey in Scotland. Many thanks to Tri-Tech Ltd Owner Ted Harland for sharing the informatioin and pictures. Download the PDF here.

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  • K-Mobile Updates

    K-Mobile Updates Progress never stands still and neither does KOREC’s K-Mobile mapping/data capture software development team! Here’s a round-up of what they’ve been working on over the past few weeks: Android Bluetooth link to laser rangefinders It’s been available in the Windows version of K-Mobile for a while and now we’ve added this useful function […]

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  • KOREC welcomes Geospatial Sales Consultant, Eugen Niculae to our team in Ireland

    Combining a high level of technical nous with a user-friendly delivery (Eugen is a part time lecturer at the acclaimed Dublin Institute of Technology) our new KOREC Geospatial Sales Consultant also brings extensive practical experience to the team, having worked on site in a range of survey disciplines as well as at the sharp end […]

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  • New KOREC case study – Adopting technology on the A14

    Thank you to Mark Lawton, Survey Manager for the A14 Integrated Delivery team (IDT), for sharing his views on the adoption and implementation of  survey technology in our latest case study. Download the pdf here.

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  • New KOREC Case Study – customised tree surveys

    Continuing the theme of our previous ‘manhole cover’ case study, here at KOREC we believe that if customisation is generally accepted as a crucial element in the successful take-up of a system, why not take this one step further and create data capture systems that are not just application specific but customer specific. This EDP […]

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  • Trimble SX10 Factory Tour

    X Marks the Spot As with all good adventure trails X usually marks the spot of hidden treasure. Well, we’re pleased to tell you that we’ve got a real spot of treasure in store. KOREC are giving 7 lucky followers the chance to win an all expense paid trip to Stockholm for a Trimble SX10 […]

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  • New KOREC case study – Manhole surveys

    KOREC’s in-house software development team believes that when customising our K-Mobile data capture software for customers, a little bit of effort to get it right, especially in the field, pays huge dividends in terms of ROI. Our latest case study, a great example of his approach, looks at how RPS Group and KOREC worked together […]

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  • New KOREC case study – SX10

    When it came to adding 3D laser scanning into PM Consultants range of services, it was a question of right time, right place and right instrument for Managing Director Neil Main. Many thanks to Neil for supplying the information and pictures for our latest KOREC case study. This full case study will appear in full […]

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  • KOREC in the press – instrument theft

    The February issue of CES magazine sees the publication of the full version of Alan Browne’s article on instrument theft and its consequences. This is a problem that is blighting our industry and its good to see it highlighted in CES.   Read Alan’s full article here  

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  • Why Trimble’s R10 technology really packs a punch

    Since its launch in 2012 the R10 has proved to be one of KOREC’s best selling products. It’s generated more KOREC case studies than any other Trimble instrument and provided us with a CES magazine front cover photograph that became recognisable across the world. But what do KOREC customers value most about their Trimble R10’s […]

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  • SUMO Services create impressive 3D models with SketchUp

    View the video here It used to be that registering pointcloud data from a 3D laser scan was a major part of the job and required significant time and effort back in the office. Fortunately, it’s a far simpler process these days, especially with the implementation of software advancements such as Trimble RealWorks which provides […]

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  • New issue of Mensura out now

    Welcome to the first issue in 2018 of our geospatial newsletter, Mensura. Our front page story features an open letter from KOREC Group CEO, Alan Browne, on the worrying problem of instrument theft. This is a topic that we will be revisiting throughout the year so please do keep us updated on any thoughts you […]

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  • In the press – GeoConnexion KOREC column

    KOREC Regional Business Director has kicked-off the new year with some thoughts on 2018 and the survey industry. In his new look GeoConnexion column Chris looks ahead and sees the democratisation of data as something that’s within our grasp. Read the piece here or Download the PDF here

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  • Catalyst – In the press

    Who would use centimetre accuracy on a smartphone and what would this innovation mean for the geospatial industry? At the end of 2016 we found ourselves asking these questions following the announcement of the world’s first software GNSS receiver, Trimble Catalyst. These are also the questions that KOREC’s Business Area Manager for Mapping & GIS, […]

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  • A Trimble S9, lost….and found in just 30 minutes!

    It’s always good to hear about technology that works exactly as intended which is why we are delighted to report that Trimble’s L2P (Locate2Protect) real-time equipment monitoring has saved KOREC customer Central Alliance from the inconvenience and expense that follows the theft of an instrument. All new Trimble S-Series Total Stations come with L2P built-in […]

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  • Positioning Services – who uses what?

    Those mapping golf courses, especially for TV coverage of events, choose to use a Trimble Geo7x with CenterPoint RTX for mapping the outlines of greens and bunkers. This 4cm positioning service eliminates a ‘hexagonal’ effect when mapping these areas instead producing a smooth outline. For Mark Humphrey, Director of L&SS and the first KOREC customer […]

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  • KOREC positioning options

    Selecting the best positioning option for your site. Our quick guide to the ins and outs of KOREC’s positioning services including Trimble VRS Now, Trimble RTX and Trimble xFill Trimble VRS Now In short: Trimble VRS Now is a network RTK service that provides users with instant access to RTK corrections. Using precise data supplied […]

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  • The search for reliability

    Why Greenhatch Group switched to Trimble VRS Now   Surveyors want reliable data. They also want to maximise their time on site. When these basic requirements are compromised, businesses will take fast and efficient measures to rectify any issues that could affect hard won and carefully nurtured customer relationships. For Greenhatch Group Ltd, this entailed […]

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  • KOREC’s latest launch takes off!

    KOREC Mapping Consultants Brock Ryder and Andrew Blogg have definitely launched something into the sky – but what is it?! Keep watching our front page news section for an exciting announcement on the latest addition to the KOREC mapping portfolio.

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  • A sunny Hillhead!

    Hillhead 2010 has just finished and this years glorious weather was appreciated by visitors and exhibitors alike. Aided by Trimble and Finning, the KOREC stand was busy for the duration with the full Trimble range of Machine Control and Site Positioning Systems on show, all backed up by KOREC’s expertise. As predicted, the Finning supplied […]

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  • Hallowed Turf

    Wimbledon fortnight is upon us and Centre Court is looking better than ever! Could this be down to the trimming up of the base materials with a Blec dragbox and a Spectra laser grading system supplied by KOREC’s own Peter Brooks?

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  • Register Now: KOREC & Trimble Environmental Solutions at Futuresource

    Register now to join KOREC and Trimble® at Europe’s largest sustainability event which takes place next week at London’s ExCel.  Futuresource is a joint event from the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM) and the Environmental Services Association (ESA) and provides a forum for debating key issues, discussing best practice and sharing expertise and solutions. […]

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Mapping (10)

  • Case Study: Using the cloud to manage peatland restoration

    For Angus Davidson Ltd (ADL) rural consultants and specialists in peatland restoration, cloud networking has been key to the management of its field data capture workflow.

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  • Cutting edge GPS technology used to create an ‘amaizing’ Shaun the Sheep themed jubilee maze!

    It’s taken permission from the Palace and the loan of one of the most advanced handheld GPS mapping systems available for Farmer Ted’s Adventure Farm, Ormskirk, Lancashire, to create this year’s jubilee themed maze attraction.

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  • New KOREC case study – Clearing landmines

    Through its support of the HALO Trust with Trimble GNSS systems and extensive consultancy, KOREC has been proud to provide back up and affordable GNSS technology to support this charity.

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  • Testing Cm positions in three challenging scenarios!

    How does the new Trimble Catalyst DA2 receiver measure up against the DA1?

    What better way to find out than by putting the DA2 into the hands of experienced Catalyst user and advocate of the DA1 system, Andrew Stephenson of Morrison Water Services

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  • Trimble technology and the Geospatial Commission’s NUAR map project

    The recent appointment of Atkins by the Government’s Geospatial Commission is the start of a build operation which will run for three years. Here at KOREC we’re looking forward to the start of this process and of course can’t help but suggest three technologies that could really help the field data capture!

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  • Trimble Catalyst – the story behind the numbers!

    Who benefits? Looking at the business case for low-cost cm positions with Trimble Catalyst user Alan Roberts, Owner/Director of DTM Technologies.

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  • The next generation receiver for the Trimble Catalyst GNSS positioning service has landed!

    KOREC’s Richard Gauchwin puts the new Catalyst DA2 through its paces looking at why it delivers even more than the DA1 for anyone wanting cost-effective, precise data capture.

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  • ‘Going Electric’ in Solihull – with a little help from KOREC Mapping!

    Trimble’s TDC150 GNSS enabled data logger running KOREC Capture software is proving a useful tool for Solihull Council as it steps up its roll out of electric vehicle charging points.

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  • Driving Success

    How KOREC are powering a Guinness World Record breaking attempt Ian Williams is a man on a mission. Over the weekend of 7-8th August, he’ll be attempting to smash the Guinness World Record for the furthest distance travelled in a go kart in 24 hours, at the Teesside Autodrome British 24hr Challenge. The current record […]

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  • Our KOREC colleagues share their passion for mapping

    Maps – they’re made to show us where we are, where we’re going, and how to get there. Right? Well, partly. Here at KOREC, we’re self-confessed mapping addicts, and we know that maps are so much more than this. So, to celebrate the arrival of KOREC Mapping in May, we asked our colleagues to send […]

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Mobile Mapping (5)

  • Press Release: Fibre network designers, Jorvik Design Group, first in UK to invest in a KOREC supplied Trimble MX50 Mobile Mapping System

    Fibre network designers, Jorvik Design Group, first in UK to invest in a KOREC supplied Trimble MX50 Mobile Mapping System

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  • Trimble technology and the Geospatial Commission’s NUAR map project

    The recent appointment of Atkins by the Government’s Geospatial Commission is the start of a build operation which will run for three years. Here at KOREC we’re looking forward to the start of this process and of course can’t help but suggest three technologies that could really help the field data capture!

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  • A prehistoric Professional Services adventure

    On a recent mobile mapping mission, KOREC employee Graham Beckford was lucky enough to pass not one, but two pre-historic jewels in England’s crown – Stonehenge and the Uffington White Horse. Despite dull and grey conditions, there was no missing the new Professional Services vehicle as it drove up alongside the ancient stone circle – one of Europe’s most […]

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  • Driving Success

    How KOREC are powering a Guinness World Record breaking attempt Ian Williams is a man on a mission. Over the weekend of 7-8th August, he’ll be attempting to smash the Guinness World Record for the furthest distance travelled in a go kart in 24 hours, at the Teesside Autodrome British 24hr Challenge. The current record […]

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  • KOREC case study – Establishing a ‘single source of truth’

    How Derbyshire County Council is successfully implementing a mobile mapping strategy allowing it to take full control of all its asset data capture and analysis. Asset management is all about understanding a range of assets – from roads and pavements to drains and road signs – and then using this information to prioritise how they […]

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Monitoring (4)

  • New KOREC case study – monitoring the Metro tunnel beneath Newcastle City Centre

    KOREC customer, Academy Geomatics, Ltd is combining data from a Trimble S7 Total Station and a range of Move Solutions geotechnical sensors, all in a single Trimble platform.

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  • A very 2020 Solution to Tunnel Monitoring

    Whilst you were sleeping – a tailor-made monitoring solution is set up remotely! In this case by KOREC’s monitoring expert Julian Gray who worked closely on this tunnel monitoring project with Mark Anderson of Academy Geomatics Ltd. Julian says that Mark created one of the best planned and set up installations he’s seen in his […]

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  • KOREC launches ‘Meet the Experts’

    KOREC are delighted to today (11th August 2020) be announcing their new initiative, Meet the Experts, to further help and support their growing customer base. The concept is to increase awareness and understanding of eight key business areas and solutions, which are;   Laser scanning and Trimble RealWorks Mobile Mapping Trimble Business Center software Rail […]

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  • KOREC in the press – Monitoring

    Great to see Geomatics World featuring our latest KOREC Trimble SX10 case study on the front page of the May/June issue! Our thanks to The Greenhatch Group Engineering Manager, Jordan Knight, for providing the information for this story on the monitoring of the rugged and beautiful area around the site of the new Tintagel bridge. The monitoring work was undertaken on […]

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New Products (16)

  • Three Sixty Group shares some thoughts on the new Trimble X12

    We catch up with Three Sixty Group to find out how they’ve been getting on with the new Trimble X12 3D Laser Scanner

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  • The Trimble X12, first impressions, putting it through its paces and my six highlights

    KOREC’s ‘Scanning and Point Clouds’ Sector Specialist, Melvin Penwill, field tests the new Trimble X12.

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  • New case study – why the Catalyst DA2 Receiver knocks the DA1 into a hat!

    Our thanks to Jason Hinsley of DroneWorks who took the time to explain to us why his new Trimble Catalyst DA2 Receiver knocks the DA1 into a hat and why it’s the most cost-effective route to cm positions for businesses like his own. “Simply, I’m amazed, “Less than a minute to get less than 1cm […]

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  • Testing Cm positions in three challenging scenarios!

    How does the new Trimble Catalyst DA2 receiver measure up against the DA1?

    What better way to find out than by putting the DA2 into the hands of experienced Catalyst user and advocate of the DA1 system, Andrew Stephenson of Morrison Water Services

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  • The next generation receiver for the Trimble Catalyst GNSS positioning service has landed!

    KOREC’s Richard Gauchwin puts the new Catalyst DA2 through its paces looking at why it delivers even more than the DA1 for anyone wanting cost-effective, precise data capture.

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  • KOREC and Drone Pilot Academy celebrate 5 years of success

    KOREC and Drone Pilot Academy celebrate 5 years of success with an extended partnership bringing new pilot benefits. DPA now an approved partner for drone demonstrations. Increased dissemination of useful information through webinars and social media. Faster access to new industry releases. Competitive package pricing on drone purchase, product and CAA training. KOREC is delighted […]

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  • Coming soon: KOREC Mapping

    World leading hardware Intuitive software 50+ years’ industry expertise All in one place  Dedicated end-to-end workflows comprised of hardware, software and supported by bespoke consultancy Customised reporting for different sectors, simplifying your workflows without compromising on detail New partnerships with the biggest names in mapping, to help you discover #morethanamap Stay tuned to find […]

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  • New! The ANAFI USA

    Designed for the US army and manufactured in the USA, ANAFI’s latest offering combines multiple security measures, great functionality and is operational from the palm of your hand in just 55 seconds.  These features, along with an extremely competitive price for the applications it’s aimed at, make the ANAFI USA a perfect choice for police, […]

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  • Lunch is Launched

    Here’s a question. How do you continue to motivate, inspire, inform, or even just get your teams together during a national lockdown? Whilst 2020 has been unusual (to say the least), for KOREC, we were already quite used to remote working & collaboration. Serving two nations, and with staff the width and breadth of the […]

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  • SiteVision – 8 Features, Endless Applications

    Trimble’s SiteVision is a geospatial tool created for today’s tech-savvy workforce. Working in sync with your own mobile device, the unit utilises the very latest GNSS technology (including with the R12i – more on that to come) to pinpoint your design model down to cm accuracy. This allows you to easily and accurately visualise your […]

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  • Meet Benchmark – the first UK company to invest in the R12i

      It’s been just 3 weeks since the R12i was launched to the world on 1st September. But already Benchmark Surveys of Exeter have taken delivery of their new GNSS solution – the very first to be sold in the UK. The team took part in trials with the new unit at the end of […]

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  • To the Point with the R12i

    This week saw the launch of the next level GNSS solution from Trimble – the R12i.  Featuring robust IMU tilt-compensation via their patented TIP (Trimble Inertial Platform) technology, you can forget about levelling the pole and focus on collecting points, faster, safer and easier. Utilising an angled pole allows you to obtain previously impossible or […]

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  • KOREC’s latest launch takes off!

    KOREC Mapping Consultants Brock Ryder and Andrew Blogg have definitely launched something into the sky – but what is it?! Keep watching our front page news section for an exciting announcement on the latest addition to the KOREC mapping portfolio.

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  • KOREC to distribute unmanned flying camera for aerial mapping projects

    KOREC is delighted to announce that it has signed an agreement with Swiss company, SenseFLY, to become the sole UK and Irish distributor of SenseFLY’s unmanned flying camera, the swinglet CAM. The swinglet CAM is a lightweight, unmanned air vehicle (UAV) with a high resolution electronically integrated digital camera. Designed to undertake small scale aerial […]

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  • KOREC to distribute ‘Intelligent Trench’ underground mapping solution

    KOREC is delighted to announce that it has signed an agreement to become an Intelligent Trench* partner and a UK supplier of the Intelligent Trench underground mapping solution which will allow every road excavation in the UK to be recorded, photographed and mapped on a national database. The solution has been developed specifically for use […]

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  • A sunny Hillhead!

    Hillhead 2010 has just finished and this years glorious weather was appreciated by visitors and exhibitors alike. Aided by Trimble and Finning, the KOREC stand was busy for the duration with the full Trimble range of Machine Control and Site Positioning Systems on show, all backed up by KOREC’s expertise. As predicted, the Finning supplied […]

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Next Generation (3)

  • Higher and Higher – KOREC, Trimble continue support & investment in higher education

    A trio of news stories celebrating the support that both KOREC and Trimble are providing to the education sector across the UK There isn’t much that’s more important than ensuring the next generation are informed, enthused and inspired to join us in the exciting world of engineering, construction and the built environment. In how many […]

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  • Making a Commitment

    Next week, the world’s leaders will descend on Glasgow for the COP26 climate summit. Taking place so close to home, we decided it was time to make some commitments of our own…

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  • Why KOREC’s Liam Hartley went back to school…and what he learnt!

    As part of our Next Generation series of events, developments and articles, KOREC’s Liam Hartley revisited his old secondary school to share some first hand experience about careers in the gesospatial industry.

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Opinion (6)

  • The Trimble X12, first impressions, putting it through its paces and my six highlights

    KOREC’s ‘Scanning and Point Clouds’ Sector Specialist, Melvin Penwill, field tests the new Trimble X12.

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  • New for summer – our ‘Industry Insider’ series!

    Over the coming weeks, we’re going to be asking prominent people in the survey industry to outline their three most rated geospatial industry innovations/changes in around 100 words or so…and anything goes!

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  • KOREC Canopy customer to KOREC colleague!

    “KOREC is firmly behind all the success I’ve achieved in the last 20 years at the Northern Ireland Forest Service. The right hardware, smart data capture software development and a great working relationship enabled us to revolutionise our data collection and management capabilities.” At the end of 2020, former Information Systems Manager with the Northern […]

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  • Winning…with Connected Construction

    A recent report by Deloitte on the development of the construction and engineering industry until 2050 identified the key trends set to shape the industry, the priorities and challenges that construction professionals should be aware of, and the technologies and solutions that are on hand to help us meet these challenges. The report defines Connected […]

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  • Trimble VRS Now – no base station required!

    “Trimble VRS Now can be summed up in a single word – reliability.” Neil Jefferies, Greenhatch Group Director     There are many reasons why KOREC customers rate Trimble’s VRS Now Service but in all the years since it’s release, the top four haven’t changed at all – accuracy, flexibility, reliability and availability – all […]

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  • Customer feedback on the new Trimble TSC5

    It’s always interesting for us here at KOREC to see what sort of reception a new product gets and we have to say the Trimble TSC5 Android data logger has certainly had its fair share of coverage on social media since its March launch. We’ve had everything from the Trimble ‘data logger evolution’ picture to […]

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People (24)

  • KOREC Press Release

    KOREC Press Release: KOREC Group recruits software industry expert to lead large-scale expansion of its K-MATIC operations

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  • New for summer – our ‘Industry Insider’ series!

    Over the coming weeks, we’re going to be asking prominent people in the survey industry to outline their three most rated geospatial industry innovations/changes in around 100 words or so…and anything goes!

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  • Higher and Higher – KOREC, Trimble continue support & investment in higher education

    A trio of news stories celebrating the support that both KOREC and Trimble are providing to the education sector across the UK There isn’t much that’s more important than ensuring the next generation are informed, enthused and inspired to join us in the exciting world of engineering, construction and the built environment. In how many […]

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  • Prestigious nomination for KOREC CEO, Alan Browne.

    We are delighted and proud to announce that our KOREC Group CEO, Alan Browne, has been named on the EY Entrepreneur of the Year shortlist for 2022.

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  • My Ramadan – The month of Blessings & Giving

    This Monday may be a bank holiday, but this year another holiday is taking place on the same day. Eid al-Fitr (festival of breaking the fast) will be celebrated by Muslims all around the world as the month of Ramadan comes to an end. But what is Ramadan? Here, KOREC’s Digital Marketing Apprentice Ikra Taj […]

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  • The End of an Era

    Last month we said goodbye to one of our longest-serving employees – and in doing so closed a chapter of KOREC’s history. When Group Financial Controller Helen Palmer (nee Walsh) decided to ‘hang up her abacus’ after 22 years in the business, there ended the last connection to the original founders of Survey Supplies. A […]

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  • Do you Trust Us?

    Trust is a funny thing. It can take years to build, yet can be destroyed in days. All and any relationships, may they be business or personal, ultimately succeed or fail due to trust. In the era of fake news, accusations of green-washing, and with faith in our political systems at an all time low […]

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  • The Secret to Happiness? It’s within you…

    The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic two years ago really brought home to us the importance of maintaining and improving our health – both inside and out. Maintaining our physical health could mean the difference between a mild or a severe case of covid, and the impact of multiple lockdowns, separation from our loved ones, […]

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  • We’ve got the Eye of the Tiger

    1st February 2022 marks the beginning of the Chinese New Year. Three days later, on Friday 4th, the Beijing Winter Olympics begin. To mark these two occasions, and because we are mad for a group fitness challenge (or just plain mad?) the KOREC team are committing to undertake a mammoth journey. In February 2021, our […]

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  • Why KOREC’s Liam Hartley went back to school…and what he learnt!

    As part of our Next Generation series of events, developments and articles, KOREC’s Liam Hartley revisited his old secondary school to share some first hand experience about careers in the gesospatial industry.

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  • Dig Deeper. Look Closer. Think Bigger.

    This October our theme for marking Black History Month is ‘Hidden Figures’ – we delve into our past to educate ourselves on some forgotten black figures from our history

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  • Against All Odds

    This October our theme for marking Black History Month is ‘Hidden Figures’ – we delve into our past to educate ourselves on some forgotten black figures from our history

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  • “I can be and do anything”

    This October our theme for marking Black History Month is ‘Hidden Figures’ – as we educate ourselves on forgotten or overlooked black figures from our history – or in the case of this piece, our present!

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  • The Pioneer

    The story of a man who overcame football racism to become a true pioneer in not one, but two fields

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  • Bake It ’till you Make It

    A massive shout out to all our star bakers who treated us to their MacMillan Coffee morning bakes – raising over £450 in the process!

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  • Perks of the Job

    In an ever-evolving industry, KOREC are proud of our diverse workforce containing a mix of long serving employees and steady growth year on year which brings in new people and new ideas to our business.  With over 60% of our people being with us for over 5 years (a significant few with double decade service!) […]

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  • Driving Success

    How KOREC are powering a Guinness World Record breaking attempt Ian Williams is a man on a mission. Over the weekend of 7-8th August, he’ll be attempting to smash the Guinness World Record for the furthest distance travelled in a go kart in 24 hours, at the Teesside Autodrome British 24hr Challenge. The current record […]

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  • Our KOREC colleagues share their passion for mapping

    Maps – they’re made to show us where we are, where we’re going, and how to get there. Right? Well, partly. Here at KOREC, we’re self-confessed mapping addicts, and we know that maps are so much more than this. So, to celebrate the arrival of KOREC Mapping in May, we asked our colleagues to send […]

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  • KOREC Canopy customer to KOREC colleague!

    “KOREC is firmly behind all the success I’ve achieved in the last 20 years at the Northern Ireland Forest Service. The right hardware, smart data capture software development and a great working relationship enabled us to revolutionise our data collection and management capabilities.” At the end of 2020, former Information Systems Manager with the Northern […]

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  • From Darkness to Light – marking Mental Health Awareness Week

    KOREC is marking Mental Health Awareness Week with a series of initiatives aimed at supporting our network of staff and mental health organisations. The last twelve months have been extremely challenging for us all, and even though the worst of the pandemic is (hopefully) behind us, the potential for a mental health pandemic is still […]

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  • Liam Hartley – It’s Good to be Back

    This February we were delighted to welcome Liam Hartley back to KOREC into the key role of Operations Technical Support. One month into the job, we had a virtual chat with Liam to see how he was enjoying the role, what it entails, and how it feels to be back at the Huntingdon facility. Running […]

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  • A Very Healthy Competition

    How do we maintain our motivation in the depths of winter? How do we remain positive and engaged as a team when we can’t even meet face to face with our colleagues? That was the challenge facing the KOREC team at the beginning of 2021. A highly social group who aren’t averse to a challenge, […]

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  • KOREC expands rail team – welcome Ric!

    We are delighted to announce that we have extended our dedicated rail team with the appointment of Ric Kirman in the newly created role of KOREC Rail Business Area Manager. With a rail career that began over 15 years ago, Ric has established his reputation as a specialist in the provision of advanced technical solutions […]

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  • A Decade of Dedication

    This September marks something of a milestone for Debbie Vincent, our Operations Manager (Huntingdon branch) – 10 years at KOREC. Many UK KOREC customers may be familiar with Debbie and her team, but to mark her decade with the company, we asked Debbie to look back over her years working with us. Here’s what she […]

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Press Releases (9)

  • Press Release: Announcing a new Trimble BuildingPoint dealer for the UK and Ireland

    KOREC Group is delighted to announce the establishment of BuildingPoint UK and Ireland as it becomes the newest partner to join Trimble’s BuildingPoint distribution network.

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  • KOREC Press Release

    KOREC Press Release: KOREC Group recruits software industry expert to lead large-scale expansion of its K-MATIC operations

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  • Press Release: Fibre network designers, Jorvik Design Group, first in UK to invest in a KOREC supplied Trimble MX50 Mobile Mapping System

    Fibre network designers, Jorvik Design Group, first in UK to invest in a KOREC supplied Trimble MX50 Mobile Mapping System

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  • New partnership with Move Solutions

    KOREC is delighted to announce a new partnership with Italian company and monitoring specialists, Move Solutions.

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  • KOREC Group seeks to expand workforce in the UK and Ireland with 30 new positions

    KOREC is delighted to announce that group expansion means we are now seeking to fill 30 new positions, in a range of departments, across the UK and Ireland. These new roles include openings in our offices in Cambridgeshire, Dublin and Liverpool.

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  • New KOREC case study – using the ANAFI

    The Parrot ANAFI is ten times quieter than the average drone which is just one of the reasons why it proved the pefect choice for a recent survey in a residential area with limited access. PDS Surveys Director, Lee Husk, worked hard to ensure that householders were not inconvenienced during this job and was kind […]

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  • Competitive boost for eBee pilots

    KOREC is delighted to announce that the Drone Pilot Academy, our training partners in the provision of flight training and Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) accredited pilot training courses, have successfully launched their Operational Safety Case consultancy service to assist KOREC senseFly eBee users attain EVLOS (Extended Visual Line of Sight) approval. A UK eBee user […]

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  • KOREC invests in ‘New Generation’ Trimble MX9 Mobile Mapping System

    Combining high-quality performance, simple installation and easy operation. KOREC, Trimble’s leading distributor in the UK and Ireland, has taken delivery of Trimble’s ‘New Generation’ MX9 Mobile Mapping System. The MX9 will be available to KOREC customers either through purchase or as KOREC’s preferred system for undertaking large-scale scanning and mapping surveys on behalf of its […]

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  • KOREC to distribute unmanned flying camera for aerial mapping projects

    KOREC is delighted to announce that it has signed an agreement with Swiss company, SenseFLY, to become the sole UK and Irish distributor of SenseFLY’s unmanned flying camera, the swinglet CAM. The swinglet CAM is a lightweight, unmanned air vehicle (UAV) with a high resolution electronically integrated digital camera. Designed to undertake small scale aerial […]

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Rail (3)

  • Just the ticket or why one good turn deserves another!

    In the beautiful Staffordshire countryside lies 16.9km of preserved, standard gauge heritage railway better known as the Churnet Valley Railway. Noted for its nostalgic steam train rides and themed days out, it’s also now the destination for many KOREC customers keen to see the latest Trimble GEDO technology demonstrated on a track. Following the restrictions […]

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  • KOREC expands rail team – welcome Ric!

    We are delighted to announce that we have extended our dedicated rail team with the appointment of Ric Kirman in the newly created role of KOREC Rail Business Area Manager. With a rail career that began over 15 years ago, Ric has established his reputation as a specialist in the provision of advanced technical solutions […]

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  • KOREC launches ‘Meet the Experts’

    KOREC are delighted to today (11th August 2020) be announcing their new initiative, Meet the Experts, to further help and support their growing customer base. The concept is to increase awareness and understanding of eight key business areas and solutions, which are;   Laser scanning and Trimble RealWorks Mobile Mapping Trimble Business Center software Rail […]

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Site Vision (2)

  • Winning…with Connected Construction

    A recent report by Deloitte on the development of the construction and engineering industry until 2050 identified the key trends set to shape the industry, the priorities and challenges that construction professionals should be aware of, and the technologies and solutions that are on hand to help us meet these challenges. The report defines Connected […]

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  • SiteVision – 8 Features, Endless Applications

    Trimble’s SiteVision is a geospatial tool created for today’s tech-savvy workforce. Working in sync with your own mobile device, the unit utilises the very latest GNSS technology (including with the R12i – more on that to come) to pinpoint your design model down to cm accuracy. This allows you to easily and accurately visualise your […]

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Software (5)

  • Digital Construction workflow for the COVID era

    Whilst 2020 and COVID-19 threw up innumerable challenges for many of us, the construction sector was especially hard hit. But UK & Ireland based ECC Group were determined to keep their clients happy and their projects on track – and they knew that a digital construction workflow was the way to do this – effectively, […]

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  • SiteVision – 8 Features, Endless Applications

    Trimble’s SiteVision is a geospatial tool created for today’s tech-savvy workforce. Working in sync with your own mobile device, the unit utilises the very latest GNSS technology (including with the R12i – more on that to come) to pinpoint your design model down to cm accuracy. This allows you to easily and accurately visualise your […]

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  • KOREC launches ‘Meet the Experts’

    KOREC are delighted to today (11th August 2020) be announcing their new initiative, Meet the Experts, to further help and support their growing customer base. The concept is to increase awareness and understanding of eight key business areas and solutions, which are;   Laser scanning and Trimble RealWorks Mobile Mapping Trimble Business Center software Rail […]

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  • Release notes for TBC 5.1 and Access 2019.00

    TBC 5.1 and Access 2019.00 have just come out. Trimble Access version 2019.00 includes a new CAD toolbar to simplify linework creation and support for web map services for map background data. It also provides improvements to scan data display, and Favourites and Functions. IFC enhancements include improved display and layer control, faster model loading, […]

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  • Config update for GPS post-processing

    For all those who use Trimble office software to post-process GNSS survey data there is now a new configuration update file available dated 20th May 2010. This file updates the antenna and receiver information used in GPS post processing to ensure that the best possible levels of accuracy are achieved from your data. As the […]

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TBC (1)

  • KOREC launches ‘Meet the Experts’

    KOREC are delighted to today (11th August 2020) be announcing their new initiative, Meet the Experts, to further help and support their growing customer base. The concept is to increase awareness and understanding of eight key business areas and solutions, which are;   Laser scanning and Trimble RealWorks Mobile Mapping Trimble Business Center software Rail […]

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TechTips (5)

  • The Trimble X7 auto-calibrates – five reasons why this matters

    Did you know that the Trimble X7 3D Laser Scanner has an integrated calibration feature that offers full auto-calibration of range and angular systems in 25 seconds with no user interaction or targets? This Trimble technology is a smart feature that monitors environmental temperature, ambient light, vibration, instrument temperature and vertical speed to take the […]

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  • KOREC launches ‘Meet the Experts’

    KOREC are delighted to today (11th August 2020) be announcing their new initiative, Meet the Experts, to further help and support their growing customer base. The concept is to increase awareness and understanding of eight key business areas and solutions, which are;   Laser scanning and Trimble RealWorks Mobile Mapping Trimble Business Center software Rail […]

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  • Release notes for TBC 5.1 and Access 2019.00

    TBC 5.1 and Access 2019.00 have just come out. Trimble Access version 2019.00 includes a new CAD toolbar to simplify linework creation and support for web map services for map background data. It also provides improvements to scan data display, and Favourites and Functions. IFC enhancements include improved display and layer control, faster model loading, […]

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  • 5 Reasons to Attend Dimensions 2018

    5 Reasons to Attend Dimensions 2018 We know you have choices when it comes to conferences, but no other event has the same combination of education, technology and networking to transform the way you work! Here are 5 reasons why you should join us at Dimensions on November 5–7, 2018 in Las Vegas: Expand your Knowledge […]

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  • Config update for GPS post-processing

    For all those who use Trimble office software to post-process GNSS survey data there is now a new configuration update file available dated 20th May 2010. This file updates the antenna and receiver information used in GPS post processing to ensure that the best possible levels of accuracy are achieved from your data. As the […]

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Total Station (8)

  • Revealed: The Soggiest Land Surveyors in the nation!

    Last month, we calculated that the cost of wet weather due to lost productivity, repeat visits and wasted trips could be in the region of £20,000 per year for the ‘average’ land surveying practice.

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  • Don’t Let Rain Stop Play

    We’ve all heard of the saying ‘a little bit of rain won’t hurt’, but when it comes to your land survey kit, is it true?

    Being the nerds that we are, we decided to run the numbers to see how much your soggy survey kit is really costing you.

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  • The versatile Trimble SX12 – new features bring new opportunities!

    Can it really be over 4 years since Trimble launched the SX10 Scanning Total Station? We can’t believe it either, but if there’s one thing we are sure about, it’s that the Trimble development team never stands still! …which is why we’re delighted to announce the launch of the SX12 which brings several new features […]

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  • Setting Out just got an Upgrade

    Setting out is a laborious, time-consuming yet vital stage of the construction process. With our February trade-up offer, you can ensure you have the most robust, most productive and most cost-effect setting out workflow available. To make things better, we’ll give you £4000 / €4500 to upgrade your old survey kit for a brand-new, setting […]

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  • Totally Devoted to You

    Total Station. It’s not likely to be the most exciting piece of kit in your toolbox – but as these happy customers attest, your Trimble total station might just be your most faithful survey sidekick. The name may not set your pulse racing, but when everything else seems so uncertain at the moment, isn’t it […]

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  • Another lockdown – handling the unexpected

    With another lockdown upon us, political uncertainty at home and abroad and winter fast approaching there are many aspects of the future over which we have little or no control…and we’ve certainly not been short of media advice on how to deal with the unexpected gracefully – keep calm, be patient, develop acceptance, adapt to […]

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  • Visual Setting Out – the 5 Reasons Why

    How would you like to complete five times the amount of work, with just 1 operative? More construction contractors are realising the value of visual setting out with robotic total stations. They’re seeing firsthand the gains in speed, efficiency, and accuracy. These benefits translate to reductions in rework, schedule delays, and other costly problems, all […]

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  • Total Station. Total Peace of Mind.

    Furloughs. Lockdowns. Travel Restrictions. We’re well aware that 2020 has been rather…unpredictable. And while your business doesn’t like uncertainty, we also know that in order to remain competitive and productive, you want access to the best survey equipment there is. That’s why we decided to build a total station package that gives you reassurance and […]

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Training (3)

  • KOREC training – focused, motivated and back inside!

    KOREC’s Liverpool office has reopened for business and that includes in-person training. We’re delighted to announce that as things return to normal, our KOREC Liverpool office is back up and running. One of the advantages that this brings is that we are again in a position to offer socially distanced in-person training. KOREC training packages […]

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  • Launching KOREC GEOSCHOOL…with a great offer!

    We’re delighted to announce the launch of KOREC GEOSCHOOL, our on-line learning platform that offers a range of paid for and free of charge high quality training courses. These courses have all been designed to allow you to choose, where, when and at what pace you’d like to complete your training as well as providing […]

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  • 5 Reasons to Attend Dimensions 2018

    5 Reasons to Attend Dimensions 2018 We know you have choices when it comes to conferences, but no other event has the same combination of education, technology and networking to transform the way you work! Here are 5 reasons why you should join us at Dimensions on November 5–7, 2018 in Las Vegas: Expand your Knowledge […]

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Trimble L2P (2)

  • Totally Devoted to You

    Total Station. It’s not likely to be the most exciting piece of kit in your toolbox – but as these happy customers attest, your Trimble total station might just be your most faithful survey sidekick. The name may not set your pulse racing, but when everything else seems so uncertain at the moment, isn’t it […]

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  • Stolen Trimble Instrument Recovered

    Instrument theft continues to remain a problem within the industry and although inevitably there are peaks and troughs, manufacturers are continuing to address the seriousness of the problem through technology such as tracking, kill switches, PIN codes and remote locking. In the most recently recorded case, we are pleased to report that a hired Trimble […]

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Uncategorised (1)

  • Penny for your thoughts – we’ll make it worth your while!

    At KOREC our mission is to profitably help as many People, Businesses and Organisations as possible be as effective as they can be. As part of this commitment to our customers, we occasionally ask for your feedback which is used to improve KOREC services. Your experience with total stations Answer our short survey about total […]

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Webinars (3)

  • KOREC Webinar – Prepare for January’s new EU drone regulations.

    Not just onwards…but upwards! 2021 will soon be upon us but did you know that January will also see a set of new EU harmonisation regulations applicable to all commercial drone pilots? This is just one of the key topics that we’ll be covering in our upcoming webinar hosted by the KOREC Mapping team and […]

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  • Monitoring – Our recent webinar covers everything you need to know to get started.

    Construction intelligence has valued UK contracts in 2017 at £71bn. A great number of these will require some form of monitoring which is why adding deformation monitoring to your survey portfolio can be highly profitable. And it’s easier than you think. More often than not, you already have the equipment to do it with basic […]

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  • Watch the Webinar – How Trimble Monitoring can grow your business

    Watch the KOREC Webinar for an introduction to Monitoring and learn how they are being used by surveyors in a variety of projects around the world, which was aired on 15th October 2010. Monitoring is the fastest growing discipline in the survey market and thanks to new ‘accessible’ systems such as Trimble’s S8 Total Station […]

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