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Technology&more Magazine

Welcome to the latest issue of Technology&more!

Our newest Technology&more (Issue 2011-1) showcases articles on how surveyors can expand the use of imagery with the new Trimble TSC3 Controller and Trimble Tablet Rugged PC; you'll also read about other options for incorporating images into survey workflows. This issue also highlights unique customer projects in Africa, Asia, Europe, and North and South America including our cover article on the NASA GIS team's use of Spatial Imaging equipment in a variety of projects. Read it online now!

NASA Rocketeers

Technology&more Magazine - NASA Rocketeers

The NASA Langley Research Center (LaRC) in Hampton, Virginia, is the country’s oldest civilian facility for aeronautical and aerospace research. LaRC was established in 1917 as an aeronautical research laboratory in association with a military airfield (now Langley Air Force Base). The center served as the initial home to Project Mercury, America’s first manned spaceflight program, and has participated in testing or development of virtually every type of aircraft flown by the U.S. military.

As the Langley center evolves, it relies on accurate surveying and GIS data for planning, engineering and operations. The Center Operations Directorate’s GIS team, a small group of surveyors, engineers and GIS professionals, provides spatial information and related services to Langley’s operations and facilities managers. Read more...

A New View of Stonehenge

In 2009, the Archaeological Survey and Investigation Team of English Heritage, headed by David Field, conducted a new survey of the prehistoric site using state-of-the-art equipment and techniques. The survey, which focused on the land under and around the famous stones, was the first topographical survey of the monument since the early 20th century. The survey achieved two main objectives: First, it provided a modern analytical survey of the monument and its earthworks; Second, the survey created a dense digital terrain model (DTM) of the site. The DTM provided valuable research information and could be made available for use as a display in a planned new visitor center. Read more... Technology&more Magazine - A New View of Stonehenge

A New View of Gare Saint-Lazare

Technology&more Magazine - A New View of Gare Saint-Lazare

Since its opening in 1837, the Gare Saint-Lazare (Saint Lazare Station) in Paris has expanded over the years to become the second-busiest station in France and third busiest in Europe. The station’s 27 platforms handle more than 100-million passengers every year and provide access to local, regional and intercity rail travel.

Now Gare Saint-Lazare is experiencing another change. As part of a modernization effort by SNCF (Société Nationale des Chemins de fer Français), France's national state-owned railway company, Saint-Lazare’s familiar stainless steel trains will be replaced with new equipment. The new rolling stock is larger and longer than the current equipment, and Saint-Lazare must adapt to handle the new cars and locomotives. Read more...

An Integrated Solution for the Twangiza Mine Project

The Twangiza-Namoya gold belt in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is potentially one of the world's most exciting undeveloped gold deposits today. Canadian-based gold exploration company Banro Corporation acquired control of the Twangiza property in 1996; Banro has since invested over US $80 million in exploration and is currently building a gold plant and mine at a cost of US $184 million. Scheduled to begin mining operations in late 2011, Banro aims to process 1.3 million tons of ore per year. Read more... Technology&more Magazine - An Integrated Solution for the Twangiza Mine Project

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