e-newsletter   Vol.6 Issue 9: May 2012

In this issue

Countdown to Hexagon 2012
Over 100 Sessions of Speakers, Presentations, Training Demos and Breakouts are scheduled for Hexagon 2012.

iCON video from World of Concrete 2012
From mechanical total stations to 3D machine control, the range of new iCONstruct position products has you and your job site covered.

From the field

  Next Stop: A Virtual Jobsite
The Sound Transit station at the University of Washington (UW) in Seattle is part of Sound Transit’s 3.15-mile light rail University Link (U-Link) extension project. Located adjacent to Husky Stadium, the underground station will provide regional access to the UW campus and UW Medical Center, nearby sports venues, and surrounding neighborhoods via twin-bored tunnels to Capital Hill in downtown Seattle.
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  Energy Rush - Demand for Marcellus Shale maps pushes limits of airborne digital imaging
The Marcellus Shale has triggered a natural gas rush in the Appalachian Basin as developers race to extract the relatively inexpensive hydrocarbon and deliver it to the nearby Northeast United States, where energy demands are among the highest in the nation.
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  Knowledge is Not Enough
Forget about the bears. Beware of the mating geese. These were the words Ken Mooyman, President of Leica Geosystems NAFTA, heard 30 years ago, the first time he was dropped off by a helicopter in the wilds of Northern Quebec for a three-day stretch.
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  Not Your Typical Success Story
Chicago's Dynasty Group manages Huge Logistical Challenges to Deliver Survey Data on Schedule. The Chicago Transist Authority is currently working on a massiove rehabilitation of the Red Line's Day Ryan Branch, a 10.5 mile section that runs along the Dan Ryan Expressway.
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  Leica 3D Disto - Product Review
The Leica Disto 3D is a compact, servo-driven total station tailor-made for interior spaces. The touch screen tablet stores data and controls the Disto 3D wirelessly or cabeled.
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Upcoming Events

7 May 2012 - 11 May 2012
Austin, TX, USA
HDS Basic Training Course

4 June 2012 - 7 June 2012
Las Vegas, NV, USA
Hexagon 2012

11 June 2012 - 15 June 2012
Duluth, GA, USA
HDS Basic Training Course

9 July 2012 - 13 July 2012
Englewood, CO, USA
HDS Basic Training Course


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