Productivity Increased with GeoXH while Mapping Vineyards for Compliancy
Using a Trimble GeoXH paired with iBase, a real-time and post processed corrections solution, Ginny Thomson, owner of Vititech, has experienced the value of having the right product in the right application. After an overhaul of both hardware and software, Vititech is completing jobs 20% faster, while reaching accuracy levels below 15cm over 80% of the time.
The increase in the number of wineries wishing to map their vineyards, partially to adhere to best practice set in place by Sustainable Winegrowing New Zealand (SWNZ), has lead to Vititech’s doubling their job bookings. With increased jobs, the Trimble GeoXH, equipped with H-Star technology and Bluetooth connectivity options, enables on-site time to be more productive. “When it’s a team of one mapping a whole vineyard, efficiency is key,” explained Thomson. “Thanks to the ease of use, improved productivity has created a very economical return on investment.”
The GeoXH allows the calculation of land area using vertices rather than requiring a continuous path describing a shape. This reduces time spent retracing steps to separately map row locations and information on root stocks. With the new level of accuracy Thomson has now been able to map the location of hazards as well. Consequently, she can create precise detail points, such as windmills, potholes and irrigation valves, while she plots the layout of the vineyard at the same time.
Accuracy and workflow are the prime contenders for achieving 'a job well done.' GeoSystems' mapping and GIS consultant, Warren Eade, carefully determined specifications of data capture required by Viticulture and was able to suggest a customised total solution. “A few hours with our trainer ensured that Ginny was able to use her new system to its full extent,” stated Eade. “When a Trimble GPS of the right calibre is paired with the iBase corrections service and the appropriate post processing software, gains in productivity are outstanding.”
Vititech is confident that the customised total solution has facilitated improvement in workflow, leading to reduction in time until job completion improving revenues and resulting in greater customer satisfaction. "The level of accuracy I get out of my system now lets me give my clients the detailed figures that their businesses depend on," said Thomson. "Mapping points with this precision, allows the wineries a more accurate tally when determining yields."
By understanding Thomson's business, GeoSystems was able to provide a customised total solution including hardware, software, and support that has allowed Vititech to improve their current mapping strategies and allow for possible extended services to their clients in the future.
iBASE Subscription Enhances Security, Lowers Capital Investment, Reduces Set Up Time, Improves Productivity
Marius Davis of Map Surveying Limited recently suffered a hit in the back pocket; the theft of expensive GPS base station equipment. Undeterred, Davis had an alternative to going through the inconvenience and stress of another loss, “We now make use of iBASE as much as possible to give us peace of mind. Apart from security, the other advantages of iBASE make it an important tool in our arsenal.” By removing the necessity of a base station set up remotely from where the surveyor is working, iBASE enhances personal control over your investment, improving security and peace of mind.
An added advantage experienced by Map Surveying is that iBASE allows the company to split an existing base and rover system into two rovers, thereby dramatically improving productivity and reducing overall capital investment. Imagine jettisoning the base station altogether and working with a rover only solution; use iBASE and you can! iBASE introduces a new way of surveying by removing the dependency on setting up your own base station. “Moreover, it is also ideal when tackling numerous smaller jobs where the penalty of frequently establishing a base station can waste a lot of time,” says Dion Wilson, GeoSystems’ Survey Account Manager.
“The bane of GPS surveying has always been dependency on numerous cables in the system. Nowadays, Trimble’s latest RTK systems are entirely cable free on both the base and rover, yielding a convenient and more reliable solution,” continues Wilson. “You are now left with a hassle free, highly portable and versatile rover-only survey solution, making use of the internet and GPRS technology to stream the corrections.”
iBASE is versatile in other fields, far beyond surveying. According to Map Surveying, a company engaged in data management for 3D machine control systems, it is a clear advantage. “The machines are able to operate with complete freedom to be moved between projects, without the need for a base station,” concludes Davis.
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TRAINING LEADS TO BETTER EFFICIENCY, WHICH IMPROVES PRODUCTIVITY AND REDUCES COSTS
For the third successive year, GeoSystems will be exhibiting at CeBIT's
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Venue & Dates
20 - 22 May 2008
Halls 2, 3, 4 and 5
Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre
Without training the best product in the world can be made useless...
Through training you can improve efficiency of staff who use technology...
So if efficiency is a main factor to productivity,
and productivity is the key to keeping your bottom line...
Could training keep your profits above the bottom line?
Take a moment to review the various courses we offer and see how increased efficiency can gain you and your staff more productivity from the software or hardware that you have already purchased.
Current Courses Offered
We acknowledge your investment in software and instrumentation and recognize the importance and need of training. Therefore we offer regular public training courses scheduled throughout the year in most of the city centres. We also offer onsite training which enables you to customize training to suit your specific needs and requirements. You have the option of training being done at your premises and at a time that suits you and your staff.
There is also that project that comes up on the odd occasion that needs a little specialist attention! Someone who will be able to help you do the things that you do not normally have to do. Be it to make a project stand out in the crowd and add that extra bit of sparkle or to find out how to make your software do the unusual. We are more than happy to assist!