Hello, and welcome to GeoSpatial Stream, recorded from the Trimble Dimensions 2014 event in Las Vegas, Nevada. I’m your host, Todd Danielson, and today’s Lead Sponsor is, fittingly, Trimble Geospatial Division.

Today’s Top Story is Trimble Dimensions, as this episode will recap the event and related news. I’ll get back to more general news in the next broadcast. Let’s start with some video highlights from the conference:

That was today’s Top Story. I’ll be back with more news after this brief message.

There were many news announcements, so let’s get right to it.

Trimble released SketchUp 2015 3-D modeling software for architects, engineers, and design and construction professionals. New features make it easier and faster to create, access, share and collaborate on 2-D drawings and 3-D models.
The company also introduced Trimble Connect, a cloud-based collaboration platform for those involved in the design, construction and operation of buildings. Based on GTeam software from recently acquired Gehry Technologies, Trimble Connect streamlines workflows and transforms collaborative processes. In addition, Trimble Connect for Water version 1.9 also was released.

There are new enhancements to the Trimble Access Aerial Imaging 2.0 application used with the Trimble Tablet Rugged PC for planning aerial missions, performing pre-flight checks, and monitoring flights for the Trimble UX5 Aerial Imaging Rover.

In hardware, I saw Trimble Leap, a Trimble RTX-compatible GNSS Bluetooth device that delivers sub-meter accuracy directly to the Terrain Navigator Pro Mobile app for iOS and Android devices, as well as the Spectra Precision QML800 QuickMark Layout, which automates the layout of interior points and walls.

Spectra Precision announced that its ProMark 700 GNSS receiver now supports Trimble RTX correction technology, and its new MobileMapper 300 is designed to be used in combination with a wide variety of smartphones, tablets or notebook computers.
And Bentley and Trimble jointly announced a partnership in which they will contribute to construction-modeling advances by pooling resources for product development.

For today’s Final Thought, here are some highlights from the event’s keynote speaker, Greg Wooldridge, who is a former squad leader of the U.S. Navy’s famous Blue Angels. It was truly inspirational.

That’s it for this broadcast. I’m Todd Danielson, and this … was your GeoSpatial Stream, from Las Vegas.