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Archive for July, 2009

My Summer Vacation in Iowa

Often times a dealer in GPS equipment will ask me to attend a sales/demo event. It gives potential users the chance to talk about data, and me the chance to play in the dirt. This trip had plenty of both. In addition to the dealer Star Equipment being there, it was the Midwest Meeting for [...]

July 22, 2009 in Marco's Posts
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Augmented Reality Browsers: Implications for 3D Machine Control & Positioning?

Layar and its mobile application has been quiet the technology buzz over the last couple of weeks.  Layar is a so-called “Augmented Reality Browser” that turns your camera phone into a powerful information portal that provides access to layered databases via the web.  The technology is using both the GPS receiver and internal compass for [...]

July 7, 2009 in Randy's Blog, Uncategorized
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Twittering from the tractor: smartphones sprout on the farm

The follwing story is by John D. Sutter of CNN.  It points to the modernization and technology adaptation taking place on the farm today.  You can add to that GPS-guided machinery used for precise agriculture.  (Trimble, Topcon, Hemisphere and many others are delivering technological solutions that are changing the way crops are produced.) CNN- As he [...]

July 6, 2009 in Paul's Blog
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Splitting Hairs

There is a fine line between focusing too much on minute details and fat fingering your design too much. While the goal of any good data builder is to provide a model that is completely accurate throughout, there is a point of diminishing returns with the amount of time you are spending detailing out the [...]

July 6, 2009 in Chad's Posts
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