Join us for the Frontier Precision Minnesota Users Group on April 6, 2017!

LOCATION: Earle Brown Heritage Center-Brooklyn Center, MN
TIME: 7:00 am – 4:30 pm

Cost: $129.00 Per Person – [EVENT REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED.]
  • Registration will include attendance to ALL Track Sessions
  • Access to Trimble Representatives & Product Managers
  • Lunch
  • Onsite Firmware / Software Upgrades

We will also be doing a special door prize drawing the day of the User Group for Early Bird Registrants – ONLY.
Along with a general registration door prize event!

A block of rooms is being held at the Embassy Suites – (which is connected to the Earle Brown Heritage Center).
Rate is $150.00 per night. 

This includes: made to order breakfast and welcome reception, 2 hours of free drinks and appetizers each evening!

Click HERE to make reservations and ask for the Frontier rate!

Frontier Maple Grove Office
763.496.1366 or 877.698.3077 [Toll Free]

2017 Frontier Precision Users Group Track Session Schedule
(Session topics and schedule are subject to change.)

7:00 am – 8:00 am | Registration / Sign In
8:00 am – 8:30 am | Opening Session/Welcome (Main Hall)
8:30 am – 8:45 am | Break
8:45 am – 9:45 am | Session 1
9:45 am – 10:00 am | Break
10:00 am – 11:30 am | Session 2
11:30 am – 12:30 pm | Lunch
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm | Session 3
1:30 pm – 1:45 pm | Break
1:45 pm – 2:45 pm | Session 4
2:45 pm – 3:00 pm | Break
3:00 pm – 4:30 pm | Q & A  (Main Hall)


Track 1
Latest Updates in GNSS Technology
In this session we will discuss the current state of GNSS receiver technology, along with the latest updates on the GNSS constellations available for use today. We will give a brief overview on how GNSS works and how we get positions from the satellites, as well as discuss the future of GNSS constellations and potential future of GNSS surveying.

Track 2
Updates with Trimble Access & Field Controllers
In this session we will discuss the latest updates and workflows with the Trimble TSC3 and Tablet. We will show the new features and options, as well as how we can integrate new workflows with new field instruments, and how we can utilize things like the map screen, split screen views, images, etc to enhance your data collection.

Track 3 
Getting the Most Accuracy from your Robotic Total Station
In this session we will go over field adjustments and collimations that you as a user can do to ensure you get the most accuracy from your robotic total station. Simple things like letting your instrument acclimate to weather, good tribrachs and tripods, regular field collimations and annual service maintenance can go a long way in making sure your robot is consistent and accurate.

Track 4
What’s New in Trimble Buildings
What’s new and upcoming in technology focused on the building construction market. Topics will include hardware and software updates on solutions such as Trimble Connect, Sketch-up, and Tekla and how they can help to streamline operations. We will provide a brief overview of the portfolio and where each solution fits.

Track 5
Data Processing & Deliverables for UAS Applications
With all of the buzz around multirotor and fixed wing solutions it can be hard to understand what solutions fit your project needs.  Once the data is collected there are multiple software solutions and workflows to create powerful deliverables. In this session we will dive into how Sieclone Surveys uses Trimble UAS solutions and the software used to process the data. This will include information on Trimble Business Center, Trimble UAS Master, Esri Drone2Map for ArcGIS and more!

Track 6
Consistency in TBC with Templates, Styles & Libraries
In this session we will show how standardizing Trimble Business Center can help save your organization time by making all of our user’s workflows consistent. Topics of discussion will include project templates, feature code libraries, along with line, text and label styles. All of these can be easily set up and shared throughout your organizations to take some of the guesswork and inconsistency out of processing your survey data. This session will be a demonstration, but attendees are welcome to bring laptops with to follow along.

Track 7
Inside the New Trimble SX10
The Trimble SX10 is the most INNOVATIVE surveying instrument ever engineered by Trimble. It merges high speed 3D scanning, high accuracy surveying measurements and enhanced imaging capabilities into one seamless solution. This session will take you inside the SX10 and show how it is able to do that.

Track 8
Enhancements to Graphical Road Staking
This session will be going over the updates to the Graphical Road Staking feature within the Roads module. The Graphical interface creates a a more intuitive workflow for the standard survey method. A few of the new updates includes the staking of skewed offset positions and additional strings.

Track 9
Biggest Support Calls for LM80s
We will cover many of the more advanced questions on LM80 software that we get from users. Topics will include things like how to bring a job file back from the data collector into the computer, and options for transferring points between jobs. There will be 30 minutes of Q & A at the end so bring a question of your own.

Track 10
Using Mobile Imaging Solutions to Collect Asset Information
The City of Maple Grove and Frontier Precision recently partnered up to collect traffic signal infrastructure for an asset management program. Utilizing the Trimble MX2 mobile imaging system and Trident software, the team was able to collect, process and extract all critical information from the 17 city-owned intersections quickly, safely and accurately in a matter of days instead of weeks. This session will explore the technology and methodology used to acquire and integrate this data with existing GIS asset management solutions.

Track 11
Integrating Scan Data & Imagery into your Normal Survey Workflows
This session will showcase some of the new workflows and tools that make integrating high-density scan data into their normal survey workflows a reality. We will show how with new technology, field workflows and office processing we can now supplement our day-to-day survey data with scan data and imagery to help us produce high-quality deliverables.

Track 12
UAS & FAA Part 107 Rules Update
In this session we will give an update on the UAS industry and current status of the FAA Part 107 rules that were released last summer. We’ll discuss what is required as a commercial operator, UAS registration, and preparing for the FAA Remote UAS Pilot exam. If you are considering incorporating UAS into your business, you won’t want to miss this session.

Track 13
Common Questions & Issues Relating to VRS – Mainly Geoids, Mount Points & Calibrating
We have compiled some of the most common technical support questions relating to VRS.  Which mainly pertain to which Geoid should you use, which Mount Point should you be selecting, and do you need to calibrate in the field. We will cover the correct way to setup your job and survey style for VRS.

Track 14
New Features within Field Link V4
Trimble’s new layout software is changing at a fairly rapid pace. We will cover the hardware and software comp in the software.

Track 15
Data Collection Solutions for Mapping & GIS Applications
With all of the new field data collection solutions on the market – what solutions fit your needs? This session will dive into current and new cloud based solutions, like Trimble TerraFlex, Survey 123 for ArcGIS and Collector for ArcGIS. We will discuss the pros and cons of these applications and where they fit into the world of field data collection. Diving into the differences in applications ranging from the ease of setup form a mangers positions, field users experience, and positional data importance (for example, which applications can I collect elevation data with?). Each solution brings its own strengths but which solution fits your project needs.

Track 16 (Repeated Session)
Getting the Most Accuracy from your Robotic Total Station
In this session we will go over field adjustments and collimations that you as a user can do to ensure you get the most accuracy from your robotic total station. Simple things like letting your instrument acclimate to weather, good tribrachs and tripods, regular field collimations and annual service maintenance can go a long way in making sure your robot is consistent and accurate.

Track 17
Latest Tools and Updates in Trimble Business Center
In this session we will go over the latest updated version of Trimble Business Center. We’ll demonstrate some of the new tools and workflows and some of the vision for the future of TBC.

Track 18
Feature Codes & Linework in TBC & Trimble Access
In this session we will cover the process for feature code collection in Trimble Access and provide an in depth understanding of feature code processing inside Trimble Business Center, as well as a process for reviewing and editing feature codes and exporting features and attributes.

Track 19
GNSS for Fieldlink V4
Trimble Field Link now allows contractors to use GNSS to stake points and collect data. We will cover how the systems work and what are the best use cases for their operation. We will have systems available for hands-on use.

Track 20
High Accuracy Data Collection with Esri Collector for ArcGIS
Esri’s Collector for ArcGIS puts maps and data in the hands of anyone with a smartphone, tablet or Windows device.  With the introduction of GNSS receivers like the Trimble R1 and R2 we can now add high accuracy to this workflow and record the estimated accuracy information from these receivers. This session will include information about the tools and technology available to record high accuracy positions with this workflow, and the value of being able to collect metadata.  We will dive into how the City of Minnetonka uses this solution for accurate information and the value they place on storing the accuracy values within their GIS.

Registration is now CLOSED for the 2017 Frontier Precision Minnesota Users Group. 

We look forward to seeing you on April 6th!


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