Measutronics is Working to “Get Kids into Survey”

Measutronics has joined the international Get Kids into Survey (GKiS) community in an effort to fuel the interest of future generations in everything geospatial. GKiS began in 2017 with a single poster that would help children understand what their parents do at work. It has since grown to include several posters depicting different surveying scenarios, a comic book, online resources for young surveyors and educators, a “SurveyFest” community event, and even an education fund to support GKiS ambassadors, school visits and more.

As Measutronics is a fixture in the hydrographic equipment and marine solutions industry, naturally their flagship demonstration vessel is the latest hero to join the GKiS squad. Dubbed “Nick Beamer,” our hero specializes in full vision everywhere around him. Equipped with marine LIDAR and multibeam SONAR on a pan & tilt mechanism, Nick Beamer collects a dense 3D point cloud above and below the water. No villain can hide from his scans!

 

Old Friends and New Technology: CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2020 Wrap up

Measutronics joined Trimble at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2020, North America’s largest construction trade show, in Las Vegas, NV in March. Measutronics, a Trimble Advanced Marine Partner (AMP), demonstrated Trimble’s latest marine construction guidance systems using Trimble Marine Construction (TMC) software. TMC was displayed on a monitor and mirrored a typical setup an excavator operator might use in dredging and material placement operation. The software demonstration included a model excavator, equipped with sensors that mimic machine control, to give a realistic simulation of real-time excavator guidance in TMC.

During the conference, Darrell Stewart, Director of Operations at Southwind Construction, came to get a first-hand look at TMC software in action. Darrell (middle) met with Measutronics President, Lou Nash (left) and Construction Systems Specialist, Nathan Keys (right) at the booth. It was a reunion for Darrell and Lou as Measutronics’ first dredge guidance system was installed on a cutter suction dredge in the Southwind Construction fleet. Installed in 2003, utilizing Trimble’s HYDROpro software, the system is still in operation today.

Trimble now offers a complete system to provide all the hardware and software necessary for dredge guidance. If you would like more information on these systems and other offerings from Measutronics, please send us an email at sales@measutronics.com.

Measutronics Introduces GPS and SONAR to Elementary Students

Measutronics visited Purcell Elementary School in Mulberry, Florida as part of the annual Great American Teach-In. The Great American Teach-In is an annual event coordinated by the Polk County Public Schools’ to celebrate American Education Week. During this event, members of the community are invited to speak to students about their careers, travel and hobbies, and how their early educational experiences relate to their current lives.

Measutronics brought a TV to give the students an overview of how GPS works and how they use it in their projects. They also brought their survey vessel “A Nickel More” for the students to board and see first-hand cutting edge hydrographic equipment. This is the 3rd year Measutronics has participated in this event.

Measutronics Hosts Oregon State University

The CE 560 Hydrographic Surveying class from Oregon State University were hosted by Measutronics for on-water demonstrations of a fully equipped survey vessel earlier this summer. The class consisted of both undergraduate and graduate students that got to see high resolution multibeam data acquisition in real-time. Many topics that are covered in the course were on display, including: transducer transmit and receive arrays, GNSS antenna and IMU installation, lever arms, and patch tests. This type of on-hands demonstration enables students to gain a deeper understanding of the system as abstract ideas are put in to practice.

Measutronics has a strong commitment to furthering education in hydrographic surveying and other marine systems applications, and is a long standing supporter of The Hydrographic Society of America (THSOA). With their newest office being located in the Pacific Northwest, Measutronics hopes to continue to host more groups like this in the future.

University of Florida comes to Lakeland

The senior class of the University of Florida’s Geomatics program visited Measutronics in the course of a day-long field trip. The purpose of the visit was to expose the soon-to-be-looking-for-employment students the different industries and professions available within this field. Students got a first-hand look at cutting edge technology and the teamwork that is required for Measutronics’ integrated solutions.

Great American Teach-In

Measutronics Corporation participated in The Great American Teach-In on November 14, 2018 at Purcell Elementary School located in Mulberry, FL.  Trevor Yocum, Construction Systems Specialist, provided students with a tour of Measutronics’ state of the art survey vessel, A Nickle More.  Trevor provided an overview of the type of technology commonly used in the marine construction field and how it relates to the students’ academic studies. Trevor was also joined by Mario Hernandez, Measutronics’ Service Manager.  Mario talked with the students and gave an oral presentation, complete with slide show, that highlighted some of the projects that Measutronics’ has completed.

Measutronics and Trimble at FMCA Conference

Measutronics joined Trimble to host an exhibit at the Florida Marine Contractors Association (FMCA) Conference from Friday, October 12 to Saturday, October 13, 2018 at the Westshore Marriot in Tampa, Florida. Shea Griffin, Trimble Marine Regional Sales Manager, teamed up with our Trevor Yocum to give a talk about “Marine Construction Software Implementation” in which they described the advantages in consistency, safety, and efficiency of Trimble Marine Construction (TMC) Software in marine construction applications. Topics covered include setting up avoidance zones to display underwater hazards, optimizing barge moves, clamshell crane and excavator dredging, and pile driving guidance systems.

On display were various marketing materials highlighting features of TMC, as well as a remote-controlled model LEGO® excavator with sensors on it to emulate a real excavator with Trimble guidance. These sensors show the movement of the LEGO® model in real-time within TMC to accurately depict what an operator would experience on-site.