UNH Hosts Outdoor Demonstration of Cutting-Edge Positioning Technology
Contact:  Erika Mantz
UNH Media Relations
September 15, 2006

DURHAM, N.H. -- The University of New Hampshire will host the first Northeast Positioning Conference Thursday, Sept. 21, 2006, from 8 a.m-4:30 p.m. at Boulder Field, bringing together geographic and positioning professionals from throughout the northeast region for a demonstration of the widest array of positioning technologies ever assembled.

Registration is $50 per person and includes parking, lunch, access to the display field and shuttle bus access. UNH students, faculty and staff can attend the outdoor events for free. In addition to the outdoor presentations, eight two-to four-hour courses for CEU credits will be offered on everything from stake-less land shaping to high precision locations on land and sea.

Attendees will see and experience the latest in GPS and survey technologies, including mapping grade GPS, survey grade GPS, robotic total stations, 3D laser scanning, machine control, inertial guidance systems and the software to support them all. Real Time GPS positions using the new UNH Continuously Operating Reference Station will be featured and machine control systems will be demonstrated on real excavation equipment.

Joining with UNH in sponsoring the day’s events are Keystone Precision Products, Applanix, Milton CAT, ESRI, and Trimble Navigation.

To learn more or register for the conference visit http://www.events.unh.edu/register.shtml?event_id=1995 or contact Joanne Lewis-McCoy at (603) 862-0863, or Nick Palmer of Keystone Precision at (888) 443-9840.