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OptiSurface Newsletter – 2016 Feb

Welcome to the second Optisurface newsletter.¬† I know we are late again but that leap thing threw me. ūüėȬ†¬† ¬† Our Twitter feed has been busy this month as you can see below. If you can’t see the images below, click ‘Display images below’ in the box near the top of your message. The Design…

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OptiSurface Landforming Software

OptiSurface in the Netherlands

OptiSuface was featured in the Dutch Magazine Farm Forums last summer of 2015.¬† Here is the English translation of the section in page 16: PLANS OF A SURFACE CONTOUR ON THE MONITOR In a next step, the collected data can be used to draw up accurate planning.¬† The Opti-Surface module allows drainage areas or Levelling…

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OptiSurface Newsletter – Jan 2016

I hope 2016 has kicked off nicely for you.¬† ¬† We’re looking forward to bringing you more this year to help you get the most out of OptiSurface and to grow your business. We are looking to assist¬†farmers improve over 1 million acres by the end of 2016.¬† This will be a stretch target, but…

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Optisurface Earthworks Solutions

How To Optimize Sports Field Surface Drainage

The flexibility of OptiSurface Designer was recently highlighted in the design of a cricket field in Queensland, Australia. The survey and design was carried out by Larry Laurence of BMS Laser Sat.¬†Thanks to Larry for the great photos. The resulting surface looks perfect.   Existing Topography Designed¬†Topography Final design showing a smooth surface, with a…

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How to Improve Farm Profit With GPS Landforming – OptiSurface in Press

  OptiSurface Software has created over 400,000 acres of GPS landform designs around the world. Here are the top 8 things we have learned. Water is king.¬† 80% of yield variability & profit loss is due to too much or too little water. Yield maps show this. Focus on optimizing water management first. Ponding kills…

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Optisurface Earthworks Solutions

GPS Used To Design Field Drainage

by Ron Lyseng – 23 July 2015 The laser beam and tower-mounted RTK are already becoming obsolete as 3D GPS takes over the task of designing field drainage systems. The topographical accuracy of GPS has evolved to the point that land-forming and surface modification can be performed with less earth movement and lower costs compared…

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Save Money: Move Less Soil, More Water – OptiSurface in Press

Achieving good drainage doesn‚Äôt always require massive amounts of soil movement by Ron Lyseng – 23 July 2015 The cost to move soil for a surface drain ranges from $1 to $3.50 per cubic yard, depending on soil type and the distance the soil needs to move. That means a drainage plan that involves moving…

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The Benefits of Reshaping Fields

OptiSurface is a GPS land-forming design software that global sales manager Preston Marthey says involves field topography and three dimensional imagery. ‚ÄúWe use high-accuracy GPS to control the blade height of earth moving machines.‚ÄĚ OptiSurface was designed by an Australian farmer who was trying to fix ponding issues in his fields.¬† Marthey says the farmer,…

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Drone Video Checks OptiSurface Landforming Result

This video shows how OptiSurface fixed the drainage problems of this field.¬† Neighboring fields clearly show water logging issues in the area, while this field have fixed them up.¬† Few remaining ponded areas can be seen in the video which are discussed in the Post Operation Analysis section below. Special thanks to Justin Fleck of…

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Trimble WM-Form Review

Trimble WM-Form Review & OptiSurface Comparison

Summary Trimble WM Form is a significant¬†improvement over Trimble¬†Multiplane software¬†however it falls well short of¬†OptiSurface Designer (the leader in this segment for a number of years). Significant limitations of ¬†Trimble WM Form compared to OptiSurface Designer include: More expensive and offers less functionality than OptiSurface¬†Designer Any direction drainage designs (e.g. dryland drainage) are¬†unusable because it…

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