Trimble GNSS Integrates with Ecobot’s Natural Resources Platform to Enable Fast Sub-Meter Accurate Wetland Delineation
SUNNYVALE, Calif., Dec. 18, 2020—Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) announced today that Ecobot, a software company that provides cloud-based applications to speed environmental regulatory reporting, has joined Trimble’s Mapping & GIS Partner Program. As part of the program, Ecobot has implemented Trimble integration tools to add high-accuracy positioning capabilities within its wetland delineation app. The app, which runs on iOS mobile devices, connects with the Trimble® R1, R2, and R12 Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) receivers to record precise field data. The combined solution allows Ecobot customers to provide fast, accurate U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) wetland delineations, which establish the location and size of a wetland for government regulatory purposes.
Built using industry standards around the existing wetland delineation workflow, the Ecobot app works without an internet data connection, includes reference guides and automatically performs calculations and quality assurance/quality control. Ecobot, which integrates with Esri ArcGIS mapping software, enables organizations to speed regulatory reporting, save money, keep projects on time, protect natural resources and enable responsible economic progress.
“By combining Ecobot’s workflow with Trimble’s high-accuracy GNSS positioning capabilities, we’ve created a solution environmental scientists can use to more quickly and efficiently support their work in the field,” said Stephanie Michaud, strategic marketing manager, Trimble Surveying & Mapping Field Solutions. “The combination enables users to collect data and support field work on projects both large and small.”
“Complexities introduced as a result of changes in the National Environmental Policy Act and the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on the way the architecture, engineering and construction and environmental industries work make the need to digitize workflows more important than ever,” said Jeremy Schewe, professional wetland scientist, cofounder and chief scientific officer of Ecobot. “We’re excited to partner with Trimble as part of our broader push to facilitate the connections needed to reduce the time and costs of regulatory wetland reporting and monitoring, while improving scientific accuracy.”
Trimble R Series GNSS receivers are available through Trimble Geospatial Distribution Partners. For more information, visit: geospatial.trimble.com/products-and-solutions/gnss-systems. The Ecobot wetland delineation application is available through Ecobot and Trimble Geospatial Distribution Partners. For more information, visit: ecobotapp.com.
Ecobot empowers the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) and environmental consulting industry to better serve their clients by reducing the time and expenses required to complete environmental regulatory reporting. The field scientists in these industries make critical decisions that inform land use and Ecobot’s wetland management platform provides accuracy and efficiency for thousands of wetland delineation reports submitted to the USACE each month. Learn more at: ecobotapp.com.
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Trimble Geospatial provides solutions that facilitate high-quality, productive workflows and information exchange, driving value for a global and diverse customer base of surveyors, engineering and GIS service companies, governments, utilities and transportation authorities. Trimble’s innovative technologies include integrated sensors, field applications, real-time communications and office software for processing, modeling and data analytics. Using Trimble solutions, organizations can capture the most accurate spatial data and transform it into intelligence to deliver increased productivity and improved decision-making. Whether enabling more efficient use of natural resources or enhancing the performance and lifecycle of civil infrastructure, timely and reliable geospatial information is at the core of Trimble’s solutions to transform the way work is done. For more information, visit: geospatial.trimble.com.
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The Ecobot wetland delineation app is the only natural resources consulting platform or software to bring true efficiency and accuracy to wetland scientists at AEC (architectural, engineering construction) and natural resources consulting firms, counties, state and federal DOT, the mitigation banking industry, and utility and oil and gas companies. Ecobot is available for the iPhone and iPad on the Apple App Store. Ecobot is an Esri Startup Partner.