Archives For June 2013

One thing you’ll probably learn about Juniper Systems is that we like to keep our operations in-house as much as possible. From the design, to manufacturing, to support, it’s all done here at our Logan, Utah location. We sometimes get asked who does our marketing for us—we do all of that here too. In fact, residents of Logan and the surrounding areas may recognize well-known locations depicted in our photography. On our marketing team, we have a couple of very talented photographers and an excellent graphic designer who pulls everything together and makes it look awesome. For our marketing materials, we often need photos of our rugged handhelds in the environment that they will be used, so it’s always exciting to brainstorm photo ideas. It’s also made us experience first-hand how rugged—and often hazardous—many of these places are for field workers.

This week, I got to tag along on a photo shoot for our newest rugged handheld, scheduled to be released at the end of this year. Up nearby Providence Canyon is an old limestone quarry that opened in 1903 and operated for 80 years or so. The view of the beautiful valley below, along with the steep mountains of piled limestone indicative of decades of hard labor portrayed the rugged environment we were looking for perfectly.

Aaron shooting photos on top of the steep mound of limestone.

Aaron shooting photos on top of the steep mound of limestone

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Michael Taylor setting up equipmentForestry professionals, among others, must often calculate tree height and volume measurements for inventory and other purposes. Tree height measurements are often necessary for timber cruising, timber inventory, surveying, vegetation management, landscaping, and field inspections, to name a few. So, what are the best tools for this type of work? As demonstrated in the following use case, Juniper Systems rugged handhelds paired with equipment from Laser Technology Inc. create a powerful system for calculating tree height and volume. Continue Reading…

What is geotagging?

First of all, let’s start out on the right foot here with a brief explanation of geotagging, in case you’re new to the subject.

Geotagging is the act of adding geographical information (in the form of metadata) to some type of media, including photos, videos, websites, etc.

How do people use geotagging?

Geotagged photos are used any time people want to associate an image with a location. For example, say you want to document your vacation to Hawaii. You can geotag your photos and view them on a map of the island that displays exactly where each photo was taken. Or say that you’re big-time into fishing. You can take geotagged photos of each catch to document when and where you had the most success.

An image of the Grand Canyon in Google Earth. Check out all those geotagged photos!

An image of the Grand Canyon in Google Earth. Check out all those geotagged photos!

You’ve probably seen geotagged photos on Google Earth, where individuals can upload their photos for anyone to see. It’s a nifty way to catch a glimpse of places all over the world, or to find some sites you’d like to visit. All you need to geotag your own photos is a camera with access to GPS, which, conveniently, most smart phones have these days. Continue Reading…