Laser Technology (LTI), the designer and manufacturer of a line of mapping lasers and rangefinders, is encouraging all ArcPad users to take a GIS mobile mapping challenge. The new campaign was officially announced at the opening day of Esri’s User Conference, July 25, 2012.  The challenge is to test out an LTI TruPulse 360 mapping laser and the LaserGIS ArcPad extension, and is designed to persuade GIS professionals to “try” something new.

Register for LTI’s 15-minute webcast, August 29 at 9:00 AM (MST) to learn more about transitioning into laser mapping with ArcPad. The workflow is similar to what ArcPad users do now, and all the collected field data can still transfer directly into ArcGIS.  The webcast will explain how the campaign works, who is already using the technology and what special discounts will be available for potential future purchases. The webcast will also reveal information about the unlimited access to free training videos and the available online test.

Mobile mapping activities are typically the highest expense and most time consuming part of managing a GIS database. Using a TruPulse 360 mapping laser can expedite the field data collection process with remote GPS offset positioning and measuring additional attribute data such as heights, spans and elevations.  The LaserGIS toolbar extension for ArcPad streamlines the workflow by quickly connecting, activating and utilizing LTI’s TruPulse mapping laser.

“We realize for any company to invest in additional GIS-based hardware or software, it has to be easy to learn and produce a quick ROI,” says Paul Adkins, marketing manager, Laser Technology. “That’s exactly why this ‘Take the LaserGIS Challenge’ campaign was created. We want to give ArcPad users an opportunity to test out the TruPulse laser and the LaserGIS extension without having to pay for anything upfront.  We are so confident that the small investment in our technology will quickly pay off, and want to prove it to anyone that may be skeptical by giving them a chance to try it before they buy it.”

All webcast registrants will automatically be entered for a chance to win a rugged and waterproof TruPulse 360R mapping laser and a full license of the LaserGIS toolbar for ArcPad. They’ll also qualify for special bundle pricing.