US of AZ Monthly eNewsletter

June Issue Highlights
June Social Event Info
Branco Presents: TAZNet
*NEW SECTION* Member Contribution 
USCad June Seminar
CADSoft Consulting Announcement
New Member Update
2017 Memberships
Membership & Sponsorship Opportunities
Active (voting) Membership: $120/yr
Student (non-voting) Membership: $100y/yr
Supporting (non-voting) Membership: $100/yr
*Corporate Sponsorships: $600/yr
*Includes 3 Active Memberships and more promotional  o pportunities than ever.

Monthly USofAZ Meeting
We will be having a Social Event rather than a meeting this month. will be attending the AZ Diamondbacks game on Friday, June 23rd.

For $30/ticket enjoy unlimited ballpark fare like Ball Park hot dogs, chips, popcorn, peanuts, Pepsi products and Aquafina                            

Next month we will have our normal monthly meeting on Friday, July 21st at Bowman Consulting.  Please RSVP to


TAZNet (Topcon Arizona Network) is a full GNSS network capable of sending GPS correction to any GPS receiver in all available message formats.
How does it work?
TAZNet provides correction for the user that requires extremely precise positions.  The correction is made possible by the Topcon GPS reference stations that are positioned throughout the state.  These station are linked together by an internet connection and fed to a central server.  The server processes this data and provides correction to the filed via the internet.  These corrections can be single base line (correction to one station) or a modeled solution that accounts for the atmospheric conditions at all of the stations and uses that data to create a model.

A New Feature of Field Notes.....
Member Contribution

Submit something you might think would be interesting to us all!  This month's Contribution is

The Pony Express will ride again on June 29, 2017
Submitted by Phil Fedor

The Phoenix JC Comancheros start their 29th annual horseback mail delivery relay event at 6am at the Boulder station post office (Rose Garden & Cave Creek Road).

I'm proud to announce that Bowman Consulting Group and Surveyor's Source have volunteered to sponsor my portion of the route this year.  The money raised by leg sponsorships and commemorative letter sales benefit a local charity​ called Horses Help.  They provide hippotherapy for kids with special needs and wounded warriors.

The route snakes it's way through New River, Black Canyon City, Bumblebee, Cleator and ends in Crown King for the night.  Friday at 6am, the mail leaves Crown King for Cleator, Cordes, Mayer, Pine Flat, Groom Creek and it's final destination in Prescott.

Here's​ a link to a promotional video from a few years ago.

And a few links to many, many photos:

Free Live Event:

First Look at the BLK360

August 9, 2017

8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Hosted at the U.S. CAD Scottsdale office

Register Online Now

The reality capture process is about to become revolutionized with the new BLK360 scanner. Attend this free seminar to learn what the introduction of the BLK360 scanner to your workflow can help you do. During the seminar, you will:

·         See the game-changing scanner in action

·         Be one of the first to see how the BLK360 scanner can revolutionize our business

·         See first-hand the workflow for ReCap Mobile and Cyclone

·         Review the data quality of the lightest, smallest, and most low-cost scanner on the market

Lynn Allen, Autodesk Evangelist, will be kicking off each session, in all cities, with her informative, and always entertaining, style!

We invite you to join us in Phoenix, June 14 or Tucson on June 15 for this complimentary event. CADsoft’s technical team will be presenting on “what’s new” in Autodesk 2018 products. Among the products being featured will be AutoCAD, Civil 3D, Revit, and much more!

   USofAZ Welcomes New Members and Sponsors:

New Members:
Ryan Kelly, Aerotech Mapping
   USofAZ would like thank all of our sponsors
 and recognize the following organizations for being our Strategic Partners!
  Interested in becoming a part of our community?  Email