The Remote Sensing / GIS Laboratory (http://www.gis.usu.edu) at Utah State University has been a leader in the field of remote sensing and geospatial analysis in the Intermountain West for the past 20 years. Focusing on natural and human systems, the Lab utilizes the latest resources in advanced computing, data collection, and analysis technology to conduct a wide scope of geospatial analyses. Critical to all areas of research is the ability to complete accurate and rapid field data collection. To facilitate data collection the RS/GIS Laboratory recently purchased a Juniper Systems, Inc. Mesa Rugged Notepad.
Recall it was back in July 2010, in concert with the International Esri User Conference when Juniper Systems officially announced the Mesa Rugged Notepad – the latest addition to its complete lineup of rugged handheld computers. The Mesa, providing a unique platform for dedicated field data collection apps that can withstand the most extreme outdoor environments was initially scheduled to release and ship late 2010/early 2011… well, great news as the Mesa is now shipping and in the hands of users!