APF Show 2016

APF2016

 

Pear Technology are exhibiting at the APF show from the 15th to the 17th September 2016 at the Ragley Estate.

Jonathan Smith, Mark Lloyd and Adrian Parker will be on stand D11a.

Discounts are available during the show so please come and see us to find out more.

The Arboricultural Association’s National Amenity Conference

ArbConf

Pear Technology are exhibiting at the Amenity Conference in Staffordshire from the 4th to the 7th September, 2016.

Jonathan Smith and Mark Lloyd will be on stand 41 so please come and say hello!

Consulting Arborist Society

CAS

 

Pear Technology are sponsoring the Consulting Arborist Society report writing seminar at Minerva Mill, Alcester on 30th June 2016.
 
We will be available on the day to provide information about our software and give demonstrations.
 
For more information please click here

Arb Newsletter – May 2015

 

Events

Pear Technology will be exhibiting and giving demonstrations at the following events.

 

Month Date Event Location

Link

June Friday 5th
Saturday 6th
The Arb Show
Westonbirt Arboretum
GL8 8QS
http://www.trees.org.uk/training-events/The-ARB-Show
June Wednesday 17th Barchams
Big Barn Day
Ely, Cambs
CB7 5XF
http://www.bali.org.uk/news_events/events/946/barchams-2015-big-barn-conference
June Tuesday 30th Arb Association Scotland Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh EH3 5NZ
http://www.trees.org.uk/aa/branches/Scottish-SC.html
July / August Friday 31st – Sunday 2nd CLA Game Fair Harewood House, Leeds, LS17 9LG  https://cla.yourticketbooking.com/p/CLAGameFair?REFID=GFHomepage
September Thursday 10th
Friday 11th
Confor
Woodland Show
Longleat, Warminster, Wilts BA12 7NW http://www.confor.org.uk/NewsAndEvents/Default.aspx?pid=174
September Sunday 20th – Wednesday 23rd Arb Association Amenity Conference The University of Warwick, Arts Centre
CV4 7AL
http://www.trees.org.uk/Amenity-Conference

http://www.warwickartscentre.co.uk/your-visit/


 

Leasing

We are now able to offer 3 year leasing options for both hardware and software. This allows payments to be spreads and set off against tax.

For further details, see our web site, or give me a call – Jonathan Smith 07593 299752

 

Software Development

PT Mapper Pro

  • Markers Tool – Includes option to add grid reference coordinates as labels
  • New Tree legend template – includes templates without tree shadow.
  • Fixed problem to do with Ordnance Vector Map Local TIFF files not loading correctly.

MapLink

  • New draw circle tool added – allows units to be specified
  • Data verification – if 2 or more records have the same postcode there is now an option to click through all of them on the map pop up window
  • Off screen drawing is applied to all maps to improve the stability of the program while points and themes are being added
  • Fixed problems with the print screen tool

TreeMinder

In TreeMinder reports it is now possible to choose how the report is filtered. There are 2 options on the report selection page:

  • Filter Style: Loose. This option works by using the criteria to narrow down the list of trees, however all work items are then shown for those trees, for example if you choose Remove :: Minor Dead Wood then the report includes all the information for any tree that includes that work type in its work list. This can be useful as it allows the complete situation to be seen for the trees of interest.
  • Filter Style: Tight. This option applies the criteria more strictly and only shows information that exactly matches the criteria, for example if you choose Remove :: Minor Dead Wood then the report would only show that work item in its work list and any other work for that tree would be effectively hidden.
  • A custom footer can now be added. The details can be entered on the report selection page.

 

Case Studies

We are keen to collect case studies and will provide a reward for those used. (eg 50% discount off your next year’s technical support). Please contact us if you have any cases you would like to share.

 

Map Shop

 

 

We are going to provide an online Map Shop and are inviting trial users – please let us know if you are interested.We have developed the  Map Shop to provide you with instant access to the latest Ordnance Survey map data, whenever you need it. You will also be able to produce  your own quotes before committing to buying the map. More details will be available soon.

 

 

 

Hardware Update

Android Pocket GIS is now becoming available – trial users are invited. Please let Pear Technology know if you are interested.

Trimble T41CG (default recommendation):

4.3″ screen, 800 x 480, Windows Mobile or Android option,

1-2 metre GPS 8mp camera, all day battery, IP68        £1,650

Panasonic Toughpad :

Windows 8 ,10″ screen, i5 processor, 3-5 metre GPS, IP65, 3 year warranty

http://business.panasonic.co.uk/computer-product/toughpad/fz-g1        £2,750

Getac T800:

Windows 8 tablet. 8″ screen 1280 x 800, 2.5m GPS

http://en.getac.com/tablets/T800/specs.html       £1,600

Getac Z710:

Android tablet, 7″ screen, 1024 x 600, 5mp camera, 2.5m GPS

http://uk.getac.com/tablets/Z710/specs.html         £ 995

 

 

Australian Version

 

We have now developed a version of our software for the Australian market and have a local distributor. If you would like further   details, or know of anyone in Australia who might benefit from our system, please let me know.

 

We would also be interested in rolling out our software to other markets and would be happy to receive suggestions.

 

 

Group Training Days

We are considering running group training days, allowing for economical training and sharing of best practice. A minimum 5 trainees would be required. Cost TBC. Please let me know if you might be interested.

 

Tenders/Leads

Brighton and Hove -arboricultural services, due 26.05.15 see: http://www.sell2wales.gov.uk/search/show/search_view.aspx?ID=APR080441

The Royal Parks – arboricultural advisory services, tender due 12.06.15: http://www.sell2wales.gov.uk/search/show/search_view.aspx?ID=MAY083526

English Heritage South East – Arboricultural Services – tender due 01.06.15: http://www.sell2wales.gov.uk/search/show/search_view.aspx?ID=MAY082484

Local Councils

We have 200+ Local Council clients. Many of them have responsibility for the trees in their parish and could benefit from your services. You can then update their maps and records with your survey results, using Pear Technology’s system.

If you already provide services to Local Councils, please let me know and I will exclude those councils from our mailing.

If you do not wish to be included in the list of Pear Technology arboricultural consultants, within 30 miles of a given Local Council, please let me know.

Pear Technology at the National Amenity Conference

Pear Technology will be attending the Arboricultural Association’s National Amenity Conference on the 15-16 September 2014 at Royal Holloway, University of London. For more information about the conference, click here.

Pear Technology at APF 2014

Pear Technology will be attending APF2014 – the UK’s largest forestry, woodland and arboricultural exhibition at the Ragley Estate, Alcester on 18-20 September 2014.