The University of Auckland is the home of the first Trimble Technology Lab to be opened in New Zealand, becoming the latest in a network of nearly 30 universities around the world to have such a facility.
The Lab will give students access to Trimble hardware and software solutions used by professionals in the geospatial, construction and natural resources sectors.
The lab is housed within the Faculty of Engineering, but students from across the university will be able to use it for research in areas such as architecture, design and anthropology.
“Trimble’s digital technologies are transforming the way engineers, architects and others design and construct our built environment,” said Professor Gerard Rowe, dean of the Faculty of Engineering.
“I’m incredibly proud that Trimble chose to partner with us. The Trimble Technology Lab will be the hub from which we can extend the use of innovative software and equipment across the university for the benefit of all our students and researchers.”
Trimble’s presence in New Zealand began 1991 when the company acquired Datacom Software Research to boost its software capabilities for mapping, land and hydrographic survey. Trimble New Zealand currently employs more than 400 staff with an office in Christchurch.