Tripod Data Systems (TDS) recently released SOLO Field™ 3.5. This latest update of TDS’ popular GIS mapping software can run on the TDS Ranger™ X-Series rugged handheld computer as well as PDAs with Windows Mobile 2003 Second Edition or Windows Mobile 5.0 software. Other major enhancements include a Grid Generation function, support for high-precision, real-time GPS receivers, and support for continuously updated attributes while logging by interval. TDS has also made a number of improvements to the SOLO Field user interface and SOLO Basic Scripting functionality. SOLO Field 3.5 is a free upgrade from SOLO Field 3.x. Tripod Data Systems (TDS) produces rugged handheld computers for extreme outdoor and industrial environments, software for land surveying and construction applications, and GIS systems for field data collection and automation. TDS GIS systems benefit from the company’s 19 years of field data collection experience. Through tight integration with GPS receivers, TDS GIS systems provide utility operators, natural resource professionals and city, state and federal government agencies with easy-to-use systems that allow novice and experienced users alike to collect data easily and accurately. TDS is a wholly owned subsidiary of Trimble.