By Heather Burlingame, Senior Production Editor | September 28, 2010

SiteVision 5.0SiteVision 5.0 is the latest version of the GPS-based, 3-D grade-control system developed by the Caterpillar/Trimble joint venture. The 5.0 version provides a cut/fill mapping feature that calculates and displays the cut or fill required using a color-coded map. Coverage mapping displays the number of passes over a given area, and a terrain-mapping feature allows the machine to create a terrain or topographic map. An enhanced-avoidance-zone feature warns the operator when the machine approaches sensitive areas.