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Ricoh’s G800SE Camera Designed for Information Workflow

October 27, 2014By

Ricoh Americas Corporation has made major improvements to its water-, dust- and shock-resistant G800 camera. The G800SE model includes GPS and a barcode-reading capability that helps streamline workflows across a wide range of industries. The new Wi-Fi- and Bluetooth-enabled Ricoh G800SE allows for dynamic information capture in industries such as automotive, logistics, government, healthcare, emergency services and more. For example, a car dealership can... read more

Galileo Team Raced to Respond Following FOC Launch

October 17, 2014By
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On September 27, the first two Galileo Full Operational Capability (FOC) satellites were handed over from the European Space Agency’s Space Operations Centre (ESOC) in Darmstadt, Germany, to the Galileo Control Centre, Oberpfaffenhofen, which will care for them pending a final decision on their use. The satellites, launched on August 22, are in excellent health and working normally. However, a launcher problem left... read more

Red Cross Recruits Volunteers to Map Ebola Outbreak Regions

October 16, 2014By
A GIS expert helps the Doctors without Borders epidemiological team respond to the ebola outbreak.

The American Red Cross Geographic Information System team is enlisting volunteers to help map areas in Africa hard hit by the ebola virus. The Red Cross is attempting to get ahead of the virus by creating detailed maps of rural towns and villages so officials can track the deadly virus as it spreads, according to ABC News. Volunteers have been drafted to study satellite... read more

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Loctronix IDS Captures Real-World GPS Jamming Interference

October 14, 2014By

A newly published white paper by Loctronix Corporation presents preliminary test results of its Interference Detection System (IDS), which included capturing two separate incidents of intentional interference caused by a sweep jammer device. On October 23, Loctronix will host a webinar, “Detecting GNSS Interference in the Wild,” based on the findings revealed in the white paper “Catching a Jammer.” In recent... read more

EC, GSA Plan Workshop on GNSS Receiver Technology

October 14, 2014By

On November 18, a Consultation Event will take place in Brussels on the subject of receiver technology. The event is being held to inform the stakeholders of the European GNSS receiver community about the format and timeline of funding opportunities for the period 2015-2020, and to gather input for the definition of R&D actions in the field of receiver technology. The... read more

Juniper’s New Rugged Handheld Designed for Data-Collecting Efficiency

October 10, 2014By

Juniper Systems announced its newest rugged handheld computer, the Allegro 2, at the InterGeo 2014 trade show, held September 7-9 in Berlin. The handheld is the latest in the company’s Allegro product line, “with every bit of reliability,” the company says, but now with some major advancements. According to Juniper Systems, the Allegro 2 was designed for data-intensive applications, with meticulous attention paid... read more

Altus, Entegra Combine to Provide Tough Tablet with RTK Positioning

October 8, 2014By

Altus Positioning Systems, a Septentrio company, has integrated its APS-GeoPod product with Entegra Technologies’ Crossfire Pro Tablet. This collaboration, targeting the oil and gas, survey, GIS and transportation industries, provides a high-performance tablet-based solution for enabling ultra-precision RTK of sub-meter or centimeter accuracy. Altus is showcasing the APS-GeoPod and Crossfire Pro tablet, along with the full range of Altus products, at booth A1.060 and outside Booth FG.006 at InterGeo 2014... read more

New Trimble Products Focus on Geospatial Imagery

October 8, 2014By
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Trimble introduced several new products at InterGeo 2014, being held this week in Berlin, with a focus on incorporating data from photographs and imagery into geospatial databases. Trimble also offered an expanded GNSS portfolio for surveyors that includes the Trimble NetR9 Geospatial receiver; the Trimble Geo7X with Trimble Access field software onboard; and enhanced Trimble xFill functionality that provides continuous RTK level... read more