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Juniper Systems, Effigis Provide Sub-Meter GPS Accuracy

September 30, 2014By
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Rugged handheld manufacturer Juniper Systems and Effigis, a geomatics solutions provider, have partnered to provide a powerful solution to capture and post-process GPS data to attain sub-meter accuracy. Effigis’ OnPOZ Precision Positioning Software suite takes advantage of the superior GNSS performance of Juniper Systems’ Archer 2 rugged handheld to collect high-accuracy GPS data. First, EZTag CE software is used on... read more

Handheld Group Launches Nautiz X8 Rugged Device

September 23, 2014By
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Handheld Group, a manufacturer of rugged mobile computers, has launched the Nautiz X8 rugged PDA. The Nautiz X8 is a handheld computer with superior processing power, screen performance and battery life, the company said. It is built for tough field conditions primarily in GIS, land surveying, public safety, forestry and the military. The Nautiz X8 is built to enable efficient and reliable data collection in... read more

CartoPac 5.0 Optimized for Windows 8 to Manage Data in the Field

September 2, 2014By

CartoPac International Inc. has announced a major new release of the CartoPac Mobile Platform. CartoPac 5.0 extends the mobile platform with support for Windows 8 and introduces the CartoPac Workflow Manager, which provides a structured process to manage the use of geospatial data across the enterprise. CartoPac will demonstrate the applications and technologies of Version 5.0 in the free CartoPac Mobility... read more

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GPS Helps Solve Mystery of Sliding Rocks

August 28, 2014By
Rarely formed sheets of ice push rocks across a dry lake in Death Valley.

In Racetrack Playa in Death Valley, California, hundreds of rocks — some weighing as much as 700 pounds — seem to have been dragged across the ground, leaving synchronized trails that can stretch for hundreds of meters. Though many phenomena were speculated (hurricane-force winds, dust devils, slick algal films, thick sheets of ice), no one knew what caused the movement. To solve the mystery,... read more

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GPS Network Shows Drought in the U.S. West

August 27, 2014By
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A network of GPS stations in the western United States is revealing the severity of the drought in that region. Compared to the nine years before the drought, the GPS data show that the western United States has lost 240 gigatons of water, which is enough to flood the entire region in 10 centimeters of water. Investigating ground positioning data from... read more

Trimble Offers GNSS Reference Receiver, Seismic Recorder

August 25, 2014By
The Trimble SG160-09 SeismoGeodetic system.

Trimble has introduced an integrated GNSS reference receiver, broadband seismic recorder and a force-balance triaxial accelerometer for infrastructure and precise scientific applications. The Trimble SG160-09 SeismoGeodetic system provides real-time GNSS positioning and seismic data for earthquake early warning and volcano monitoring as well as infrastructure monitoring for buildings, bridges, dams, as well as other natural and manmade structures. The announcement was made at... read more

Never Out of Reach

August 1, 2014By
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A climate scientist relies on a GPS satellite communicator to get him out of tight spots. By Tracy Cozzens Photos by Clinton Lewis, Western Kentucky University   Please call Global Rescue.   John broken arm, ribs, internal bleeding. Fell 70 ft crevasse. Climbed out. Himlung camp 2. Please hurry. That simple text message, sent May 19 via the DeLorme inReach communicator, alerted search-and-rescue monitors that... read more

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Fishy Business: Handhelds Help Remove Invasive Species from Utah River

July 28, 2014By
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The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources (DWR)  is using rugged Juniper Systems handhelds in an innovative way: to remove an invasive fish species from the Green River so that native fish can flourish. A DWR field crew first used the Allegro MX handheld, loaded with custom fisheries software, to monitor native fish species and remove invasive fish in a 2013... read more

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