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Drone market to hit $37B by 2022

March 23, 2016By

The worldwide market for drones, now $6.8 billion, is  anticipated to reach $36.9 billion by 2022, according to a new report by RnR Market Research. “Drones Market Shares, Strategies, and Forecasts, Worldwide, 2016 to 2022” provides a comprehensive analysis of drones in nine different categories, illustrating the diversity of uses for remote flying devices. The use scenarios cover agriculture, oil... read more

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Harxon offers new GNSS helix antenna

March 22, 2016By
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Chinese antenna maker Harxon has launched a new GNSS helix antenna for unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) and geospatial applications. The HX-CH6601A receives GPS L1/L2, GLONASS L1/L2 and BeiDou B1/B2 signals. It offers exceptional pattern control, polarization purity and high efficiency in a very compact form factor. The antenna is equipped with a high-quality, durable IP65 sealed radome housing and terminated... read more

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Interaerial Solutions returns to Intergeo as independent UAS event

March 21, 2016By

Intergeo 2014 in Berlin hosted a flight zone event for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) business applications, which led to the 2015 debut in Stuttgart, Germany, of Interaerial Solutions as an integrated topic platform. For the first time, Interaerial Solutions will run as a free-standing UAS platform Oct. 11–13 during Intergeo 2016 in Hamburg. “Interaerial Solutions Expo. Forum. Flight Zone for UAS.” hosted by Hinte... read more

AirLink GX450 from Sierra Wireless now supports advanced vehicle telemetry

March 16, 2016By

Sierra Wireless has released an advanced fleet management feature to support the company’s AirLink GX450 mobile gateway, allowing it to collect OBD-II vehicle telemetry data. The added functionality will enable large organizations and fleet management solution providers to rapidly develop applications to monitor vehicle health and performance, helping them reduce costs, streamline operations and increase efficiency. Managing a vehicle-based workforce... read more

AAGS seeks input on geodetic certification program

March 16, 2016By
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The American Association for Geodetic Surveying (AAGS) has undertaken an effort to explore creating a geodetic certification program, and asks professionals to take part in a survey. read more

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Septentrio Americas delivers machine control receivers for world’s largest iron ore mine

March 16, 2016By
The Vale S11D mine is the largest iron ore mine in the world.

Vale’s new S11D mine is the largest iron ore project in the world. It will produce more than 90 million tons of iron ore annually when it becomes operational in the second half of 2016. Vale is leveraging technology from Septentrio and other mining companies to implement a highly automated truckless transport system that will substantially reduce fuel consumption and... read more

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ESA to research monitoring of ground hazards affecting transportation

March 15, 2016By
Live Land is a satellite-based land monitoring system developed under ESA’s ARTES Integrated Applications Promotions programme. It offers transport operators increased information on geological hazards, such as landslides and subsidence that affect assets. (Photo: ritish Geological Survey NERC)

Operators of UK transport networks will be the first to benefit from Live Land, a satellite-based land monitoring system developed through the European Space Agency (ESA). Transport operators across the UK face significant challenges in monitoring and detecting landslides and subsidence across their networks. Geological hazards in the vicinity of roads and railways can disrupt business and communities. The Live Land demonstration... read more

Hemisphere GNSS debuts smart antenna for survey

March 15, 2016By
The S321 smart antenna by Hemisphere GNSS.

Hemisphere GNSS has released the S321, its next-generation multi-frequency, multi-GNSS survey smart antenna. The S321 — designed for land or marine survey — combines Hemisphere’s Athena and Atlas technologies with a new web user interface offering customer-friendly performance. For professional marine applications — such as  marine construction, hydrographic surveying or dredging — using the S321 with Athena RTK (real-time kinematic) enables users to achieve impeccable results and maintain... read more