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Pinnacle Uses Leica System to Keep NYC High-Rise Plumb

June 17, 2015By
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When the new Extell luxury high-rise building goes up at 217 West 57th Street in Manhattan, the vertical alignment of the core-wall structure will be crucial to success. This internal core structure will rise almost 1,500 feet above the ground and will be the reference for all other building construction, making its construction one of the most mission-critical aspects of... read more

GeoLearn Adds Nine Geodesy Courses by David Doyle

June 17, 2015By
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GeoLearn, a company focused on serving the geospatial industry with video-based online learning and continuing education credits, has added nine courses on geodesy topics by retired NGS Chief Geodetic Surveyor and GPS World contributor David Doyle. Doyle is a contributing editor for survey to GPS World’s monthly Survey Scene newsletter. His first column appeared in May. GeoLearn’s new introductory geodesy courses... read more

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UNB’s PPP Software Centre v2.0 Beta Now Available

June 17, 2015By

The PPP Software Centre, an email-based Online PPP comparison utility hosted by the University of New Brunswick, is once again functioning with its release of version 2.0 Beta following an extended hiatus while being rewritten. The centre is a convenient method for the GNSS community to compare results from several online precise point positioning services. For a more detailed description, including submission instructions, see the homepage at http://www2.unb.ca/gge/Resources/PPP/. Note that... read more

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CHC Introduces UAV Ground-Control Specific GNSS System

June 17, 2015By
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CHC Navigation has launched a new UAV Ground Control (UAV GC) and post-processing kit for high-precision UAV systems. This kit is designed to provide an easy-to-operate complete system, and be cost-effective for producing centimeter-level control for UAV projects. The standard kit includes five GNSS receivers with expansion of additional receivers in pairs. The core of the system is the X900+OPUS, a dual-frequency triple-constellation... read more

MEMSIC Launches Inertial System with GPS

June 17, 2015By
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MEMSIC has launched its latest inertial system, the INS380 — a complete inertial navigation system with a built-in 48-channel GPS receiver. The INS380 is part of a portfolio of inertial systems enabled with MEMSIC’s SmartSensing technology for a broad range of precision-motion sensing applications. The MEMSIC portfolio consists of inertial measurement units (IMU), vertical gyros (VG), attitude and heading reference systems (AHRS), inertial navigation... read more

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Highest Peak in North America to be Surveyed

June 16, 2015By
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A new GPS survey of Mount McKinley, the highest point in North America, will update the commonly accepted elevation of McKinley’s peak, 20,320 feet. The last survey was completed in 1953. The USGS, along with NOAA’s National Geodetic Survey (NGS) and the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF), are supporting a GPS survey of the Mount McKinley apex. Surveying technology and processes... read more

June Webinar to Focus on Autonomous Driving

June 15, 2015By

Autonomous vehicles — and the technology that will make them possible — are the focus of the June GPS World Market Insights Webinar. The Road to Driverless: Autonomous Vehicle Platforms, Sensors and Requirements will be held Thursday, June 18, at 1 p.m. EDT/10 a.m. PDT. Registration is free. Advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) are now integrated in all luxury cars and moving into... read more

Septentrio Completes Acquisition of Altus Positioning

June 15, 2015By

Septentrio Satellite Navigation has completed the acquisition and integration of Altus Positioning Systems. Septentrio said the acquisition strengthens the company’s focus on highly accurate and reliable GPS/GNSS positioning equipment, and the integrated company will continue to focus on developing emerging markets across the globe and increase advancements in the field of GIS. “At the heart of this fusion are our customers,” said... read more