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GEO Business 2017 features free workshops, exhibition

March 20, 2017By
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GEO Business, the London-based international showcase for the geospatial industry, has unveiled its commercial workshop program for 2017. Featuring more than 80 workshops from 200 international exhibitors, GEO Business is expected to attract over 3,000 visitors from around the world. Held at the Business Design Centre in London on May 23-24, the workshops and exhibition are all free to attend. Tailored... read more

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UK’s Bluesky acquires US aerial survey company Col-East

March 15, 2017By
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British aerial mapping innovator Bluesky International is expanding its business into North America following the acquisition of Col-East Inc., a Massachusetts-based aerial survey company. Col-East has been mapping the Northeast United States for 65 years and will continue as Col-East International Ltd., forming the U.S. arm of Bluesky. Founded in 1952, Col-East has a long-established reputation for high-quality topographic mapping... read more

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Launchpad: Survey book, receivers, black box for cars

March 13, 2017By

SURVEY & MAPPING Handbook on GPS Written for professional users of GPS systems and data GNSS Survey & Engineering: Handbook for Surveyors and Survey Engineers, by Huibert-Jan Lekkerkerk, provides the professional GPS user with enough background to understand and correct the operation of satellite navigation equipment in general, and GPS in particular. The book is based on lectures the author... read more

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Topcon updates 2D indicate system for excavation, Wi-Fi for imaging

March 9, 2017By

Topcon Positioning Group is providing an update to its X-52 entry-level machine control system for excavation. The 2D system is designed to offer cost-effective indicate grade control. “The X-52 system features the all-new MC-X1 controller, which offers compatibility with all brands and models of excavators,” said Kris Maas, director of construction product management. “Operators with limited exposure to machine control systems will find... read more

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Bluesky granted funding for mobile phone mapping project

March 9, 2017By
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Geographic data specialist Bluesky has secured funding from the United Kingdom’s innovation agency, Innovate UK, to investigate the potential of mobile phones for capturing accurate 3D spatial information. Designed to reduce the costs of monitoring and managing essential infrastructure, such as overhead electricity cables, and mitigate the effects of potentially damaging vegetation, the Bluesky-led study will assess the feasibility of... read more

Surveying at the South Pole

March 7, 2017By
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In January, Adam LeWinter and Dave Finnegan, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers of the Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (CRREL), traveled to the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station to conduct a terrestrial lidar/thermal infrared survey of the elevated station as part of a National Science Foundation-funded project. They used a Riegl VZ-1000 with integrated InfraTec VarioCAM high-definition thermal camera to... read more

What is the biggest unmanned autonomous vehicle (UAV) challenge?

March 6, 2017By
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What is the biggest challenge facing the UAV industry? Go to gpsworld.com/17marpoll to give us your opinion by March 22 and you’ll also be entered in a drawing to receive a $50 gift card. Here are the possibilities on offer, plus an “other” category for you to specify something bigger if you think we’ve omitted anything. Better quality images and... read more

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Red Hen offers geotagging and mapping webinar

March 3, 2017By
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Red Hen Systems is hosting a geotagging and mapping webinar at 10 a.m. MST on Tuesday, March 14. Webinar participants will learn how to add GPS coordinates — latitude and longitude — to videos and photos in real-time and post process. They will also learn how to view and analyze data in Esri ArcMap and Google Earth maps. Those interested can sign... read more

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