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New Spectra Precision GNSS receiver gives surveyors flexibility

June 15, 2017By

Spectra Precision has introduced its new SP90m multi-frequency and multi-application GNSS receiver. The Spectra Precision SP90m is a powerful, highly versatile, ultra-rugged and reliable GNSS positioning solution for a wide variety of real-time and post-processing applications. It features integrated communications options such as Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, UHF radio and cellular modem as well as two MSS L-band channels to receive Trimble RTX correction... read more

GNSS Market 2017 report released

June 14, 2017By

MarketReports.biz has published a detailed market research study focused on the GNSS Market across the global, regional and country level. The GNSS Market 2017 report provides a 360-degree analysis of the market from the point of view of manufacturers, regions, product types and end industries. The research report analyses and provides the historical data along with current performance of the... read more

Sokkia introduces field-to-office GeoPro software

June 9, 2017By

Sokkia has introduced a pair of software solutions for its total stations, robotics and GNSS rover systems — GeoPro Field and GeoPro Office. GeoPro Field provides a graphical user interface designed to collect field measurements for land surveying and construction activities. “End-users needing a field tool to collect and import measurement data into design and drafting software will find GeoPro Field to... read more

Discussing the new North American-Pacific Geopotential Datum of 2022 — Part 1

June 7, 2017By

On April 24-25, 2017, the National Geodetic Survey (NGS) hosted the 2017 Geospatial Summit in Silver Spring, Maryland, to discuss its plans for replacing the North American Datum of 1983 (NAD 83) and the North American Vertical Datum of 1988 (NAVD 88) in 2022. The Summit was a day and a half long and provided an opportunity for NGS to... read more

NASA tests next phase of UAS traffic management system

June 5, 2017By

On May 25, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)-designated Nevada UAS Test Site and its NASA partners flew five different unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to test NASA’s Unmanned Aircraft System Traffic Management (UTM). The flights demonstrated multiple operational scenarios, including parachute-initiated emergency supply deliveries and aerial survey operations. The UAVs were flown beyond the pilot’s visual line of sight using strategically placed visual... read more

Exhibitors at GEOINT to launch range of new products

June 5, 2017By

A number of geospatial intelligence companies are exhibiting at the GEOINT 2017 Symposium, which is taking place June 4-7 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas. Hosted and produced by the United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF), the annual GEOINT Symposium is the nation’s largest gathering of industry, academia, and government to include defense, intelligence and... read more

Galileo boosts GNSS corrections services

June 2, 2017By

Trimble’s RTX-based correction services now support the Galileo constellation. As a true five-constellation technology that uses GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, QZSS and now Galileo satellites, Trimble RTX delivers improved real-time positioning performance to its users worldwide. With accessibility to the Galileo constellation, users now have visibility to more satellites, which can be advantageous for extreme latitudinal positions or in environments where... read more

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TerraGo Edge version 4 uses iOS, Android flexibility

June 1, 2017By

The profession of land surveying has taken advantage of many technological location and measuring advancements, yet most of the data collectors used today are still based upon aging proprietary data collectors and even older operating system platforms. A common tool for most surveyors is the smartphone or tablet, so TerraGo developed an application that takes advantage of the nimble programming of... read more