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Geneq introduces rugged SXPad 800H GPS data collector

August 19, 2016By
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Geneq Inc. has released the SXPad 800H, which the company describes as a feature-packed, rugged handheld GPS data collector at an affordable price. The SXPad 800H is specifically designed for mobile GIS users in applications ranging from water, electric and gas utilities, transportation, mining, agriculture and forestry. The high-performance 800-MHz device is designed to give users all the power needed to work with... read more

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Geneq’s iSXBlue receivers fully compatible with Collector 10.4

August 3, 2016By

Geneq’s iSXBlue receivers are now fully compatible with Esri’s Collector for ArcGIS 10.4. for iOS, according to Geneq. The high sub-metric accuracy which characterizes the iSXBlue receivers is thus available in real time for field workers and Collector users. Users of the high-recision receivers can take advantage of new features of data collection with the Collector software, particularly: Detailed information about the... read more

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Latest version of TerraGo Edge improves quality of field data collection

August 3, 2016By
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TerraGo Edge 3.9.5 is now out. The new version offers a number of new, powerful features for iOS, Android and web users, the company announced. TerraGo Edge is a mobile platform that combines customizable smart forms and workforce management with advanced GPS and GIS features for fast, accurate asset inspections, field surveys, site audits and mobile data collection projects. A video on the TerraGo... read more

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Establishing orthometric heights using GNSS — Part 8

August 3, 2016By
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Upcoming Survey Scene newsletters will carry additional columns in this series. Basic procedures and tools for determining valid published NAVD 88 GNSS-derived orthometric heights for constraints These columns have provided the reader with basic concepts, routines and procedures for understanding, analyzing, evaluating and estimating GNSS-derived ellipsoid and orthometric heights. In my last column, Part 7 (June 2016), we analyzed the changes in adjusted heights... read more

Launchpad: OEM, UAV and survey/mapping products

August 1, 2016By

OEM Geodetic Antennas For RTK, PPP, and other precision applications The VP6300 is a triple-band antenna for reception of GPS L1/L2/L5, GLONASS G1/G2/G3, BeiDou B1/B2 and Galileo E1/E5a+b (1165MHz to 1254MHz + 1560MHz to 1610MHz). The VP6200 is a dual-band antenna for reception of GPS L1/L2, GLONASS G1/G2, BeiDou B1/B2, Galileo E1 and the L-Band correction services (1195 MHz to... read more

Esri and Leica partner to offer GIS/GPS grants to governments

August 1, 2016By

Geographic information system (GIS) provider Esri has partnered with Swiss-based spatial measurement instrument manufacturer Leica Geosystems to encourage innovation of mobile field data collection in government by offering grants totaling $143,250 in goods and services. Projects should combine GIS and GPS. Known as the Smart Communities Innovation Challenge, 10 governments that submit detailed project proposals demonstrating increased efficiencies in collecting data for decision support or improved productivity... read more

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Trimble acquires Axio-Net GmbH to reinforce European presence

August 1, 2016By
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Trimble has acquired Axio-Net GmbH from Airbus Defence and Space. Based in Hannover, Germany, Axio-Net is a provider of GNSS corrections and professional data services serving Germany, the United Kingdom and Benelux. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Axio-Net, founded in 2008, delivers both real-time and post-processed network real-time kinematic (RTK) solutions to a broad range of users including surveyors,... read more

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Eos offers sub-meter and RTK for Esri’s Collector 10.4 for iOS

July 26, 2016By
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Eos Positioning Systems has announced that its Arrow series of GNSS receivers is compatible with Esri’s Collector for ArcGIS running on iPads and iPhones. The Arrow receivers have been tested and certified as high-accuracy GNSS receivers compatible with Collector 10.4.0 for iOS. The full range of Arrow GNSS receivers from sub-meter to decimeter to centimeter RTK accuracy all work flawlessly with Collector for... read more

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