Mapping

NovAtel Adds Commercially Exportable IMU-KVH1750 to SPAN GNSS Line

April 9, 2014By
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NovAtel, Inc., has added the IMU-KVH1750 as an inertial measurement unit (IMU) option in its SPAN GNSS/INS line of positioning products. The IMU-KVH1750 is a high-performance commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) sensor that offers excellent bias stability and repeatability, NovAtel said. It incorporates KVH’s DSP-1750 precision fibre-optic gyro with very low noise MEMS accelerometers. Commercially exportable, the IMU-KVH1750 integrates easily with NovAtel’s... read more

Topcon Introduces Field Controller for Advanced Data Collection

April 3, 2014By
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Topcon Positioning Group announces a new data controller — the FC-500 — with numerous features and benefits, including a large 4.3-inch touchscreen display and 5MP camera with built-in LED flash. The FC-500 is designed for the professional operating Topcon MAGNET Field, Site and Layout software and Topcon’s Pocket 3D. Ray Kerwin, director of global surveying products, said, “The FC-500 works... read more

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Google’s 3D Mapping Phones Head to Developers

March 19, 2014By
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Google’s 3D mapping project, Project Tango, is putting prototypes into developers’ hands. Google has been collaborating with universities, research labs, and industrial partners in nine countries, to concentrate the past 10 years of research in robotics and computer vision into a mobile phone. “We now have prototypes ready to put into the hands of eager development partners that can help... read more

Veripos Upgrades Reference Stations with Septentrio GPS/GLONASS/Galileo/BeiDou Receivers

March 11, 2014By
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Veripos, a global provider of precise satellite positioning solutions to the international offshore and marine industries, is concluding the upgrade of its global network of GNSS reference stations with high-performance multi‑frequency GPS/GLONASS/Galileo/BeiDou receivers from Septentrio. Veripos owns and operates a network of more than 80 reference stations worldwide that is used to determine estimates of the orbit and clock errors of... read more

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Topcon Announces Haul Truck System, DS-200 Upgrade at CONEXPO

March 5, 2014By
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Topcon Positioning Group has made several product and service announcements at CONEXPO-CON/AGG, being held this week in Las Vegas. read more

Topcon Technology Hits the Road in North America

March 4, 2014By
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Topcon Technology Roadshow 2014, by Topcon Positioning Systems, launches in April. The hands-on educational program is focused on advanced positioning technologies and will feature a 5,000 square-foot mobile classroom/theater housed in a custom-designed 18-wheeler. The Technology Roadshow will cover North America, traveling more than 23,000 miles in six months. Each of the currently scheduled 23 stops for the free educational... read more

GeoLearn with Geospatial Online Learning Opens Its Doors

February 28, 2014By

GeoLearn, a start-up devoted to servicing the geospatial industry with online learning and continuing education credits, has launched its website and training portal with an initial catalog of 22 one-hour-long courses taught by industry-leading faculty members. Course topics available at launch include “Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV’s),” “ALTA/ACSM Land Title Surveys,” and “National Flood Plain Insurance.” “We want to provide quality... read more

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GeoLearn with Geospatial Online Learning Opens Its Doors

February 25, 2014By
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GeoLearn, a start-up devoted to servicing the geospatial industry with online learning and continuing education credits, has launched its website and training portal with an initial catalog of 22 one-hour-long courses taught by industry-leading faculty members. Course topics available at launch include “Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV’s),” “ALTA/ACSM Land Title Surveys,” and “National Flood Plain Insurance.” “We want to provide quality... read more