Mapping

PrecisionHawk launches free software for drone mapping

May 9, 2017By

Commercial drone and data company PrecisionHawk has opened access to its PrecisionMapper professional mapping and analytics software for free. With the software, drone operators can snap an unlimited number of photos, create maps without resolution limits, and run algorithms to analyze their data. PrecisionHawk announced the launch of the free version of PrecisionMapper today at the AUVSI’s Xponential 2017 conference in Dallas, Texas. Drone operators can... read more

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Timesaving webinar on survey data collection

May 3, 2017By

Time has great impact in the enterprise mobility continuum. Developing tools for mobile workers has long been the sole province of IT, but the demand for mobile apps is stretching IT to the breaking point. Demand for mobile apps is five times greater than IT capacity, according to one market study. This makes many organizations reluctant to jump in to... read more

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CNES offers new Android apps for GNSS

April 24, 2017By

French space agency CNES has made available two applications on the Google Play store for Android apps. Both are compatible with Android N (Nougat). RTCM Converter: This app aims to convert the smartphone GNSS raw measurements to Radio Technical Commission for Maritime Services (RTCM message type 1077) and send them to a caster, for use by third-party software. PPP WizzLite: This app... read more

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UAV poll results and business applications

April 18, 2017By

One-third of GPS World readers who responded to the latest poll think air traffic control and the FAA regulatory environment constitute the biggest challenges facing the UAV industry today. Other answers receiving top votes, from 10 to 27 percent of the total, included Better, smaller, more lightweight sensors: inertial, Lidar, infrared, spectral, etc. (16 percent) Integration of other sensors with... read more

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DroneDeploy integrates with agX on UAV mapping flights

April 11, 2017By

DroneDeploy, a cloud software platform for commercial drones, is integrating with agX to help growers more easily capture field maps and analyze aerial data. agX users can now share field boundaries saved in agX with DroneDeploy to simplify the planning of drone mapping flights. Over time, agX and DroneDeploy plan to integrate further to allow seamless sharing of drone images... read more

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Leica Zeno GG04 smart antenna increases access to GIS

April 7, 2017By

Leica Geosystems has introduced the Leica Zeno GG04 smart antenna, enabling a flexible solution to improve mobile devices’ GNSS accuracy with real-time kinematic (RTK) and precise point positioning (PPP). Paired with the Zeno GG04, any Zeno or third-party mobile device with Android or Windows OS can now collect highly precise positioning data with Leica Geosystems’ GNSS technology and 555-channel tracking performance. With... read more

UAV manufacturer senseFly joins April 20 webinar panel

April 4, 2017By

A speaker from UAV manufacturer senseFly will appear on the free April 20 webinar, “From Flying Drones to Doing Business,” addressing ease of use for the user in business applications. The Switzerland-based company specializes in professional-grade UAVs for survey, mapping, precision agriculture and asset inspection. The company recently became the first drone operator to be granted anytime Beyond Visual Line... read more

Polaris scanner uses GNSS to go indoors, outdoors

April 4, 2017By

Teledyne Optech has released its Polaris terrestrial laser scanner, which automatically detects its location with a built-in GNSS receiver and selects the planned survey parameters for the site. Alternatively, operators can set up surveys in the field and resection/backsight the system using the menu-driven graphical user interface (GUI) on its touchscreen. The announcement was made at the SPAR 3D Conference... read more

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