Mapping

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

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

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

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

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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New survey, mapping products

March 1, 2017By

Deformation monitoring Monitor, manage and evaluate monitoring data, optionally trigger alarms The Delta Solutions deformation monitoring system uses several software and hardware components — Delta Link, Delta Log, Delta Watch, Delta Sat and the Topcon MS AXII total station — to provide accurate and reliable monitoring measurements and associated reporting for asset protection. Delta Watch delivers accurate and reliable data... read more

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TerraGo partners with Duncan-Parnell for mobile data collection

February 21, 2017By

TerraGo has entered a partnership with Duncan-Parnell, a provider of geospatial solutions to the surveying, construction and other infrastructure industries in Delaware, Washington, D.C., Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia. “Our customers depend on Duncan-Parnell to provide innovative, reliable solutions for their geospatial and infrastructure management needs,” said York Grow, MGIS Solutions Manager at Duncan-Parnell.... read more

Launchpad: Anti-jammer, datalogger, UAV surveillance

February 13, 2017By

OEM Anti-jammer Israeili device to prevent GPS disruptions The GPSdome anti-jammer was developed for civilian applications. It aims to curb situations in which civilian vehicles are stuck “off the grid.” It combats electromagnetic warfare by using null steering, a method of spatial signal processing through which a transmitter can nullify communication jamming. In particular, the product was developed to address... read more

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