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Juniper Systems launches Windows 10 rugged tablet

January 14, 2016By
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Windows 10 and a new large display are key features of Juniper Systems’ latest tablet, Mesa 2 Rugged Tablet, released today. Juniper Systems is a provider of ultra-rugged field data collection solutions. Featuring the largest display produced by Juniper Systems to date, the Mesa 2 is also Juniper Systems’ first handheld to run on the new Windows 10, which the... read more

Topcon invests in virtual reality company for construction, infrastructure

January 12, 2016By

Topcon Positioning Group has acquired a significant share of holdings a company that assists customers in virtual design and construction (VDC). Viasys VDC — based in Espoo, Finland — has developed a suite of tools and services to assist customers in building virtual models for infrastructure and site-work projects. Using building information modeling (BIM) technologies, its solutions create VDC models that optimize... read more

Survey lasers in on Iron-Age archaeology

January 11, 2016By
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Lasers from the survey aircraft are transmitted to the ground. The time taken for the beam to be bounced back to aircraft-mounted receivers is recorded. Using the known position of the aircraft, the time taken for the return of the laser beam and the known value of the speed of light, the distance between the aircraft and ground is calculated. Readings can also be taken to determine the height of vegetation and other surface structures.

High-tech aerial laser surveying is being employed to reveal the hidden archaeology of an Iron-Age hill settlement in Lancashire, England. Visually, the archaeological features are difficult to see, but a Bluesky laser survey, commissioned by the Morecambe Bay Partnership, is expected to reveal previously undiscovered details of a settlement at Warton Crag. Identified as an important Heritage at Risk site,... read more

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Launchpad: Timing antennas, UAV camera and smartwatch

January 11, 2016By
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Featuring new products in the OEM, survey, mapping and unmanned aerial vehicle sectors. read more

Aman Enterprises launches iOS Bluetooth adapter to connect GNSS receivers to iPhone, iPad

January 6, 2016By
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Aman Enterprises introduces NMEA-BT — a Bluetooth iOS adapter that enables any high-precision GNSS receiver with a serial port to connect to an iPad or iPhone. The NMEA-BT adapter is a small, weatherproof device that solves the problem of connecting non-iOS GNSS receivers and other field sensors to iOS devices. It connects to the iOS devices wirelessly using the native Bluetooth built into... read more

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HERE unveils HD Live Map for highly automated driving

January 6, 2016By
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At CES in Las Vegas, HERE unveiled the HERE HD Live Map, an advanced cloud-based map asset commercially available for vehicles today. HERE is demonstrating HD Live Map at CES: Central Plaza, Booth #CP-2. Ready to be deployed in connected vehicles in North America and Western Europe, HD Live Map creates a highly detailed and dynamic representation of the road environment, enabling... read more

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Septentrio’s PinPoint-GIS available on ArcGIS Marketplace

January 6, 2016By
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GNSS receiver maker Septentrio has announced the availability of its geographical information systems (GIS) PinPoint-GIS on the ArcGIS Marketplace. PinPoint-GIS was developed to enable straightforward GIS data collection without the need for expensive additional software linking a GNSS receiver with the Esri ArcGIS Platform PinPoint-GIS helps ArcGIS users make informed and timely decisions, Septentrio said. It turns GNSS data collected... read more

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Analysis tools for biomass crops developed

December 30, 2015By

Genera Energy and PrecisionHawk have partnered to develop new analysis algorithms specific to improving the efficiency and quality of sustainable biomass crop production and distribution. The algorithms will convert raw aerial imagery collected by UAVs and satellites into an actionable report for biomass crop farmers. The tools will be publicly licensed for use in the DataMapper software platform. Within the... read more

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