Mapping

Topcon’s Hybrid Positioning Combines GNSS, Optical Measurement

October 7, 2013By
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Topcon Positioning Group announces a new technology — Hybrid Positioning — that increases efficiencies and improves productivity on job sites, regardless of conditions, terrain or location. Hybrid Positioning is enabled through the Topcon Magnet software suite, a Topcon enterprise solution for the geomatics industry. The new Topcon technology allows precise positioning professionals in the survey, construction, civil engineering and GIS... read more

A Comparison of Free GPS Online Post-Processing Services

October 7, 2013By

On October 1, the U.S. federal government shut down and furloughed 800,000 non-essential workers. While services considered essential remained active, those considered non-essential services, like the National Geodetic Survey’s Online Positioning User Service (OPUS), were shut down. OPUS is a free, online GPS post-processing service. If you try to access www.ngs.noaa.gov, the following screen will be displayed: For those of... read more

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Nexteq Navigation Launches New Version of NexGeo GIS Software Suite

October 2, 2013By
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Nexteq Navigation has officially released the next version (V2.0) of its GIS data collection suite, NexGeo. The suite consists of a mobile application for GNSS handhelds to collect and organize GIS data, as well as a desktop application used to customize and organize projects, manage field crews, and integrate with other data formats. NexGeo aims to provide a complete solution,... read more

Geneq Introduces Sub-Meter GNSS Receiver for iPad, iPhone

October 2, 2013By
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Geneq Inc. announces the iSXBlue II GNSS, a sub-meter GNSS receiver that is Bluetooth-compatible with Apple iPads and iPhones. Fully authorized and approved by Apple, the iSXBlue II GNSS implements an Apple proprietary Bluetooth authentication feature allowing the NMEA GNSS data to replace the internal GPS location of the iPad or iPhone. A free SDK (software development kit) is available... read more

Hemisphere GNSS Launches GeoMapper Mobile Handhelds and GIS Software

October 1, 2013By
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Today, Hemisphere GNSS announced an all-new series of rugged mobile handheld devices with application software options to support survey, GIS, and mapping professionals. GeoMapper handhelds are designed to work in harsh outdoor environments and features an intuitive and scalable software package. The GeoMapper family of products (GM100, GM200, GM300, and GM500) offers a variety of features also suitable for forestry,... read more

Hemisphere GNSS Launches New Branding, Website

September 30, 2013By
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Today, Hemisphere GNSS introduced its new “Hemisphere” corporate branding and logo to reflect its global GNSS focus. The company is also announcing a new website that has been built from the ground up based on customer and partner input. In February 2013, Hemisphere GPS was renamed and incorporated as Hemisphere GNSS Inc. The company owns both names, but in order... read more

Leica Zeno GG03 SmartAntenna for GIS Asset Collection Earns IP68 Certification

September 26, 2013By
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With its recent Ingress Protection (IP) certification, the Leica Zeno GG03 SmartAntenna is now an IP68-certified SmartAntenna for GIS applications. IP68 represents the top rating for protection against dust, moisture and water. Meeting the tough standards for Ingress Protection (IP) makes the Leica Zeno GG03 a rugged GNSS SmartAntenna for GIS asset collection and management tasks. The upgradable Leica Zeno... read more

u-blox Releases Improved Sub-Meter GPS Positioning Module NEO-7P

September 24, 2013By
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Swiss-based u‑blox has introduced the NEO-7P, an improved, low-power, compact, high-precision GPS module. While remaining backwards compatible with its predecessor NEO-6P, the new module achieves standalone sub-meter precision based on single-frequency precise point positioning (PPP) technology. Fully autonomous sub-meter performance can be realized for most outdoor applications within coverage of Satellite Based Augmentation Systems (SBAS) throughout North America (WAAS), Europe... read more