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TerraGo and Eos Positioning partner on next-generation GPS/GNSS solutions

February 13, 2016By
Eos Positioning's Arrow 200 Bluetooth receiver supports Hemisphere's Atlas correction service.

TerraGo and Eos Positioning Systems have entered a collaboration to combine the TerraGo Edge mobile GPS data-collection platform with the Eos Arrow line of sub-meter and centimeter accuracy receivers. The combination delivers a modern, cloud-based, real-time data collection capability, according to a TerraGo press release. While the working environments and the projects are very different, customers in for water utilities, energy, survey and... read more

Sokkia’s SHC500 field controller designed for surveying

February 12, 2016By
The Sokkia SHC500 field controller.

Sokkia has introduced its new SHC500 field controller for construction and surveying applications. It is designed to provide operators a compact handheld option with numerous features and benefits, including a 4.3-inch touchscreen display and optional 5 MP camera with built-in LED flash. The SHC500 is designed for the professional operating MAGNET Field, Site and Layout software. The data controller works with... read more

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Water utility deploys TerraGo Edge to improve service

February 11, 2016By

The City of Sebring, Florida, has deployed TerraGo Edge for utility asset inspection and management. According to a TerraGo press release, using its software has enabled the city to cut costs, bring surveys in-house and improve response times for repairs. Like thousands of water utilities across the United States, the City of Sebring Utilities Department is tasked with providing a safe and... read more

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Topcon introduces new data controller for surveying

February 10, 2016By

Topcon Positioning Group has added the FC-5000 to its line of data controllers for construction and surveying professionals. The 7-inch sunlight-readable display field controller is designed to provide operators a larger, more versatile and faster handheld computer for the modern construction site. “At 7-inches, the FC-5000 has the largest handheld data controller screen in our product line,” said Ray Kerwin, director... read more

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Launchpad: Mapping book, anti-drone system

February 9, 2016By
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The i80 GNSS receiver computes a true triple-frequency real-time kinematic (RTK) tilted pole solution using all four worldwide and multiple regional constellations, providing a future-proof sub-centimeter RTK solution to surveyors and contractors. read more

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Excavator system has local positioning capabilities

February 8, 2016By
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Topcon Positioning Group has released a new excavator system with local positioning system (LPS) capabilities. The X-53i LPS is designed to provide a solution for machine-controlled excavation in sky-obstructed areas. “The system is perfect for projects such as tunnel construction or working within existing structures using a total station and prism for precision,” said Kris Mass, director of construction product... read more

Handheld Algiz 10x/software combo helps manage burial sites

February 8, 2016By
Map of trees measured by the Geolantis-Handheld System along with other information.

In the Woodland cemetery Carinthia (Friedensforst Kärnten), Austria, trees are precisely measured with the rugged Algiz 10X tablet PC and a GNSS/GPS rover. Handheld Group is making its rugged Algiz 10x tablet computer available with Geolantis surveying software and a GNSS/GPS Rover as a solution for precisely locating burial sites in for woodland cemeteries. In woodland cemeteries, people purchase a small plot to... read more

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Establishing orthometric heights using GNSS — Part 5

February 3, 2016By
Figure 9. Plot depicting the changes in adjusted heights due to constraining all published NAVD 88 leveling-derived orthometric heights except for station Phaniel (using GEOID12B) .

Basic procedures and tools for ensuring GNNS-derived orthometric heights meet the project’s desired accuracy
In the latest installment of our ongoing series, the focus switches from GNSS-derived ellipsoid heights to procedures and tools for ensuring GNNS-derived orthometric heights meet the project's desired accuracy. read more

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