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GPS Network Shows Drought in the U.S. West

August 27, 2014By
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A network of GPS stations in the western United States is revealing the severity of the drought in that region. Compared to the nine years before the drought, the GPS data show that the western United States has lost 240 gigatons of water, which is enough to flood the entire region in 10 centimeters of water. Investigating ground positioning data from... read more

Trimble Offers GNSS Reference Receiver, Seismic Recorder

August 25, 2014By
The Trimble SG160-09 SeismoGeodetic system.

Trimble has introduced an integrated GNSS reference receiver, broadband seismic recorder and a force-balance triaxial accelerometer for infrastructure and precise scientific applications. The Trimble SG160-09 SeismoGeodetic system provides real-time GNSS positioning and seismic data for earthquake early warning and volcano monitoring as well as infrastructure monitoring for buildings, bridges, dams, as well as other natural and manmade structures. The announcement was made at... read more

Topcon Offers 3D Indicate Grade System

August 25, 2014By
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Topcon Positioning Group has announced a multi-platform 3D indicate grade system, the i-33. The new system features GNSS technology and a graphical display designed to provide a powerful indicate system at an economical price. The i-33 allows for quick installation and easy operation on many types of grading and earth-moving machinery, according to Topcon. It is designed for use on a dozer, scraper or... read more

The JAVAD GNSS TRIUMPH-F1 UAV

August 25, 2014By

JAVAD GNSS is introducing its new unmanned aerial vehicle with the dramatic flourish of a video showing the UAV in flight, accompanied by the “Also Sprach Zarathustra” theme from 2001: A Space Odyssey. The TRIUMPH-F1 unmanned aerial vehicle is based on the JAVAD GNSS TRIUMPH-1. TRIUMPH-1 is the company’s field-tested high-precision geodetic GNSS receiver with 864 channels to track all current and... read more

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Topcon Releases Next-Generation 3D Laser Scanners

August 22, 2014By
GLS-2000 laser scanner by Topcon.

Topcon Positioning Group announces the release of the newest edition to the GLS line of laser scanners, ­ the GLS-2000. Featuring an expanded field of view, the GLS-2000 is designed to pair with ScanMaster v3.0 software for quickly capturing and processing 3D point-cloud data. “The GLS-2000 is the fastest and most versatile scanning system in its class,” said Charles Rihner,... read more

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Trimble Releases Software for Real-Time Construction Equipment Inspection

August 22, 2014By

Trimble has announced three new asset inspection software solutions for heavy civil contractors—Trimble Inspector, Trimble Inspector Pro and Trimble Asset Manager. Trimble Inspector is a free mobile app that allows equipment managers to easily inspect assets in real-time using their smartphone or tablet. Trimble Inspector Pro, the premium, subscription version of Trimble Inspector, is used to wirelessly aggregate and share asset... read more

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Juniper Systems Opens Rugged Handheld Company, Cedar Tree Technologies

August 12, 2014By
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Juniper Systems is launching Cedar Tree Technologies, a rugged handheld company. Cedar Tree, based in Corvallis, Oregon, brings ruggedness, affordability, and intuitive software to its customers — mainly consisting of mapping and field service professionals, according to Juniper Systems. Cedar Tree’s new products — the CT7 tablet and CT4 handheld — run on the Google Android operating system, providing access to... read more

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Carlson BRx5 GNSS Receiver Introduced

August 11, 2014By
The Carlson BRx5 GNSS receiver.

The Carlson BRx5 GNSS receiver, an integrated all-in-one pole-top GNSS receiver, has just been released by Carlson Software, Inc. Each BRx5 contains a multi-constellation, multi-band 270-channel GNSS receiver, internal GSM cell modem, UHF radio, dual hot-swappable batteries and internal level sensors. Designed for survey and GIS professionals, the Carlson BRx5 delivers both affordability and the highest positional accuracy, the company... read more

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