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Altus Introduces RTK Receiver for Esri Community

July 14, 2014By

At the 2014 Esri User Conference, Altus Positioning Systems is unveiling a new GNSS RTK receiver designed and developed specifically for the Esri user community. According to Altus CEO Neil Vancans, the new Altus APS-NR2 provides a new combination of performance and features that make it ideal for Esri users: Light weight – At 1.5 lbs., the APS-NR2 weighs the same... read more

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FAA Issues First Commercial UAS Authorization over Land

July 2, 2014By
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Like it or not, as a person who works with geospatial data, UAS (unmanned aerial systems such as drones and UAVs) are in your future. The upside of said technology for “quick and dirty” mapping is undeniable. GNSS plays a key role with UAS, just like it plays a key role in classical photogrammetry. In fact, UAS may even push GNSS technology... read more

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New Pole-Staking Juniper App with Archer 2 Boosts Efficiency

June 27, 2014By
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Juniper Systems and Futura Systems have partnered to provide enterprise utility GIS solutions for the electric and utilities industries. This August, Futura Systems will be launching at its user conference a new pole-staking application called GPSStaker. Staking, or line design, is performed when new locations need to be added to an existing electric line. It involves mapping a new utility... read more

New Geospatial Computing Book Penned by Ruizhi Chen

June 23, 2014By

A new text and reference book, Geospatial Computing in Mobile Devices, has been published by Artech House. Recent developments in smartphones enable them to meet many of the demanding requirements for geospatial computing, in terms of computation power, data storage capacity, and memory space. This book, written by Ruizhi Chen and Robert E. Guinness, addresses and instructs in geospatial data... read more

Intel’s Mini-PC: A Cheap Server for an RTK Base

June 23, 2014By

I’ve written this many, many times in the past eight years that I’ve written for GPS World magazine, but I have to write it again — this is an exciting time for GNSS! For me, high-precision GNSS is particularly exciting. I’ve been traveling like crazy, and involved in a number of really fun projects that incorporate high-precision GNSS. Of course,... read more

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EuroGeographics to Create Expert Group in GNSS Positioning

June 20, 2014By

Members of EuroGeographics are creating a European platform for networking, sharing best practices, and exchanging expertise on GNSS positioning. Plans for the new Positioning Knowledge Exchange Network (KEN) were revealed at the association’s recent Extraordinary General Assembly following a proposal by the Head Office for Geodesy and Cartography, Poland. Its focus will include: maintaining a network of experts in satellite... read more

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Rugged IP68 GPS Handhelds and Field Computers Launched

June 17, 2014By
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Stesalit today announced the availability of the SXtreo range of rugged GPS handhelds for survey, industrial use, and field work under extreme conditions such as agriculture, forestry, roads, security and construction. The SXtreo series of mobile devices are rated IP-68, meaning they are waterproof, dust proof, shockproof, and are coupled with built-in mobile GIS applications. Long battery life allows GPS... read more

Trimble CenterPoint RTX Correction Service Available for Heavy Construction

June 13, 2014By

Trimble’s CenterPoint RTX correction service is now available for heavy civil construction applications. Available worldwide as a subscription service, CenterPoint RTX offers construction companies a flexible and easy-to-deploy option for conducting pre-bid reconnaissance and initial site measurements without using a traditional base station, the company said. “Offering CenterPoint RTX for heavy construction applications further extends the Trimble Connected Site strategy... read more

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