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Denali Gets New Height along with Name Change

September 2, 2015By
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A new, official height for Denali has been measured at 20,310 feet, just 10 feet less than the previous elevation of 20,320 feet which was established using 1950’s era technology. With this slightly lower elevation, has the tallest mountain in North America shrunk? No, but advances in technology to better measure the elevation at the surface of the Earth have... read more

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More, More, More. Accuracy, Accuracy, Accuracy.

September 2, 2015By
How accurate is good enough for the majority of this sector?

Reliable, consistent positioning accuracy has always driven new product development in the survey and mapping sector of the GPS/GNSS market. It’s remarkable how quickly the provided accuracy in successive new survey products over the years has increased the required accuracy from users and customers in the field, and consequently the desired accuracy in a feedback loop to the product developers.... read more

JAVAD GNSS to Showcase New Technology at INTERGEO

September 1, 2015By

High-precision receiver maker JAVAD GNSS is expected to make a major announcement at this year’s INTERGEO conference, which takes place Sept. 15-17 in Stuttgart, Germany. JAVAD GNSS will showcase its technology in Hall 6 at Booth: G6.049. At INTERGEO 2014, JAVAD GNSS introduced its unmanned aerial vehicle, the TRIUMPH-F1. The TRIUMPH-F1 is based on the TRIUMPH-1, JAVAD GNSS’s field-tested high-precision... read more

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The Economic Benefits of GPS

September 1, 2015By
Figure 2. U.S. trade in GPS equipment, 2013 (millions of dollars).

This article is based on a presentation to the National Space-Based Positioning, Navigation and Timing Advisory Board in June 2015. The study reported on at the meeting was requested by the National Executive Committee for Space-Based Positioning, Navigation and Timing. It demonstrates the widespread use and importance of GPS to the U.S., with estimated benefits in 2013 of about $56... read more

TerraGo Edge 3.7 Combines Smart Forms, Advanced GPS for Mobile Data Collection

August 27, 2015By
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TerraGo Edge version 3.7, now available, includes new intelligent, responsive forms, as well as GPS and GIS enhancements designed to dramatically improve the speed, quality and efficiency of asset inspections, land surveys and any location-based data-collection project. TerraGo Edge smart forms can accelerate the data-collection process by automating and accelerating user entries while eliminating unnecessary or redundant steps. Smart forms can... read more

Handheld’s Nautiz X8 Field Computer Gets Add-ons

August 26, 2015By
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Handheld Group is offering expansion pack features for its Nautiz X8 rugged field computer. The new functionalities will make the Nautiz X8 more versatile for field workers in a number of market segments, including forestry, surveying, construction, field services, warehouse projects and logistics. The Nautiz X8 was built to enable efficient and reliable data collection in the toughest of environments.... read more

Trimble Launches Multirotor UAS for Tight Spots

August 25, 2015By
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Trimble’s new ZX5 Multirotor Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) — announced today — is an aerial imaging and workflow solution that captures and processes geo-referenced photo and video data for mapping, agriculture and inspection applications. The Trimble ZX5 complements the UAS portfolio with the ability to reach smaller, remote environments faster, while providing accurate mapping data for improved productivity in the field and... read more

OPUS Unavailable this Weekend for Station Upgrade

August 20, 2015By

The Continuously Operating Reference Station network’s Silver Spring facility will be go offline starting at about 2 p.m. Eastern time Friday, but is expected to be back online by noon Sunday. “Our alternate facility will have full data holdings,” the National Geodetic Survey says on its CORS website. The shutdown is for a building-wide upgrade. The Online Positioning User Service... read more

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