Survey

Intergeo Post-Show Report

November 2, 2013By
IG13_Anflug-auf-Berlin-Intergeo

The annual Intergeo conference and trade fair, this year held October 8–10 in Essen, Germany, elicited three principal observations from the three GPS World staff who attended: Unmanned aerial vehicles, particularly in micro-form factor, have exploded across multiple sectors of the industrial economy. Emulating GPS — and carrying GPS on board in most cases — UAV has become an enabling technology... read more

This article is tagged with and posted in Aviation & Space, LBS/Wireless, Machine Control/Ag, OEM, Survey

Topcon Adds Vanguard Technology to GRS-1 Receiver

October 17, 2013By
Topcon-GRS-1-O

Topcon Positioning Group has added Vanguard technology to the GRS-1 handheld GNSS receiver and field controller. “With the addition of Vanguard technology, the GRS-1 fully integrated, dual-constellation, network-enabled receiver and controller optimizes tracking and performance regardless of job site conditions or location,” Scott Langbein, director of product marketing, said. Topcon’s 226-channel Vanguard technology with Universal Tracking allows each individual GNSS... read more

This article is tagged with and posted in Latest News, Mapping, Survey News, Surveying

Applanix Adds High-Performance POS Systems to Air and Land Portfolios

October 14, 2013By
briaskThumb_POS_LV

Applanix, a mobile mapping and positioning company, has introduced new versions of its positioning and orientation systems for airborne and land-based mapping — the POS AV 610 and POS LV 610.  Delivering the same industry-leading performance as previous versions of POS AV and LV, the new systems use next-generation commercial inertial technologies that are offered globally. Applanix POS AV and... read more

Altus Positioning Introduces GIS-1 for Data Collection

October 14, 2013By
GIS-1-Product-Image-W

Altus Positioning Systems is expanding its line of GNSS surveying products with the introduction of the GIS-1, a versatile personal digital assistant (PDA) for data collection and geolocation. The GIS-1 is a powerful PDA that integrates modern wireless technologies on a rugged Windows Mobile platform for effective portable computing for mobile survey applications. It can be used as a data... read more

This article is tagged with , , and posted in Latest News, Mapping, Product Showcase, Survey News, Surveying

Topcon Announces GR-5 with Vanguard Technology

October 10, 2013By
Topcon GR-5 with Vanguard technology.

Topcon Positioning Group has released the GR-5 receiver with Vanguard technology, designed to optimize tracking and performance. “The GR-5 is a next-generation GNSS receiver, built on multi-constellation integrated technology pioneered by Topcon,” said Scott Langbein, director of product marketing. “Now with the inclusion of Topcon’s exclusive 226-channel Vanguard technology with Universal Tracking, and the power of full-wave Fence Antenna technology... read more

This article is tagged with and posted in Construction, Latest News, Mapping, Survey News

Spectra Precision Shows off New and Updated Products for Surveying

October 9, 2013By
Spectra-Precision-Mobile-Mapper120-O

Spectra Precision introduced at Intergeo this week new and updated products to expand its portfolio of solutions addressing the needs of the mainstream surveying and construction markets. Intergeo 2013 is a geodesy, geoinformatics and land management trade event being held in Essen, Germany. “Earlier this year, we introduced a new reflectorless entry-level total station, the lightweight ProMark 700 RTK Network... read more

Juniper Systems’ New Rugged Handheld Features 4.3-Inch Touchscreen

October 8, 2013By
Archer-2-construction_O

Juniper Systems has announced the availability of a new rugged handheld, the Archer 2. With radical improvements over the first generation Archer, the Archer 2 promises better overall performance with an astonishingly bright display, an extra-long battery life, enhanced GPS capabilities, and rugged IP68 construction. Juniper Systems will be showcasing the Archer 2 at the Intergeo 2013 conference from October... read more

Trimble Offers New Version of Deformation Monitoring Software

October 8, 2013By
Trimble-deformation-O

Trimble introduced today the latest version of its deformation monitoring software, Trimble 4D Control version 4.2. The new version of the monitoring software delivers enhanced communications with the Trimble NetR9 and new NetR9 Ti-M GNSS receiver, REF TEK seismic sensors and the Trimble S8 total station. It also supports geotechnical sensors, weather stations, level data and it provides velocity and... read more