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Establishing orthometric heights using GNSS — Part 6

April 6, 2016By

Basic procedures and tools for ensuring GNSS-derived orthometric heights meet the project’s desired accuracy To date, this series of columns has addressed the following topics: basic concepts of GNSS-derived heights, National Geodetic Survey’s (NGS) guidelines for establishing GNSS-derived ellipsoid heights (NGS 58), differences between hybrid and scientific geoid models, procedures and tools for detecting GNSS-derived ellipsoid height data outliers, and basic... read more

Leica offers new reference servers, receiver

April 1, 2016By

Leica Geosystems released its new generation of reference servers and monitoring receiver, optimized with multi-frequency 555-channel capabilities to connect with current and all anticipated GNSS signals. The new Leica GR30 and GR50 reference servers and GM30 monitoring receiver are primed  for the constantly changing requirements of GNSS technology, according to the company. The first equipped with 555 channels, the new reference stations and... read more

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SkyTraq launches low-power RTK receiver

March 29, 2016By

SkyTraq Technology Inc., developer of high-performance chipset and module solutions for the GNSS market, unveiled its new S2525F8-RTK low-power, single frequency RTK receiver for applications requiring centimeter-level accuracy positioning. S2525F8-RTK is a multi-constellation GNSS RTK receiver that can use 12 GPS, eight SBAS, six BDS, and one QZSS signal. In situations where an RTK fix is not possible, a Float RTK mode can... read more

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Webinar explores BYOD for field data collection

March 24, 2016By

A GPS World webinar on April 14 explores how five organizations made the switch to using their own tablets and smartphones for field data collection (also known as bring your own device, or BYOD). In BYOD GPS Gets Real: Lessons Learned with the New Rules of GPS Data Collection, TerraGo’s Michael Gundling and David Basil will discuss case studies from five industries —... read more

AAGS seeks input on geodetic certification program

March 16, 2016By

The American Association for Geodetic Surveying (AAGS) has undertaken an effort to explore creating a geodetic certification program, and asks professionals to take part in a survey. read more

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Hemisphere GNSS debuts smart antenna for survey

March 15, 2016By

Hemisphere GNSS has released the S321, its next-generation multi-frequency, multi-GNSS survey smart antenna. The S321 — designed for land or marine survey — combines Hemisphere’s Athena and Atlas technologies with a new web user interface offering customer-friendly performance. For professional marine applications — such as  marine construction, hydrographic surveying or dredging — using the S321 with Athena RTK (real-time kinematic) enables users to achieve impeccable results and maintain... read more

Low-cost accuracy for ITS applications from a national GNSS network

March 11, 2016By

Our real-time kinematic (RTK) implementation, the Public Precise Positioning (P3-Service) project, has achieved horizontal positioning accuracy of 0.5 meters using relatively inexpensive equipment: a commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) low-cost GNSS receiver. read more

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Nationwide BYOD submeter and RTK GNSS rental program announced

March 9, 2016By

Anatum Field Solutions (AFS) has launched a nationwide BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) submeter GNSS and centimeter (RTK) GNSS receiver rental program. With the explosion of smartphones and tablets in recent years and the availability of universal Bluetooth submeter and real-time kinematic (RTK) GNSS receivers, high-accuracy GNSS data collection is available to everyone. AFS rentals target high-accuracy users in GIS, UAV,... read more

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