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Reflecting on 2013, from Your Perspective

December 5, 2013By

As the end of the year approaches, I'd like to reflect on 2013. One of the new features of the GPS World website allows me to access webpage statistics so I can understand which articles and news items were “hot.” Following is a list of GPS World magazine's hot topics for 2013 with some commentary from me. read more

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Trimble Updates Cloud-Based Software, App for Wastewater Management

December 3, 2013By

Trimble has introduced a new version of its smart water and wastewater management software — Trimble Connect version 1.5. The latest release of the cloud-based software includes a suite of applications that help water and wastewater utilities to deploy smart meters, repair leaks and reduce non-revenue water (NRW), locate and map critical infrastructure using geographic information system (GIS) technology, extend... read more

Drone Moans and Satellite Woes

November 14, 2013By

As some of you may know, I also write a monthly column for Geospatial Solutions, which is all about geospatial technology encompassing GIS, surveying, engineering, and anything regarding geospatial technology. On occasion, I write something that fits very well with both my Survey Scene newletter and Geospatial Solutions Monthly newsletter. This is one of those months. Drones, UAVs, UAS…whatever you... read more

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Applanix Brings Trimble CenterPoint RTX Correction Service to Airborne Mapping Products

November 12, 2013By
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Applanix, a mobile mapping and positioning company, is making the Trimble CenterPoint RTX correction service available across its entire airborne mapping portfolio. Applanix is a Trimble Company. Using the Trimble CenterPoint RTX correction service, Applanix will be able to deliver these benefits to the aerial survey marketplace: High accuracy — better than 10 cm RMS horizontal after convergence Speed and low... read more

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Topcon Acquires DynaRoad, Opens Technology Center

November 12, 2013By

Topcon Positioning Group has acquired DynaRoad Oy, a construction software company in Helsinki, Finland. In conjunction with the acquisition, Topcon also announced the establishment of the Topcon Helsinki Technology Center. In 2011, Topcon acquired a significant share of DynaRoad, a company that develops project management software specifically designed for large-scale construction projects — highway, tunnel, railway, area development and harbor.... read more

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NovAtel Launches Correct OEM Positioning Solution

November 11, 2013By
NovAtel Correct.

NovAtel, Inc., OEM provider of high-precision GNSS positioning products, has launched its NovAtel Correct positioning technology. NovAtel Correct optimally combines data from multiple GNSS satellite constellations with corrections from a variety of sources, to deliver the best position solution possible. NovAtel Correct provides integrators with the opportunity to choose pricing and subscription options that best match their OEM business objectives. Delivery... read more

Altus Makes Available Juniper Archer 2 Field Computer with APS-3 Receiver

November 11, 2013By
The Juniper Archer 2.

Altus Positioning Systems has announced the availability of the new Juniper Archer 2 field computer packaged with Altus’ APS-3 GNSS RTK receiver. “When paired with the performance, portability and flexibility of the APS-3, the new Archer 2 provides an unbeatable value proposition,” said Neil Vancans, president of Altus Positioning Systems. “This dynamic duo will allow surveyors to improve productivity by... read more

Trimble’s GeoExplorer GNSS Data Collection Adds Remote Positioning Capability

November 11, 2013By
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Trimble has introduced the next generation of its Trimble GeoExplorer data collection solution. The new Geo 7X includes an integrated laser rangefinder module, extended GNSS capabilities and improved hardware performance. Together with robust field and office software, the new Trimble Geo 7X handheld can enhance productivity in difficult physical conditions and challenging GNSS environments. When faced with either obstructed satellites... read more