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Hexagon to Acquire Russia’s NAVGEOCOM

January 22, 2013By

Hexagon has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire all outstanding shares in Russia-based Navgeocom. The company is the largest distributor for Leica Geosystems, a Hexagon brand, in the Russian Federation. Founded in 1997, Navgeocom has grown into one of the top-tier distributors of surveying and mapping products in Russia. The acquisition marks another step in Hexagon’s global distribution strategy,... read more

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From LightSquared to Narrowbanding: What’s Coming in 2013

January 22, 2013By

After a four-month sabbatical and the GPS World servers back in order, I’m back writing on a regular basis. I’ve been super busy on different GPS/GNSS-related products, conferences and various GPS/GNSS applications. Let’s take a look at some of the technologies and events that were significant in 2012 and some that will be significant in 2013 for high-precision GNSS users.... read more

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Leica Geosystems Introduces Viva GS14 GNSS Receiver

December 11, 2012By
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Leica Geosystems has announced the release of the Leica Viva GS14 GNSS receiver. The GS14 is designed to be the best-price performance GNSS receiver in its class. The built-in GSM and UHF radio, internal memory and IP68 protection fully equips a user for nearly any measuring task, providing a reliable, revenue-generating production unit, the company said. When combined with the... read more

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Leica Geosystems Opens Online Store

December 11, 2012By

Leica Geosystems Inc. has announced the launch of the e-commerce site for Leica Geosystems Solutions Centers. The grand opening of the Leica Geosystems Solutions Center is marked by an unprecedented online-only promotion. Providing 24/7 personalized access to the products essential to the surveying, engineering, and construction industries, the site is a resource for more than purchases. It also enables customers... read more

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Second Joint FIG/IAG/ISPRS Symposium on Deformation Monitoring

December 3, 2012By

The Second Joint FIG/IAG/ISPRS Symposium on Deformation Monitoring will be held at the University of Nottingham, in Nottingham, England, September 9-11, 2013. The conference aims to bring together scientists, engineers, educators, representatives from public authorities, policy makers in surveying, geodesy, civil, structural, geotechnical and mining engineering, geology, geodynamics, geosciences, geohazard studies and hydrology, to showcase the latest trends and innovation... read more

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Nokia To Acquire earthmine 3-D Imaging Company

November 13, 2012By
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  earthmine, Inc., announced today that it is has entered into an agreement to be acquired by Nokia. earthmine, based in Berkeley, California, is a privately owned company that develops a powerful end-to-end 3D street level imaging solution — from collection hardware to processing workflows, cloud hosting and client software. The earthmine team is expected to join the Nokia location... read more

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How Do You Topcon? Contest Launched

November 7, 2012By
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  Topcon Positioning Systems has launched the second annual “How do you Topcon?” video contest with the slogan, “However and whenever you Topcon, we want to see it!” The contest includes four categories: Most innovative or creative use of Topcon equipment; Funniest video or infomercial; Best testimonial or “on-the-job” story; The “wow” Factor. The contest will run through December 15,... read more

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Trimble Makes RTX Coverage Announcement at Trimble Dimensions

November 6, 2012By
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Trimble has expanded coverage of its satellite-delivered Trimble RTX technology for surveyors to most of the world. Trimble has also introduced post-processing capability for its CenterPoint RTX positioning service for farmers. Both announcements were made at the Trimble Dimensions 2012 conference being held in Las Vegas this week. RTX technology enables Trimble xFill, a new technique in RTK and VRS surveying... read more