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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
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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
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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
The S321 smart antenna by Hemisphere GNSS.

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
GNSS antenna at the FinnRef station in Romuvaara, Kuhmo, Finland.

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
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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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Topcon announces new geodetic antenna

March 3, 2016By
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Topcon Positioning Group announces the release of a new full wave geodetic antenna — the G5-A1.  The portable antenna is designed to provide improved multipath mitigation for use with a mobile base station site or network reference station. “When paired with the Topcon NET-G5 receiver, the zero-centered geodetic antenna provides a powerful and cost-effective entry-level solution” said Charles Rihner, vice... read more

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Louisiana DOT goes mobile for levee inspections

March 2, 2016By
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The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) has deployed TerraGo Edge for the inspection of flood protection infrastructure including levees, dams and reservoirs. The DOTD’s Public Works and Water Resources Division inspects more than 1,100 miles of levees, four times every year. The legacy inspection system was a custom-built application developed by an engineering services firm, which used Trimble Yuma ruggedized tablets.... read more

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