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Surveyors’ coordinate systems for 2022 and beyond

May 3, 2017By

Time. Ask anyone what time means to them, and they will give you a different answer. Benjamin Franklin famously stated that “time is money.” Time for the surveyor can mean being out in the field retracing a boundary, drafting a plat or working with a client to help them see their goals achieved. Just like any other profession, time can... read more

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Laser Technology offers TruPoint 300 total station

April 26, 2017By

Laser Technology Inc. (LTI) has released its TruPoint 300 for field data collection and mapping, as well as producing +/–1 millimeter range accuracy. It is a fully integrated laser with vertical and horizontal angle encoders capable of producing 3D, survey-grade measurements. The TruPoint 300 is LTI’s first phase-technology product with a laser diode that emits light pulses with a distinct... read more

Launchpad: Reference clock, receivers, drones

April 25, 2017By

OEM High-Frequency TCXOs Ultra stable for low jitter and phase noise applications The RHT1490 series of high-frequency and low-jitter ultra-stable TCXOs are available in frequencies from 50 MHz to 204.8 MHz. It delivers telecommunications-grade stability with a low real mean squared (rms) phase jitter of <200 fs (12 kHz–20 MHz). The platform’s frequency output enables lower system jitter, allowing communication... read more

CNES offers new Android apps for GNSS

April 24, 2017By

French space agency CNES has made available two applications on the Google Play store for Android apps. Both are compatible with Android N (Nougat). RTCM Converter: This app aims to convert the smartphone GNSS raw measurements to Radio Technical Commission for Maritime Services (RTCM message type 1077) and send them to a caster, for use by third-party software. PPP WizzLite: This app... read more

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UAV poll results and business applications

April 18, 2017By

One-third of GPS World readers who responded to the latest poll think air traffic control and the FAA regulatory environment constitute the biggest challenges facing the UAV industry today. Other answers receiving top votes, from 10 to 27 percent of the total, included Better, smaller, more lightweight sensors: inertial, Lidar, infrared, spectral, etc. (16 percent) Integration of other sensors with... read more

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European satnav competition open for submissions

April 10, 2017By

The European Satellite Navigation Competition (ESNC) — the largest international competition for the commercial use of satellite navigation — is once again in search of outstanding ideas and business models for accelerating Galileo applications. Renowned institutions and regional partners are set to award prizes worth a total of more than €1 million in more than 20 categories. Submissions are due... read more

Leica Zeno GG04 smart antenna increases access to GIS

April 7, 2017By

Leica Geosystems has introduced the Leica Zeno GG04 smart antenna, enabling a flexible solution to improve mobile devices’ GNSS accuracy with real-time kinematic (RTK) and precise point positioning (PPP). Paired with the Zeno GG04, any Zeno or third-party mobile device with Android or Windows OS can now collect highly precise positioning data with Leica Geosystems’ GNSS technology and 555-channel tracking performance. With... read more

A look at NGS’ GPS on benchmarks program in Alaska

April 5, 2017By

The last column, February 2017, focused on addressing the following questions: (1) Is the large GPS on benchmarks residual due to an issue with the NAVD 88 orthometric height or the NAD 83 (2011) ellipsoid height? and (2) Should stations with large GPS on benchmarks residuals be included in the development of NGS’ hybrid geoid models? The column provided suggestions... read more

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