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CHC launches high-end GNSS receiver for science, surveying

May 12, 2016By

CHC has launched its new N72 GNSS series, a high-end sensor designed for GNSS applications including offshore surveys and machine control, national geodetic networks, crustal deformation monitoring and bathymetry The N72 GNSS series is designed to offer all necessary technical features, making it one of the most complete and reliable GNSS receivers for scientific and surveying industries professionals. “To meet the market... read more

Kuwait high-rise goes up with assist from BeiDou

May 9, 2016By
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CORS station tracks China’s constellation over three frequencies. Headquarters for the National Bank of Kuwait, a new 300-meter-tall building under construction, combines concrete, steel, glazing and glass-reinforced concrete in a unique shellfish shape. The engineering challenges behind this building led the engineers of Ahmadiah Company, the contractor, to use GNSS technology to install the core wall structure with millimeter accuracy.... read more

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Launchpad: Galileo-ready receivers

May 5, 2016By
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OEM: Galileo-ready receivers Triple-frequency receiver Ready for Galileo The compact FlexPak6 receiver houses NovAtel’s OEM628 triple-frequency plus L-band GNSS receiver board. It tracks all current and future GNSS constellations, with a highly configurable interface designed to meet current and future positioning and integration needs. The FlexPak6 is a GPS and GLONASS receiver that is also Galileo and Compass ready. Upgradable receiver... read more

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GNSS and the real-time network: The surveyor’s best friend

May 4, 2016By
North SmaRTK GNSS RTK Receiver being used to survey the forest population in Switzerland. (Wikimedia Commons)

A lot of talk is being made about UAVs these days and how this technology is going to revolutionize many industries, with surveying being one of the biggest users. I won’t deny the impact this new tool is going to have on our profession (as written in my last column). But I don’t think it will compare to the use... read more

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Leica releases ‘self-learning’ GNSS receiver for survey

May 3, 2016By
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Leica Geosystems has announced the Leica Viva GS16 survey receiver, along with updated Leica Captivate and SmartWorx Viva software. The GS16 is a “self-learning GNSS receiver,” the company said, able to automatically select the optimal combination of GNSS signals and stay connected with or without reference links. The new release enhances the Leica Captivate Experience released in 2015. The addition of... read more

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NovAtel launches 40-centimeter correction service, TerraStar-L

April 27, 2016By

TerraStar-L, a new 40-centimeter (cm) precise point positioning (PPP) correction service, is coming next week from NovAtel. TerraStar-L is a subscription-based correction service that delivers GNSS correction data via satellite to users of precision navigation systems. With position accuracy of 40 cm, TerraStar-L is designed for broad accuracy applications such as agriculture, geospatial information systems (GIS) and unmanned vehicle navigation, particularly where tree... read more

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Harxon releases rover radio for GNSS/RTK and precise positioning

April 26, 2016By
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Harxon has introduced an advanced, high-speed, Bluetooth-enabled wireless data link designed for GNSS/RTK (real-time kinematic) surveying and precise positioning. The HX-DU1603D is a lightweight, ruggedized UHF receiver designed for digital radio communications between 410 and 470 MHz in either 12.5 or 25 kHz channels, which can be widely used in GNSS/RTK surveying and GNSS precise positioning systems. ThevHX-DU1603D is equipped... read more

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Fugro awarded contract to provide hydrographic surveys in Canada

April 25, 2016By

Fugro has been awarded a supply arrangement by the Canadian Hydrographic Service (CHS) to provide vessel-based hydrographic survey services. Under the contract, CHS will procure hydrographic surveys as needed, anywhere in Canada, to enhance its capacity for data acquisition and processing in support of its nautical charting program. Hydrographic survey data from ports, harbors, nearshore and offshore regions will be acquired... read more