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Do You Know OPUS Can Do This?

March 7, 2014By
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I recently was involved in a project outside of the United States. Part of the project involved setting up a couple of RTK base stations. Of course, I wanted the antenna surveyed with reasonable accuracy with respect to ITRF. Even though supporting OPUS outside of the U.S. is out of the scope of the NGS mission (I assume), it works... read more

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Javad Ashjaee Talks GNSS

March 6, 2014By
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On Thursday, March 20, CEO Javad Ashjaee of JAVAD GNSS will conduct a free webinar on the current state-of-the art in high-precision GNSS technology: Where is high-precision GNSS today? Where is it headed? Further topics include new products and solutions from JAVAD GNSS, U.S. sales and customer-support news, and the offer of a two-week free trial for professional land surveyors... read more

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Topcon Adds Apps, Expands TopNETlive Service

March 6, 2014By
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Topcon Positioning Group has added two new mobile applications to the Apple App Store.  Topcon Tierra and Sitelink3D mobile apps are designed to offer on-the-go remote connections to equipment and job sites. The Topcon Tierra mobile app lets customers login with their existing passwords and track their equipment fleets from an iPhone or iPad. “The Topcon Tierra app allows users... read more

Topcon Announces Haul Truck System, DS-200 Upgrade at CONEXPO

March 5, 2014By
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Topcon Positioning Group has made several product and service announcements at CONEXPO-CON/AGG, being held this week in Las Vegas. read more

Topcon Technology Hits the Road in North America

March 4, 2014By
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Topcon Technology Roadshow 2014, by Topcon Positioning Systems, launches in April. The hands-on educational program is focused on advanced positioning technologies and will feature a 5,000 square-foot mobile classroom/theater housed in a custom-designed 18-wheeler. The Technology Roadshow will cover North America, traveling more than 23,000 miles in six months. Each of the currently scheduled 23 stops for the free educational... read more

Topcon Adds Advances to P-32 Asphalt Paving System

March 4, 2014By
Topcon's P-32 asphalt paving system.

Topcon Positioning Group announces advances to its P-32 asphalt paving system with new components including the ST-3 sonic tracker, anti-vibration slope sensor and a firmware update to the full-color, graphical display GC-35 control box. “The P-32 paver system was built to improve smoothness, ensure accurate slope and material thickness and provide unmatched operator ease-of-use,” said Kris Maas, machine control product... read more

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The Business: Spirent’s SimSAFE Fights Signal Vulnerability

March 1, 2014By

Spirent’s SimSAFE Fights Signal Vulnerability By Tracy Cozzens Spirent Communications now offers SimSAFE, a software solution that simulates legitimate GNSS constellations along with spoofed or hoax signals to evaluate receiver resilience and help develop counter measures. Hoax or spoofing attacks work by mimicking genuine GNSS signals, which mislead GNSS receivers.  The military and critical infrastructure — such as wireless networks,... read more

GeoLearn with Geospatial Online Learning Opens Its Doors

February 28, 2014By

GeoLearn, a start-up devoted to servicing the geospatial industry with online learning and continuing education credits, has launched its website and training portal with an initial catalog of 22 one-hour-long courses taught by industry-leading faculty members. Course topics available at launch include “Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV’s),” “ALTA/ACSM Land Title Surveys,” and “National Flood Plain Insurance.” “We want to provide quality... read more

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