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TerraStar Offers GNSS Manufacturers Revenue Sharing Opportunities

May 8, 2014By

TerraStar is offering GNSS manufacturers revenue sharing opportunities, including the possibility to launch their own precise GNSS augmentation services via endorsed rebranding of TerraStar services as a reseller. According to TerraStar, this will provide an attractive recurring service revenue stream to GNSS manufacturers that was not previously available in the industry. TerraStar is a brand name of TerraStar GNSS Ltd.,... read more

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On the Edge: Mapping from the Air with a UAV

May 1, 2014By
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Surveying an open-pit mine can be a hazardous undertaking. To obtain accurate volume measurements, it is necessary to pick up edges, known in the industry as “toes and crests,” as well as heaps. These are important features, since they provide a way to verify the current shape of a mine; but in light of increasingly stringent safety regulations and penalties,... read more

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Trimble Adds Compaction System for Bulk Earthworks and Landfill Operations

April 29, 2014By

Trimble has released a new GNSS-based machine control solution to improve efficiency of bulk earthworks and landfill compaction operations. Installed on a four-drum soil or landfill compactor, the Trimble CCS900 Compaction Control System allows a machine operator to make more uniform and efficient passes, report compaction production data in the field, and ensure target compaction is reached with minimal fuel... read more

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NovAtel CORRECT with TerraStar Service Now Available

April 21, 2014By

NovAtel Inc. announces that with the release of its 6.400 firmware, NovAtel CORRECT positioning technology is now available with TerraStar’s precise point positioning (PPP) corrections. Delivered via L-band, TerraStar corrections provide decimeter-level accuracy worldwide on all NovAtel OEM6 high-precision receivers, without users having to add base-station infrastructure. Subscriptions to the TerraStar correction service are available seamlessly to customers through NovAtel’s... read more

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Spectra Precision’s MobileMapper 20 Extends GIS Capabilities in the Field

April 17, 2014By

Spectra Precision has introduced the MobileMapper 20 GIS handheld. In the same form factor as the current MobileMapper 10 handheld, MobileMapper 20 offers enhanced capabilities: a new bright VGA color touch screen display, a 5-MP camera for higher resolution images, doubled memory capacity and 3.5G cellular performance. The Spectra Precision MobileMapper 20 provides real-time GPS accuracy of better than 2... read more

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Art Kalinski Reports from the GEOINT Symposium

April 17, 2014By

Art Kalinski, Geointelligence Editor, interviewed USGIF CEO Keith Masback about GEOINT 2013*, being held this week in Tampa, Florida. Mossback discusses new technology, future combat systems, and plans for the 2015 conference. Watch the interview above. Kalinksi has been reporting from GEOINT* 2013 all week, with video reports. His coverage of Day Three includes visits with experts at six booths... read more

RTK on a Smartphone Running AutoCAD: I Did It Last Week

April 10, 2014By
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Last week was spring break (for high school and college) for my kids. We decided to drive to San Francisco and the surrounding area to do a little sightseeing. It’s a beautiful place. This is a view from our 3rd floor room in the hotel, looking over the bay. Here’s a view from the Marin Headlands overlooking San Francisco Bay and... read more

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NovAtel Adds Commercially Exportable IMU-KVH1750 to SPAN GNSS Line

April 9, 2014By
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NovAtel, Inc., has added the IMU-KVH1750 as an inertial measurement unit (IMU) option in its SPAN GNSS/INS line of positioning products. The IMU-KVH1750 is a high-performance commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) sensor that offers excellent bias stability and repeatability, NovAtel said. It incorporates KVH’s DSP-1750 precision fibre-optic gyro with very low noise MEMS accelerometers. Commercially exportable, the IMU-KVH1750 integrates easily with NovAtel’s... read more