Intuicom Announces Next-Generation RTK Bridge-X with Wi-Fi

June 3, 2014By

Intuicom, Inc., a wireless data solutions provider for the survey, machine control and precision agriculture industries, has added to its line of RTK Bridge solutions with the Intuicom RTK Bridge-X. Along with providing reliable access to RTK corrections, the RTK Bridge-X features a Wi-Fi hotspot. Users can connect other Wi-Fi devices such as laptops, tablets and smartphones and access the... read more

Leica Offers Next-Generation Mobile Mapping Platform, Pegasus:Two

June 3, 2014By

Leica Geosystems has introduced its next generation vehicle-independent mobile mapping platform, the Pegasus:Two. By calibrating imagery and LiDAR point cloud data, the Pegasus:Two delivers highly accurate and economical geospatial data in a 360° spherical view while providing two methods for extracting data — either through LiDAR or via photogrammetry. With its enhanced sensor platform using six horizontal cameras, plus an... read more

Altus Announces Second-Generation GNSS RTK Rover

May 28, 2014By

Altus Positioning Systems has introduced its new APS-NR2 RTK surveying receiver. The new product is being previewed at the 2014 Geo Business conference and exhibition in London May 28-29, and will be commercially available in July. “The APS-NR2 provides a powerful combination of high GNSS RTK performance, light weight, low power consumption, versatile Quad-band modem, remote Web-based access and connectivity... read more

Photos: GEO Business 2014 in London

May 28, 2014By

GPS World Publisher Steve Copley is attending GEO Business 2014, where GPS World is a sponsor. The show is being held in London this week. He’s been tweeting from the show. Follow his tweets here, and GPS World’s Twitter account here. GEO Business 2014 is a new geospatial event for everyone involved in the gathering storing, processing and delivering of... read more

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New Signals, New Launches, and Faulty GPS Receivers

May 22, 2014By
The two Galileo satellites in the clean room.

There has been a lot of GNSS-related news in the past month, so I thought I’d do a quick review of the top stories, including L2C and L5 CNAV messages, launch of a new GPS IIF satellite, and Russian threats to disrupt GPS. read more

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Trimble Field Link Software for Construction Gets New Version

May 19, 2014By

Trimble is offering Field Link 2.20, the latest version of its software for management of layout tasks associated with building construction. The new release extends field layout capabilities for contractors and field teams, providing task-based workflows, customizable views, and a touch-screen user interface designed to optimize the information presented. To find the exact location of a point in the field,... read more

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CGSIC Issues Notice on Problem with Certain GPS Devices

May 16, 2014By

Flawed processing of GPS satellite data in some GPS receiver chipsets has caused concern, but the problem is not with the GPS constellation itself. “SVN 64 broadcasts a data message that clearly indicates SVN 64 is unusable for navigation. Nevertheless, the U.S. government has confirmed that certain GPS receivers are using data from SVN 64, in violation of GPS interface... read more

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Applanix, American Aerospace Partner on Mapping for UAVs

May 14, 2014By

Applanix Corp. and American Aerospace Advisors, Inc. (AAAI), have agreed on an OEM supply agreement that will incorporate Applanix direct georeferencing technology into AAAI’s unmanned aerial platforms. The collaboration creates a commercially available professional-grade mapping UAV system for civilian applications such as pipeline monitoring, power line surveys and emergency-response mapping. The availability of the system follows a series of successful... read more

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