Survey

GeoGathering 2013: Have You Developed Your Geospatial Data Strategy?

May 2, 2013By

The conference GeoGathering: GIS for Gathering and Production Lines will be held Colorado Springs at the Cheyenne Mountain Resort on August 21-22, 2013. With the theme of “Developing a Data Strategy: Data Collection and Sharing,” the conference focuses on how operators collect and share information about their assets to increase operational safety and improve pipeline decision-making. “Today, acquisitions and fast... read more

This article is tagged with , , , and posted in Survey

Applanix Introduces POSPac MMS v6.2 Software for Mobile Mapping

April 23, 2013By

Applanix has introduced POSPac MMS v6.2, its latest generation of software for directly georeferencing mobile mapping sensors using GNSS and inertial technology. Featuring new Applanix IN-Fusion Multi-Single-Base Processing, POSPac MMS V6.2 is designed to improve the productivity and accuracy of mapping from mobile platforms in the air, on land or at sea, the company said. IN-Fusion Multi-Single-Base Processing is designed for... read more

This article is tagged with , , , , and posted in Latest News, Survey

Trimble Offers Improved Version of RealWorks Software

April 17, 2013By

Trimble RealWorks version 8.0 software will include a new 3D database engine, automated targetless registration and Web viewing capability incorporating RealWorks’ Scan Explorer interface. The new version is due to be released in June. The new enhancements will allow surveyors, contractors, engineers and geospatial professionals to rapidly process 3D laser scanning data and expedite the creation of deliverables for their... read more

This article is tagged with , , and posted in Latest News, Survey

Comments Sought on Future User Needs for Nationwide DGPS

April 16, 2013By

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA), in partnership with the U.S. Coast Guard, is seeking public comments on  current and future user needs for the Nationwide Differential Global Positioning System (NDGPS). The agencies want to know how users use NDGPS, and are seeking ideas for future uses or alternative uses. According to the notice in... read more

This article is tagged with , and posted in Latest News, Survey

Topcon Web Portal Provides Real-Time Job Site Management Tool

April 15, 2013By
TopconPortal-O

Topcon Positioning Group has launched a new web portal—Sitelink3D.net—designed specifically for general construction and engineering companies. In its announcement at the Munich construction trade show Bauma 2013, Topcon focused on the website’s features, which include giving end-users an intuitive way to manage and control every aspect of Topcon 3D machine control systems anywhere in the world. The subscription web-based service—accessed... read more

This article is tagged with , , and posted in Latest News, Survey

Sources of Public, Real-Time, High-Precision Corrections

April 5, 2013By
IGS_RT_MAP

I probably reminisce a bit too much at times, but I can’t help but think back to the ’90s, when obtaining three-meter accuracy via post-processing took a bit of planning. You either had to operate your own GPS base station, or you had to find a publicly available one before you went to the field to make sure you had... read more

This article is tagged with , and posted in Opinions, Survey

New Series of SPAN MEMS IMU Products Introduced by NovAtel

March 21, 2013By
SPAN-IGM-O

NovAtel Inc. has announced a new SPAN-IGM series of Micro Electromechanical Systems (MEMS) inertial sensor products, including the IMU-IGM-A1 MEMS enclosure and the SPAN-IGM-A1 GNSS/INS enclosure. The IMU-IGM-A1 is a small, rugged enclosure that houses a MEMS inertial sensor. The IMU-IGM-A1 can be configured from the factory as an integrated GNSS + Inertial Navigation System (INS) or as a standalone... read more

This article is tagged with , , and posted in Latest News, Machine Control/Ag, Survey

RTK GNSS Receivers: A Flooded Market?

March 21, 2013By

Wow, if one counts the number of new RTK GNSS receivers introduced in the past ~six months, it’s impressive. If you’re in the market for such a GNSS receiver, this is good news for you. More competition in the product and distribution side of the equation usually means better products and better service for the consumer. While Trimble, Leica and... read more

This article is tagged with , and posted in Opinions, Survey