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Hemisphere GNSS names new president and CEO

December 28, 2016By

Farlin Halsey has been named president and chief executive officer of Hemisphere GNSS, effective Jan. 2, 2017. He replaces Xinping Guo, interim president and CEO. Halsey has also been appointed to the Hemisphere board of directors, where Guo will continue to be a member. With more than 25 years of executive leadership experience in the high-technology electronics industry, Halsey brings a wealth... read more

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Teledyne Optech launches static, mobile surveying solutions at Intergeo 2016

December 28, 2016By

Teledyne Optech launched survey instruments and workflow solutions for collecting 3D spatial data at Intergeo 2016, which was held Oct. 11-13 in Hamburg, Germany. General Manager Michel Stanier highlights the Polaris terrestrial scanner, Maverick mobile scanner, Eclipse airborne sensor and Galaxy sensor. read more

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Septentrio reference receivers to monitor volcanoes for USGS

December 14, 2016By

Septentrio has completed delivery of PolaRx5 multi-constellation GNSS reference receivers and antenna systems to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). The monitoring systems will be deployed through the Volcano Hazards Program (VHP) for volcano monitoring stations in Alaska and at various international locations through the Volcano Disaster Assistance Program (VDAP) — a cooperative effort between the USGS and the U.S. Agency... read more

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Geneq introduces SXPad 1000P rugged handheld

December 14, 2016By
SXpad 1000p by Geneq.

Geneq Inc. has announced the SXPad 1000P, a rugged handheld GPS data collector, which the company says is low-cost. The SXPad 1000P is suitable for mobile GIS users in applications ranging from water, electric, gas utilities, transportation, mining, agriculture and forestry. The high-performance 1000-megahertz device is designed to give professionals the power needed to work with maps and large data sets in the... read more

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SBG Systems focuses on INS/GPS, robust data at Intergeo 2016

December 14, 2016By

SBG Systems Chief Technology Officer Alexis Guinamard discusses the company’s full line of inertial sensors at Intergeo 2016, which was held Oct. 11-13 in Hamburg, Germany. SBG Systems featured its mobile mapping, aerial survey and georeferencing solutions at the trade fair. read more

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Fugro’s airborne tech surveying after New Zealand earthquake

December 8, 2016By
Fugro's LADS technology is being deployed following the Nov. 14 New Zealand earthquake.

Fugro’s laser airborne depth sounder (LADS) technology is being deployed in New Zealand to assist in relief efforts following the damaging 7.9 magnitude earthquake near Christchurch on Nov. 14. At the request of the New Zealand Government, the Royal Australian Navy LADS flight is to conduct a rapid hydrographic survey of the seafloor in the coastal margins of the north... read more

Drone project increases accuracy despite obstruction

December 7, 2016By
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The second-place winner in this year’s European Satellite Navigation Competition aims to improve surveying accuracy in urban canyons or under tree canopies. The project, Drones2GNSS, also took home the Special Prize offered by the European GNSS Agency (GSA). Space Geomatica Ltd.’s Tripolitsiotis Achilles joined with Panagiotis Partsinevelos, SenseLab Research, Technical University of Crete, to develop Drones2GNSS. Drones2GNSS includes a prototype... read more

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NGS to replace NAVD 88 in 2022: What GNSS users need to know

December 7, 2016By
[FIGURE 1] New Datums: Approximate Orthometric Height Change

Understand the differences between the North American Vertical Datum of 1988 and the new 2022 Vertical Reference Datum My Survey Scene columns have focused on procedures and routines for establishing GNSS-derived orthometric heights. My last column focused on analyzing NGS’ GPS on BM data set that is used to make National Geodetic Survey’s (NGS) hybrid geoid models. It provided procedures... read more