JAVAD GNSS TRE-3 Successfully Tracks First Live TMBOC Signal

October 22, 2015By

The newly launched BeiDou Phase 3 satellites have several new signals. One is extremely similar to the future GPS L1C signal with time-division BOC(1,1) and BOC(6,1) signals. Such a type of modulation is called time-multiplexed binary offset carrier (TMBOC). (Read more about TMBOC in the June 2011 Innovation article “MBOC Signal Options: Performance of Multiplexed Binary Offset Carrier Modulations for Modernized... read more

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SiTrack:One by Leica Geosystems Makes 3D Point Clouds without GNSS

October 14, 2015By

Leica Geosystems has released SiTrack:One, a highly accurate rail track maintenance and refurbishment system incorporating the Leica ScanStation P40 to generate 3D point clouds. 

SiTrack:One by Leica Geosystems ensures complete coverage of an entire rail infrastructure surface without the need to receive GNSS signals for position information, the company said. With a new mounting design, the total solution for rail maintenance and refurbishment... read more

Hexagon Takes Top Honors in the Wichmann Innovations Award

October 14, 2015By
The new Leica Geosystems Pegasus backpack wearable mobile mapping solution.

The top Wichmann Innovations Award has been given to the Leica Geosystems Pegasus:Backpack, a wearable reality-capture technology that combines five high-dynamic cameras and two lidar profilers within an ultra-light and ergonomic carbon-fiber chassis. Leica Geosystems is a brand of Hexagon. Companies from around the globe submitted products and applications to participate in the awards, which were presented by publisher Wichmann Verlag at the INTERGEO trade... read more

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Satlab Offers Hydrographic Echo Sounder for GNSS Rover

October 9, 2015By

Swedish-based Survey and GIS equipment maker Satlab Geosolutions AB has announced the availability of its SLD-100 GNSS Rover accessory to facilitate Hydrographic measurement in bodies of water up to 100 meters in depth. It is designed for those who find themselves needing to survey into bodies of water, streams and rivers. With survey-grade accuracy, the Satlab SLD-100 can be added to any brand... read more

Bluesky Completes Aerial Mapping Project for UK Utilities

October 8, 2015By

Bluesky has completed a multi-million pound aerial mapping project to assess the impact of vegetation on the electricity network of East Anglia and the South East of England. Working on behalf of UK Power Networks, Bluesky undertook the largest ever combined laser mapping and aerial photography survey commissioned by an electricity distribution network operator in the UK — some 34,000 square... read more

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Establishing Orthometric Heights Using GNSS — Part 3

October 7, 2015By
A depiction of the United States geoid. Areas in yellow and orange have a slightly stronger gravity field as a result of the Rocky Mountains.

Part 3 describes the differences between a scientific gravimetric geoid model and a hybrid geoid model, and why it is important to use both geoid models in your analysis. read more

Satel Offers Compact-Proof Radio Data Modem

October 5, 2015By

Satel’s new UHF radio data modem Compact-Proof, designed for outdoor measurement applications, features autonomous rechargeable battery power and a robust housing with IP67 protection. Compact-Proof from Satel gives users double advantages with a powerful lithium-ion battery and the EASy radio data technology including a display and a robust housing with IP67 protection, the company said. With transmitting power of 1,000 mW,... read more

Topcon Offers Rotary-Wing UAS for Data Collection

October 5, 2015By
The Topcon Falcon 8 rotary wing UAS.

Topcon Positioning Group has added a rotary-wing unmanned aerial system (UAS) to its mass data-collection solutions line. The Falcon 8 — powered by Ascending Technologies — is designed for inspection and monitoring, as well as survey and mapping applications. “Rotary-wing systems provide the perfect solutions for small-scale sites and projects for which flexibility of takeoff and landing or an oblique perspective is... read more

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