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Sentera launches fixed-wing Phoenix 2 imaging UAV

June 21, 2016By
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Sentera LLC, a global provider of UAV hardware, sensors and data management platforms, has launched the Phoenix 2 fixed-wing unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). The Phoenix 2 is light-weight and highly durable, and can follow precise grid patterns. “The Phoenix 2 brings a level of precision and accuracy to UAVs that hasn’t been seen before,” said Todd Colten, chief aerospace engineer for Sentera. “Users... read more

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Geneq announces new iSXBlue RTN RTK app for iOS

June 20, 2016By
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Geneq has introduced a new NTRIP client app for iOS that works with iSXBlue receivers. iSXBlue RTN is used alongside other geospatial information systems (GIS) and surveying apps to obtain real-time centimeter accuracy on an iPhone or iPad. Key features include real-time kinematic (RTK) alarm configurations with NTRIP and DIP modes. The easy-to-use app allows users to update their receiver with the... read more

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Launchpad: OEM, survey and mapping products

June 3, 2016By
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OEM Module for system integrators Size, weight and power designed for smaller unmanned platforms The MB-Two GNSS module delivers highly accurate GNSS-based heading plus pitch or roll in an advanced industry standard form-factor for system integrators. The module’s embedded Z-Blade GNSS technology uses all available dual-frequency GNSS signals equally, without any constellation preference, to deliver fast and stable centimeter-accurate position... read more

Establishing orthometric heights using GNSS — Part 7

June 2, 2016By
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Basic procedures and tools for determining valid NAVD 88 heights for constraints To date, the six parts of “Establishing Orthometric Heights Using GNSS” have provided the reader with basic concepts, routines and procedures for understanding, analyzing, evaluating and estimating GNSS-derived ellipsoid and orthometric heights. In Part 5 of this series, we discussed National Geodetic Survey’s NGS 59 guidelines and methods for evaluating the results... read more

Intergeo 2016 preview event focuses on smart cities

May 19, 2016By

Intergeo 2016 host DVW German Society for Geodesy, Geoinformation and Land Management gathered together experts from the worlds of business, public authorities and science to talk about this year’s key topic of the show: the “smart city.” Held in April at Hamburg’s Agency for Geoinformation and Surveying, the event focused on what an intelligent, digital city might look like and what... read more

Septentrio Introduces ‘future proof’ GNSS RTK technology for surveyors

May 18, 2016By
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Septentrio has introduced its next-generation high-precision Altus APS3G real-time kinematic (RTK) receiver, which brings technology only previously available in scientific receivers into the field for professional surveyors. The new multi-constellation APS3G addresses major concerns about compatibility with new satellite constellations, as well as interference and jamming, according to Neil Vancans, vice president of Septentrio Americas. Built on Septentrio’s AsteRx4 engine,... read more

CHC launches high-end GNSS receiver for science, surveying

May 12, 2016By

CHC has launched its new N72 GNSS series, a high-end sensor designed for GNSS applications including offshore surveys and machine control, national geodetic networks, crustal deformation monitoring and bathymetry The N72 GNSS series is designed to offer all necessary technical features, making it one of the most complete and reliable GNSS receivers for scientific and surveying industries professionals. “To meet the market... read more

Kuwait high-rise goes up with assist from BeiDou

May 9, 2016By
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CORS station tracks China’s constellation over three frequencies. Headquarters for the National Bank of Kuwait, a new 300-meter-tall building under construction, combines concrete, steel, glazing and glass-reinforced concrete in a unique shellfish shape. The engineering challenges behind this building led the engineers of Ahmadiah Company, the contractor, to use GNSS technology to install the core wall structure with millimeter accuracy.... read more

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