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Hydrographic surveys to improve maritime safety in Papua New Guinea

May 25, 2017By

Fugro has been awarded six contracts by the National Maritime Safety Authority (NMSA) of Papua New Guinea. The hydrographic survey packages are expected to contribute to capacity development in the country, which has more than 5,000 kilometers of coastline. The surveys will be conducted using a combination of Fugro’s Airborne Lidar Bathymetry (ALB) and multi-beam echo sounder (MBES) sensors, and a seamless dataset... read more

MapSmart app hits the field

May 24, 2017By

Laser Technology’s MapSmart app for Android is a tool for expert field data collection without complicated equipment, the company said. The software is designed for quick and accurate mapping of anything, including stockpile volumes, with or without GPS coordinates for every data point. The survey-quality mapping app, using the smart device’s internal GPS or the user’s own external GPS, integrates... read more

Satlab announces SLX-1 multi-application receiver mobile upgrade

May 22, 2017By

Swedish-based survey and GIS equipment maker Satlab Geosolutions has upgraded its multi-purpose multi-frequency GNSS receiver. The SLX-1 was initially released as a CORS receiver but is now able to function as a mobile sensor suitable for any application where a rugged multi-application GNSS receiver is required. Based on embedded Linux operating system, the SLX-1 is a true multi-user and multi-tasking solution. The... read more

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GSA launches 2017 GNSS Market Report

May 15, 2017By

With an in-depth look at market opportunities and trends across eight market segments, the European GNSS Agency’s (GSA’s) annual GNSS Market Report serves as a key resource for navigating the fast-evolving world of satellite navigation technology and GNSS applications. The fifth edition, the 2017 GNSS Market Report, was released May 10 by Carlo des Dorides, executive director for the GSA, at the European Navigation... read more

Hemisphere GNSS launches latest Vector Eclipse board, the H328

May 15, 2017By

Hemisphere GNSS has released the Vector Eclipse H328, the next offering in its line of refreshed, low-power, high-precision, positioning and heading original equipment manufacturer (OEM) boards. The H328 is designed for robotics, autonomous vehicles, antenna pointing, marine survey, machine control and any application where high-accuracy positioning and heading is required. The multi-frequency, multi-GNSS H328 is an all signals receiver board that... read more

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Panasonic collaborates with u-blox on RTK GNSS tablet

May 15, 2017By

Panasonic Corporation, in collaboration with u-blox, has launched a tablet-using centimeter-level RTK GNSS technology. Toughpad, the newly born version of Panasonic’s professional grade notebooks family, is specifically designed for precision agriculture, machine control and robotic guidance applications in harsh environments and conditions. Embedded in the tablet is a u-blox NEO-M8 GNSS receiver module delivering high integrity and precision in demanding applications... read more

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TerraGo Magic enables design of custom applications without coding

May 10, 2017By

While change is constant, one thing that has become standard is the use of handheld mobile devices. Smartphones and tablets are used by almost everyone and the professional surveying community is no different. The process of data collection for specific purposes often needs to be tailored to each project type, yet traditional surveying methods are not flexible in allowing customization... read more

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Timesaving webinar on survey data collection

May 3, 2017By

Time has great impact in the enterprise mobility continuum. Developing tools for mobile workers has long been the sole province of IT, but the demand for mobile apps is stretching IT to the breaking point. Demand for mobile apps is five times greater than IT capacity, according to one market study. This makes many organizations reluctant to jump in to... read more

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