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GNSS: The New GPS

January 7, 2015By
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First of all, on behalf of all of us here at GPS World magazine, allow me to welcome you to 2015. We wish you a healthy and prosperous new year! I’d like to start out the new year stating the obvious for some of you, maybe most of you…perhaps all of you: GNSS is the new GPS. In the high-precision... read more

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CES: Hobbico Demonstrates Drone System for Aerial Photos

January 6, 2015By

The Hobbico ORA, a new drone system for aerial photographers, is being demonstrated at the 2015 International CES, running January 6-9 in Las Vegas. The camera-equipped drone displays captured aerial images on a seven-inch touchscreen integrated into the transceiver. With a 370-mm diameter and an onboard 1080p HD camera, the ORA also delivers high-quality images, reliability and long range through its recording... read more

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China’s FOIF Offers A50 GNSS Survey Receiver

January 6, 2015By

Chinese company FOIF is offering a new survey receiver, the A50. FOIF said that with the A50, the company focused on developing a smart design for a receiver to make it lightweight, yet powerful, making it easy to use for fieldwork. Besides Bluetooth, wireless radio, and mobile network (2G and 3G), Wi-Fi feature was added to broaden data communications for GNSS. The A50... read more

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Absolute Software Uses Google Maps Geolocation API to Track Devices

January 6, 2015By

Computer security company Absolute Software Corporation is extending its products to use Google Maps to provide improved device geolocation tracking in its Absolute Computrace product. The partnership will provide Absolute customers with improved global coverage and more accurate geolocations. “The location of a device is an important factor in assessing the risk of a data loss event and measuring compliance with corporate policies.... read more

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Trimble Introduces ProjectSight for Cloud-Based Construction Management

January 6, 2015By

Trimble announced today Trimble ProjectSight, a cloud-based solution for construction field management that Trimble says simplifies the creation, access and sharing of project information between the field and the office. The new solution provides mobile workers with access to up-to-date project information and smart workflows for increased productivity and more informed decision making. Trimble ProjectSight allows contractors to lower software costs... read more

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Eos Positioning Launches Arrow High-Accuracy GNSS Receiver

December 18, 2014By
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Eos Positioning Systems has introduced a new line of high-accuracy GNSS receivers for smartphones and tablet computers, including both sub-meter and RTK performance for all mobile platforms: iOS, Android, and Windows. Eos’s entry-level product, the Arrow Lite, is Bluetooth compatible with all mobile devices. The Arrow 100 is Eos’s advanced real-time, sub-meter GNSS receiver that utilizes both GPS and GLONASS, and... read more

GeoLearn Adds 7 GNSS Courses for Surveyors

December 15, 2014By
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GeoLearn is offering seven new GNSS courses taught by Bill Henning, a professional land surveyor who was instrumental in developing RTK guidelines for surveyors at the National Geodetic Survey (NGS). With GeoLearn, he expands on the basics of positioning with RTK and adds a special three-course series on heighting with GNSS. Henning’s four courses on RTK dissect how GNSS works, covering... read more

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FAA Grants UAS Exemption to Trimble Navigation

December 10, 2014By
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The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today granted five regulatory exemptions for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) operations to four companies representing several industries that promise to benefit from UAS technology, including Trimble Navigation Ltd. The four companies that received exemptions want to fly UAS to perform operations for aerial surveying, construction site monitoring and oil rig flare stack inspections. “Unmanned aircraft... read more