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Leica Geosystems launches smart antenna with superior performance

April 18, 2016By

Leica Geosystems has launched a new antenna for static, long-term projects requiring a high number of sensors. The Leica GMX910 can also enable dynamic monitoring with up to 10-Hz data streaming and advanced multi-frequency, multi-constellation tracking. Starting with the basic GPS single frequency receiver and adding multiple upgradable options, this antenna fits the needs of diverse monitoring projects, the company... read more

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TerraGo Edge delivers GeoPackage to mobile users

April 8, 2016By
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TerraGo has released TerraGo Edge 3.9.3, which features full support for OGC GeoPackage, a universal format for sharing maps and geographic data across mobile devices and all platforms. TerraGo Edge enables users to import and export OGC GeoPackage as a SQLite database optimized for performance on iOS and Android devices. “Because we listened to our customers, we designed TerraGo Edge from the... read more

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BKG NTRIP Client update coming April 18

April 6, 2016By
BNC on a Mac system for static real-time precise point positioning with Google Maps, such as for early warning of natural hazards.

A new version 2.12 of the BKG NTRIP Client (BNC) will be available on April 18. Originally developed in cooperation of the Federal Agency for Cartography and Geodesy (BKG) and the Czech Technical University (CTU) with a focus on multi-stream real-time access to GNSS observations, the software has been substantially extended. The BKG Ntrip Client is an open source multi-stream... read more

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Establishing orthometric heights using GNSS — Part 6

April 6, 2016By

Basic procedures and tools for ensuring GNSS-derived orthometric heights meet the project’s desired accuracy To date, this series of columns has addressed the following topics: basic concepts of GNSS-derived heights, National Geodetic Survey’s (NGS) guidelines for establishing GNSS-derived ellipsoid heights (NGS 58), differences between hybrid and scientific geoid models, procedures and tools for detecting GNSS-derived ellipsoid height data outliers, and basic... read more

Leica offers new reference servers, receiver

April 1, 2016By
The Leica Geosystems GM30 receiver.

Leica Geosystems released its new generation of reference servers and monitoring receiver, optimized with multi-frequency 555-channel capabilities to connect with current and all anticipated GNSS signals. The new Leica GR30 and GR50 reference servers and GM30 monitoring receiver are primed  for the constantly changing requirements of GNSS technology, according to the company. The first equipped with 555 channels, the new reference stations and... read more

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SkyTraq launches low-power RTK receiver

March 29, 2016By

SkyTraq Technology Inc., developer of high-performance chipset and module solutions for the GNSS market, unveiled its new S2525F8-RTK low-power, single frequency RTK receiver for applications requiring centimeter-level accuracy positioning. S2525F8-RTK is a multi-constellation GNSS RTK receiver that can use 12 GPS, eight SBAS, six BDS, and one QZSS signal. In situations where an RTK fix is not possible, a Float RTK mode can... read more

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Webinar explores BYOD for field data collection

March 24, 2016By
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A GPS World webinar on April 14 explores how five organizations made the switch to using their own tablets and smartphones for field data collection (also known as bring your own device, or BYOD). In BYOD GPS Gets Real: Lessons Learned with the New Rules of GPS Data Collection, TerraGo’s Michael Gundling and David Basil will discuss case studies from five industries —... read more

AAGS seeks input on geodetic certification program

March 16, 2016By
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The American Association for Geodetic Surveying (AAGS) has undertaken an effort to explore creating a geodetic certification program, and asks professionals to take part in a survey. read more

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