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Geomatics Offers Portable Surveying and Mapping System

March 3, 2015By

Editor’s note: GPS World explored use of the new system from Geomatics in the March 2015 issue. Geomatics USA from Gainesville, Fla., has designed a precision surveying and mapping system that can be easily stowed in an overhead compartment for airline travel. Surveyors can fit everything needed for important mapping and surveying jobs into a baseball-style bag, including tripods. The compact, light-weight system offers differential sub-foot accuracy.... read more

Trimble VRS Now Service Available in Australia, Oregon

March 3, 2015By
Trimble VRS Now coverage in Australia.

Trimble, together with its distribution partner Ultimate Positioning Group, announced the availability of Trimble VRS Now correction service in Queensland, New South Wales, South Australia, Tasmania and Victoria. Trimble is also now offering the Trimble VRS Now correction service in Oregon’s Willamette Valley. The commercial subscription service provides surveyors, civil engineers, geospatial professionals and other industry specialists in these areas with... read more

On the Edge: The Precision to Carry On

March 1, 2015By
Components easily pack into a baseball-style case.

When asked to do a small survey job overseas, we were concerned about shipping bulky and expensive survey equipment. Shipping costs are not trivial. Add to that the real possibility that your survey equipment may be confiscated by the local authorities, as ours was in Djibouti, and the cost of shipping equipment becomes a substantial part of the overall job. There should be alternatives, especially if accuracy requirements are not stringent. read more

UAV Pavilion, Hologram Room on Tap at SPAR International

February 27, 2015By

SPAR International is a platform-neutral conference and exhibition focused on end-to-end business and technology for 3D measurement and imaging for industrial facilities; engineering, architecture and construction; and civil infrastructure. The exhibition will showcase solutions from leading 3D hardware manufacturers, software suppliers and service providers. The conference and trade show will be held March 30-April 2 in Houston, Texas. Watch a video about the conference: At... read more

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Fugro Launches G4 Correction Service for GNSS Augmentation

February 17, 2015By

Fugro has launched the G4 service, designed to provide GNSS augmentation for offshore positioning applications. The new satellite correction service takes advantage of all four GNSS: GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou and Galileo. By using all available GNSS satellites, Fugro’s G4 service is designed to improve availability and reliability of offshore positioning and thus enhance the safety and productivity of a wide range... read more

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Trimble’s Pocket-Sized R1 GNSS Receiver Enables Data Collection with Smart Devices

February 10, 2015By

Trimble has introduced the R1 GNSS receiver, a pocket-sized, rugged, standalone receiver that works with iOS, Android or Window mobile handhelds, smartphones and tablets using Bluetooth connectivity. When paired with a smart device, the receiver adds professional-grade GNSS geo-location capabilities to transform consumer devices into high-accuracy mobile data collection systems. With the evolution of smartphones and tablets, more field workers now have... read more

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Septentrio RTK Receivers Power DigPilot 3D Machine Guidance

February 4, 2015By
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DigPilot, a Norwegian supplier of surveying equipment and instruments for building and construction, has developed a flexible 3D machine guidance system based on Septentrio’s AsteRx2eH OEM GNSS receivers. AsteRx2eH is a single-board dual-frequency dual-antenna 272-channel GPS/GLONASS OEM heading receiver, which provides 20-Hz data output of position, heading and pitch/roll data to the machine guidance system. As a member of Septentrio’s... read more

Handheld Makes Algiz 10X Rugged Tablet More Powerful

February 4, 2015By
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Handheld Group is upgrading its Algiz 10X tablet. With the upgrade, the rugged tablet for field professionals now features the Windows 8.1 Pro operating system, which is downgradable to Windows 7. Windows 8.1 Pro offers enhanced features to help users connect to company networks, access one PC from another, encrypt data and more. The upgraded Algiz 10X also has a more powerful processor that... read more