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L’Avion Jaune Selects Septentrio’s RTK Technology for UAV Laser Scanner

December 8, 2014By
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L’Avion Jaune, a service provider and airborne sensors integrator in the field of aerial surveys, has selected the Septentrio AsteRx-m to equip its YellowScan unmanned aerial system. L’Avion Jaune chose the AsteRx-m for its robustness and low-power consumption, Septentrio said. YellowScan is the a lightweight all-in-one solution designed to deliver quality aerial surveys carried out using a LiDAR sensor aboard UAVs. The self-contained system... read more

Leica’s GNSS Unlimited Allows Upgrades for Reference Receivers

December 8, 2014By
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Leica Geosystems has extended its Spider product family with the new GNSS Unlimited for the Leica GR10 and GR25 GNSS receiver series, allowing receivers to be upgraded to the latest technology standards at any time. Both receivers are designed for Continuously Operating Reference Stations (CORS) infrastructure and monitoring applications, supporting GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, BeiDou and QZSS. Also, the classic Leica... read more

What Happened to Piksi, the $995 RTK GNSS Receiver on Kickstarter?

December 3, 2014By
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A little more than a year ago, Swift Navigation started a Kickstarter campaign for a $995 RTK GNSS receiver named Piksi. The goal was to raise $14,000 for the project. By the time the Kickstarter campaign was ended, Swift raised $166,097 from 303 backers. I wrote an article about the Swift’s Kickstarter campaign in September 2013, a few days before... read more

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MobileMapper 120, GIS Software Combine for Solution in Turkey

December 2, 2014By

The Geomatics Group, a Spectra Precision distributor and GIS software developer in Turkey, is achieving excellent success marketing the Spectra Precision MobileMapper 120 handheld GIS mapping device running Mobile GIS software developed by the Geomatics Group, according to Spectra Precision. MobileMapper 120 uses a Windows open platform enabling it to run any Windows mobile application, including Spectra Precision applications for GIS or Survey, as well as third-party solutions... read more

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NGS Seeks Geodesist

November 24, 2014By

The National Geodetic Survey is seeking applicants for a geodesist (real-time kinematic network) with the Spatial Reference System Division. Applications are being accepted through December 4. The individual selected for this position will: Serve as subject matter expert and liaison to the Real-Time Kinematic Network (RTN) community. Assist in defining policy and guidance related to RTN for geodetic products and services. Serve as customer service representative... read more

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Handheld CEO Predicts Mobile Computing Trends for 2015

November 24, 2014By
Jerker Hellström, founder and CEO of Handheld Group.

Jerker Hellström, founder and CEO of Handheld Group, has identified three key trends in mobile computing in 2015. Handheld is a maker of rugged computers for professionals. His predictions: 1.    Larger displays even for rugged mobile computers.  “Rugged laptops, tablets, PDAs and smartphones continue to be the fastest growing market mobile computer segment, and just like the screen size of smartphones for the... read more

Topcon NET-G5 Tracks New L3 GLONASS Signal

November 13, 2014By

Topcon Positioning Group said that its latest GNSS reference receiver, the NET-G5, is capable of tracking a new signal from the GLONASS constellation. The GLONASS-M 55 satellite was launched in June 2014 and is equipped with the experimental payload capable of transmitting signals in the L3 frequency band. Engineers successfully tracked the signal with the NET-G5 receiver during a series of... read more

Trimble Takes the Leap with GNSS Bluetooth Device

November 6, 2014By
The Trimble Leap, also shown with a smartphone.

Trimble is making available the Trimble Leap, a Trimble RTX compatible GNSS Bluetooth device. When enabled with the ViewPoint RTX correction service, Leap delivers submeter accuracy directly to the Terrain Navigator Pro (TNP) Mobile app for iOS and Android devices. The TNP Mobile app allows users to collect markers, tracks and geo-stamped photos in the field, and then sync all the... read more