Have Accuracy, Will Travel

October 4, 2015By
Photo courtesy of Trimble.

BYOD Sub-Meter Positioning for Mapping and GIS Professionals Employees bringing their own mobile phones and tablets to their jobs in the field enables them to complete more tasks using fewer devices. However, this practice introduces operational and security vulnerabilities. By Matt van Doorn In the mapping and GIS industries, mobile devices such as smart phones and tablets have a growing... read more

High Above Down Under: Database Offers 3D Elevation Model of the Globe

October 1, 2015By

Wilpena Pound, shown above, is a natural amphitheater of mountains in the heart of Flinders Ranges National Park in South Australia. Wilpena Pound is 17 kilometers long and 8 kilometers wide, covering an area of 100 kilometers. The highest peak is St. Mary Peak, at 1,170 meters. The WorldDEM Digital Elevation Model of the Pound is based on data acquired... read more

Fourth Edition of GPS Satellite Surveying Book Published

October 1, 2015By

A new fourth edition of GPS Satellite and Surveying, by Leick, Rapoport and Tatarnikov, is available through NavtechGPS. GPS Satellite and Surveying is a comprehensive guide on GPS technology for surveying. Three prior editions have established it as a definitive industry reference. Updated and expanded to reflect the newest developments in the field, the fourth edition features cutting-edge information on... read more

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Trimble’s TIMMS 2 Provides Maneuverable Indoor Mapping Solution

September 29, 2015By

Trimble has introduced its next-generation Trimble Indoor Mobile Mapping Solution (TIMMS) that produces fast and accurate maps of difficult-to-navigate indoor spaces and translates them directly into 2D and 3D models of structured interiors. TIMMS 2 is a fusion of technologies for capturing spatial data of indoor and other GNSS denied areas, the company said. It provides both lidar and spherical video, enabling... read more

Beast Mode RTK from JAVAD GNSS

September 24, 2015By

By Matt Sibole With a name like beast mode RTK it better be something pretty impressive. I think we are all looking for ways to become more productive and more efficient in the course of our fieldwork. I think the analogy could be made that beast mode RTK is to GNSS as what the EDM was to the steel tape.... read more

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Topcon Releases iOS Version of MAGNET Construct App

September 17, 2015By

Topcon Positioning Group announces cross-platform support for the MAGNET Construct app. The no-cost app is purpose built to drive the LN-100 Layout Navigator system and was initially released for the Android market.  This “out of the box productivity” is now available for Apple devices as well. “Whether you prefer Android devices or the latest Apple iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch... read more

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UNAVCO Names Septentrio Preferred Vendor for GNSS Reference Stations

September 16, 2015By

UNAVCO has selected Septentrio to be the preferred vendor of next-generation GNSS reference stations for the Geodesy Advancing Geosciences and EarthScope (GAGE) Facility. The Preferred Vendor status is valid through the duration of the GAGE Facility Cooperative Agreement with the National Science Foundation (NSF). The selection of Septentrio was made following a rigorous competitive selection process. Under the agreement, Septentrio... read more

Spectra Precision Introduces New and Enhanced Survey Solutions

September 15, 2015By

Spectra Precision introduced at INTERGEO this week new and enhanced products in its portfolio of survey solutions. With the new additions, survey and construction professionals have more positioning instrument choices to meet their job requirements, the company said. Spectra Precision made the announcement at INTERGEO 2015, the world’s largest conference on geodesy, geoinformatics and land management. The new and enhanced products... read more