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Launchpad: Mapping book, anti-drone system

February 9, 2016By
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The i80 GNSS receiver computes a true triple-frequency real-time kinematic (RTK) tilted pole solution using all four worldwide and multiple regional constellations, providing a future-proof sub-centimeter RTK solution to surveyors and contractors. read more

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Excavator system has local positioning capabilities

February 8, 2016By
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Topcon Positioning Group has released a new excavator system with local positioning system (LPS) capabilities. The X-53i LPS is designed to provide a solution for machine-controlled excavation in sky-obstructed areas. “The system is perfect for projects such as tunnel construction or working within existing structures using a total station and prism for precision,” said Kris Mass, director of construction product... read more

Handheld Algiz 10x/software combo helps manage burial sites

February 8, 2016By
Map of trees measured by the Geolantis-Handheld System along with other information.

In the Woodland cemetery Carinthia (Friedensforst Kärnten), Austria, trees are precisely measured with the rugged Algiz 10X tablet PC and a GNSS/GPS rover. Handheld Group is making its rugged Algiz 10x tablet computer available with Geolantis surveying software and a GNSS/GPS Rover as a solution for precisely locating burial sites in for woodland cemeteries. In woodland cemeteries, people purchase a small plot to... read more

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Establishing orthometric heights using GNSS — Part 5

February 3, 2016By
Figure 9. Plot depicting the changes in adjusted heights due to constraining all published NAVD 88 leveling-derived orthometric heights except for station Phaniel (using GEOID12B) .

Basic procedures and tools for ensuring GNNS-derived orthometric heights meet the project’s desired accuracy
In the latest installment of our ongoing series, the focus switches from GNSS-derived ellipsoid heights to procedures and tools for ensuring GNNS-derived orthometric heights meet the project's desired accuracy. read more

Sokkia introduces SHC5000 field controller

February 2, 2016By
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Sokkia has introduced the latest addition to its line of field controllers for use with construction and surveying applications, the SHC5000. Operating MAGNET Field, Site and Layout software, the newest field controller is designed to provide a more versatile and faster handheld computer for GNSS receivers and total stations, with the largest screen size in the Sokkia line. “The SHC5000 boasts... read more

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Topcon offers ES-50, an entry-level total station plus EDM

February 1, 2016By

Topcon Positioning Group has released the latest addition to its ES total station series, the ES-50. Featuring advanced reflectorless capabilities, the new ES-50 is designed to provide an entry-level total station option with a fast and powerful electronic distance meter (EDM). “With the functionality of many high-end robotic total stations, our ES series is known to be full-featured and ready to... read more

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SwiftNav launches Piksi GPS receiver for autonomous, survey

January 28, 2016By
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Swift Navigation has released its first GPS receiver, named Piksi. Piksi is a low-cost, high-performance GPS receiver with real-time kinematic (RTK) functionality for centimeter-level relative positioning accuracy. Its small form factor, fast position-solution update rate, and low-power consumption make Piksi ideal for integration into autonomous vehicles and portable surveying equipment. An open-source architecture with a high-performance DSP on-board and our... read more

Advanced Navigation releases GNSS/INS post-processing software

January 25, 2016By
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Advanced Navigation has released its GNSS/INS post processing software Kinematica. Kinematica is designed to be an easy-to-use GNSS/INS post-processing software that allows users to process raw GNSS and inertial data after collection and achieve higher accuracy position, velocity and orientation than is possible in real time. Kinematica has been released as free software with a time lock to Aug. 1, 2016.... read more

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