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Pinnacle Uses Leica System to Keep NYC High-Rise Plumb

June 17, 2015By
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When the new Extell luxury high-rise building goes up at 217 West 57th Street in Manhattan, the vertical alignment of the core-wall structure will be crucial to success. This internal core structure will rise almost 1,500 feet above the ground and will be the reference for all other building construction, making its construction one of the most mission-critical aspects of... read more

GeoLearn Adds Nine Geodesy Courses by David Doyle

June 17, 2015By
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GeoLearn, a company focused on serving the geospatial industry with video-based online learning and continuing education credits, has added nine courses on geodesy topics by retired NGS Chief Geodetic Surveyor and GPS World contributor David Doyle. Doyle is a contributing editor for survey to GPS World’s monthly Survey Scene newsletter. His first column appeared in May. GeoLearn’s new introductory geodesy courses... read more

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Companies Team on UAS Imagery for Pipelines, Electric

June 17, 2015By

Flightline Geographics and Tablerock Land Survey have partnered to provide industry-leading premium 3D aerial imagery from Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) for pipeline and electric transmission projects across North America. The announcement was made at the International Right of Way Association annual conference and trade show. FlightlineGeo is a GIS company that has been involved in professional UAS since 2012 and is able to provide... read more

Highest Peak in North America to be Surveyed

June 16, 2015By
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A new GPS survey of Mount McKinley, the highest point in North America, will update the commonly accepted elevation of McKinley’s peak, 20,320 feet. The last survey was completed in 1953. The USGS, along with NOAA’s National Geodetic Survey (NGS) and the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF), are supporting a GPS survey of the Mount McKinley apex. Surveying technology and processes... read more

Septentrio Completes Acquisition of Altus Positioning

June 15, 2015By

Septentrio Satellite Navigation has completed the acquisition and integration of Altus Positioning Systems. Septentrio said the acquisition strengthens the company’s focus on highly accurate and reliable GPS/GNSS positioning equipment, and the integrated company will continue to focus on developing emerging markets across the globe and increase advancements in the field of GIS. “At the heart of this fusion are our customers,” said... read more

Hemisphere GNSS Debuts Atlas GNSS Correction Service

June 15, 2015By
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Hemisphere has released Atlas, its new entrant into the GNSS global correction services market. Atlas is delivered via L-Band or the Internet at accuracy levels ranging from meter level to sub-decimeter level. Atlas support is being introduced across a wide range of hardware, including Hemisphere’s new AtlasLink smart antenna, also launched. “Atlas comes out of a change of culture and focus,” Hemisphere CEO Chuck... read more

Trimble Expands UAS Portfolio with Mutlirotor Partnership

June 12, 2015By
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Trimble is partnering with unmanned aircraft system (UAS) manufacturer Multirotor service-drone, GmbH. The collaboration will allow Trimble to expand its existing UAS portfolio to provide its customers with additional solutions to choose from based on their aerial imaging project needs. Multirotor service-drone, based in Germany, is a manufacturer of multirotor systems. Trimble will be Multirotor service-drone’s exclusive provider of multirotor vehicles for aerial... read more

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Cold Assets: GeoDecisions Platform Used to Track Icebergs

June 9, 2015By
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A Canadian expedition team used GeoDecisions’ GeoILS platform to help track icebergs during a voyage to better understand how icebergs drift. An intelligent location server using the Esri ArcGIS platform, GeoILS enables users to monitor and locate assets and facilitate quick and coordinated responses. GeoDecisions, an information technology company specializing in geospatial solutions, partnered with Solara Remote Data Delivery Incorporated, Canada’s Carleton... read more

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