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NOAA seeks new members for hydrographic advisory panel

March 27, 2017By

The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is seeking new members for its Hydrographic Services Review Panel, a federal advisory committee that advises the NOAA administrator on the agency’s hydrographic programs, products and technology. “We depend on the perspectives of the people who rely on NOAA maritime products, especially for safety at sea or commercial efficiency, as we plan... read more

GEO Business 2017 features free workshops, exhibition

March 20, 2017By

GEO Business, the London-based international showcase for the geospatial industry, has unveiled its commercial workshop program for 2017. Featuring more than 80 workshops from 200 international exhibitors, GEO Business is expected to attract over 3,000 visitors from around the world. Held at the Business Design Centre in London on May 23-24, the workshops and exhibition are all free to attend. Tailored... read more

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UK’s Bluesky acquires US aerial survey company Col-East

March 15, 2017By

British aerial mapping innovator Bluesky International is expanding its business into North America following the acquisition of Col-East Inc., a Massachusetts-based aerial survey company. Col-East has been mapping the Northeast United States for 65 years and will continue as Col-East International Ltd., forming the U.S. arm of Bluesky. Founded in 1952, Col-East has a long-established reputation for high-quality topographic mapping... read more

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Launchpad: Survey book, receivers, black box for cars

March 13, 2017By

SURVEY & MAPPING Handbook on GPS Written for professional users of GPS systems and data GNSS Survey & Engineering: Handbook for Surveyors and Survey Engineers, by Huibert-Jan Lekkerkerk, provides the professional GPS user with enough background to understand and correct the operation of satellite navigation equipment in general, and GPS in particular. The book is based on lectures the author... read more

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Topcon offer Bentley reality modeling with UAS solutions

March 9, 2017By

Topcon Positioning Group introduces Topcon ContextCapture, powered by Bentley Systems, a reality modeling software solution that will be offered with Topcon UAS (unmanned aerial systems). The system is designed for mapping, construction and surveying professionals to quickly turn simple photographs and or point-cloud data into true-to-life, highly detailed 3D models for use throughout a project lifecycle. “The offering will include... read more

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Topcon updates 2D indicate system for excavation, Wi-Fi for imaging

March 9, 2017By

Topcon Positioning Group is providing an update to its X-52 entry-level machine control system for excavation. The 2D system is designed to offer cost-effective indicate grade control. “The X-52 system features the all-new MC-X1 controller, which offers compatibility with all brands and models of excavators,” said Kris Maas, director of construction product management. “Operators with limited exposure to machine control systems will find... read more

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Hemisphere launches 2 GNSS receivers, software and hardware

March 9, 2017By

Hemisphere GNSS has launched two new GNSS receivers to enable better positioning for machine control applications. The new receivers are in addition to products announced earlier this week, including GradeMetrix application software and an array of compatible GNSS hardware components. Designed for harsh construction environments, both the Vector VR1000 and the C321 base and rover (when combined with the new SiteMatrix... read more

L1 receiver, UAV help discreet survey of private island

March 8, 2017By

3DroneMapping completed a project under tight time and space constraints — surveying a tiny tropical island without disturbing guests. The 15-hectare island three kilometers from the Zanzibar coast is isolated from the rest of the world. Surrounded by coral reefs and sandbars, the island is home to an exclusive resort, but its limited space is threatened by erosion from changing currents.... read more

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