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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

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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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Eos Positioning announces RTK NTRIP app for Android

January 21, 2016By
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Eos Positioning Systems has introduced a comprehensive RTK NTRIP app for Android that works with its Arrow line of RTK GNSS receivers. An Arrow GNSS receiver combined with the NTRIP app turns an Android smartphone or tablet into a powerful data collector capable of recording 1-centimeter accurate GIS data in real-time. “We designed Eos Tools Pro for the RTK user,” said... read more

Garmin acquires lidar company PulsedLight

January 14, 2016By
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Garmin International has acquired PulsedLight Inc., a privately held designer of optical distance measurement technology in Bend, Oregon. PulsedLight makes sensor boards that are highly accurate, small and lightweight. PulsedLight developed and owns the intellectual property that enables this technology, Garmin stated in a news release. PulsedLight is the maker of the LIDAR-Lite, an optical distance measurement sensor for automotive blind-spot... read more

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