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Esri and Leica partner to offer GIS/GPS grants to governments

August 1, 2016By

Geographic information system (GIS) provider Esri has partnered with Swiss-based spatial measurement instrument manufacturer Leica Geosystems to encourage innovation of mobile field data collection in government by offering grants totaling $143,250 in goods and services. Projects should combine GIS and GPS. Known as the Smart Communities Innovation Challenge, 10 governments that submit detailed project proposals demonstrating increased efficiencies in collecting data for decision support or improved productivity... read more

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Trimble acquires Axio-Net GmbH to reinforce European presence

August 1, 2016By
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Trimble has acquired Axio-Net GmbH from Airbus Defence and Space. Based in Hannover, Germany, Axio-Net is a provider of GNSS corrections and professional data services serving Germany, the United Kingdom and Benelux. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Axio-Net, founded in 2008, delivers both real-time and post-processed network real-time kinematic (RTK) solutions to a broad range of users including surveyors,... read more

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Eos offers sub-meter and RTK for Esri’s Collector 10.4 for iOS

July 26, 2016By
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Eos Positioning Systems has announced that its Arrow series of GNSS receivers is compatible with Esri’s Collector for ArcGIS running on iPads and iPhones. The Arrow receivers have been tested and certified as high-accuracy GNSS receivers compatible with Collector 10.4.0 for iOS. The full range of Arrow GNSS receivers from sub-meter to decimeter to centimeter RTK accuracy all work flawlessly with Collector for... read more

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Launchpad: OEM, transportation and survey/mapping products

July 20, 2016By

OEM Grandmaster Clock All-in-one time-and-frequency master time and clock server When the VelaSync time server platform was introduced in 2014, it met the needs of financial trading networks’ move to 10 gigabit-per-second networking. Now available with 40-GbE network interfaces, it offers high-performance synchronization for time-sensitive networks. Matching network speeds between timing and data on a single low-latency high-throughput network enhances... read more

senseFly mapping and survey UAVs come with Skyward safety tools

July 12, 2016By
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Skyward and senseFly are partnering to deliver a custom operations management software and consulting services package for senseFly aircraft. The package, available for customers in North America through the senseFly distribution network or Skyward, gives operators a preconfigured Skyward account with senseFly flight log import, senseFly manuals, customized pre­flight checklists, and other information specific to senseFly operations. These features are... read more

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BLM’s new GNSS protocols may set undesirable precedent

July 8, 2016By
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Alaska. “The Last Frontier” is a fitting slogan for this great land. The rugged terrain and harsh winters make an environment that only the bravest inhabitants can stand. Here, one of the latest surveying battles is being fought; not between land owners, but within the professional surveying community itself and pitting technology against historical tradition. In the beginning… The United... read more

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Trimble R2 GNSS receiver now available through Esri

July 7, 2016By

Esri has made available the Trimble R2 GNSS receiver for collecting professional-grade GPS data with Collector for ArcGIS. The GNSS receiver is rugged certified MIL-STD-810G, IP65 rated and compact, Esri says in a news release. The receiver is capable of delivering submeter and centimeter positioning accuracy in real-time to Android or iOS mobile devices via a wireless Bluetooth connection, or... read more

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Trimble unveils TDC100 handheld data collector at Esri UC

June 28, 2016By
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Trimble introduced its Trimble TDC100 handheld data collector at the 2016 Esri User Conference, which is being held July 27 to July 1 in San Diego, California. An entry-level GNSS device for a variety of geographic information system (GIS) applications, the Trimble TDC100 combines both smartphone and ruggedized data collection capabilities in a single, mobile device, the company says in... read more

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