Federal Register Notice Seeks Comments on GPS L1 Band Interference Test Plan

September 9, 2015By

UPDATE (9/10/15): A public workshop will be held in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 2 to provide an opportunity to discuss the draft test plan and address questions before the close of the public comment period.  The workshop will be held in the RTCA NBAA/Colson Room, 1150 18th St. NW, Suite 910, Washington, D.C., 20036. Click here to register for the workshop. The U.S. Department of... read more

UNB GAPS for Precise Point Positioning Gets Update

September 9, 2015By

The next version of the UNB GPS Analysis and Positioning Software (GAPS), version 5.9.1, is now available. The new version of the precise point positioning software includes several updates and new features, including creation of GAPS Basic and Advanced user submission pages. The GAPS Basic user submission page allows for quick and easy submission of observation files for users who frequently use... read more

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SBG, Viametris Present 3D Indoor Scanning System at INTERGEO

September 8, 2015By
The iMS 3D indoor mapping system by Viametris uses an Ellipse-A by SBG for stability.

SBG Systems will join Viametris in presenting a new 3D indoor scanning system at the INTERGEO trade show, which will be held Sept. 15-17 in Stuttgart, Germany. The iMS 3D is a mobile 3D indoor scanner generating continuous point clouds. For this brand-new model of indoor mobile mapping system, or iMMS, Viametris chose SBG Systems’ miniature Attitude and Heading Reference Sensor (AHRS), the Ellipse-A. The iMS... read more

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Leica GS14 GNSS Features Hybrid Communication Technology

September 8, 2015By
Leica Viva GS14

Leica Geosystems, manufacturer of the Leica Viva GNSS Unlimited series and GS14 GNSS receiver, has added a new hybrid communication technology to its compact and powerful GNSS smart antenna. The latest generation Leica Viva GS14 GNSS now supports Verizon CDMA solutions along with all standard 2G/3G networks and UHF TX/RX radio in a single device, making it a professional GNSS receiver with... read more

Calgary Company Switches from GPS Handhelds to TerraGo

September 8, 2015By
The Trans-Alaska Pipeline System in Interior, Alaska

Enmapp, a pipeline services company based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, has replaced its proprietary GPS handhelds with TerraGo Edge and Eos Arrow receivers. TerraGo Edge is a mobile GPS data collection platform that integrates with the Eos Arrow series of GNSS receivers to bring advanced sub-meter and centimeter real-time accuracy to any smartphone or tablet. Enmapp provides data collection services to... read more

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TAG’s Military Survey System on Display at ION GNSS+

September 2, 2015By

Technology Advancement Group (TAG) will be showcasing precision, navigation and timing technology integration solutions at the ION GNSS+ conference, which will be held Sept. 14-15 in Tampa, Fla. In particular, TAG will display a custom-designed military GNSS survey system that is the U.S. Army program of record for geodetic, construction and airfield surveying. TAG’s Precise Positioning Service Global Positioning System Survey (PPS GPS-S) system was designed specifically for... read more

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Denali Gets New Height along with Name Change

September 2, 2015By

A new, official height for Denali has been measured at 20,310 feet, just 10 feet less than the previous elevation of 20,320 feet which was established using 1950’s era technology. With this slightly lower elevation, has the tallest mountain in North America shrunk? No, but advances in technology to better measure the elevation at the surface of the Earth have... read more

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More, More, More. Accuracy, Accuracy, Accuracy.

September 2, 2015By
How accurate is good enough for the majority of this sector?

Reliable, consistent positioning accuracy has always driven new product development in the survey and mapping sector of the GPS/GNSS market. It’s remarkable how quickly the provided accuracy in successive new survey products over the years has increased the required accuracy from users and customers in the field, and consequently the desired accuracy in a feedback loop to the product developers.... read more