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Oregon moves to tablets for no-stake 3D

February 8, 2017By

The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) is embracing the growing trend in highway construction to go “stakeless” and push to full 3D design. With more contractors using automated machine guidance applications, ODOT’s construction personnel are being asked to inspect projects with fewer stakes and visual indicators for line and grade. Employees are seeking to use the same data and information to... read more

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Handheld launches rugged Windows tablet Algiz 8X

February 8, 2017By

Handheld Group, a manufacturer of rugged mobile computers and tablets, has launched the Algiz 8X ultra-rugged tablet computer. The Algiz 8X is built for field workers who require a powerful, portable computer for mobile tasks. The Algiz 8X offers GPS and GLONASS positioning via u-blox, along with an 8-inch projective capacitive touchscreen that is ultra-bright and built for outdoor use. Enabling... read more

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Emlid unveils field-ready RTK GNSS receiver

February 6, 2017By

Emlid has introduced a ruggedized, battery-powered real-time kinematic (RTK) GNSS receiver. The Reach RS enables centimeter-accurate positioning for survey, mapping, agriculture and drones once again changing our perception of the equipment cost. With an integrated high-performance dual-feed antenna mounted on a large ground-plane Reach RS is able to reliably track GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS and SBAS satellites. Reach RS is packed... read more

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New version of DatuSurvey hints at ground control points

February 6, 2017By

Datumate has released DatuSurvey version 5.1 for both Professional and Enterprise editions of the software. DatuSurvey (formerly DatuGram 3D) turns drone- and camera-based images to accurate, georeferenced 2D maps and 3D models, which saves the need for expensive and risky field work and expedites deliveries, according to Datumate. DatuSurvey Professional V5.1 now also includes: Ground Control Points Hints – Once the model... read more

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New NovAtel firmware for OEM7 offers interference toolkit, RTK Assist

February 6, 2017By

NovAtel has launched its OEM7 7.200 version firmware. Version 7.200 firmware introduces powerful new positioning functionality including the company’s Interference Toolkit (ITK). The ITK allows users to detect and mitigate intentional interference such as the adversarial jamming of GNSS signals, as well as the unintentional interference from external sources. The new RTK Assist corrections service assures continued high-accuracy positioning when signals from a... read more

Establishing orthometric heights using GNSS — Part 11

February 1, 2017By

Strategically Occupying Stations to Support NGS’ GPS on Bench Marks Program This is the 11th segment in my series on “Establishing Orthometric Height Using GNSS.” Each column has focused on a specific topic and provided procedures and tools for analyzing that topic. The columns are meant to build on each other. When addressing a topic that has been discussed in... read more

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SBG Systems improves Ellipse inertial sensors

January 31, 2017By

SBG Systems has released a new version of the Ellipse Series, its product line of miniature inertial sensors. The Ellipse has been greatly improved, showing higher performance in attitude measurement while adding the Galileo constellation to its GNSS receiver. After thousands of Ellipse miniature inertial sensors operational on the field, SBG Systems has made major improvements to its Ellipse line of miniature inertial... read more

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TerraGo partners with CompassTools on advanced GIS and GPS data collection

January 23, 2017By

TerraGo is partnering with CompassTools, a provider of integrated GIS, GPS and wireless solutions for field data collection across numerous industries, including government, utility, natural resources, transportation, architecture and construction. “We help our customers build the best bundled solution for their GIS and GPS goals, whatever they may be, and TerraGo’s mobile solutions give us the flexibility we need for... read more