NovAtel launches 40-centimeter correction service, TerraStar-L

April 27, 2016By

TerraStar-L, a new 40-centimeter (cm) precise point positioning (PPP) correction service, is coming next week from NovAtel. TerraStar-L is a subscription-based correction service that delivers GNSS correction data via satellite to users of precision navigation systems. With position accuracy of 40 cm, TerraStar-L is designed for broad accuracy applications such as agriculture, geospatial information systems (GIS) and unmanned vehicle navigation, particularly where tree... read more

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Harxon releases rover radio for GNSS/RTK and precise positioning

April 26, 2016By

Harxon has introduced an advanced, high-speed, Bluetooth-enabled wireless data link designed for GNSS/RTK (real-time kinematic) surveying and precise positioning. The HX-DU1603D is a lightweight, ruggedized UHF receiver designed for digital radio communications between 410 and 470 MHz in either 12.5 or 25 kHz channels, which can be widely used in GNSS/RTK surveying and GNSS precise positioning systems. ThevHX-DU1603D is equipped... read more

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Fugro awarded contract to provide hydrographic surveys in Canada

April 25, 2016By

Fugro has been awarded a supply arrangement by the Canadian Hydrographic Service (CHS) to provide vessel-based hydrographic survey services. Under the contract, CHS will procure hydrographic surveys as needed, anywhere in Canada, to enhance its capacity for data acquisition and processing in support of its nautical charting program. Hydrographic survey data from ports, harbors, nearshore and offshore regions will be acquired... read more

Leica Geosystems launches smart antenna with superior performance

April 18, 2016By

Leica Geosystems has launched a new antenna for static, long-term projects requiring a high number of sensors. The Leica GMX910 can also enable dynamic monitoring with up to 10-Hz data streaming and advanced multi-frequency, multi-constellation tracking. Starting with the basic GPS single frequency receiver and adding multiple upgradable options, this antenna fits the needs of diverse monitoring projects, the company... read more

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TerraGo Edge delivers GeoPackage to mobile users

April 8, 2016By

TerraGo has released TerraGo Edge 3.9.3, which features full support for OGC GeoPackage, a universal format for sharing maps and geographic data across mobile devices and all platforms. TerraGo Edge enables users to import and export OGC GeoPackage as a SQLite database optimized for performance on iOS and Android devices. “Because we listened to our customers, we designed TerraGo Edge from the... read more

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BKG NTRIP Client update coming April 18

April 6, 2016By
BNC on a Mac system for static real-time precise point positioning with Google Maps, such as for early warning of natural hazards.

A new version 2.12 of the BKG NTRIP Client (BNC) will be available on April 18. Originally developed in cooperation of the Federal Agency for Cartography and Geodesy (BKG) and the Czech Technical University (CTU) with a focus on multi-stream real-time access to GNSS observations, the software has been substantially extended. The BKG Ntrip Client is an open source multi-stream... read more

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Establishing orthometric heights using GNSS — Part 6

April 6, 2016By

Basic procedures and tools for ensuring GNSS-derived orthometric heights meet the project’s desired accuracy To date, this series of columns has addressed the following topics: basic concepts of GNSS-derived heights, National Geodetic Survey’s (NGS) guidelines for establishing GNSS-derived ellipsoid heights (NGS 58), differences between hybrid and scientific geoid models, procedures and tools for detecting GNSS-derived ellipsoid height data outliers, and basic... read more

Leica offers new reference servers, receiver

April 1, 2016By
The Leica Geosystems GM30 receiver.

Leica Geosystems released its new generation of reference servers and monitoring receiver, optimized with multi-frequency 555-channel capabilities to connect with current and all anticipated GNSS signals. The new Leica GR30 and GR50 reference servers and GM30 monitoring receiver are primed  for the constantly changing requirements of GNSS technology, according to the company. The first equipped with 555 channels, the new reference stations and... read more

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