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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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ArcGIS apps for the field launched at Esri UC

June 27, 2016By
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Esri has launched two new ArcGIS apps for field operating efficiency at the Esri User Conference, being held June 27–July 1 in San Diego. Attendees can see live demonstrations and experiment with Drone2Map for ArcGIS and Survey123 for ArcGIS. “These two apps are already becoming game changers,” said Esri President Jack Dangermond. “What we’ve done is make it much easier for our... read more

Sentera launches fixed-wing Phoenix 2 imaging UAV

June 21, 2016By
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Sentera LLC, a global provider of UAV hardware, sensors and data management platforms, has launched the Phoenix 2 fixed-wing unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). The Phoenix 2 is light-weight and highly durable, and can follow precise grid patterns. “The Phoenix 2 brings a level of precision and accuracy to UAVs that hasn’t been seen before,” said Todd Colten, chief aerospace engineer for Sentera. “Users... read more

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Geneq announces new iSXBlue RTN RTK app for iOS

June 20, 2016By
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Geneq has introduced a new NTRIP client app for iOS that works with iSXBlue receivers. iSXBlue RTN is used alongside other geospatial information systems (GIS) and surveying apps to obtain real-time centimeter accuracy on an iPhone or iPad. Key features include real-time kinematic (RTK) alarm configurations with NTRIP and DIP modes. The easy-to-use app allows users to update their receiver with the... read more

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Launchpad: OEM, survey and mapping products

June 3, 2016By
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OEM Module for system integrators Size, weight and power designed for smaller unmanned platforms The MB-Two GNSS module delivers highly accurate GNSS-based heading plus pitch or roll in an advanced industry standard form-factor for system integrators. The module’s embedded Z-Blade GNSS technology uses all available dual-frequency GNSS signals equally, without any constellation preference, to deliver fast and stable centimeter-accurate position... read more

Establishing orthometric heights using GNSS — Part 7

June 2, 2016By
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Basic procedures and tools for determining valid NAVD 88 heights for constraints To date, the six parts of “Establishing Orthometric Heights Using GNSS” have provided the reader with basic concepts, routines and procedures for understanding, analyzing, evaluating and estimating GNSS-derived ellipsoid and orthometric heights. In Part 5 of this series, we discussed National Geodetic Survey’s NGS 59 guidelines and methods for evaluating the results... read more