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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

Robotic riverbed survey reveals unseen depths

January 17, 2017By

The Ribble River flowing through Preston in Lancashire, United Kingdom, has hidden depths. “The challenge with rivers is that much of the beauty and interest is hidden from view beneath the surface,” said Jack Spees, CEO of the Ribble Rivers Trust. “To reveal this beauty, we undertook a bathymetric survey of a section with particularly interesting features that is adjacent... read more

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Case study: Firms collaborate on product development

January 12, 2017By

Professional GNSS users now expect lightweight, easy-to-use receivers optimized for their particular workflows. Meanwhile, a streamlined manufacturing process means design and production of sophisticated instruments now takes months rather than years, and relies on global teams of networked specialists. Carlson Software approached Hemisphere GNSS in early 2015 with the goal of bringing a new GNSS receiver to market, one optimized... read more

Colossal North Atlantic wave recorded

January 11, 2017By

The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) announced the highest wave on record: a behemoth that towered 19 meters (62.3 feet, or about five building storeys) above the North Atlantic. Examination of data sent by an automated buoy showed the monster wave rose on Feb. 4, 2013, at a remote spot between Britain and Iceland. The mighty wave occurred after a strong... read more

Geolocation and the surveyor: Looking back to the future

January 5, 2017By

The surveyor has been known throughout history for many things: part expert measurer, part historian, part lawyer and part geographer. These attributes have led the surveyor to become a trusted member of the mapping community, on both the public, and private sides. Through the use of technology and associated mapping knowledge, the surveyor has provided the base layer for almost... read more

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Hemisphere GNSS names new president and CEO

December 28, 2016By

Farlin Halsey has been named president and chief executive officer of Hemisphere GNSS, effective Jan. 2, 2017. He replaces Xinping Guo, interim president and CEO. Halsey has also been appointed to the Hemisphere board of directors, where Guo will continue to be a member. With more than 25 years of executive leadership experience in the high-technology electronics industry, Halsey brings a wealth... read more

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Teledyne Optech launches static, mobile surveying solutions at Intergeo 2016

December 28, 2016By

Teledyne Optech launched survey instruments and workflow solutions for collecting 3D spatial data at Intergeo 2016, which was held Oct. 11-13 in Hamburg, Germany. General Manager Michel Stanier highlights the Polaris terrestrial scanner, Maverick mobile scanner, Eclipse airborne sensor and Galaxy sensor. read more

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