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Fugro’s airborne tech surveying after New Zealand earthquake

December 8, 2016By
Fugro's LADS technology is being deployed following the Nov. 14 New Zealand earthquake.

Fugro’s laser airborne depth sounder (LADS) technology is being deployed in New Zealand to assist in relief efforts following the damaging 7.9 magnitude earthquake near Christchurch on Nov. 14. At the request of the New Zealand Government, the Royal Australian Navy LADS flight is to conduct a rapid hydrographic survey of the seafloor in the coastal margins of the north... read more

Drone project increases accuracy despite obstruction

December 7, 2016By
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The second-place winner in this year’s European Satellite Navigation Competition aims to improve surveying accuracy in urban canyons or under tree canopies. The project, Drones2GNSS, also took home the Special Prize offered by the European GNSS Agency (GSA). Space Geomatica Ltd.’s Tripolitsiotis Achilles joined with Panagiotis Partsinevelos, SenseLab Research, Technical University of Crete, to develop Drones2GNSS. Drones2GNSS includes a prototype... read more

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NGS to replace NAVD 88 in 2022: What GNSS users need to know

December 7, 2016By
[FIGURE 1] New Datums: Approximate Orthometric Height Change

Understand the differences between the North American Vertical Datum of 1988 and the new 2022 Vertical Reference Datum My Survey Scene columns have focused on procedures and routines for establishing GNSS-derived orthometric heights. My last column focused on analyzing NGS’ GPS on BM data set that is used to make National Geodetic Survey’s (NGS) hybrid geoid models. It provided procedures... read more

Fugro signs survey contract with US government

December 6, 2016By

Fugro has been awarded a five-year survey contract by the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE). Task orders under this indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) type contract will support architect and engineering survey and mapping support services for the military, civil and federal agencies of the corps team, Mobile District. Using a variety of airborne sensors and systems, including... read more

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CHC Navigation features GIS solutions at Intergeo 2016

November 30, 2016By

CHC Navigation focused on its new GIS products at Intergeo 2016, which was held Oct. 11-13 in Hamburg, Germany. Balazs Hober discusses the LT600 GNSS handheld, DigiTerra Explorer 7 software and LT40 smartphone with L1 RTK capability that can achieve 30-centimeter accuracy. read more

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TerraGo includes Trimble GNSS Direct SDK in mobile products

November 29, 2016By

TerraGo has joined Trimble’s Developer Partner Program, bringing Trimble GNSS Direct SDK to TerraGo’s mobile solutions. TerraGo Edge and TerraGo Magic now include Direct SDK to deliver high-accuracy positioning data from Trimble survey-grade receivers to iOS and Android mobile devices. “We are excited that TerraGo is now part of our developer program. This relationship will enable TerraGo to embed Trimble technology... read more

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Laser Technology unveils TruPoint 200h at Intergeo 2016

November 16, 2016By

Laser Technology Inc. introduced its handheld TruPoint 200h hybrid laser measurement system at Intergeo 2016, which waqs held Oct. 11-13 in Hamburg, Germany. TruPoint 200h combines phase and pulse technology in indoor and outdoor environments. read more

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Trimble introduces construction technology for small site and utility contractors

November 11, 2016By
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Trimble is offering office software, site positioning and machine control solutions designed for site and utility contractors and owner/operators. These solutions offer small to mid-sized contractors a reliable, flexible and affordable option to leverage construction technology. The announcement was made at Trimble Dimensions. Office Software for Site Visualization and Layout Many contractors already use SketchUp Pro for layout and visualization.... read more

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