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Esri story map considers Katrina 10 years later

November 12, 2015By
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In August 2005, Hurricane Katrina struck the city of New Orleans, causing devastating damage and loss of life. A new Esri story map, “Katrina +10: A Decade of Change in New Orleans,” analyzes the damage from the storm. “The story map is a new Esri medium for sharing not only data, photos, videos, sounds and maps, but for telling a... read more

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GNSS monitoring scrapes the sky

November 12, 2015By
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High-Rises in South Korea, Manhattan Built Straight
The supertall skyscraper Lotte World Tower — so far built to the 103rd of 123 total floors in Seoul, South Korea — is using GNSS to measure the impact of lateral forces on its vertical alignment. read more

Mapping with Bluetooth

November 12, 2015By
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BlueStarGPS offers both GPS and GNSS options in a rugged, lightweight package. The BlueStarGPS device was designed to meet sub-meter mapping and data collection needs in the pipeline and utility industries. It provides sub-meter precision without post-processing, and maintains accurate positioning when the SBAS signal is obstructed. This means it can function under trees, around buildings and in rugged terrain... read more

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CHC Navigation launches iOS-ready L1 receiver

November 12, 2015By
The X20i GNSS receiver by CHC Navigation pairs with iOS devices.

The X20i L1 GPS receiver by CHC Navigation is powered by a high-precision L1 GPS engine. Its integrated Bluetooth chip enables it to wirelessly collect submeter positions in real­ time or centimeter post-processed on an iPhone or iPad. All location-aware apps on the iPhone and iPad are compatible with the X20i. Immediately after pairing and answering the security question allowing... read more

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Launchpad: IoT chip, simulators, threat detector

November 12, 2015By
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Featuring new products in the OEM, survey, mapping and unmanned aerial vehicle sectors. read more

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Trimble acquires Telog Instruments for wireless water monitoring

November 11, 2015By

Trimble has acquired privately held Telog Instruments Inc., based in Victor, New York. Telog is a wireless water infrastructure monitoring and management company. The acquisition extends Trimble’s smart water strategy by adding advanced water management technology and productivity solutions to the company’s portfolio. Financial terms were not disclosed. Telog, founded in 1984, manufactures a suite of wireless remote monitoring, analytics and... read more

Technology adoption slow in small towns

November 4, 2015By

I was born in a small town and I live in a small town. I’ll probably die in a small town, but only if you want to call a blue-collar city of 75,000 people small. My friends are small town and my parents still live here in this same small town. It was here in this small town that I... read more

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Topcon offers control box for excavator systems

November 3, 2015By
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Topcon Positioning’s  GX-55 control box for machine-controlled excavation is now available in the Americas. With the release of the GX-55, Topcon adds three new 2D and 3D systems to its line of excavation solutions — the X-52 as well as the X-53 and X-53i. In any solution, the GX-55 is designed to provide users with new visual and audible features... read more

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