McKinley Survey Team Returns

July 28, 2015By
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A team of four climbers has returned from the highest point in North America, Mount McKinley in Alaska, with new GPS survey data to determine a more precise height of the mountain’s summit. The data collected will update the commonly accepted elevation of McKinley’s peak, 20,320 feet. The last survey was completed in 1953. The USGS, along with NOAA’s National Geodetic Survey (NGS),... read more

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Esri and Leica Geosystems Combine for Mobile Data Collection

July 22, 2015By

Esri Collector for ArcGIS, a configurable mobile app for collecting and editing data in the field, has combined with the Zeno 20, Leica Geosystems’ ultra-rugged Android-based professional-grade handheld, in a new solution called ZenoCollector. ZenoCollector uses Collector for ArcGIS as its main user interface and comes bundled with an ArcGIS Online organizational subscription for one year. “Esri and Leica Geosystems... read more

Septentrio Launches GIS Software PinPoint-GIS

July 16, 2015By

Septentrio, a designer and manufacturer of GNSS receivers, has launched a new software suite called PinPoint-GIS, which is designed to make GIS data collection and visualization straightforward. Septentrio’s PinPoint-GIS provides several methods of data collection, based on a standard web browser hosted on the Altus APS-NR2 and a mobile app integrated with Esri’s ArcGIS or other GIS mapping systems. Users of... read more

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Map Technology Takes Center Stage in San Diego

July 16, 2015By
Jack Dangermond

More than 16,000 people from 120 countries around the world are expected to converge in San Diego to discuss the power of maps and applying geography at the 2015 Esri User Conference (Esri UC). The Esri UC and related events will take place from July 18–24, featuring a variety of speakers from a presidential candidate to global first responders. Attendees... read more

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Combining the Onboard GPS Capability of Smartphones with KML Files

July 15, 2015By

Following is a submission to our “$100 for 300 Well-Chosen Surveyor Words” contest. To submit your own surveyor’s story, send 300 (or more) words to By Jay Satalich, P.L.S. At Caltrans District 7 in Los Angeles, we use the onboard GPS capability of smartphones to navigate in real time to the locations of proposed aerial targets and NGS control stations.... read more

Juniper to Exhibit Sub-Meter GPS Solution at Esri User Conference

July 13, 2015By

Juniper Systems is exhibiting its sub-meter GPS solution using Esri ArcPad, Effigis’ EZSurv Post-Processing software, and its ultra-rugged handheld computers — a combination the company says is budget-friendly and easy-to-use — at the Esri User Conference, being held in San Diego July 20–24. The sub-meter solution involves collecting GIS data using a Juniper Systems rugged handheld running ArcPad data collection software, and then... read more

Carlson Software Releases Surveyor2 Handheld

July 8, 2015By
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Carlson Software has released the Carlson Surveyor2, the newest model in its Carlson Surveyor line of data collectors. The Surveyor2 is paired with Carlson’s software to provide a powerful, complete solution for surveying, stake out, construction layout, and GIS mapping, the company said. Designed and manufactured by Juniper Systems, the Carlson Surveyor2 is built to withstand the harshest conditions, with an IP68... read more

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