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Septentrio reference receivers to monitor volcanoes for USGS

December 14, 2016By

Septentrio has completed delivery of PolaRx5 multi-constellation GNSS reference receivers and antenna systems to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). The monitoring systems will be deployed through the Volcano Hazards Program (VHP) for volcano monitoring stations in Alaska and at various international locations through the Volcano Disaster Assistance Program (VDAP) — a cooperative effort between the USGS and the U.S. Agency... read more

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Geneq introduces SXPad 1000P rugged handheld

December 14, 2016By

Geneq Inc. has announced the SXPad 1000P, a rugged handheld GPS data collector, which the company says is low-cost. The SXPad 1000P is suitable for mobile GIS users in applications ranging from water, electric, gas utilities, transportation, mining, agriculture and forestry. The high-performance 1000-megahertz device is designed to give professionals the power needed to work with maps and large data sets in the... read more

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SBG Systems focuses on INS/GPS, robust data at Intergeo 2016

December 14, 2016By

SBG Systems Chief Technology Officer Alexis Guinamard discusses the company’s full line of inertial sensors at Intergeo 2016, which was held Oct. 11-13 in Hamburg, Germany. SBG Systems featured its mobile mapping, aerial survey and georeferencing solutions at the trade fair. read more

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Fugro’s airborne tech surveying after New Zealand earthquake

December 8, 2016By

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

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

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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