Cold Assets: GeoDecisions Platform Used to Track Icebergs

June 9, 2015By
Drifting tabular icebergs viewed from the Amundsen. (Photo courtesy of Greg McCullough, University of Manitoba)

A Canadian expedition team used GeoDecisions’ GeoILS platform to help track icebergs during a voyage to better understand how icebergs drift. An intelligent location server using the Esri ArcGIS platform, GeoILS enables users to monitor and locate assets and facilitate quick and coordinated responses. GeoDecisions, an information technology company specializing in geospatial solutions, partnered with Solara Remote Data Delivery Incorporated, Canada’s Carleton... read more

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FOIF GNSS Receivers Aid with Australian Pipeline Survey

June 8, 2015By

Three years ago, engineering survey company G & C Sadlier Design was engaged to perform a route selection and centerline pegging survey for a gas pipeline duplication between Somerton in Victoria and Young in New South Wales, Australia. To accomplish the work, G & C Sadlier Design turned to FOIF GNSS receivers. So far, about 225 kilometers have been surveyed and constructed, with 306... read more

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Kenya Land Survey Efforts Aided with Spectra Precision Equipment

June 8, 2015By

The Kenya Department of Surveys has acquired eight Spectra Precision Focus 30 total stations and an additional eight Epoch 50 GNSS receivers as part of an ongoing major effort to adjudicate land and prepare deeds, according to Spectra Precision. Until recently, 67 percent of Kenya had yet to be adjudicated even as the work was supposed to be completed within 20 years after it was commissioned in... read more

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Surveyors Invited to ‘Survey Earth in a Day’ — in 4D

June 3, 2015By

On the day of the solstice, June 21, geospatial professionals around the world and members of Land Surveyors United (a global support network for land surveyors) will be simultaneously recording survey-grade GPS data from thousands of points around the globe, to gain a more accurate understanding of the earth’s surface. Measurements made on Survey Earth in a Day 4D (SEIAD)... read more

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INTERGEO Conference in Stuttgart Focuses on Future

June 3, 2015By

The conference program and registration for INTERGEO 2015 are now live. Register before July 31 to benefit from the early-bird booking rate. The conference will open with keynote speeches by Chris Cappelli (Esri Inc.) on “The Age of the Location Platform: How Mapping and GIS are Transforming the Work Environment” and Prof. Georg Gartner (TU Wien, Vienna University of Applied Sciences), president of... read more

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JAVAD GNSS Remote Assistance and Monitoring Services

June 3, 2015By

Together with free live technical support provided by practicing professional land surveyors via phone, email, message board and text messaging, JAVAD GNSS is pleased to announce the release of another innovative product, RAMS, Remote Assistance and Monitoring Services for J-Field software. J-Field is the field controller software developed for the TRIUMPH-LS GNSS receiver and the VICTOR-LS field controller. RAMS is currently available to all users... read more

Establishing Orthometric Heights Using GNSS — Part 1

June 3, 2015By
David B. Zilkoski

Editor’s Note: This month, we introduce a column by David B. Zilkoski, one of our two new Survey Scene editors. Zilkoski has worked in the fields of geodesy and surveying for more than 40 years, including serving as director of the National Geodetic Survey. See his full bio at the end of this article. He is joined by coeditor David Doyle, who contributed the May column. The Three Types of... read more

$100 for 300 Well-Chosen Surveyor Words

June 2, 2015By

If you are a professional land surveyor, we’d like to hear from you! Send us a brief account of how you use GNSS in your surveying work, what tips and tricks you can share with other surveyors, and what other hardware and software you are combining with GNSS to get the job done. Submit around 300 words, although you can... read more

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