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CHC Navigation unveils i80 GNSS receiver

December 11, 2015By

CHC Navigation has announced in a news release the availability of its new GNSS receiver, the i80. The i80 receiver for surveyors and contractors is able to compute a true triple frequency RTK tilted pole sub-centimeter solution using all four worldwide and multiple regional constellations. “Over two years of R&D and testing went into the creation of our Linux OS i80 platform,” said George Zhao,... read more

MicroSurvey CAD 2016 provides new capabilities for survey

December 9, 2015By
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MicroSurvey Software has released MicroSurvey CAD 2016, the newest generation of its desktop survey and design program for land surveyors and civil engineers. Powered by a new IntelliCAD 8.1a engine and enhanced with a suite of new point-cloud management tools, the software makes high-impact drafting and design fast and intuitive, the company said. Users on multi-core computers will experience up to 300 percent faster... read more

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Launchpad: New receiver module, UAV developments

December 7, 2015By
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Featuring new products in the OEM, survey, mapping and unmanned aerial vehicle sectors. read more

Establishing orthometric heights using GNSS — Part 4

December 2, 2015By

Part 1 of this series appeared in the June Survey Scene newsletter, Part 2 appeared in the August newsletter, and Part 3 appeared in the October newsletter. Upcoming Survey Scene newsletters will carry additional columns in this series. Basic Procedures and Tools for Ensuring GNNS-Derived Ellipsoid Heights Meet the Project’s Desired Accuracy In Part 1 of this series, I discussed the basic concepts of GNSS-derived... read more

Topcon and DAQRI collaborate on wearable tech for construction

November 30, 2015By
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Topcon Positioning Group is collaborating with DAQRI, an augmented reality company, on wearable technology designed to change the way construction and survey professionals interface with the job site. DAQRI is the creator of the DAQRI Smart Helmet, an industrial-grade wearable that seamlessly connects humans to their work environments by providing information about the world around them. Topcon and DAQRI will work together to create... read more

Adjusting RTK base station coordinates with the JAVAD TRIUMPH-LS

November 23, 2015By
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By Matt Johnson When a GNSS RTK base station is started by assuming an autonomous position, it is necessary and good practice to later adjust and correct the coordinates with a solution referenced from known coordinates. JAVAD’s field software for the TRIUMPH-LS, J-Field, has the ability to adjust the RTK base station coordinates and RTK points surveyed using corrections from that... read more

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Using Reverse-Shift in J-Field

November 23, 2015By

By Matt Sibole One of the newest developments in J-Field, JAVAD GNSS’s onboard data collection software, is the Reverse-Shift. This feature will allow you to mount a base on a magnetic mount to the top of your vehicle, instead of putting your base on a tripod. This is a good idea for several reasons. First, you won’t have to worry about... read more

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Leica adds to GeoMo geodetic monitoring solution

November 19, 2015By
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  Leica Geosystems has introduced two new additions to its Leica GeoMo deformation monitoring solution: Leica GeoMoS AnyData and GeoMoS API. Users of the system can now create comprehensible visualizations and customizable reports, which enables powerful sensor data fusion for applications, such as air or water quality monitoring and construction or building management. With GeoMoS AnyData and GeoMoS API, multiple open interface standards... read more