Survey News

Rextorm Rugged Tablet Designed for Field Work

January 28, 2015By

Taiwan-based company RuggON is launching the Rextorm series of rugged tablets. With an ultra-bright 1000 Nit optically bonded display, high speed 802.11ac connectivity, hot swappable dual-battery design, and capacitive glove touch capability, the 10.1-inch fully ruggedized tablets are ready for use in the field. With the latest communication technology including GNSS Positioning (GPS/GLONASS/Beidou), 802.11 ac, Bluetooth 4.0 and optional 4G LTE, mobile workers can experience precise... read more

This article is tagged with , , and posted in Latest News, Mapping, Survey, Survey News, Surveying

Topcon, Leica Sponsor REAL 2015 3D Sensor Conference

January 26, 2015By

REAL 2015: Capture, Compute, Create will be held Feb. 25–26 at Fort Mason Center in San Francisco. REAL is designed to explore the professional 3D sensing, creation, and visualization industries. It includes an executive summit and a world’s fair of cutting-edge 3D demonstrations, and is organized by Autodesk. According to organizers, “From drones to autonomous cars, industrial robots to major engineering works, and game consoles to tomorrow’s mobile... read more

This article is tagged with , , and posted in Mapping, Survey, Survey News

Kickstarter Launched for NMEA Dongle to Connect GPS, iOS

January 15, 2015By
NMEA-dongle-O

A kickstarter campaign has launched for an NMEA dongle that connects any existing GPS receiver to iOS devices. The device connects and communicates with high-accuracy GPS/GNSS devices and other field sensors that emit NMEA data to iOS devices over Bluetooth, allowing users to collect data on an iPad or iPhone using one or more sensors in the field. Primary functions include: overriding the internal GPS on... read more

This article is tagged with , , , and posted in Latest News, Mobile Devices, OEM, OEM News, Survey, Survey News, Surveying

CES: Hobbico Demonstrates Drone System for Aerial Photos

January 6, 2015By

The Hobbico ORA, a new drone system for aerial photographers, is being demonstrated at the 2015 International CES, running January 6-9 in Las Vegas. The camera-equipped drone displays captured aerial images on a seven-inch touchscreen integrated into the transceiver. With a 370-mm diameter and an onboard 1080p HD camera, the ORA also delivers high-quality images, reliability and long range through its recording... read more

China’s FOIF Offers A50 GNSS Survey Receiver

January 6, 2015By

Chinese company FOIF is offering a new survey receiver, the A50. FOIF said that with the A50, the company focused on developing a smart design for a receiver to make it lightweight, yet powerful, making it easy to use for fieldwork. Besides Bluetooth, wireless radio, and mobile network (2G and 3G), Wi-Fi feature was added to broaden data communications for GNSS. The A50... read more

This article is tagged with and posted in Survey, Survey News, Surveying

Absolute Software Uses Google Maps Geolocation API to Track Devices

January 6, 2015By

Computer security company Absolute Software Corporation is extending its products to use Google Maps to provide improved device geolocation tracking in its Absolute Computrace product. The partnership will provide Absolute customers with improved global coverage and more accurate geolocations. “The location of a device is an important factor in assessing the risk of a data loss event and measuring compliance with corporate policies.... read more

This article is tagged with and posted in Survey, Survey News, Surveying

Trimble Introduces ProjectSight for Cloud-Based Construction Management

January 6, 2015By

Trimble announced today Trimble ProjectSight, a cloud-based solution for construction field management that Trimble says simplifies the creation, access and sharing of project information between the field and the office. The new solution provides mobile workers with access to up-to-date project information and smart workflows for increased productivity and more informed decision making. Trimble ProjectSight allows contractors to lower software costs... read more

This article is tagged with , and posted in Construction, Survey, Survey News

Eos Positioning Launches Arrow High-Accuracy GNSS Receiver

December 18, 2014By
ipad-iphone-samsung-arrow-O

Eos Positioning Systems has introduced a new line of high-accuracy GNSS receivers for smartphones and tablet computers, including both sub-meter and RTK performance for all mobile platforms: iOS, Android, and Windows. Eos’s entry-level product, the Arrow Lite, is Bluetooth compatible with all mobile devices. The Arrow 100 is Eos’s advanced real-time, sub-meter GNSS receiver that utilizes both GPS and GLONASS, and... read more