Survey News

NGS Seeks Geodesist

November 24, 2014By

The National Geodetic Survey is seeking applicants for a geodesist (real-time kinematic network) with the Spatial Reference System Division. Applications are being accepted through December 4. The individual selected for this position will: Serve as subject matter expert and liaison to the Real-Time Kinematic Network (RTN) community. Assist in defining policy and guidance related to RTN for geodetic products and services. Serve as customer service representative... read more

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Trimble Takes the Leap with GNSS Bluetooth Device

November 6, 2014By
The Trimble Leap, also shown with a smartphone.

Trimble is making available the Trimble Leap, a Trimble RTX compatible GNSS Bluetooth device. When enabled with the ViewPoint RTX correction service, Leap delivers submeter accuracy directly to the Terrain Navigator Pro (TNP) Mobile app for iOS and Android devices. The TNP Mobile app allows users to collect markers, tracks and geo-stamped photos in the field, and then sync all the... read more

Trimble’s Smart Water Software Adds GNSS Capabilities

November 4, 2014By

Trimble has introduced the latest version of its smart water infrastructure mapping and work management cloud software — Trimble Connect for Water version 1.9. The latest release of the geographic information system (GIS) centric software-as-a-service (SaaS) adds real-time, high-accuracy centimeter-level horizontal and vertical GNSS accuracy for capturing 3D asset positions. The new release includes a suite of applications that allow water, wastewater... read more

Satlab Launches SL600 on-the-Pole Survey Receiver

November 3, 2014By
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SatLab Geosolutions AB is now shipping its new SL600 on-the-pole GNSS survey receiver. SatLab announced the unit earlier this year as the replacement of its SL500 on-the-pole surveying receiver. After a summer of testing and a premiere showing at InterGeo 2014, held in Berlin in October, SatLab is ready to ship the SL600 to its dealer network and customers. The new receiver is... read more

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Trimble RTX Correction Services Now on Geo 7X Handhelds

November 3, 2014By
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Trimble’s RTX technology-based correction services — Trimble CenterPoint RTX, Trimble RangePoint RTX, and the new Trimble ViewPoint RTX — will be available for Trimble Geo 7X handhelds. Trimble made the announcement at Trimble Dimensions. Trimble RTX technology provides compatible GNSS receivers with correction services that significantly improve accuracy and reliability in obtaining positions worldwide. Geospatial professionals now have more flexibility... read more

InterGeo Interviews Eric Gakstatter

October 22, 2014By

Eric Gakstatter discusses positioning technology, mapping, UAVs and the industry during an interview with InterGeo TV. Eric is GPS World contributing editor for survey, editor of Survey Scene, and editor of Geospatial Solutions. For more InterGeo videos, see our playlist. read more

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Topcon Demonstrates New 3D Positioning System LN-100W at InterGeo

October 21, 2014By

Topcon Positioning Group demonstrates its LN-100W, an update to its line of 3D positioning systems designed for one-operator layout, while at InterGeo, held October 7-9 in Berlin. The latest model includes Bluetooth functionality. See more InterGeo videos at GPS World’s YouTube Channel. read more

Spectra Precision ProMark Helps Find Mines in Bosnia-Herzegovina

October 20, 2014By
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Bosnia and Herzegovina is burdened with one of the world’s most severe land mine problems as a result of the four years of hostilities from 1992 to 1995 that left an estimated two million unexploded landmines and munitions scattered in 28,699 locations throughout the country. In one district in the northeast of the country, Posavina Without Mines (PWM), a humanitarian,... read more