Survey News

Juniper Systems’ Archer Field PC Records Elevation of Remote Himalayan Peak

February 4, 2014By
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Juniper Systems’ Archer Field PC has beenused to record the elevation of a never-before-climbed peak in the remote Myanmar Himalaya. The peak, Mount Gamlang Razi, has historically been known as the second highest peak in Southeast Asia, but a joint American-Myanmar-led expedition set out on a mission last September to hopefully prove that it is in fact the tallest. Read... read more

New DX-200 Expands Robotic Working Range, Features Hybrid Versatility

January 31, 2014By
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Sokkia Corporation is offering enhanced abilities and versatility to its DX series of total stations with the introduction of the DX-200 in the North American market. When configured for hybrid positioning, the DX-200 has the ability to use both GNSS positioning and optical positioning data simultaneously. The standard Sokkia Hybrid Robotic System includes the DX, GRX2 GNSS receiver and MESA... read more

Applanix Conducts Successful Test Flight of Professional Mapping UAS

January 29, 2014By
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Applanix Corporation and American Aerospace Advisors have completed a successful series of test flights of AAAI’s RS-16 platform equipped with Applanix’ DMS-UAV aerial photogrammetry payload. This is the first successful mission for a long-endurance UAS (unmanned aerial system) capable of producing professional-grade, directly georeferenced mapping imagery for civilian applications such as pipeline monitoring, power line and emergency response mapping. Tests... read more

Nine GNSS Frequencies Available through New JAVAD Receiver

January 28, 2014By

The 864-channel TRE-3 receiver, just announced by JAVAD GNSS, can simultaneously access all current GNSS signals, with room to spare for multiple-channel tracking of select signals, according to the company.  The new product offers many features, including: Three ultra wide-band (100 MHz) fast sampling and processing, programmable digital filters and superior dynamic range. After 12-bit digital conversion, nine separate digital... read more

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Looking for a Few Good Professional Land Surveyors

January 27, 2014By

JAVAD GNSS has published an invitation to professional land surveyors in the United States to submit resumés for consideration. The company says it seeks “talented” surveyors to advise on its customer support and to participate in evaluating product features and ideas. Interested parties should send their resumés to 5pls@javad.com.   read more

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Hexagon Enters into Agreement with Topcon for TerraStar Network

January 23, 2014By

Hexagon AB and Topcon have announced an agreement for Hexagon to purchase Veripos, which operates a network of more than 80 GNSS reference stations through its subsidiary TerraStar. The regulatory announcement explains that Hexagon, Topcon Europe B.V. and Topcon Corporation have entered into a memorandum of understanding (MoU) related to Veripos, Inc. Hexagon Acquisition Ltd., an indirectly wholly owned subsidiary... read more

Topcon Unveils 2D, 3D Excavator Control Systems

January 21, 2014By
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Topcon Positioning Group announces the addition of two new indicate control systems to its excavator control system lineup — the X-32 and X-33. The systems feature Topcon’s new GX-30 control box and TS-i3 sensors. The GX-30 features a full-color touchscreen display. The TS-i3 sensors have no moving components, offer single and dual-axis measurement modes, and include convenient LED status indicators.... read more

Garmin Introduces GPSMAP 64 Series Outdoor Handheld

January 16, 2014By
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Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd., today announced the GPSMAP 64 series of rugged outdoor handhelds. The GPSMAP 64 series brings a dual GPS and GLONASS receiver, preloaded geocaches and smartphone connectivity for LiveTrack and Smart Notification to its product line for hikers, hunters, and geocachers. “Building on the popularity of the GPSMAP series, the new GPSMAP 64... read more