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Survey & Construction Newsletter, Late November 2008

November 20, 2008By

When considering purchasing GPS/GNSS equipment, price isn't the only thing. Local support is an important consideration for most buyers. It means technical support as well as sales support (spare parts, etc.). For some buyers who aren't as technically savvy, it's obviously even more important. read more

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Survey & Construction Newsletter, Early November 2008

November 5, 2008By

How do these codes affect the data gathered? And how is the new code going to differ? How will this affect L1-only receivers using base corrections and getting RTK accuracy? Would a receiver that could track L1, L2, L2C, and L5 obtain a worse fix on just L2C and L5 alone? This week I answer the questions I couldn't get to in my previous webinar. read more

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Survey & Construction Newsletter, Late October 2008

October 14, 2008By

GNSS is one of the few industries I can think of that, even in a horrible global economy, is still going to experience growth over the next five years. We are fortunate indeed. A particularly bright spot is the robust agriculture market, where there is renewed growth in precision agriculture for GNSS, primarily in high-end RTK applications. read more

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Survey & Construction Newsletter, Early October 2008

September 30, 2008By

The height of the next solar cycle will occur in the 2011-2012 timeframe. That's when the free electrons propagated in the Earth's ionosphere will be the most dynamic and the most difficult to model - and when GNSS users need to be prepared. read more

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Survey & Construction Newsletter, Late September 2008

September 17, 2008By

ION is my favorite conference of the year because I get to see where companies and organizations are putting their research effort which, in turn, gives me a good idea where GNSS technology for surveying/construction is heading. Too bad Ike had other plans for me. read more

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Survey & Construction Newsletter, Early September 2008

September 3, 2008By

I'm on the agenda for the Civil GPS Service Interface Committee (CGSIC) meeting prior to the ION GNSS conference in Savannah later this month. I'll be leading a session titled: WAAS for Mapping: It Works Where You Work. read more

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Survey & Construction Newsletter, Late August 2008

August 20, 2008By

Yes, it's in the middle of prime field season. Yes it's a GIS conference. Yes, it costs time and money to go. But that doesn't mean you should miss this prime opportunity to mix with high-caliber survey professionals. read more

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Survey & Construction Newsletter, Early August 2008

August 5, 2008By

Javad's companies have a proven history of providing high quality, state-of-the-art GNSS receivers, but everyone in the survey/construction industry knows that while a solid receiver is important, the software makes the solution. Data-collection and PC processing software is a must-have in order to compete. Javad's 2007 acquisition of ArWest Communications Corp., a maker of narrow band and spread spectrum radios, brought the flexibility to integrate RTK communications in creative ways. read more

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