Surveying

Topcon and MAVinci Announce Sirius Pro for Use with RTK Base Stations or NTRIP

September 11, 2014By

Topcon Positioning Group and MAVinci GmbH have released the latest version of the Sirius Pro surveying UAS (Unmanned Aerial System) program, designed to be compatible with existing RTK (real-time kinematic) base stations or NTRIP (network transport of RTCM data over IP). “By connecting an external base station, Sirius Pro will receive the RTCM correction signals and deliver 2-5 centimeter accuracy without... read more

Septentrio Consolidates Sales for Americas in Altus Subsidiary

September 10, 2014By

Altus Positioning Systems, a subsidiary of Septentrio Satellite Navigation NV, has assumed responsibility for Septentrio products in North and South America. Septentrio — a manufacturer of high-end GNSS receivers for demanding professional navigation, positioning and timing applications — is consolidating its sales, service and customer support functions for the Americas in Altus’ facility located in Torrance, California. “This decision to base Septentrio’s sales and... read more

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NovAtel’s Velocity Magazine Features PPP

September 10, 2014By

NovAtel is offering a sneak peak at its Velocity 2014 magazine, which features an informative technical article on precise point positioning, or PPP. The article, “Advanced GNSS Positioning Solutions with Precise Point Positioning,” discusses how NovAtel CORRECT is designed to optimally handle GNSS constellations and corrections to deliver the best possible positioning solution. The new Velocity magazine is available at the ION GNSS+ conference in NovAtel’s booth, Booth J. Anyone not able to... read more

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Septentrio, Altus Showcase High-Performance RTK at ION GNSS+

September 10, 2014By
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Septentrio and Altus will be presenting their high-performance RTK systems at ION GNSS+ 2014. Attendees are invited to learn more at: The Triple-frequency Multi-system RTK Engine for Challenging Environments (Session A1 room 18, Wed. 9/10 @11:48) Gap Bridging in Precise Point Positioning (Session B6 room 19, Fri. 9/12 @3:20) High-performance RTK provides accurate positioning in urban environments or under dense canopies while suffering high... read more

Dual-Frequency Pinwheel Antenna Designed for Optimal Positioning 

September 3, 2014By
The NovAtel GPS-702-GG-HV high-performance pinwheel antenna comes in three colors.

NovAtel, Inc., has introduced the GPS-702-GG-HV to its line of high-performance Pinwheel antennas. Tracking L1/L2 GPS and L1/L2 GLONASS frequencies, customers can use the same antenna for GPS-only or dual constellation applications, reducing equipment costs and need for future redesign, the company said. With the same form-factor and choke ring performance as the company’s other pinwheel antennas, the GPS-702-GG-HV has been enhanced... read more

IGS Launches New Website

August 28, 2014By

The International GNSS Service (IGS) has launched a new website. Knowledge-base sections have been created for IGS Working Groups to maintain content for public access. The site administrators ask Working Group chairs to provide updated content to their sections. Other sections include IGS Real-Time Service, IGS Presents (videos), IGS Multi-GNSS Experiment, news and events. Because content has been extensively reorganized with this... read more

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Topcon Releases New UAS for Aerial Mapping

August 28, 2014By
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Topcon Positioning Group has released two unmanned aerial systems (UAS) for mapping — the Sirius Pro and Sirius Basic. Both systems are designed to produce the most accurate solutions for the automated mapping of a wide range of sites — regardless of terrain — including construction sites, mines and quarries, and for use in land surveying, power line and pipeline inspection... read more

Topcon Offers 3D Indicate Grade System

August 25, 2014By
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Topcon Positioning Group has announced a multi-platform 3D indicate grade system, the i-33. The new system features GNSS technology and a graphical display designed to provide a powerful indicate system at an economical price. The i-33 allows for quick installation and easy operation on many types of grading and earth-moving machinery, according to Topcon. It is designed for use on a dozer, scraper or... read more