Geomatics Offers Portable Surveying and Mapping System

March 3, 2015  - By

Editor’s note: GPS World explored use of the new system from Geomatics in the March 2015 issue.


Geomatics USA from Gainesville, Fla., has designed a precision surveying and mapping system that can be easily stowed in an overhead compartment for airline travel. Surveyors can fit everything needed for important mapping and surveying jobs into a baseball-style bag, including tripods. The compact, light-weight system offers differential sub-foot accuracy.

Components easily pack into a baseball-style case.

Components easily pack into a baseball-style case.

The G1-m1 receiver system has many advantages over conventional GNSS receivers, Geomatics said. The system is designed for precision surveying jobs that require travel to remote areas of the world, and for traveling to job sites by commercial airline. The complete base and rover kit, including the tripods, rods, and batteries, fits into a single baseball style bag and weigh less than 10 kg, making it easy to stow as carry-on luggage.

The Geomatics USA G1 system is scalable from a simple single-frequency semi-mobile receiver — ideal for control networks and some semi-kinematic mapping applications — to a dual-frequency network RTK solution. All of the Geomatics USA G1 solutions perform precision-quality tasks at a fraction of the cost of major-brand equipment.

The G1-m1 system comes with a free processing software license for the first 50 systems that supports carrier-phase relative positioning and CA-code differential correction. The software is designed with a simple user interface for easy selection of base and rover data or automatic data download of the closest Continuously Operating Reference Station (CORS) from the U.S. National Geodetic Survey database. It is compatible with other RINEX based post-process systems around the world.

Complete survey set including GNSS receiver, antenna, battery and cables, fits in a small handheld plastic case.

Complete survey set including GNSS receiver, antenna, battery and cables, fits in a small handheld plastic case.

According to Geomatics USA Chief Technology Officer Ahmed Mohamed, “The G1 product line fills the gap between survey applications, where cm-level precision is an absolute necessity, and mapping applications, where meter-level precision is acceptable. In fact, the G1-m1 product offers sub-foot precision in most cases and cm-level precision in ideal situations. Geomatics USA uses readily available components and open-source code to develop its end user product solutions. The objective is to make sure the software performs correctly with a very short learning curve for the user.”

For a limited time, Geomatics is offering a specially priced configuration for the first 50 systems through NavtechGPS, its worldwide distributor.

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