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Geoscience Australia, Lockheed collaborate on multi-GNSS SBAS research

February 13, 2017By
To improve precision navigation, a second-generation SBAS will use signals from both GPS and Galileo, and dual frequencies, to achieve even greater GNSS integrity and accuracy.

Geoscience Australia, an agency of the Commonwealth of Australia, and Lockheed Martin have entered into a collaborative research project to show how augmenting signals from multiple GNSS constellations can enhance positioning, navigation and timing for a range of applications. Other partners are Inmarsat and GMV. The research project aims to demonstrate how a second-generation Satellite-Based Augmentation System (SBAS) testbed can... read more

Oregon moves to tablets for no-stake 3D

February 8, 2017By
ODOT inspectors Jorge Jimenez and Mike Stennett at Multnomah Falls, preparing for a night-time paving operation. (Photo: Chris Pucci)

The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) is embracing the growing trend in highway construction to go “stakeless” and push to full 3D design. With more contractors using automated machine guidance applications, ODOT’s construction personnel are being asked to inspect projects with fewer stakes and visual indicators for line and grade. Employees are seeking to use the same data and information to... read more

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Topcon GNSS receiver integrates with range of applications

February 8, 2017By
Topcon MR-2 GNSS receiver.

Topcon Positioning Group has released a new modular GNSS receiver system, the MR-2. The system combines all current and planned constellation tracking with a comprehensive set of communication interfaces to service any precision application requiring high-performance real-time kinematic (RTK) positioning and heading determination. The MR-2 can perform as a mobile RTK base station, marine navigation receiver, mobile mapping device and... read more

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New NovAtel firmware for OEM7 offers interference toolkit, RTK Assist

February 6, 2017By

NovAtel has launched its OEM7 7.200 version firmware. Version 7.200 firmware introduces powerful new positioning functionality including the company’s Interference Toolkit (ITK). The ITK allows users to detect and mitigate intentional interference such as the adversarial jamming of GNSS signals, as well as the unintentional interference from external sources. The new RTK Assist corrections service assures continued high-accuracy positioning when signals from a... read more

TerraGo partners with CompassTools on advanced GIS and GPS data collection

January 23, 2017By

TerraGo is partnering with CompassTools, a provider of integrated GIS, GPS and wireless solutions for field data collection across numerous industries, including government, utility, natural resources, transportation, architecture and construction. “We help our customers build the best bundled solution for their GIS and GPS goals, whatever they may be, and TerraGo’s mobile solutions give us the flexibility we need for... read more

Trimble introduces construction technology for small site and utility contractors

November 11, 2016By
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Trimble is offering office software, site positioning and machine control solutions designed for site and utility contractors and owner/operators. These solutions offer small to mid-sized contractors a reliable, flexible and affordable option to leverage construction technology. The announcement was made at Trimble Dimensions. Office Software for Site Visualization and Layout Many contractors already use SketchUp Pro for layout and visualization.... read more

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Trimble and Hilti deliver integrated solutions for construction professionals

November 8, 2016By
The Hilti PROFIS Plugin for Trimbe's Tekla Structures.

Trimble  and the Hilti Group announced today that they are collaborating to deliver new software integration and data exchange solutions. These new integrated solutions provide a connected and improved digital experience for building construction professionals. The announcement was made at Trimble Dimensions. New software and data exchange solutions include: Sharing design information between software applications — Hilti PROFIS Plugin for Tekla... read more

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Carlson releases BRx6 GNSS receiver for surveyors

August 31, 2016By
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Carlson Software has released the Carlson BRx6, a multi-GNSS, multi-frequency receiver. Each BRx6 contains a multi-constellation, multi-band 372-channel GNSS receiver, Athena RTK technology and an integrated Atlas L-band receiver. In addition, the BRx6 contains electronic sensors that measure tilt, direction (electronic compass) and acceleration, supporting Carlson SurvCE’s advanced features such as LDL (live digital level or e-bubble), leveling tolerance, auto by level, tilted-pole... read more

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