ComNav releases new-generation OEM Boards

July 18, 2016By
K708 OEM Board

ComNav Technology has released its advanced K700 and K708 GNSS OEM boards to the international market. With the advanced ComNav application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC) chip, K7-series OEM boards have higher observation data quality and lower power consumption compared to previous K5-series OEM boards. The data output rate also increases substantially by working with a new Atmel processor. As a cost-effective GNSS OEM board, K700 is... read more

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Kuwait high-rise goes up with assist from BeiDou

May 9, 2016By

CORS station tracks China’s constellation over three frequencies. Headquarters for the National Bank of Kuwait, a new 300-meter-tall building under construction, combines concrete, steel, glazing and glass-reinforced concrete in a unique shellfish shape. The engineering challenges behind this building led the engineers of Ahmadiah Company, the contractor, to use GNSS technology to install the core wall structure with millimeter accuracy.... read more

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Septentrio offers multi-constellation CORS for DOTs

April 6, 2016By
The Septentrio PolaRx5 GNSS receiver.

A new PolaRx5 Continuously Operating Reference Station (CORS) platform, offered by Septentrio Americas, is optimized for state departments of transportation (DOTs) and other real-time-kinematic (RTK) network operators. The PolaRx5 CORS receivers can be purchased at special pricing by UNAVCO member organizations and affiliates. Septentrio has been selected by UNAVCO as the preferred vendor of CORS receivers under a multi-year agreement. The PolaRx5... read more

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NDGPS Destined for the Technological Boneyard

August 26, 2015By
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Let us not exaggerate — nor prematurely announce — the death of a subsystem. However, the demise of the U.S. Nationwide Differential GPS (NDGPS) network can be confidently foretold. Although a Federal Register notice dated Aug. 18 merely seeks public comment on plans to shut down a large portion of NDGPS, the handwriting is on the wall. Once having writ,... read more

OPUS Unavailable this Weekend for Station Upgrade

August 20, 2015By

The Continuously Operating Reference Station network’s Silver Spring facility will be go offline starting at about 2 p.m. Eastern time Friday, but is expected to be back online by noon Sunday. “Our alternate facility will have full data holdings,” the National Geodetic Survey says on its CORS website. The shutdown is for a building-wide upgrade. The Online Positioning User Service... read more

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ComNav, CGEOS Build First BeiDou CORS Station in Europe

April 9, 2015By

Europe's first BeiDou CORS station — Qiao CORS Station — has been built in Wallonia, Belgium. ComNav partnered with local company CGEOS – Creative Geosensing on the project read more

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Geomatics Offers Portable Surveying and Mapping System

March 3, 2015By

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.... read more

Test Results from Real-Time CORS Streaming, Space Weather and NDGPS

May 16, 2013By

Being a person who enjoys spending time in the field using RTK and DGPS, I followed up on my column last month, “Sources of Public, Real-time, High-Precision Corrections,” with a trip to the field to test the NGS CORS Streaming service. About a month ago, I made a trip to Colorado to attend the Space Weather Workshop in Boulder, stop... read more

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