TAG: surveying

Case study: Firms collaborate on product development

January 12, 2017By
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Professional GNSS users now expect lightweight, easy-to-use receivers optimized for their particular workflows. Meanwhile, a streamlined manufacturing process means design and production of sophisticated instruments now takes months rather than years, and relies on global teams of networked specialists. Carlson Software approached Hemisphere GNSS in early 2015 with the goal of bringing a new GNSS receiver to market, one optimized... read more

Fugro’s airborne tech surveying after New Zealand earthquake

December 8, 2016By
Fugro's LADS technology is being deployed following the Nov. 14 New Zealand earthquake.

Fugro’s laser airborne depth sounder (LADS) technology is being deployed in New Zealand to assist in relief efforts following the damaging 7.9 magnitude earthquake near Christchurch on Nov. 14. At the request of the New Zealand Government, the Royal Australian Navy LADS flight is to conduct a rapid hydrographic survey of the seafloor in the coastal margins of the north... read more

Drone project increases accuracy despite obstruction

December 7, 2016By
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The second-place winner in this year’s European Satellite Navigation Competition aims to improve surveying accuracy in urban canyons or under tree canopies. The project, Drones2GNSS, also took home the Special Prize offered by the European GNSS Agency (GSA). Space Geomatica Ltd.’s Tripolitsiotis Achilles joined with Panagiotis Partsinevelos, SenseLab Research, Technical University of Crete, to develop Drones2GNSS. Drones2GNSS includes a prototype... read more

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Trimble and Hilti deliver integrated solutions for construction professionals

November 8, 2016By
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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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Data collection of WGS 84 information — or is it?

November 2, 2016By
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Location, location, location. It’s not just the tagline for real estate and sales; it’s about all of us, all of the time. Thanks to technology, everything revolves around location these days. It is in our cars, smartphones, exercise trackers, and even our packages. GPS has revolutionized so many things in our lives, but most people do not know how it... read more

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After the storm: Drone flights enable speedy cellular inspections

October 22, 2016By
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In the wake of Hurricane Matthew, Verizon used drones for cell-site inspections in North Carolina and South Carolina. The aerial survey shortened cell-site recovery to hours compared to potentially days, based on the severity of flooding. The quadcopter used was operated by Measure UAS, which conducted the flights with Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) authorization. Flights used a two-person crew that... read more

DJI joins Propeller Aero on turnkey solutions

October 19, 2016By
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See also Propeller Aero’s ground-control points aim for UAV accuracy. Drone-maker DJI has partnered with UAV software company Propeller Aero to launch an integrated solution to reduce costs, improve safety and drive operational efficiency in the construction and mining industries. The partnership integrates DJI’s commercial-grade aerial platform, the Matrice 100, with Propeller’s cloud-based software specifically designed for surveying and inspection. The... read more

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Propeller Aero’s ground-control points aim for UAV accuracy

October 19, 2016By
Aeropoints are desgined for for companies across the industrial sector — including mining, construction, quarries and landfills.

Drone-maker DJI has partnered with UAV software company Propeller Aero to launch an integrated solution to reduce costs, improve safety and drive operational efficiency in the construction and mining industries. read more