TAG: surveying

What have you been up to in the world of PNT?

March 29, 2017By

Do anything interesting today? Specifically, did you do something interesting involving positioning, navigation or timing (PNT)? GPS World is always on the look-out for case studies — stories of how you, our readers, used PNT or GNSS equipment, or applied related technologies, to solve a problem. Each month in our Market Watch and Updates sections, I try to include a... read more

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Sokkia introduces GCX3 integrated receiver

March 28, 2017By
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Sokkia has introduced the latest addition to its GCX line of GNSS integrated receivers, the GCX3, which features advanced constellation tracking, open format software compatibility, and longer range base-to-rover communication. “The GCX3 features the new second generation POST2 (precision orbital satellite technology) integrated antenna — adding BeiDou, Galileo, SBAS, QZSS, and GAGAN satellite tracking in addition to GPS and GLONASS to... read more

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L1 receiver, UAV help discreet survey of private island

March 8, 2017By
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3DroneMapping completed a project under tight time and space constraints — surveying a tiny tropical island without disturbing guests. The 15-hectare island three kilometers from the Zanzibar coast is isolated from the rest of the world. Surrounded by coral reefs and sandbars, the island is home to an exclusive resort, but its limited space is threatened by erosion from changing currents.... read more

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GNSS and the Surveyor: Take Me to School

March 1, 2017By
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The adaptation of GPS for civilian use is the single greatest step taken by  the land surveyor, more specifically the advance to  real-time kinematic networks. Now unmanned aerial vehicles enable data collection in places thought impossible previously, and laser/LiDAR scanners are on the horizon as the next game-changer. But how did we get here? An understanding of our history can... read more

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TerraGo partners with Duncan-Parnell for mobile data collection

February 21, 2017By

TerraGo has entered a partnership with Duncan-Parnell, a provider of geospatial solutions to the surveying, construction and other infrastructure industries in Delaware, Washington, D.C., Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia. “Our customers depend on Duncan-Parnell to provide innovative, reliable solutions for their geospatial and infrastructure management needs,” said York Grow, MGIS Solutions Manager at Duncan-Parnell.... read more

Categorize roads in real time with new kit

February 12, 2017By

Red Hen Systems Inc. is offering a way to accurately categorize road conditions and linear miles. The Road Assessment Kit (RAK) can be installed and operated for assessing roads, bridges, curbs, sidewalks, signs and more. The all-in-one system uses real-time video geotagging with Red Hen’s patented video mapping system, the VMS-333. The VMS-333 connects to a GPS receiver and camera... read more

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New version of DatuSurvey hints at ground control points

February 6, 2017By
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Datumate has released DatuSurvey version 5.1 for both Professional and Enterprise editions of the software. DatuSurvey (formerly DatuGram 3D) turns drone- and camera-based images to accurate, georeferenced 2D maps and 3D models, which saves the need for expensive and risky field work and expedites deliveries, according to Datumate. DatuSurvey Professional V5.1 now also includes: Ground Control Points Hints – Once the model... 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