GNSS/GPS

Sokkia GNSS receivers now integrated with TerraGo Magic

August 14, 2017By
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TerraGo Magic now offers advanced integration and support for the Sokkia line of GNSS receivers, including the new GCX3. TerraGo Magic is a zero-code platform-as-a-service that enables customers to build their own custom mobile apps without writing any code by choosing from a menu of available, field-tested features. Featuring advanced constellation tracking and longer range base to rover communication, the... read more

UAVs, high-accuracy GNSS: Red-hot, right-now tech

June 22, 2017By
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High-accuracy GNSS technology and UAV technology are hot trends — red hot. Geospatial Solutions Editor Eric Gakstatter offers a rundown on the latest GNSS, GIS and UAV technology. read more

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Sokkia introduces field-to-office GeoPro software

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Sokkia has introduced a pair of software solutions for its total stations, robotics and GNSS rover systems — GeoPro Field and GeoPro Office. GeoPro Field provides a graphical user interface designed to collect field measurements for land surveying and construction activities. “End-users needing a field tool to collect and import measurement data into design and drafting software will find GeoPro Field to... read more

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TerraGo releases new version of zero-code platform, Magic

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While change is constant, one thing that has become standard is the use of handheld mobile devices. Smartphones and tablets are used by almost everyone and the professional surveying community is no different. The process of data collection for specific purposes often needs to be tailored to each project type, yet traditional surveying methods are not flexible in allowing customization... read more

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Leica Zeno GG04 smart antenna increases access to GIS

April 7, 2017By
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Leica Geosystems has introduced the Leica Zeno GG04 smart antenna, enabling a flexible solution to improve mobile devices’ GNSS accuracy with real-time kinematic (RTK) and precise point positioning (PPP). Paired with the Zeno GG04, any Zeno or third-party mobile device with Android or Windows OS can now collect highly precise positioning data with Leica Geosystems’ GNSS technology and 555-channel tracking performance. With... read more

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Polaris scanner uses GNSS to go indoors, outdoors

April 4, 2017By
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Teledyne Optech has released its Polaris terrestrial laser scanner, which automatically detects its location with a built-in GNSS receiver and selects the planned survey parameters for the site. Alternatively, operators can set up surveys in the field and resection/backsight the system using the menu-driven graphical user interface (GUI) on its touchscreen. The announcement was made at the SPAR 3D Conference... read more

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DroneDeploy offers flight logs solution to simplify regulatory compliance

February 9, 2017By

DroneDeploy, a cloud-based drone software platform, is offering a flight logs solution with its partners Airnest, Drone Complier, DroneLogbook, Healthy Drones, Kitty Hawk, NVDrones and Skyward. The logs contain highly detailed GPS positioning, drone battery life, camera activity and more, providing a vital record of flight activities often required for regulatory compliance and insurance. Direct access to actual flight logs eliminates the... read more

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Oregon moves to tablets for no-stake 3D design

February 8, 2017By
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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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Handheld launches rugged Windows tablet Algiz 8X

February 8, 2017By
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Handheld Group, a manufacturer of rugged mobile computers and tablets, has launched the Algiz 8X ultra-rugged tablet computer. The Algiz 8X is built for field workers who require a powerful, portable computer for mobile tasks. The Algiz 8X offers communication features such as LTE and dual-band WLAN, along with an 8-inch projective capacitive touchscreen that is ultra-bright and built for... read more

Caltrans takes delivery of Riegl mapper

January 23, 2017By
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Caltrans — the California state agency responsible for highway, bridge and rail transportation planning, construction and maintenance — has taken delivery of the new Riegl VMX-1HA mobile mapping system. The Riegl VMX-1HA is a high-speed, high-performance dual-scanner mobile mapping system. It provides high performance and dense, accurate and feature-rich data at highway speeds. With two million measurements and five hundred scan... read more

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