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GNSS/GPS

Saudi CubeSat to launch in 2022 for ecosystem research

August 16, 2021By
A rendering of a 6U CubeSat. (Credit: Spire Global)

King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) and Spire Global will launch the KAUST CubeSat research satellite by the end of 2022, according to the university. Spire is a space data, analytics and services provider. The research satellite will in collecting high-quality, high-resolution data for terrestrial, coastal and ocean ecosystems for a three-year period after launch, according to Matthew... read more

Javad GNSS launches TRIUMPH-3 receiver

June 22, 2021By
Photo: JAVAD GNSS

Javad GNSS has launched the TRIUMPH-3 receiver for surveyors and geodesists. It is capable of efficient tracking even in difficult conditions. It can track all current signals and is ready for any future satellites. TRIUMPH-3 is designed to operate as a base together with TRIUMPH-LS and TRIUMPH-LS Plus to efficiently accomplish any geodetic job. Its real-time kinematic (RTK) system communicates... read more

IIT Roorkee offers free online course on GNSS and DEMs

May 19, 2021By
Screenshot: ITT Rourke GNSS course

The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Roorkee is offering a free online course on GNSS and Applications on the NPTEL platform. The four-week course will provide a basic understanding about digital elevation models (DEMs) and their applications in civil engineering and Earth sciences. During the course, various DEMs and their sources, generation techniques, derivatives, errors and limitations will be discussed... read more

PointMan software integrated with Vivax Metrotech GNSS RTK for utilities

April 27, 2021By

Precision-mapping company ProStar Holdings Inc. has integrated its PointMan software into the Vivax Metrotech vLoc3 with a GNSS real-time kinematic (RTK) receiver to create a utility-locate device. Using the RTK-Pro internal cellular module with 4G LTE capabilities, the operator can connect to the NTRIP RTK caster that provides RTCM 3 corrections. With the integration of PointMan with the vLoc3 RTK-Pro,... read more

Exploring Shetland’s uninhabited Kame of Isbister with GNSS and UAV

March 25, 2020By
3D model: The heatmap of the Kame of Isbister shows elevations and the archaeological site. (Image: Emlid)

The mysterious and fascinating Kame of Isbister is situated in Shetland’s north mainland near the North Roe. The location has been studied several times, including by the Extreme Archaeology TV series in 2003. The uninhabited grassland continues to attract explorers because of a series of secret structures. Those structures are hidden on the sea-faced slope and can’t be seen from the land nearby. One... read more

A new era begins with geospatially based aviation

January 6, 2020By
The envisioned Platform Unmanned Cargo Aircraft. (Photo: PUCA)

At any given moment, more than 5,000 airplanes are flying over the United States. In a single year, nearly 778 million passengers will take to the skies — more than twice the population of the U.S., and the number increases each year. Aviation is the safest form of transportation. It is 100 times safer than driving. For every 100 traffic... read more

EOS Positioning helps Haiti achieve clean drinking water

October 3, 2019By

Haiti Outreach is on a mission is to bring clean drinking water to 100% of Haitian communes. The non-profit organization is using EOS Positioning’s Arrow Gold GNSS receiver to transform how water access is addressed. In the Western Hemisphere’s poorest nation, poverty and corruption have stifled development. But Haiti Outreach is using geospatial software and donations to ensure every household has... read more

Esri releases ArcGIS QuickCapture for one-touch field data-collection

October 3, 2019By

New app gives field crews a fast, easy way to record information while mobile Esri has released ArcGIS QuickCapture, a mobile app designed for rapid and at-speed field data-collection workflows. Data can be collected from a moving vehicle with the touch of a button and sent back to the office for real-time analysis, leading to faster and more effective decision-making.... read more

Belize’s Great Blue Hole revealed in expedition survey

September 10, 2019By
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A sonar survey, camera and sensor data of the world’s largest marine sinkhole is shining light on sea level and climate change over 100,000 years. From Nov. 27 to Dec. 13, 2018, the Blue Hole Belize Expedition mapped the sinkhole. Led by Aquatica Submarines, the team of scientists, explorers and film makers included Virgin ’s Sir Richard Branson and Fabien... read more

Trimble announces new geospatial products at Dimensions conference

November 8, 2018By
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Trimble introduced several new geospatial products at its annual Trimble Dimensions user conference, which took place Nov. 5-7 in Las Vegas. Forensics GNSS Solution. The Trimble Forensics GNSS solution combines the Trimble T10 tablet or TDC100 handheld with the Trimble Forensics Capture software and the Trimble R4sLE GNSS receiver. The solution enhances forensics fieldwork by improving efficiency and broadening the range of... read more