Survey and Mapping

May 17, 2017

VIAMETRIS Selects SBG Systems’ Ellipse-D Inertial Navigation System to Equip SLAM-based Mobile Mapping System

Ellipse-D inertial navigation system. Photo source: SBG Systems.

VIAMETRIS has chosen the Ellipse-D inertial navigation system from SBG Systems to equip their new SLAM-based mobile mapping system: the vMS3D. The vMS3D is a complete mobile mapping solution which combines inertial, GNSS, and SLAM technologies designed to offer an economical option with optimal performance.

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By Inside GNSS
May 15, 2017

Swift Navigation and Carnegie Announce First Joint Product

Swift Navigation and Carnegie Robotics (CRL) rolled out their first joint product, a real-time kinematic (RTK) GNSS receiver called Duro, at the AUVSI XPONENTIAL trade show in Dallas, Texas, May 8-11.

The companies say Duro is targeted to robotics, precision agriculture, mapping, military, outdoor industrial and maritime markets.

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By Inside GNSS
May 14, 2017

Hemisphere GNSS Announces New Vector Eclipse H328 OEM Positioning and Heading Board

Vector Eclipse H328. Photo source: Hemisphere GNSS.

Hemisphere GNSS announces the Vector Eclipse H328, the next offering in a line of new and refreshed, low-power, high-precision, positioning and heading OEM (original equipment manufacturer) boards. The multi-frequency, multi-GNSS H328 is an all signals receiver board that includes Hemisphere’s new hardware platform and integrates Atlas GNSS Global Correction Service.

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By Inside GNSS
April 7, 2017

Trimble Introduces Trimble ABX-Two OEM GNSS Sensor for System Integrators

Trimble ABX-Two OEM GNSS sensor. Photo source: Trimble.

Trimble introduces the Trimble ABX-Two OEM GNSS sensor, designed to deliver precise heading, pitch, roll and 3D positioning information.

With two internal MB-Two modules, the ABX-Two offers a third antenna option that provides a drift-free, absolute attitude solution. The ABX-Two is well-suited for a wide variety of applications such as agriculture, automotive, aviation, construction and marine systems.

The announcement was made April 6 at Ocean Business 2017, an international event for ocean technology.

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By Inside GNSS
April 6, 2017

1st Session of the Assembly of the International Hydrographic Organization

Cathedral of Monaco. Wikimedia Commons photo by Berthold Werner.

The International Hydrographic Organization (IHO) is the inter-governmental consultative and technical organization whose principal aim is to ensure that all the world’s seas, oceans and navigable waters are adequately surveyed and charted.

The Organization, based in the Principality of Monaco since 1921, provides the international standards for hydrography and nautical charting as well as ensures co-operation between countries in support of navigation safety at sea and the sustainable development of their maritime environment.

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By Inside GNSS
April 3, 2017

SBG Systems to Unveil Qinertia INS/GNSS Post-Processing Software at Ocean Business

Qinertia INS/GNSS post-processing software. Photo source: SBG Systems.

Rueil-Malmaison, France-based SBG Systems will unveil Qinertia, its in-house post-processing software, at the Ocean Business show, April 4-6 at Southampton, U.K.

After the survey, this full-feature software is designed to give access to offline real-time kinematic (RTK) corrections, and process inertial and GNSS raw data to further enhance accuracy and secure the survey.

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By Inside GNSS
April 1, 2017

Ligado Test Results Roll In

Figures and Charts

The GPS community and Virginia-based Ligado are weighing new and upcoming test results as the standoff over interference with satellite navigation services enters its seventh year.

The dispute centers on the company’s now modified proposal to build a terrestrial wireless network supported by frequencies originally allocated for satellites. Though there had been a move some years earlier to augment the satellite services with ground stations the company’s first plan envisioned some 30,000 high-powered ground terminals.

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By Dee Ann Divis
March 31, 2017

Swift Navigation, Carnegie Robotics Partnership to Yield High-Precision GNSS, Inertial Technology Products

Swift Navigation CTO Fergus Noble, left, and Carnegie Robotics CTO Chris Osterwood, right. Photo source: Swift Navigation.

A partnership between Swift Navigation and Carnegie Robotics announced this week is expected to yield a line of navigation products for autonomous vehicles, outdoor robotics and machine control.

San Francisco-based Swift Navigation is a startup building centimeter-accurate GPS technology designed to power a world of autonomous vehicles, while Carnegie Robotics, located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, provides advanced robotics sensors and platforms for defense, agriculture, mining, infrastructure and energy applications.

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By Inside GNSS
March 29, 2017

Ligado Plans GPS Augmentation Service

Photo source: Dee Ann Divis.

Ligado, which has been in a standoff with the GPS community over interference issues for more than six years, is developing a new high-precision location (HPL) augmentation system for GPS.

The new HPL service will use real-time kinematic- (RTK-) based solutions for augmentation of high-precision receivers, said Tamara Casey, Ligado’s chief technology officer, during Satellite 2017.

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By Inside GNSS

Sokkia Introduces New GCX3 GNSS Integrated Receiver

GCX3 GNSS integrated receiver. Photo source: Sokkia.

Livermore, California-based Sokkia has introduced the latest addition to its GCX line of GNSS integrated receivers — the GCX3 — featuring advanced constellation tracking, open format software compatibility, and longer range base-to-rover communication.

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By Inside GNSS