HERE Technologies recently announced the availability of HERE XYZ, a real-time, flexible, and open location data management cloud service built for a broad range of developers and users: from students to small and medium businesses to large enterprises to data journalists and cartographers. The service, currently in Beta, fills a major gap for mapmakers and developers of location-aware applications by providing live access to uploaded data, complete flexibility in rendering tools, and cloud services to share your location data with the world in an instant.By Inside GNSS
Spectra Precision announced Tuesday the launch of a new brand identity and name for its survey and GIS suite of solutions. The organization, which offers Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) solutions, will now be known as Spectra® Geospatial. The brand will include a new logo and website domain name: www.spectrageospatial.com.
The announcement was made at INTERGEO 2018, the world’s largest conference on geodesy, geoinformatics and land management, in Frankfurt, Germany.By Inside GNSS
At this week’s INTERGEO show in Frankfurt, Germany, SBG Systems released the Navsight Land/Air Solution, a full high performance inertial navigation solution designed to make surveyors’ mobile data collection easier, whether it is mobile mapping, GIS, or road inspection.
Navsight Land/Air Solution consists of an Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) available at two different performance levels, and connected to Navsight, a rugged equipment embedding the fusion intelligence, the GNSS receiver, and all connections to external equipment such as LiDAR, cameras, computer, etc.By Inside GNSS
The Topcon Technology Roadshow rolled into Denver, Colorado for three days of technology-driven infrastructure demonstrations and hands-on operations. Co-hosted by GeoShack and Honnen Equipment Company at the Honnen Equipment facility in Commerce City, the event brought together more than 140 owners, project managers and operators from transportation agencies, contractor firms and surveying companies throughout the Denver metropolitan area.By Inside GNSS
NovAtel Inc. today launched its new TerraStar-C PRO correction service with multi-constellation support, including the GPS, GLONASS, Galileo and BeiDou constellations. Combined with NovAtel’s OEM7 positioning technology, TerraStar-C PRO cuts initial convergence times by nearly 60 percent and offers 40 percent better horizontal accuracy than the current TerraStar-C service.By Inside GNSS
The Topcon Positioning Group today introduced the new T-18 handheld controller designed to drive geopositioning, construction, mapping and vertical construction applications.
The controller includes a 3.7-inch sunlight-readable display with a 1gigihertz processor, 1GB of internal storage, and up to 10 hours of battery life.
“For MAGNET® Field data collection, the T-18 controller offers a durable ergonomic solution with faster processing, a larger screen, better connectivity and longer battery life than previously available comparable systems,” said Ray Kerwin, director of global surveying products.
The T-18 features a 3.5G cellular modem for connectivity with Topcon MAGNET solutions for sending and receiving data to the cloud company account.
“The cellular option makes it easy to communicate with field crews when projects need to be changed or if important data is required back in the office. Additionally, the modem can be used for RTK (real-time kinematic) correction services,” said Kerwin.
Additional key features include standard Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity, as well as an IP65 rating for dust and water protection in demanding job site conditions.By Inside GNSS
Commercial UAV Expo Europe, presented by Commercial UAV News, is a conference and exhibition exclusively focused on commercial UAV integration and operation for large enterprise, industrial users. The event, April 10-12, 2018 inBy Inside GNSS
Applanix, a Trimble Company, and AXIS-GPS recently announced that AXIS-GPS has been selected to provide Applanix’ products, support, and service to air and land clients in Israel.By Inside GNSS
Featuring the latest construction, survey, civil engineering, architecture and design technologies in a hands-on educational environment, the Topcon Technology Roadshow is designed to bring the scope of Topcon solutions to a multitude of locations.By Inside GNSS
DATAGNSS, a company specialized in rugged data collector based in Hong Kong, just announced their cost-effective all-in-one handheld RTK receiver, D302-RTK.
D302-RTK is a high accuracy positioning handheld device with rugged design, based on Android OS. It integrates with optimized centimeter-level RTK positioning engine. With an external survey antenna or optional helix antenna, D302-RTK provides up to 2-centimeter positioning accuracy, according to the company. This RTK handheld device supports WiFi/BT/LTE networks.By Inside GNSS
A highly anticipated presentation by Ligado Networks to the nation’s leading satellite navigation experts took an unexpected turn when the company said it could not provide essential network information because it was looking to the government for technical direction and its business plans were still in flux.By Dee Ann Divis