Jason Poole

Jason Poole was Content Manager and Sub-editor for Geomatics World and GIS Professional magazine. (read more)
2018-06-21 11:48:30

Septentrio Speeds up Survey Workflow with Key Upgrade

Septentrio, a leading manufacturer of accurate and reliable GPS technology, has released a key upgrade for their GPS post-processing software. Both GeoTagZ and PP-SDK now feature BaseFinder, a tool that speeds up survey workflow by automatically finding reference data needed for augmenting Global Navigation Satellite System  (GNSS) logs with sub-centimeter accuracy. BaseFinder accesses an online database of reference networks and extracts the most suitable corrections available. Septentrio has two decades of experience delivering reliable and robust RTK and PPK sub-centimeter positioning to industrial applications. PPK is often used for ground surveys with aerial drones, allowing high precision georeferencing without the need for a real-time... (read more)
2019-11-26 10:57:30

Hemisphere GNSS Announces Rugged Atlas-capable UAV GNSS Antenna

Hemisphere GNSS has announced the multi-GNSS, multi-frequency 4-helix HA32 UAV antenna. The HA32 is a high-performance antenna that supports GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, BeiDou, Hemisphere’s own Atlas L-band correction service, and was designed specifically for UAVs, GIS, surveying, RTK, and other applications requiring high-precision positioning and navigation. The HA32 is built on an innovative and proprietary 4-helix antenna technology that provides superior filtering and anti-jamming performance with LNA features such as low noise figure of 2.0dB and up to 30dB gain. Suitable for most outdoor and harsh operating environments, the HA32 antenna is sealed in a durable and ruggedized IP67-rated enclosure for protection against... (read more)
2018-05-09 12:57:39

Juniper Systems and ProStar Geocorp Create Underground Utility Locate Solution

Juniper Systems and ProStar Geocorp have joined forces to produce an affordable, efficient solution for capturing precise cable and pipe locating data by combining Juniper Systems’ Cedar CT7G Rugged Tablet and Geode Sub-meter GPS Receiver with ProStar’s patented Pointman software, for an underground utility locate solution. The solution works by running Pointman software on the CT7G Rugged Tablet and pairing via Bluetooth the Geode Sub-meter GPS Receiver and a standard underground pipe or cable locator device. Using a survey pole or hands-free shoulder mount, utility locate professionals can now easily produce precise maps of the located utilities, while simultaneously capturing... (read more)
2018-01-17 10:22:12

Surphaser Model 400 has Scan Range up to 300m

Basis Software Inc has introduced the Surphaser Model 400 laser scanner. The new model builds on the existing product line of compact light weight scanners. The Surphaser 400 is currently being shown off at the SPAR 3D Expo and Conference in Texas. Model 400 offers extended range of up to 300m while continuing to provide the data quality and sub-millimetre accuracy that has long separated Surphaser scanners from the competition. Two scanning speeds as a standard feature (208,000 and 832,000 points per second) with deep sub-millimetre noise at both speeds. Just as current models (10 and 75), the 400 has... (read more)
2017-04-06 10:51:17

Phil Payne

After 25 years’ service in the Royal Navy (RN), predominantly as a hydrographic survey manager, Phil Payne has spent the last 3 years in various roles at the UK Hydrographic Office (UKHO). Currently the survey delivery manager, he both conducts and sub-contracts hydrographic surveys for a number of UK Government funded Programmes, including work in some UK Overseas Territories and Commonwealth small island developing countries. (read more)
2018-07-11 04:38:13

Topcon Showcases B111 and B125 GNSS Receiver Boards

Topcon Positioning Group announces two new full constellation GNSS receivers for the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) market. The new B111 and B125 boards are designed for use with a broad range of positioning applications. The boards utilize the GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou and Galileo constellations with the B111 tracking signals in the L1 and L2 frequency band, while the B125 adds signals in the L5 band. Both boards are designed to provide scalable positioning from sub-meter DGPS positioning to sub-centimeter RTK positioning. “The new boards both include 226-channel Vanguard Technology with Universal Tracking Channels, for reliable ‘all-in-view’ and ‘future-proof’ tracking,” said... (read more)
2017-04-26 11:53:50

LiDARUSA Announces Z+F Mobile Systems

LiDARUSA has announced the integration of the Z+F scanners for mobile mapping into their portfolio. The Z+F Profiler is a high-speed, very precise (sub mm) 360-degree scanner providing more than 1 million points/sec at up to 200 profiles/sec to a range of nearly 120 metres. Adding the Profiler to the Hiway Mapper series ensures users continued availability of the best systems on the market for any purpose. In addition, the Z+F IMAGER (5006, 5010, 5016) can also be transformed into a mobile system to maximise the use of the scanner. This allows companies to provide mobile mapping services with the... (read more)
2018-12-03 03:01:46

Hexagon Positioning Introduces PIM7500 GNSS for Autonomous Applications

Hexagon’s Positioning Intelligence division has announced the PIM7500 Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) receiver explicitly designed for autonomous automotive platform development and solutions. This single-sided receiver features a compact form factor that solders down directly for easy integration with electronic control modules and Artificial Intelligence (AI) development platforms. The PIM7500 is available in low to mid-volume quantities making it the ideal GNSS receiver to use in mileage accumulation fleets. The new receiver also features dual-frequency GNSS reception from all available constellations including GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, BeiDou, NavIC, QZSS and SBAS. The PIM7500 offers sub-metre and centimetre-level positioning using Hexagon Correction... (read more)
2018-05-29 12:00:56

IDS GeoRadar Launches Compact Safety Monitoring Radar for Mining

IDS GeoRadar, a leading provider of Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) and interferometric solutions, has launched HYDRA-X, a radar-based technology solution specifically designed to support geotechnical engineers in the mining industry. HYDRA-X supports the different types of mine site needs, ranging from strip coal mines, tailing dams, small open pits, quarries and sub-benches monitoring in huge open pits. The radar is a compact solution that is easily transportable for quick deployment in critical areas. It also provides high-resolution, high-accuracy early warning and real-time monitoring. “HYDRA-X is a perfect fit for various geotechnical needs,” said Niccolo Coli, director of the IDS GeoRadar... (read more)
2018-04-24 10:40:01
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