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Mobile Laser Scanning Point Clouds
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Mobile Laser Scanning Point Clouds

The demand for 3D maps of cities and road networks is steadily increasing and mobile mapping systems are often the preferred acquisition method for capturing such scenes. Manual processing of point cl...

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Precisely Flexible Positioning
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Precisely Flexible Positioning

As users push for more capabilities, today’s location apps for smartphones and tablets are running up against frustrating limitations. Higher accuracy can increase the performance of location-aware ...

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Autonomously Detecting Fast Movements
GNSS

Autonomously Detecting Fast Movements

Diverse environmental effects, climatic changes and human alterations of the ecosystems are deeply changing Earth’s surface processes and creating environmental challenges that researchers are strug...

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Advanced Navigation presents IMU developments

Advanced Navigation presents IMU developments

Advanced Navigation has unveiled an expansion of its Boreas digital fibre-optic gyroscope (DFOG) range with the introduction of the new A Series. This development showcases the company’s commitment ...

Galileo High Accuracy Service begins delivery

Galileo High Accuracy Service begins delivery

Galileo has begun the delivery of its High Accuracy Service (HAS), as officially announced by Thierry Breton, European Commissioner for the Internal Market. He described HAS as “feeding a prosperou...

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Positioning, in its essence, represents the meticulous process of accurately determining the spatial location of an object concerning a specific framework or datum. This fundamental concept of positioning plays an indispensable role in the domains of geography and hydrography, persistently guiding the quest to pinpoint the precise locations of the objects and features we seek to measure and understand.

Depending on the specific application at hand, the framework within which positioning occurs can be either of a global or local nature. When thinking on a global scale, the utilization of advanced techniques like Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) comes into play. In this scenario, the framework for positioning is meticulously defined by geodetic coordinate reference systems, ensuring the utmost accuracy in spatial determinations on a planetary scale.

Conversely, in more localized settings, positioning takes on a distinct character, tailored to the unique demands of specific tasks. For instance, in the realms of construction and engineering, the precision of positioning is paramount, and it's achieved through instruments such as the Total Station, allowing for the highly accurate alignment and placement of structures and infrastructure. Meanwhile, indoor navigation is another intriguing facet of local positioning, where the frameworks are often established within the confines of buildings, where technologies like indoor positioning systems enable precise and efficient navigation.

As we delve deeper into the world of positioning, it becomes evident that this art and science of location determination extends its influence far and wide, offering versatile solutions for diverse applications, all while maintaining an unwavering commitment to spatial accuracy.