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Autonomously Detecting Fast Movements
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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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Geoinformation in Arable Farming
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Geoinformation in Arable Farming

Agriculture enthusiastically absorbs geospatial technologies. Precision farming practices in particular benefit from location intelligence. The future in agriculture with geospatial applications is br...

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Core Wall Control Survey in Kuwait
GNSS

Core Wall Control Survey in Kuwait

Tall towers can bend and sway due to wind, cranes and other loads. Ideally, such movements should be around the main axis designed so that, in the absence of loads, the tower stands exactly vertical. ...

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Indoor Wayfinding at Amsterdam Airport
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Indoor Wayfinding at Amsterdam Airport

Thousands of people pass through Amsterdam Airport Schiphol in The Netherlands every day. Despite being one of the largest and busiest airports in the world, Schiphol strives to offer passengers a str...

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GPS and the 2015 Gorkha earthquake
GPS

GPS and the 2015 Gorkha earthquake

Nepal is prone to earthquakes and throughout the centuries the country’s capital city, Kathmandu, has been regularly struck by earthquakes which appear to have similar epicentres and behaviour. The ...

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CHC Navigation Introduces i83 IMU-RTK GNSS Receiver

CHC Navigation Introduces i83 IMU-RTK GNSS Receiver

CHC Navigation (CHCNAV) has announced the availability of the i83 GNSS receiver, a new and innovative addition to its premium GNSS receiver series for surveying, mapping and construction professionals...

ComNav Technology Upgrades GNSS Receivers

ComNav Technology Upgrades GNSS Receivers

ComNav Technology has announced a global upgrade of the T300 and T300 Plus GNSS receiver, including the upgrade to the new GNSS K8 platform on both receivers and the replacement of the tilt sensor to ...

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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.