100,000 Units Milestone Celebrated

The Grand celebration for ‘A Rollout Hit of 100,000 Units & Become the No.1 Total Station Output Company In The World' was held in Beijing, China, on 29th October 2010. Vice Minister of Land and Resource and General Director of State Bureau of Surveying and Mapping, Mr. Xu Deming, Deputy Chief of staff of Beijing Military Region, Mr.Gao Jianguo, as well as other leaders, experts, customers,and friends of SOUTH from Beijing, Tianjin and He Bei province, totally 140 people attended the grand ceremony. The ceremony was presided by Vice President of SOUTH Group, Mr. Yang Zhenpeng. General President of SOUTH... (read more)
2010-11-03 11:51:52

Combining Vision and Hard Work

Founded in 1994 in Beijing, UniStrong has fourteen years’ experience in the GNSS industry. The company began as a dealer and distributor of GNSS and over the past eight years has acquired extensive expertise in GPS technology and gained a strong reputation in China. The company now leads in the survey and GIS industry in China.<P> UniStrong is headquartered in Bei­jing, China. There are ten bran­ches distributed across the country, two research and development ­centres, two subsidiary compan­ies, and offices in Hong Kong and Singa­pore. Nearly a thousand employees work for the company, half in research and development or as... (read more)
2008-12-10 12:00:00

Multi-sensor Cave Detection in Bulgaria

Meeting the Challenges of Complex Karst Environments
Caves are important in a wide variety of fields, ranging from construction engineering to mineral exploration and archaeology. Despite the scientific importance of caves, geologists believe that only a relatively small number of them have been discovered so far. Exploration is currently mainly conducted by speleologists but this is a time-consuming activity and is limited to exploration based on existing surface openings. A recent project in Bulgaria has shown that the combination of multiple geophysical techniques provides an easier and effective on-surface exploration method that meets the challenges of complex karst environments. (By Tanya Slavova and Atanas Rusev, Bulgaria) Several... (read more)
2016-04-21 10:57:18

GPS and the 2015 Gorkha Earthquake

Rupture Area Covered by a 5Hz GPS Network for the First Time
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 portion of the Main Himalayan Thrust ruptured by the 2015 Gorkha earthquake lies directly beneath a network of GPS continuously operating reference stations (CORS) recording three-dimensional positions at a high rate of 5 samples per second (5Hz). This is the first time a large continental thrust earthquake has been measured by a 5Hz GPS network with receivers on both sides of the fault rupture. The various earthquakes which have plagued Nepal... (read more)
2017-12-20 09:50:52

Turning UAV and Lidar into Something Beautiful

YellowScan International User Conference 2017
Mounting Lidar on an unmanned airborne vehicle (UAV) is regarded by many as the next geospatial frontier, but gradually the barriers are being overcome. Scientists and Lidar- and UAV-adopters from surveying companies gathered at the second YellowScan User Conference in Montpellier, France, to discuss the future of this novel and promising geodata acquisition technology. The diverse backgrounds of the over 80 attendees reflect the potential of equipping UAVs with Lidar sensors, resulting in what may be called UAS-Lidar. The venue – Château de Flaugergues, built between 1696 and 1730 – added an extra dimension to the two-day conference, held on 29... (read more)
2017-07-26 11:13:46

ITT Passes Review for GOES-R Advanced Baseline Imager

ITT Corporation (NY, USA) has announced that its Space Systems Division has successfully passed the critical design review for the Advanced Baseline Imager (ABI) it is preparing for NASA’s next generation Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite (GOES) program. The review was conducted 15th-16th February in Fort Wayne, Indiana (USA), where ITT has facilities, along with contributing key subcontractors, BAE Systems, Babcock Incorporated, BEI Technologies, DRS Technologies, L-3 Communications SSG-Tinsley and Northrop Grumman Space Technology.  NASA carefully examined all attributes of the ITT instrument, including its design, architecture, assembly, and electronics. After the two days, NASA declared its satisfaction with the ABI... (read more)
2007-02-27 09:51:13

GNSS Receivers – Evolution or Revolution?

Past, Present and Future of Positioning
Satellite surveying… are there any industry professionals out there not using it on (almost) a daily basis? Over the last 30 years, GNSS has become the main positioning instrument for most applications, writes Huibert-Jan Lekkerkerk. Of course, there are still some exceptions where correct relative positioning is needed and dedicated optical systems such as a total station or level instrument are used, but even these are often set up over control points determined using GNSS techniques. This article investigates the developments in GNSS over the last decade and attempts to predict the future. Around a decade ago, a review of... (read more)
2019-01-30 08:43:20

GNSS Reference Server Provides Internet Sharing

The Leica GR25 GNSS Reference Server has now been enhanced with a standard on-board WLAN module to extend its Ethernet and mobile wireless internet connectivity options. This is accompanied by the new RefWorx on-board firmware v3.00, adding internet connection sharing allowing other computers or network devices connected to Ethernet or WLAN to directly access the internet through the GR10 or GR25 server’s new routing capability. The new Site Monitor positioning modes and many other improvements are also included. These new capabilities together with other advanced communication interfaces, the integrated modular devices management, multi-user management and high-end security mean that currently... (read more)
2013-05-10 10:27:24

Septentrio and Point One Navigation Partner up for Autonomous Vehicle Demo

Septentrio, a leader in high-precision GNSS technology, is teaming up with Point One Navigation, a provider of precise location as a service, for autonomous vehicle demonstrations during CES 2019 in Las Vegas, USA. Invitees will be able to ride in a fully autonomous demonstration vehicle that incorporates technology from both companies and to meet directly with technical experts. Point One Navigation will showcase its proof-of-concept autonomous vehicle equipped with the FusionEngine vehicle localisation software. Demonstrations will utilise corrections from Point One’s Polaris Cloud, an innovative new correction network that enables high-precision GPS and computer vision-based localisation, while allowing the customer... (read more)
2018-12-13 09:49:50

ESA Leads Drive into 5G Positioning Future

A pair of testbed vehicles went out on the road in Germany to simulate the way we are all likely to be using 5G positioning services in the future. The field test focused on assessing the performance of highly precise ‘hybrid’ satellite/terrestrial positioning for autonomous vehicles, drones, smart cities and the Internet of Things. The two vehicles were driven for a week around Munich and the surrounding area in a variety of environments, from the open-sky terrain surrounding the German Aerospace Center DLR’s site in Oberpfaffenhofen to the deep urban canyons of the city’s dense Maxverstadt district. As they drove... (read more)
2019-10-03 09:30:38
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