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

Esri Launches New Field Data Collection Application

Esri has released ArcGIS QuickCapture, a mobile app designed for rapid and at-speed field data collection workflows. Data can be collected from a moving vehicle with the touch of a button and sent back to the office for real-time analysis, leading to faster and more effective decision-making. The new app is developed for road inspections, aerial surveys, monitoring vegetation encroachment and more. ArcGIS QuickCapture allows users to configure a customized interface that suits their specific project requirements, eliminating unnecessary features and options. This personalization helps users take advantage of the single-tap, big-button system to capture details and photos as they... (read more)
2019-10-03 09:03:58

Juniper Systems Announces New Geode GNS2 Sub-metre GPS Receiver

Juniper Systems has launched the Geode GNS2 sub-metre GPS receiver. This new release of the Geode now features connectivity with a range of iPhone and iPad devices providing users with a more versatile and powerful tool. This is made possible by the Geode’s new 'Made For iPhone/iPad' (MFi) certification. The Geode GNS2 retains all the features and connectivity of the original Geode while adding this support for iPhone and iPad. The Geode is an all-in-one sub-metre receiver that provides users with real-time, precision GNSS data at an affordable price. Designed with versatility in mind, the Geode features one-button simplicity and... (read more)
2019-09-26 10:42:28

CHC Navigation Introduces New GNSS Receiver

CHC Navigation has released its i90 GNSS Series powered by the latest CHCNAV IMU-RTK technology to provide robust and accurate GNSS positioning, in any circumstances. The i90 IMU-RTK GNSS Series is designed to dramatically increase GNSS RTK availability and reliability. The i90 GNSS IMU-RTK combines a high-end calibration and interference free IMU sensor with state-of-the-art GNSS RTK engine and advanced GNSS tracking capabilities. Survey projects are achieved with high productivity and reliability. Hassle-free IMU-RTK surveying The i90 GNSS Series goes without a complicated calibration process, rotation, leveling or accessories are necessary with the i90 GNSS Series. Just a few meters... (read more)
2019-09-23 11:05:17

New Offline Post-processing Workflow for Trimble TerraFlex Software

The Trimble TerraFlex field software now supports the transfer of data between the field and office without the use of Trimble cloud services. The new software workflow – called offline data transfer – is possible through the integration of Trimble TerraFlex and the Trimble Positions Desktop add-in for Esri ArcGIS Desktop. TerraFlex is a field solution that enables mobile workers to easily collect, manage and edit their geospatial feature data. The new workflow provides an alternative to using Trimble cloud services for storing and transferring GIS feature data collected with the TerraFlex platform. In addition, TerraFlex field data collected via... (read more)
2019-09-12 10:35:25

Updating the Cadastre in Ecuador

Using Photogrammetry and Lidar Data
The integration of photogrammetry and Lidar can generate synergies and economic savings. The two techniques were used together to detect irrigation and drainage canals for a project aiming to improve irrigation methods and create the related land registry in the province of El Oro in Ecuador. For over 60 years, the decentralised provincial government in El Oro, Ecuador, has been committed to the agro-productive development of the province. As part of this, it has promoted the construction, management and maintenance of a network of irrigation and drainage canals, thus supporting investments in the agro-productive sectors. To improve the efficiency of... (read more)
2019-09-12 09:32:35

Volunteering for the Future

The International Federation of Surveyors (FIG) is a non-governmental organization representing the interests of all surveyors worldwide. Over the last 30 years, our profession has gone through a series of significant changes and innovations. The main technical advancements have been the introduction of GNSS, laser scanning and digital photogrammetry in conjunction with the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs or ‘drones’). Thanks to new communication technology combined with GNSS technology, global localization of the place where we ‘are’ has become child’s play. Sociologists say that we are living today in one global world. In other words, there are more similarities... (read more)
2019-09-12 09:05:42

A Decade of Geospatial Advancements

As the 25th edition of Intergeo rapidly approaches, Wim van Wegen reflects on his own anniversary: a decade in the geospatial business and attendance at ten consecutive Intergeo events. Huge advancements in 3D mobile laser scanning, unmanned aerial vehicles and total stations are just some examples of the innovative nature of our industry. So what will the future bring? This year’s edition in Stuttgart marks the 25th anniversary of Intergeo. My own personal Intergeo debut was back in 2010, in the city of Cologne, so this is an anniversary year for me too: it will my 10th time attending the... (read more)
2019-09-05 01:53:12

A Breathtaking Voyage into the Geospatial Realm at Intergeo

Block Thursday 19 September in your diary today – especially if you are already planning to attend Intergeo! Then on the day, head to the Conference Forum (Foyer East) in Stuttgart, grab a seat and prepare to hear all about the latest innovations in the geospatial industry during the 'GIM International' conference track. After two hectic days at the trade fair, it is the ideal way to round off your time at Intergeo before heading home armed with new insights and inspiration. For the GIM International conference programme on the third day of this year’s Intergeo, we are delighted to... (read more)
2019-09-05 01:09:11

Uruguay Updates National Imagery to Support Sustainable Development

The last complete aerial photography collection effort in Uruguay was conducted in 1966‒1967 to produce a national dataset at 1:50,000 scale. Only parts of the country have been captured since that time. In 2015, recognizing the multiple benefits of updated cartographic information to support future development, the Uruguay government, through the IDEUy (Infraestructura de datos espaciales de Uruguay), initiated a project to map the nation. Based on a thorough evaluation of the alternatives, including aerial photography, Lidar and satellite imagery, the IDEUy chose aerial digital cameras as the best technology to update the Uruguayan geographic dataset. (this article is brought... (read more)
2019-09-02 09:30:56
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