GNSS Surveying Solution R10

Trimble (USA) has during Intergeo 2012 in Hanover, Germany, introduced its next-generation GNSS surveying solution: the Trimble R10. As the smallest and lightest receiver in its class, the Trimble R10 combines powerful features and technologies including Trimble HD-GNSS to provide surveyors increased productivity. A quick-release adaptor and the ability to configure the receiver from a smartphone make it easy to deploy and use as a base station or rover. With the introduction of the Trimble R10, new versions of Trimble’s its field and office software have been released: Trimble Access 2012.20 and Trimble Business Center 2.80 to extend Trimble's Connected... (read more)
2012-10-10 11:45:12

Surveying in the Mining Sector

An Overview of Geospatial Methods in Mining Engineering
Geospatial data forms the foundation of mining. The rapidly evolving innovations in the geomatics sector are bringing previously unforeseen opportunities that will provide a major boost, both to mining surveyors and the mining industry as a whole. Read on for an article which starts with some history – after all, we should never forget where we came from. It then goes on to present a general outline of surveying in the mining industry, with a focus on the survey equipment and the technologies that are being used today. Surveyors in the mining industry fulfil an essential function since they provide... (read more)
2017-02-01 08:46:34

Surveying the World of Tomorrow

From Digitalisation to Augmented Reality
From 29 May to 2 June Helsinki, Finland – also known as a ‘pearl of the Baltic Sea’ – was the centre of the global surveyors’ community during the FIG Working Week 2017. All participants were warmly welcomed by FIG colleagues in Finland. The programme was exciting and future-oriented. By Christiaan Lemmen, Louise Friis-Hansen and Eva-Maria Unger, International Federation of Surveyors (FIG) FIG Honorary President Juha Talvitie, who was president of FIG in 1990 (the last time the FIG Working Week was held in Helsinki) gave a short and inspiring welcome address greeting all the younger surveyors and also those... (read more)
2017-07-06 11:19:01

Topocart Aerial Transmission Line Surveying Project

Topocart, Brazil, has pioneered the application of aerial photogrammetry combined with laser profiling for section surveys to meet the design needs of transmission lines. Despite the extensive experience in conventional topography, the surveys necessary for implementation of transmission lines from power plants that make up the Madeira Complex had serious environmental restrictions for opening of clearings, especially in the Amazon region. These restrictions would jeopardise the implementation schedule of the lines, since only the conventional topography would not be completed in time needed to begin transmission. Topocart undertook to perform surveys of almost 1,500 kilometres, on schedule. For this it... (read more)
2013-03-28 08:30:00

How Orthophoto UAS Compete with Traditional Surveying

One of the elements that makes Intergeo particularly dynamic is the so-called Trend and Media Forum. The Forum, based on the exhibition floor, functions as a platform for companies, giving them the opportunity to present their products. It is an excellent spot to get in touch with companies’ latest developments and innovations. The kick-off was made on Wednesday by Marco Möller of MAVinci, Germany (image), who enthusiastically gave a practical showcase on how the MAVinci Sirius UAS compete with traditional surveying methods. The 2011 edition of Intergeo had already provided a clear indication of the increasing role of unmanned aerial... (read more)
2012-10-10 03:20:15
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