GNSS

This page is dedicated to GNSS. Not only is positioning crucial for today’s geomatics professionals, but GNSS also plays an essential role in people’s everyday lives. With in-depth stories on GNSS, this page brings you up to date on the current status of positioning and surveying. 

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Precise Point Positioning from Combined GNSS

Currently there are four global navigation satellite systems (GNSSs) available: GPS, Glonass, BeiDou and Galileo. The satellites of these systems are used for positioning and the accuracy is greatly improved if precise satellite orbit, clock and uncalibrated phase delay (UPD... (read more)
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Linking Space Technology and User Needs

Space technology has a big influence on the transformation of the way we live, work and play. The core mission of the European Global Navigation Satellite Systems Agency (GSA) is to ensure that European Union citizens get the most out of Europe’s satellite navigation p... (read more)

Recent Advances in Geodata Acquisition Technologies

Today’s geodata acquisition technologies combine microprocessors, computer power, solid state drives, complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor (CMOS) sensors, miniaturisation and many more developments. But demand is just as important as supply, and demand is rapid... (read more)

Multi-sensor Cave Detection in Bulgaria

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... (read more)
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New Elevation for North America’s Highest Peak

Surveyors, mappers, geodesists and other scientists, as well as climbers and mountaineers from around the world, have long held a curiosity to know the official elevation of Denali, the continent's highest peak. Since the last survey of Denali’s apex in the 1950s,... (read more)
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Navigating the Future of the Geospatial and Geomatics Sectors

Dr Dorota Grejner-Brzezinska is the incoming president of the Institute of Navigation (ION). She also serves as president of the International Association of Geodesy (IAG) Commission 4, Positioning and Applications. GIM International held an in-depth conversation with Grejne... (read more)

UAV Overcomes Position Challenges near the North Pole

Engineers on board the Alfred Wegener Institute’s research icebreaker Polarstern have programmed an unmanned autonomous vehicle (UAV), allowing it to navigate despite the deviations produced by the Earth’s magnetic field near the North Pole. The researchers recen... (read more)

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. However, raft settlement, concrete shortening and construction tolerances c... (read more)
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5 Questions to…Xiaohua Wen (Tersus GNSS)

The GNSS industry is a very dynamic market full of growth opportunities, as several reports confirm. In China, Tersus GNSS is one of the ambitious companies looking to expand in the international GNSS... (read more)

The African Geodetic Reference Frame

The African Geodetic Reference Frame (AFREF) was conceived to unify the patchwork of geodetic reference frames and vertical datums in the 54 countries in Africa. A common reference frame is intended t... (read more)
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Hemisphere GNSS Debuts RTK Base & Rover and Site Management Software

At CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2017, Hemisphere GNSS introduced the C321 GNSS Smart Antenna and SiteMetrix Site Management Software. When paired with SiteMetrix, the next-generation multi-frequency, multi-GNSS C3... (read more)

New Book: ‘GNSS Survey & Engineering’

Geomares Education introduces a new book, called ‘GNSS Survey & Engineering’, written by Huibert-Jan Lekkerkerk. 'GNSS Survey & Engineering' is aimed at providing the everyday prof... (read more)
GNSS & GPS

Septentrio Launches Seismic Monitoring and Advanced CORS Features on PolaRx5 Product Line

Septentrio has announced the release of 5.1.0 firmware for the PolaRx5 product line of GNSS reference receivers. The 5.1.0 firmwar... (read more)

Hemisphere y Carlson presentan el Receptor GNSS

Hemisphere GNSS y Carlson Software recientemente colaboraron para producir el Hemisphere S321 y Carlson BRx6, todo-nuevo, compacto... (read more)

GCPs for Satellite Image Georeferencing Surveyed Worldwide with GNSS PPP

GNSS positioning by precise point positioning (PPP) has developed over the last few years and is frequently used by the scientific... (read more)
GNSS & Galileo

NavCom Launches Onyx Software-upgradeable GNSS OEM Board

NavCom Technology has released the Onyx multi-frequency GNSS OEM board. Offering integrated StarFire... (read more)

Hemisphere GNSS Eclipse P328 OEM Positioning Board

Today, Hemisphere GNSS has announced the Eclipse P328 in a line of low-power, high-precision, positi... (read more)

Hemisphere and Carlson Launch GNSS Receiver

Hemisphere GNSS and Carlson Software recently collaborated to produce the Hemisphere S321 and Carlso... (read more)
GNSS & GLONASS

Trimble R2 GNSS Receiver for Data Collection with ArcGIS

Esri has announced the availability of the Trimble R2 Global Navigation Satellite Sys... (read more)

KCS TraceME Upgrades TM-178 with LoRa Technology

KCS, based in The Netherlands, has upgraded its successful TraceME module TM-178, targeted for traci... (read more)

Opening up New Opportunities in High-precision GNSS

In a fiercely competitive landscape, there is considerable pressure on GNSS companies such as Hemisp... (read more)
GNSS & BeiDou

ChinterGEO 2016: Creating a New Era Founded on 20 Years of Continuity

Marking 20 years of continuity linked to the Chinese and overseas communities of surveying, mapping... (read more)

Septentrio Delivers Machine Control GNSS Receivers for Brazilian Iron Ore Mine

Septentrio Americas has completed deliveries of over 40 GNSS machine control receivers, including th... (read more)

PolaRx5 GNSS Reference Station Receivers Shipped to UNAVCO

Septentrio, a leading provider of GNSS receivers, has announced the start of shipments to UNAVCO of... (read more)
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Tersus GNSS provides real-time, centimeter-level accurate and cost efficient Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) positioning solutions. Designed for easy and rapid integration, our GNSS product lines, the Precis GNSS RTK boards and receivers, offer high-precision capability as well as flexible...
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What is GNSS?

GNSS (Source: NASA)GNSS stands for global navigation satellite system and refers to a constellation of satellites, which provide signals from out of space for positioning. A GNSS has global coverage. There are several GNSS systems: GPS (United States of America), Glonass (Russian Federation), Galileo (Europe) and Beidou (China).

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