Trimble Catalyst Usage-based Service Plans Enable Positioning On Demand

Trimble has announced its Trimble Catalyst software-defined Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) receiver for Android phones and tablets is now available with a usage-based service plan - Trimble Catalyst On Demand. The new service plan is focused on satisfying the requirements of a growing number of industries and organizations who recognize the benefits of using high-accuracy GNSS technology in the field but need a more flexible payment model. Trimble Catalyst On Demand provides scalable access to RTK-quality GNSS positioning using an affordable pay-per-use hourly pricing model in addition to the current Catalyst monthly plans. The new service also enables automated domain-level email address access, which streamlines license allocation for organizations with a large number... (read more)
2019-07-17 10:01:58

Web GIS Improves Lidar Collection Response Time

The LMAP Initiative
The remarkable capabilities of airborne Lidar continue to improve, with scanners now able to emit more than a million pulses every second. Although it has never been easier to acquire high-quality laser data, storing and managing the huge volume of Lidar data collected can prove to be a challenge. Combined with associated metadata such as survey information, environmental conditions and flight lines, data management has now become a critical priority and focus. This article outlines a new initiative called LMAP that provides an automated workflow for uploading and storing Lidar and metadata into GIS. Developed in a partnership between RIEGL of... (read more)
2019-05-21 10:01:13

Geodata Takes Centre Stage at Intergeo 2019

At Intergeo 2019, from 17 to 19 September in Stuttgart, Germany, more than 680 exhibitors will be providing insights into the highly dynamic geospatial sector. The world's leading geospatial event will focus on the growing importance of geodata – also termed 'the currency of the future' – and the resulting opportunities. Key topics will be drones, smart cities and BIM. Tickets for this year's edition are available now.  Geoinformation has filtered into every area of our lives, with hardly a single website or app able to function without it. Planning, visualizing and designing, creating sustainable living spaces, understanding increasingly complex interconnections, finding... (read more)
2019-05-21 09:33:22

Carlson NR3 Launches New Lightweight GNSS Receiver

At the company's 'Grow With Us' User Conference 2019, Carlson Software's president and founder Bruce Carlson introduced the Carlson NR3 network rover. Weighing in at just under two pounds, the NR3 delivers highly reliable GNSS RTK for land surveying, GIS and other data collection uses. Able to be used as a base or rover, the NR3 utilizes all four constellations – GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou and Galileo – and provides triple-frequency tracking on GPS, GLONASS and Galileo. Incorporating multipath and ionospheric detection, the NR3 maintains accuracy and continued operation despite shocks, vibration or other interference. Designed to work seamlessly with Carlson... (read more)
2019-05-21 08:38:15

Increasing Compatibility with UAVs for Precise Mapping

Effigis Geo Solutions (Effigis), a Canadian innovation company that designs, implements and uses geospatial solutions, has launched a new version of EZSurv, the GNSS post-processing software of its flagship OnPOZ suite of software. The release will especially please users of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs or 'drones'), with a new UAV image position interpolation module that spares them the trouble of manipulating files. Never before has the process been so short and free of errors – from PPK software to image analysis. The new release now enables users to easily set and save drone configuration and to import Exif image files... (read more)
2019-05-14 10:31:49

Agriculture Mapping Market to Reach US$14 Billion By 2026

Increasing usage of IoT in the agriculture sector is contributing to the growth of the precision Farming/Agriculture market. Farm managers & producers are leveraging the capabilities of the IoT devices, such as sensors, GPS & GNSS systems, and automated steering systems, for soil sampling, temperature monitoring, filed mapping, irrigation management, and several other applications. According to the current analysis of reports and data, the global precision Farming/Agriculture market was valued at US$5.3 Billion in 2018 and is expected to reach US$14.1 Billion by the year 2026, at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 12.7%. This high growth is mainly attributable to... (read more)
2019-04-26 10:17:27

Trimble Announces High-accuracy Field Device for GIS Applications

Trimble has announced a high-performance field computer for its Mapping and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) portfolio – the Trimble TDC150 handheld. Designed for GIS data collection, inspection and management activities, the TDC150 provides users with a rugged solution that has the flexibility of a handheld, a modern interface with open Android operating system, and scalable high-accuracy positioning for professional field workflows. The TDC150 provides advanced Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) capabilities in a durable, ergonomic and lightweight form factor. With a built-in GNSS antenna, the TDC150 is a scalable solution that allows customers to choose their desired accuracy. Easy-to-use and... (read more)
2019-04-17 10:39:10

Trimble Siteworks Adds GNSS Tilt Compensation and Android Support

Trimble has introduced its Siteworks Software version 1.1, featuring full GNSS tilt compensation functionality in standing, walking and vehicle modes, and support for the Android operating system. Construction surveyors can now capture accurate points without levelling the pole, making surveying in areas such as building corners accurate, fast and easy. In addition, Siteworks version 1.1 now supports the Android operating system, giving contractors the flexibility to choose the field device that best fits their needs and budget. "GNSS tilt compensation makes site positioning more accessible and easier to learn for beginners, while experienced surveyors can see significant time savings," said Scott... (read more)
2019-04-12 10:17:22

UAS Platforms the Future of Successful Aerial Image Capture & Modelling

UAS (Unmanned Airborne Systems) are rapidly becoming a valuable source of data for inspection, surveillance, mapping and 3D modelling projects. Investment in the commercial UAS industry - estimated to increase by US$3.5 billion by 2024 – reveals the potential for UAS to aid or replace traditional methods of data collection. The catalyst for the high rate of UAS adoption is primarily the technological developments in microprocessor architecture and the falling costs of the manufacturing process. Even consumer-grade UAS - available for less than £1,000 – now feature sophisticated Internal Measurement Units (IMUs), GPS- and GLONASS-capable GNSS receivers, stabilised gimbals, and... (read more)
2018-11-21 12:05:17

Healthy Workout for GNSS Technology

For some companies, giving back to the community is part of a day’s work. That certainly is the case with Dillon Consulting, a professional consulting organisation in Ontario, Canada, founded in 1946 by two military veterans. The company now has offices across the country and a well-deserved reputation for quality and high values. Dillon strongly believes in supporting the local community, and a favourite charity is the Canadian Cancer Society. For the last four years, Dillon has been a co-sponsor of the ladies-only “mud run”, called the Halton Mudmoiselle, which raises funds for cancer research and support services. Last year,... (read more)
2018-11-12 11:25:01
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