Creating a New Normal in the Everglades

Professional grade GPS linked to an iPad is bringing significant efficiency gains in data capture to a water management organisation, reports Mary Jo Wagner. Based in West Palm Beach, the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) covers 16 counties stretching from Orlando to the Florida Keys, including the unique and intricate Everglades freshwater wetland. The oldest and largest of the state’s five water management districts, the 67-year old SFWMD strives to maintain a delicate balance between safeguarding the water needs of the natural environment and the competing water-supply demands of 8.1 million residents. As part of its extensive responsibilities for... (read more)
2017-02-15 02:48:00

HxGN SmartNet Releases App for Instant Updates

HxGN SmartNet has expanded with the release of an app that now the latest status information directly to your smart phone so you are always aware and up-to-date of the environment around you. Many professions benefit from HxGN SmartNet to efficiently complete their daily tasks, including surveying, construction, agriculture, logistics, automotive and many more. The app provides an information channel that is independent of the GNSS device being used. So, whether you are a surveyor, engineer, farmer or construction machine operator, it keeps you informed of all aspects of the HxGN SmartNet service that is relevant to your location. Information is available... (read more)
2018-04-06 11:41:36

Topcon Releases MAGNET Relay for GIS

Topcon Positioning Group announces the addition of MAGNET Relay for GIS to its suite of cloud-based solutions software. As a component of MAGNET Field GIS, MAGNET Relay GIS is a mobile base station RTK (Real Time Kinematic) broadcasting service. The system is designed to allow subscribers to connect a GNSS base receiver to the relay via a cellular connection for high-accuracy RTK corrections. “The RTK base station can be used by up to ten rovers, which makes MAGNET Relay a great solution for large scale and highly precise GIS projects,” said Stefan Naumann, business manager, software and solutions for Topcon Europe Positioning.... (read more)
2017-01-06 04:10:43

SuperSurv 10 Wins TGIS Golden Map Award

Supergeo is pleased to announce that its mobile GIS software, SuperSurv 10, won the Golden Map Award for Best GIS Technology from TGIS, Taiwan Geographic Information Society. The product team of Supergeo was invited to receive their crowning glory in public during the annual meeting and seminar of TGIS on 3rd July 2017. The Golden Map Award is the highest honor given by TGIS, the biggest GIS community in Taiwan. This award is aimed to credit people or products that have outstanding achievements in the field of GIS. Currently, there are six kinds of awards, including Master’s Thesis, Doctoral Dissertation,... (read more)
2017-08-04 11:09:22

Bluesky Appoints Steve Winter as Strategic Development Manager

Aerial mapping specialist Bluesky has appointed Steve Winter to the positon of Strategic Development Manager. Winter, an accomplished and driven industry strategist, will help the Leicestershire based company devise, develop and deliver a comprehensive strategic and tactical plan for business development, growth and international expansion. Winter will work alongside the existing commercial and technical teams to identify marketable opportunities and realise their potential and, reporting directly to the board of directors, will help shape the company’s expansion into new market sectors and geographical regions. "Steve has a proven track record in technical sales management,” commented Rachel Tidmarsh, Managing Director of... (read more)
2017-02-08 11:58:11

Structural Integrity Chooses TerraGo Magic to Build Data Collection App

TerraGo announced today that Structural Integrity, a global leader in engineering services and solutions for structural evaluation and repair, chose TerraGo Magic to build a field data collection and collaboration app for field inspectors, engineers and other personnel to improve the efficiency of inspection workflows, field reporting and data management. “When dig sites are identified, for example from an in-line inspection tool indicating a pipe requires further inspection, inspectors can immediately utilize the TerraGo Magic app to locate the asset and rapidly gather location-tagged information that confirms defects, or the absence of them, ultimately accelerating updates to the pipeline integrity program as well as... (read more)
2017-07-03 11:58:01

Android Application for Field Data Collection

Trimble introduced today Trimble Penmap for Android, a cloud-connected application for field surveying and high-accuracy Geographic Information System (GIS) data collection that works on mobile handhelds, smartphones and tablets. The app focuses on core survey and mapping tasks such as cadastral and boundary surveys, establishing local control, stake-outs, quality checks and asset management for utilities. It provides both professional surveyors and field workers with an intuitive, map-based interface to manage features and attributes for high-accuracy GIS and complete survey documentation. For example, the application can be used in the energy distribution industry for locating infrastructure and recording critical information on... (read more)
2017-07-31 02:14:14

SuperSurv 10 Selected for Coastal Protection in Thailand

Supergeo’s mobile GIS-app SuperSurv 10 has been selected by the government agency that is in charge of protecting marine and coastal resources in Thailand for spatial data collection. The core mission of this department is to conserve and restore the precious flora and fauna resided in the marine and coastal ecosystem. Because Thailand is a country located in tropical climate zone and has a thriving tourism industry, it is a critical work to conserve the valuable coral reef and mangrove forests along its 3,200 kilometres long coastline. Now, this agency has seven branch offices evenly distributed across Thailand and divisions... (read more)
2017-07-14 11:15:48

Topcon and Autodesk Strengthen Partnership

Topcon GB & Ireland announced the latest development of its partnership with Autodesk at Digital Construction Week revealing the integration of its DS-200i total station with Autodesk’s new BIM 360 Layout app. This latest step between Topcon and Autodesk means that the DS-200i total station can now connect to a coordinated model to the field layout process, increasing both accuracy and productivity on site. Along with the DSi series, Topcon showcased a wide range of geospatial and construction products at the event - all complemented by a comprehensive display of compatible software. Kit on show included the LN-100 layout navigator,... (read more)
2017-01-13 03:00:30

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
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