Category Archives: GNSS/Location Tech

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It’s Unstoppable and Headed Your Way

This entry is part 6 of 6 in the series PangaeaFrom time to time I like to stop and think about the mission of Pangaea and explain that mission to you. My task is exposing you to new, emerging geospatial technologies. But why bother? Here’s a little analogy I thought of to help explain why...

Septentrio’s headquarters in Belgium has an international staff, about half in engineering.

Advancing GNSS, Full Interview

Septentrio’s Business Development Manager, Jan Van Hees, and R&D Director, Bruno Bougard Click here for the truncated version of this interview that appeared in the February 2016 print issue of xyHt.  Septentrio was started as a spin-off of IMEC and attracts talent from KULeuven University as well as from around the world. What is the...

Scottish surveyor Stuart Ross on the job and on the other side of the camera.

Ongoing Adventure

This entry is part 8 of 9 in the series xyHt in print March 2016Mini-hydro surveying is wet, wild, and wonder-filled in the Scottish Highlands. When Scottish surveyor Stuart Ross heads to the Highlands to survey for one of the region’s many small-scale hydro schemes (mini-hydro), he always packs his camera. When the rain stops...

Users in the field can pair the inReach wirelessly via Bluetooth with a smartphone or tablet to provide a dashboard control panel for the unit and facilitate easier typing and messaging. Credit: DeLorme

Keeping Workers Safe in the Field

This entry is part 4 of 9 in the series xyHt in print February 2016Above: Users in the field can pair the inReach wirelessly via Bluetooth with a smartphone or tablet to provide a dashboard control panel for the unit and facilitate easier typing and messaging. Credit: DeLorme Satellite communication technology provides a critical lifeline...

Septentrio’s headquarters in Belgium has an international staff, about half in engineering.

Advancing GNSS

This entry is part 6 of 9 in the series xyHt in print February 2016A Profile of Septentrio Editor’s note: The name Septentrio may not be familiar to you, but after their formal acquisition of Altus (with which Septentrio has collaborated for a decade) you may be hearing more about this internationally recognized, high-precision GNSS...

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Location Technology

This entry is part 3 of 9 in the series xyHt in print February 2016Terms and Uses Below is an infographic of location technology: end-use sectors, example activities, types of technology typically employed, and respective precision ranges. To help make sense of this complexity, we have developed several categories of location technology. None truly stands...