Category Archives: GNSS/Location Tech

Champion

Championing GNSS for Surveyors

This entry is part 4 of 6 in the series February 2017Lonnie Sears co-founded and runs Champion with dedication to training, quality, and cost. Editor’s note: The theme of this month’s issue is surveying innovation, so we felt it fitting to present the story of Champion Instruments. This firm was started by an American surveyor...

Bad Elf VP Larry Fox with the GNSS peripheral "pack" paired via Bluetooth to his smart phone. Background: Bad Elf app screens

Getting in Touch with Your Inner Bad Elf

This entry is part 4 of 7 in the series january 2017Bad Elf: delivering (very) affordable accuracy—simply—for mapping and asset management users. The device is a Bluetooth peripheral GNSS receiver that can feed more-reliable and precise positions to any location-based app on your smartphone or tablet. Having just returned from a visit to Bad Elf’s...

trimble app and bad elf GPS booster on iPhone screen with coffee on wooden table

Trimble Catalyst — No Receiver Required*

*A groundbreaking new service turns your smartphone into a high-precision, software-defined GNSS receiver. The new Trimble Catalyst is a little hard to describe in terms we’re used to regarding high-precision GNSS. Is it a receiver? Is it a service? Do we really need only an external antenna, a subscription, and a smartphone?  The answer is...

Lakhta Centre concept art with parkland, tower and bridge, russia

Sky Control: Lakhta is Russian Forward in Urban Development

This entry is part 2 of 7 in the series january 2017Integrated geospatial solutions play a key part in building Europe’s tallest skyscraper. A new chapter in urban development is being written in Russia’s north-west corner. On the outskirts of Saint Petersburg, construction is underway on the new Lakhta Center, an ultra-modern facility that blends...

Ghostly surveyor beside autumn lake

RTN: Real-Time GNSS Networks Best Practices White Paper

Paper Title: Best Practices for the Development and Operation of RTN – Real-Time GNSS Networks  As presented to the Latin America Geospatial Forum  (LAGF 2016) – October 5th, 2016 – Mexico City Download here. Abstract: Real-time GNSS networks (RTN) have been a reliable tool for precise positioning, location, and measurement since the late 1990s. From...