Category Archives: GNSS/Location Tech

eBee Plus

UAS Surveying without GCPs

This entry is part 11 of 12 in the series PangaeaThe subject of applying direct georeferencing to UAS platforms was a recurrent theme at the 2016 Commercial UAV Expo last week. Direct georeferencing offers the possibility of mapping without the use of ground control points, providing UAS operators a significant advantage in terms of speed....

Charlie Trimble

Just Call Me Charlie

This entry is part 10 of 10 in the series xyHt in print, November 2015A Conversation with GPS and Technology Pioneer Charlie Trimble Click here to view a downloadable PDF of “Charlie Trimble Interview” When asked what the key was to his successes, Charlie Trimble, the co-founder of the global geospatial and navigation company that...

Col. Stephen P. Whitney, of the GPS Directorate

The Green Monsters of GPS

This entry is part 2 of 11 in the series October 2016An interview with the director of the GPS Directorate Col. Steven P. Whitney recently answered questions about the mission of the directorate, and he debunked a popular myth about the GPS constellation. Colonel Steven Whitney is the director of the Global Positioning Systems (GPS)...

BRx6_Application_02

Birth of a New Instrument

This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series December 2016Carlson Software & Hemisphere GNSS Bring a Lightweight Receiver to Market For land surveyors and others in careers that rely on constant use of GPS and GNSS technology, not to mention the millions of consumers with receivers in their smart phones, it is easy...

Following Familial Footsteps

This entry is part 10 of 11 in the series October 2016Over the past few years, I’ve been gathering quotes and anecdotes­—from the kids of survey practitioners­—about what they think other kids might find attractive about their parent’s chosen profession and why they might (or might not) choose the same path. Here’s a sampling that...

Datum Transformations

Using OSTN15 with QGIS

As you may be aware, the United Kingdom has a new transformation model that is OSTN15. But why? What does it mean to the geospatial community? Without being too nerdy, tectonic plate movement means that the “model” surface (the geoid) is slowly moving away from being the best fit for the coordinate system. It has...