Category Archives: GNSS/Location Tech

A Liebherr excavator equipped with MOBA assisted guidance.

Moving Dirt Just Right

This entry is part 4 of 8 in the series August 2016GNSS receivers help steer earth movers, providing users with accurate positions and no complexities. NavCom–a wholly owned subsidiary of John Deere–manufactures GNSS (global navigation satellite system) receivers for land survey, machine control, offshore, and military and government applications. One of its OEM partners is...

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InSAR

How can you monitor broad-area land deformation with high precision? Why, from space, of course. Is it possible for satellites to accurately monitor the motion of landscapes with millimeter levels of precision? What about over wide areas while being frequently updated? If you scoffed in response to either of these questions, you might be surprised....

Lawrence Spencer puts the Trimble R1 GNSS receiver and iPad to work on the Kissimmee River.

Fluid Data

This entry is part 3 of 7 in the series xyHt in print, June 2016Lawrence Spencer puts the Trimble R1 GNSS receiver and iPad to work on the Kissimmee River.    Pairing GNSS with iPads opens seamless data flows for a water management district in Florida facing wetlands complexity. Lawrence Spencer first joined the South...

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It’s Unstoppable and Headed Your Way

This entry is part 10 of 7 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...