Category Archives: GNSS/Location Tech

Sarang D. Thombre

Sarang D. Thombre – Dr. Sc. (Tech), Senior Research Scientist, Deputy Leader of Research Group – Intelligent Mobility and Geospatial Computing, National Land Survey of Finland, Finnish Geospatial Research Institute, Department of Navigation and Positioning – Finland Sarang leads the technology implementation for the project Enhanced Situational Awareness to Improve Maritime Safety in the Baltic,...

Lindsay Renkel

Lindsay Renkel – Geospatial Marketing Specialist, Trimble – Colorado USA In the not-so-recent past, segments of geospatial industries were viewed more as rigid verticals, and cross-discipline and integrated workflows were realized through innovation in applied tech. That’s when companies like Trimble began to organize under new functional divisions.  Marketing a broader range of products and services could...

Jason Paris

Jason Paris – Sales Engineer, Leica Geosystems – California USA One of the challenges of developing highly sophisticated equipment and solutions is successfully conveying the benefits to potential users and clients. Jason Paris was nominated by some of his customers and colleagues in Leica Geosystems as someone who has a particular grasp of the practical...

RTCM

Real-time correction messages: Why this is important and where it’s going Most professional users of GNSS equipment are familiar with the term RTCM.  You likely understand that RTCM is a language that is used for delivering real-time corrections to rovers.  But that’s usually where the understanding of RTCM stops.  This article outlines what RTCM is,...

“A survey vessel with the RTK Bridge installed served as our base, capturing and rebroadcasting RTK network corrections to our second vessel equipped with a rover.”

Going for the Long Shot

Intuicom’s RTK Bridge has come a long way, including use for hydrographic surveying.  Editor’s note: A product name can become a default term for a particular solution; this is the case with the RTK Bridge, a trademark name for the product that Intuicom, radio communications component company, began working on nearly a decade ago. And...

The Royal Navy submarine HMS Astute. Credit: LA(Phot) Paul Halliwell/MOD.

Quantum Navigation

Above: The Royal Navy submarine HMS Astute. Credit: LA(Phot) Paul Halliwell/MOD. Will freezing sub-atomic particles one day supplant GPS as the primary navigation technology? Many of the most accurate measurement devices, including atomic clocks, work by observing how atoms transfer between individual quantum states. The longer the atomic transition can be observed, the more precisely it...