Category Archives: GNSS/Location Tech

Lei Wang

Postdoctoral Researcher, Wuhan University China Behind every feature of your GNSS rover are years of R&D by talented researchers in the private sector and academia. The work of GNSS R&D has become more complex, with additional satellite constellations, new signals, and new approaches to processing, augmentation, and integration with other sensors. One of the global...

Angélica Ortiz Arteaga

BIM Director, IUYET Consortium Mexico A particularly impressive presentation at HxGN 2017 was by the IUYET Consortium about their work on the new airport rail project in Mexico City. The contributions of IUYET in the use of advanced surveying, scanning, mobile mapping, UAS, GNSS, and construction monitoring are splendid examples of the 21st century digital...

Jim Copley

Jim Copley

Senior Manager for Professional Services, Topcon Positioning Systems Kansas, USA Enthusiasm and energy are what make Jim Copley excel at leading his technical support team. He ensures that each customer has the information, training, and resources to make their projects successful; his work is exemplary and important to the growth and development of geospatial knowledge...

Effigis field crews collect data for utility companies, including pole inspection, structural analysis, and inventories.

Managing Canada’s Data

From mapping utility poles to mapping radio frequency signal leaks, this company collects and manages much of the country’s utilities and oil and gas data. Effigis is an interesting Canadian firm that offers a range of GIS solutions for utilities and the oil and gas industry—as well as its own GNSS positioning solution for asset inventory/mapping and utility/energy...

A HawkEye 360 uses small satellites in autonomous formation flight to develop geospatial solutions based on radio frequency survey conducted from space.

Smallsat Constellations: Sats that Fly in Formation

New applications for smallsat constellations are growing from autonomous formation flying. Space Flight Laboratory (SFL) of Toronto is on a mission to expand the utility of small satellites in a variety of commercial, government, and research sectors. Among its current focus areas is exploit- ing its successful heritage in autonomous formation flying, a technology that...

Stockpile AR Site View

Mainstreaming Augmented Reality: No Headset Required, Part 1

Augmented reality technology is rapidly evolving into the mainstream; now you can employ and enjoy AR on your smartphone. Let’s start with Apple’s ARKit, a software developers’ kit (SDK) for augmented reality. Apps developed on this platform will work with all iPhones and iPads that use the A9 or A10 processor and are running iOS...