Tag Archives: gps

New Gold Standard for GPS

GPS users help map habitat along the Bear River for the Bear River Land Conservancy in Utah on June 7, 2017. Credit: Kirk Earl. As accurate GNSS data becomes democratized, there’s still a place to stand out in the industry. The long-established GPS industry has been facing a massive technological disruption for the past five...

xyHt Magazine January 2019 Issue

Click on the cover below to view the January 2019 issue of xyHt magazine. Articles in the issue include (links will turn live throughout January): GPR on a Drone – An international research team used new UAV and GPR technology to locate a lost U.S. airplane 300 feet below the ice in Greenland. PS Exam Changes –...

Dynamic Environment Data Collection

Swift Navigation’s Piksi® Multi is a multi-band, multi-constellation GNSS receiver that supports GPS L1/L2, GLONASS G1/G2, BeiDou B1/B2 and Galileo E1/E5b for RTK measurements and positioning and SBAS for robust sub-meter positioning in non-RTK mode. Critical to the accuracy of—and continuous improvements to—Swift’s receivers is ongoing testing in varying dynamic environments and conditions. This testing...

OS 3D GIS Urban Canyon GNSS

Improving GNSS in the Urban Canyon

To prepare you for the this blog post, I wish to point out that I am a geospatial expert and can hold my own around the ins and outs of survey, so going to an event at the Ordnance Survey on “3D mapping for the improvement of GNSS in urban areas” was an eye-opener. You...

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2022 Monumental Changes, Part 2

The U.S, National Geodetic Survey continues its examination of the impacts to passive geodetic control networks by the planned 2022 reference frame modernization. Editor’s note: A Field Notes article by Scott Martin posed the question, “Are HARNs on Death Row?” and Dru Smith began answering that in the December 29017 xyHt cover story. Here in...

Weekly xyHt News Links: 1/26/18

Teledyne Gavia has just announced the release of the iXblue Phins Compact C3 module for its Gavia Offshore Surveyor AUV Applanix Introduces its Autonomy Development Platform for Accelerating Research, Development, and Production of Autonomous Vehicles Topcon 2018 Technology Roadshow kicks off end-user training tour in multi-day stops across North America Topcon announces new manual total...