Category Archives: GNSS/Location Tech

Measuring Montana’s Future

An ambitious pilot project, to deliver high precision measurement as a statewide amenity, is under way in Montana. Agriculture, transportation, construction, mining, commerce, public safety, and the sciences have benefited substantially from such initiatives, nationally and globally—will Montana take the next step?   The World’s Measuring Tape GPS is already a very beneficial technology, but...

SPARTN – New Open Data High Precision GNSS Format

Announced January 27th, 2020, Sapcorda Services GmbH announced a new, open data format for GNSS high accuracy positioning in mass market applications. To understand just how much of a potentially big deal this is, a little background first: We are all familiar with formats, for high precision GNSS applications, like those for applications that use...

GNSS: Triple-frequency Constellations

Triple-frequency observations for high-accuracy positioning has been studied for years. It’s proven to greatly improve RTK performance (fix rate, reliability, and precision) in challenging scenarios for dual-frequency RTK, for example with a very a long base line, very active ionospheric motion, and a severe multi-path environment. Triple-frequency observations also help shorten PPP convergency time significantly....

What Is South Surveying and Mapping Instrument Co.?

South Surveying and Mapping Instrument Co., LTD. holds a substantial share in the largest single market for such products. Until recently, it was not well known in the Americas; a sleeping giant may be awakening. Years ago, I started seeing South’s booths at trade shows like Intergeo and Conexpo, but in recent years I’ve begun...

George Zhou

Growth from China: an Interview with CHCNAV’s George Zhou

George Zhou has long been a figure in GNSS integration and product development, but he’s best known for founding and growing CHC Navigation from a startup in 2003 to a major global developer and producer of GNSS and geospatial hardware and software. As a follow-up to our November 2019 recap of our recent visit to...

Outlook 2020’s 40 Under 40

The following is xyHt’s 2020 collection of 40 under 40: profiles of motivated and accomplished young professionals under 40 years of age. Click on each name to view their profiles below. Kwabena Obeng Asiam Researcher & Lecturer – Leibniz University Published PhD candidate in land administration; FIG Young Surveyors Ghana Evaluating the evidence and making...