Category Archives: GNSS/Location Tech

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The FCC 5G vs GPS Stinkbomb

Op-Ed: No, 5G is not spreading a virus, but one new 5G implementation could harm GPS— and people rely on GPS far more than they realize. Note: This post is NOT anti-5G. There is plenty of room for 5G expansion in other spectrum besides that in which GPS resides. The 5G card has been played in...

Adam Zweig

The Many Facets (and Faces) of Surveying

Surveyors have traditionally done a variety of essential and interesting work—and they continue to do so. We’ve asked surveyors from various work disciplines what inspires them. To get an idea of where we are going, it’s important to stop and take a look at where we have been. This rings especially true for those of...

As part of the water project, Curingue residents work on building a structure for water collection, storage, and pumping.

GNSS for Curingue: Accessing Remote Water Resources

A surveyor volunteers his time and expertise to help supply fresh water to Curingue, an isolated village in the Andes. Featured image: As part of the water project, Curingue residents work on building a structure for water collection, storage, and pumping. High in the Andes Mountains of Ecuador, the village of Curingue has no centralized...

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Another Curveball: Coronavirus and Geospatial

Out of the blue, we’re facing another curveball. The current global concern (COVID-19, aka the Coronavirus) was generally not anticipated, and the situation changes daily. It was hoped that, by the time this is published, the situation would have calmed dramatically—but sadly it has taken a turn for the worse. Thus far disruptions have only...

Smart Maps Guide COVID-19 Investigations and Actions

As hundreds of millions of eyes stay glued to the rising toll and reach of the novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), map-based dashboards have become a compelling, near real-time way to monitor the outbreak. They’ve also substantiated the message that everyone must take precautions and alter daily interactions. When the World Health Organization (WHO) declared...

Hi-Target staff

What Is Hi-Target?

A prominent manufacturer of surveying hardware and software in its own domestic market, Hi-Target is looking towards a broader future in the global geospatial sector. A familiar story: a startup rose rapidly in the Asian infrastructure and development boom to capture top status for certain surveying and mapping products in their domestic market—a market larger...