Category Archives: GNSS/Location Tech

SWIPOS holds the distinction of being the first real-time GNSS network to cover an entire country. In addition to the 31 stations of the Swisstopo AGNES array, data is used from adjacent networks in Italy, France, Austria, and Germany by data-sharing agreements.

GNSS Network SWIPOS Continues to Lead the Field(s)

One of the oldest and most successful real-time GNSS networks continues to lead in providing precision and reliability for surveying, mapping, geodesy, science, and more. By Gavin Schrock, PLS In the early 2000s, when the first RTN were being introduced in North America, network developers would rely on the experience of their peers in Europe...

xyHt Heights supplement cover April 2017

Remote Sensing in Yellowstone Park

A consortium demonstrates the value of integrated remote-sensing technologies for studying and monitoring the impacts of climate change using the northern range of Yellowstone National Park as a testing area. By Dr. Olaf Niemann,  Dr. Robert Crabtree,  and David Brown   In 2014, a consortium between environmental scientists and an airborne remote-sensing company was awarded funding...

Wandering Elf report at xyht by gavin schrock

First Stop for Wandering Elf STEM Education

Franklin Community High School, Indiana First Stop: Franklin Community High School, Indiana xyHt, in conjunction with GNSS solutions provider Bad Elf, has kicked off an interesting STEM project that seeks to promote the physics and geodetic science behind GNSS. A Bad Elf GNSS Surveyor (a Bluetooth peripheral receiver for smartphones and tablets) has begun its...

Will You Be Replaced by a Robot?

Will You Be Replaced by a Robot?

It’s difficult to open a magazine or look at a news site on the internet and not run across the “robots are going to take your job” theme. So, I’ve been doing a bit of reading on the subject, and I’ve come up with some very basic criteria for determining if your job may be...

Using GNSS networks in construction saves time and reduces the potential for errors. Credit: Leica Geosystems.

GNSS in Construction

Above: Using GNSS networks in construction saves time and reduces the potential for errors. Credit: Leica Geosystems. Forward-thinking contractors are signing up for network subscriptions in record numbers as the benefits become more widely understood. By David Rowlett John Hugerich still remembers using a base station and setting up a local network for every stockpile...

Interviewed during our visit to Hemisphere GNSS's headquarters, left to right: JosŽ Brice–o, senior VP of business development; Rodrigo Leandro, senior director of engineering, and Randy Noland, VP, global sales and marketing.

GNSS Mission: Accomplished

Above: Interviewed during our visit to Hemisphere GNSS’s headquarters, left to right: JosŽ Brice–o, senior VP of business development; Rodrigo Leandro, senior director of engineering, and Randy Noland, VP, global sales and marketing. How a revitalized Hemisphere GNSS hit “reboot” and developed a new family of RTK and L-band positioning solutions for surveying. By Matteo...