Tag Archives: gps

xyHt News Links: 8/12/16

iSTAR 360 degree Measurement Module integrated by imaging companies Australia drifts away from GNSS measurements VGI in Land Administration: A Vision or a Necessity? A New Era in Land Administration Emerges The New State of Smart Cities: Analytics + 3D Visualization as a SaaS Esri and Leica partner to offer GIS/GPS grants to governments Strong...

xyHt News Links: 6/17/16

Hexagon launches HxGN SMART Build, a pioneering enterprise construction management software solution Milrem and Leica Geosystems Announce Pegasus:Multiscope: A New Unmanned Ground Vehicle for Surveying, Security, and Monitoring Applications FAA issues GPS interference flight advisory Gamma 2 Robotics Launches Fully Autonomous Security Robot, Partners with Hexagon Safety & Infrastructure Leica Geosystems announces world’s first fused...

xyHt News Links: 5/27/16

3D Laser Mapping Launches New Multiplatform Mapping System Hi-Target Qpad X5 high-precision rugged tablet Settop CellXtrem: Create your own CORS solution or connect to existing CORS trip services Congress yanks funding for OCX Iridium launches alternative GPS PNT service MicroSurvey Introduces the HxIP Imagery Program FARO® announces the release of PointSense & VirtuSurv 17.0: Point...

The Royal Navy submarine HMS Astute. Credit: LA(Phot) Paul Halliwell/MOD.

Quantum Navigation

Above: The Royal Navy submarine HMS Astute. Credit: LA(Phot) Paul Halliwell/MOD. Will freezing sub-atomic particles one day supplant GPS as the primary navigation technology? Many of the most accurate measurement devices, including atomic clocks, work by observing how atoms transfer between individual quantum states. The longer the atomic transition can be observed, the more precisely it...

Where Theory Meets Practice: Geodetic Observations: Part 1

Since the inception of GPS in the 1980s, surveyors have been presented with GPS baseline reduction results that list both geodetic azimuths and distances for the baseline vectors. In Part I of this article, I present the difference between the normal to the geoid and ellipsoid, which is known as deflection of the vertical, and...

Hardware Review: X90-OPUS GPS Receiver

I’ll make it short and sweet: we tried it, we like it, and we ended up buying it.  I recently had the chance to test out the X90-OPUS GPS receiver. Essentially, the X90 receiver is designed for collecting static GPS occupations (when operating in real time is not available or needed) and easily submitting observations to...