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Leica ScanStation P50 enables users to scan the inaccessible

Leica Geosystems have released the Leica ScanStation P50, the fastest and safest long-range 3D laser scanner, as the newest member of the 3D terrestrial laser scanner P-Series. It combines all the well-known features of the P40 plus a longer-range scanning capability of more than 1 kilometre. Increasing users’ flexibility to offer services in new markets, this rugged and versatile laser scanner enables professionals to 3D capture even at great distances with angular accuracy paired with low range noise and survey-grade dual-axis compensation.

ABB selects Digpro’s dpPower

ABB selects dpPower and the GIS software solutions from Digpro to support the migration of network data, and to support the process and work flow for Network Planning and Design of the electrical network including geo-spatial visualization of all network assets in scope, and to feed the ADMS calculation engines with accurate network data.

The project includes implementation and rollout of an integrated system with GIS/NIS, SCADA and ADMS capabilities. The customer operates a large electrical distribution network in Turkey, and provides services to more than 1.7 Million customers.

PPP Module comes to Carlson SurveyGNSS

Carlson SurveyGNSS, Carlson Software is now enhanced by Precise Point Positioning (PPP) as an add-on module. With the new Carlson module, PPP, users can post- process using a single receiver. PPP adds precise GNSS station positioning capabilities for a single GNSS receiver operating autonomously. It is useful for obtaining submeter to centimeter level absolute positioning accuracies.

Carlson Precision 3D Topo 2018

Carlson Software’s Precision 3D Topo 2018 featuring enhanced visual photographic background, point cloud loading and editing, polyline best fit alignment, and much more has been released.

New 2018 features include enhanced visual Google Maps photographic background, automated Google surface creation, 3D Model editing, polyline editing tools, additional snap modes, and improved DXF import/export for surfaces, polylines and points. Users are able to import survey data, points, polylines, surfaces, point clouds, both traditional LIDAR and aerial drone survey data, and more from a wide variety of programs and entities to create useable 3D surfaces.

Tersus announces BX316D

Tersus GNSS Inc. Has announced BX316D to extend its GNSS OEM RTK & PPK board, and offer more compatibility to the market. BX316D is a GNSS RTK OEM board for accurate positioning and heading. It is able to integrate with other host devices or to serve as an independent positioning system. The versatile interface and log/command formats make it compatible with major GNSS OEM boards in market.

Trimble Expands CenterPoint RTX FAST Correction Service

Trimble has announced the expansion of its CenterPoint® RTX Fast (RTX Fast) correction service in North America and Europe. RTX Fast reduces the convergence time—the duration needed to reach full precision accuracy—by up to 98 percent faster than other satellite-delivered correction services. The service allows customers to realize horizontal positioning accuracy of better than 4 centimeters (1.5 inches) in as fast as one minute. No other satellite-delivered correction service on the market today can provide this combined level of accuracy and convergence performance. With RTX Fast, farmers, surveyors, GIS professionals and construction contractors can work faster, improve productivity, minimize input costs and reduce worker fatigue. New RTX Fast services have recently launched in Switzerland, Slovakia, Northern Italy, Eastern Poland and the Southern regions of Saskatchewan and Manitoba.

Hexagon Safety & Infrastructure Unveils Safe City Framework

Hexagon Safety & Infrastructure unveiled its Safe City Framework recently. It offers flexibility to support solutions that advance capabilities, while being practical to implement within a city’s new or existing information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure. Hexagon has been independently assessed as the global market leader for computer-aided dispatch (CAD) and GIS software in control rooms and offers an extensive portfolio of solutions and domain expertise for other vital public services.

NovAtel partners with Esterline on aviation GNSS receiver

Esterline CMC Electronics and NovAtel Inc. have entered a new strategic partnership, extending their collaboration in GNSS positioning technology that started in the late 1990s.

The partnership will see NovAtel’s GNSS measurement technology integrated into a new Esterline CMC-designed multi-constellation, multi-frequency chipset for certified aviation use. The DO-254 Level A certified chipset will allow both companies to develop new GNSS receiver solutions for use in a variety of safety critical applications, including DO-178C Level A certified products designed for commercial aviation, military and unmanned aerial systems (UAS).

Combining the capabilities of NovAtel’s GNSS expertise with Esterline CMC’s aviation and certification experience will allow the companies to bring innovative solutions to the market, meeting the requirements of new and evolving industry standards as the modern age of multi-constellation, multi-frequency GNSS positioning in aviation is ushered in, the companies said.

Harris completes navigation payload for GPS III satellites

Harris Corporation has completed development of its fully digital Mission Data Unit (MDU), which is at the heart of its navigation payload for Lockheed Martin’s GPS III satellites 11 and beyond.

The current Harris payload for GPS III space vehicles (SVs) 1-10 includes a greater than three times reduction in range error, up to eight times increase in anti-jamming power, added signals — including one compatible with other GNSS — and greater signal integrity.

Harris’ GPS III SV11+ fully digital navigation payload will further improve on performance for the U.S. Air Force by providing more powerful signals, plus built-in flexibility to adapt to advances in GPS technology, as well as future changes in mission needs.

East View Geospatial offers Norwegian Nautical Charts

East View Geospatial (EVG) has announced an agreement with Kartverket, the Norwegian Mapping and Cadastre Authority, to offer digital nautical charts of Norwegian waters. This agreement expands upon the existing EVG-Kartverket partnership, allowing EVG to distribute GeoTIFF charts and S57 vector data in addition to EVG’s print-on-demand services for Kartverket charts.

Esri Supports the Geospatial Data Act

Esri Inc. have applauded Congress in introducing the Geospatial Data Act (GDA) of 2017 (S. 2128/H.R. 4395). Legislative sponsors Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and Senator Mark Warner (D-VA), U.S. Representative Bruce Westerman (R-AR-04), and U.S. Representative Seth Moulton (D-MA-06) demonstrated remarkable leadership in collaborating with GIS organizations across government and industry to advocate for common data standards, interagency collaboration, and transparency to taxpayers on shared national data services.

Agreeing to a common vision will make it easier for federal, state, and local agencies to integrate location data into widespread practice, no matter their size. The American Association of Geographers’ (AAG) industry leadership brought the GIS community together to shape this bipartisan legislation that works for all organizations.

Hemisphere GNSS enhanced Atlas system

Hemisphere GNSS has announced a series of major enhancements to its Atlas GNSS Global Correction Service, including Atlas Basic, Atlas AutoSeed, and the addition of global ionospheric modeling to the system. Atlas is a flexible, scalable, and industry-leading GNSS-based global L- band correction service, providing robust performance and correction data for GPS, GLONASS, and BeiDou, at market-leading prices. Delivering its correction signals via L-band satellites at accuracies ranging from meter to sub-decimeter levels, Atlas also leverages approximately 200 reference stations worldwide, providing coverage to virtually the entire globe.

Autodesk and Esri Partnership

Autodesk, Inc. and Esri, Inc. have announced the start of a new relationship to build a bridge between BIM and GIS mapping technologies. Together they plan to enable a broad range of industries to gain better context by visualizing data of the man-made world, the environment, citizens and the networks that weave it all together.

For infrastructure owners around the world, both public and private, enabling BIM and GIS mapping software to more seamlessly work together will optimize their ability to plan, design, build and operate infrastructure assets saving precious time and money. Improving the integration of Esri and Autodesk software has the potential to dramatically decrease workflow times.

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