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Virtual Surveyor has introduced Curb & Gutter mapping functionality in Version 7.6 of its popular drone surveying software. The new capability enables surveyors to create a lightweight CAD model of curbs and gutters along the edges of streets and parking lots from standard orthophotos and elevation models captured by unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), or drones.
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Leica Geosystems, part of Hexagon, has enhanced the entire automated total stations portfolio in 2020. Starting with the new Leica Nova MS60 MultiStation and TS60 total station, now the new Leica TS16 and TS13 total stations and the new TM60 monitoring total station are introduced.
Leica Geosystems’ automated total stations range is designed to help surveyors achieve the highest measurement accuracy and reliability. Users of …

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Taoglas®, the global leader of advanced antenna designs, has unveiled its new active, multiband GNSS antennas – the MagmaX2 AA.200 and Colosseum X XAHP.50 – engineered for use in applications that require critical high-accuracy positioning and timing applications, including autonomous driving and precision agriculture applications.

These two new antennas add to Taoglas’ already unrivalled, high-precision GNSS range and bolster the most comprehensive …

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Septentrio, a leader in high-precision GNSS* positioning solutions, expands its GNSS module portfolio with mosaic-H heading receiver. With dual antenna capabilities, this surface mount module delivers reliable heading & pitch or heading & roll information on top of centimeter-level positioning. mosaic-H is the new addition to Septentrio’s existing mosaic module family, which already includes high-performance RTK …

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Farm Bureau and dozens of other organizations representing a broad range of industries is calling on lawmakers to help protect the satellite communications and GPS services that tens of millions of Americans rely on.
This spring, the Federal Communications Commission granted a petition filed by Ligado to provide 5G services. Ligado’s planned use of its spectrum …

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NextNav, the leader in 3D geolocation services, has announced the availability of its software development kit (SDK) for the Pinnacle vertical positioning service on the FirstNet API Catalog – a curated catalog of public safety relevant Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) and SDKs.  NextNav’s Pinnacle SDK provides applications with highly accurate altitude data for real-time 3D location in …

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Sony Corporation (“Sony”) has announced that it has launched a new project for drones in the field of AI robotics.

The recent proliferation of drones has contributed greatly to the delivery of previously unseen images, as well as to workflow efficiency and energy savings in the industrial sector. Sony has assigned the “Airpeak” brand to reflect …

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Spirent Federal Systems, the nation’s leading provider of GPS and GNSS test equipment, has announced that it has been selected by the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) for testing GNSS for lunar exploration.
The U.S. Space-Based Positioning, Navigation and Timing (PNT) Policy tasks the NASA Administrator to develop and provide requirements for the use …

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Route Masters, based at the European Space Agency BIC UK in Harwell in Oxfordshire, has signed up to the national SPRINT business support programme to develop an innovative transport management solution for African cities. Funding from SPRINT will enable Route Masters to collaborate with the University of Leicester on building a full suite of technology …

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Eos Positioning Systems (Eos), the Canadian manufacturer of the leading high-accuracy Arrow Series® GNSS receivers, has announced today that it has released capability in its Eos Tools Pro app (on iOS, Android) that allows ArcGIS Collector and ArcGIS Survey123, or any other two mobile applications, to run concurrently on a single device. This allows a …