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Blue Marble Geographics Desktop 2.2 Blue Marble Geographics has released Desktop 2.2

with Geographic Calculator 7.5 and Geographic Transformer 6.2. It features support for raster DEM like Digital Terrain Elevation Data and USGS Spatial Data Transfer Standard.

Hexagon acquires Intergraph

Hexagon has acquired Intergraph for a cash purchase price of 2 125 MUSD on a cash and debt free basis. It intends to pursue a rights issue corresponding to 850 MUSD as soon as practically possible following completion of the acquisition.

Sokkia Singapore renews the Automatic Level lineup

Sokkia Singapore Positioning Sales has released new B series automatic levels – B20, B30 and B40 – that replace the previous lineup of the B and C series. The water protection rate of the B series models has been increased from IPx4 to IPx6.

Release 2.1 of UltraMap and UltraMap/AT

Vexcel Imaging GmbH announced the release of version 2.1 of its UltraMap 2.1 and UltraMap/AT photogrammetric software. Project-based color balancing, 1-click system reports, and level-2 quality visualization are key new capabilities in UltraMap 2.1.

Hemisphere GPS: new products

Hemisphere GPS has released the Crescent Vector II OEM board and a broad range of Crescent Vector II GPS compass products: V101 Series, VS101 Series, and LV101 OEM board. The OEM board brings a series of new features including heave, pitch, and roll output, more accurate timing, lower phase noise, and an improved accelerometer. This design provides precise heading and positioning accuracy even while sitting still.

SPA joins BE Careers Network

School of Planning and Architecture (SPA), New Delhi has joined the Be Careers Network Academic SELECT subscription program. It provides students with lab and classroom access to more than 60 software products; unlimited no-fee home-use software licensing for faculty and students; LIVE training in Bentley’s virtual classroom and much more.

New Total Stations by GeoMax

GeoMax has released GeoMax Zoom30 and Zoom20 total station series. It has accXess™ reflectorless measurements technology measuring up to 600 meters, integrated Bluetooth®, USB memory stick port, 36h operating time with one battery, operating temperature down to -30°C.

Introducing PAD118 with iPP

Nexteq Navigation announced its PAD118 enclosure, which is equipped with both high-performance RTK and Nexteq iPPP technologies. It offers centimeter level RTK positioning accuracy and better than 10cm single point positioning accuracy with real time precise orbit and clock corrections. It also offers 20cm stand-alone accuracy under the coverage of SBAS.

Rolta signs Agreement with PCI Geomatics and MOU with CBSE

Rolta in an agreement with PCI Geomatics, Canada, has acquired licenses with perpetual rights to the complete portfolio of PCI’s geo-imaging technologies, including source code, design and software architecture exclusively for India and non-exclusively throughout the rest of the world. It has also purchased all assets of PCI Geomatics India Pvt Ltd, and has acquired exclusive perpetual rights for these technologies and its customers in the Indian subcontinent.

Rolta has also signed a formal MOU with Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) India as the Resource Partner, for providing Geospatial Technology Vocation Course, for XI & XII standard students. It will provide technical assistance, develop and create the curriculum, and also impart advanced training to CBSE teachers across the country. As part of the curriculum for Standards XI and XII, Rolta will provide Rolta Geomatica.

Leica CloudWorx-VR are for 3ds Max, 3ds Max design, and Maya. These plug-ins provide a convenient way for professionals to create more photorealistic models, renderings, and animations based on rich, High-Definition Survey™ data of sites & structures as collected by 3D laser scanners.

Leica GR10 reference station product range is a plug and play setup using a unique receiver hostname and DHCP support. The web interface makes configuration easier, reducing time and training requirements. It supports GPS L1/L2C/ L2P/L5, GLONASS L1/L2 and Galileo L1/E5a/E5b/E5a+b (AltBOC) tracking.

Leica original accessories are offered in three series for differing requirements – Professional 5000 Series meets the demands for precision, reliability, longevity and service; Professional 3000 Series meets standards in exactness, function, consistency and service; and Professional 1000 Series fulfils all requirements of the most common surveying tasks.

Trimble introduces new solution, unveils Spatial Imaging System

Trimble® Field Inspector solution is suitable for utility infrastructure and smart grid asset maintenance and inspection. It comprised of the Field Inspector software for handheld computers and for Desktop. It is suitable to automate a wide variety of field applications for electric, gas, water, and wastewater utilities etc.

Trimble® MX8 Mobile Spatial Imaging System is a mobile data capture system that combines imaging and laser scanning capabilities to measure objects in 3D to produce 3D, 4D and 5D data sets for spatial imaging projects. The system is ideal for as-built modeling, inventory, inspection, encroachment analysis etc.

Tallysman Wireless launches 9 new GNSS antennas

Tallysman Wireless has released TW2000 Antenna Series, comprised of a wide range of professional grade GPS/SBAS, GPS/GLONASS, Globalstar and Iridium magnet/screw mount and embedded antennas. It features dual-feed, wideband patch elements, which provide enhanced axial ratio over the entire frequency range of the antenna, plus very Low Noise Amplifiers and high performance SAW filters*.

Galaxeo® to start operation

Galaxeo has started operations – linking geomatics technologies vendors and resellers in Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia. Galaxeo establishes the link between manufacturers, resellers and endusers and supports long term business development relations.

Geospatial PDF App for Apple iOS by Avenza

Avenza Systems released geospatial PDF application for Apple iOS devices including the iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch platforms. It will give field personnel the power to interact with geo-registered PDF maps and images directly from their iOS device.

u-blox expands production capacity

u-blox has expanded contract manufacturing capacity for its’ LEON GSM/GPRS module to Brazil. The new production line is intended to meet the rapidly growing demand for wireless modems used for Automatic Vehicle Location amongst other applications.

Juniper Systems Mesa Rugged Notepad

Juniper Systems announced the new Mesa Rugged Notepad™ handheld computers. It provides a platform for dedicated field data collection applications that can withstand the extreme outdoor environments.

Incubator space for GNSS companies

GRACE, based on the University of Nottingham Innovation Park (UNIP) has opened up incubator space specifically for businesses in the GNSS sector. It will now provide an environment for organizations operating in GNSS related domains to incubate new ventures and transform innovative ideas into business opportunities.

Ashtech introduces a new GNSS firmware upgrade for its ProFlex™ line of products, including the ProFlex 500, ProFlex 500 Marine, ProFlex 500 CORS, ProFlex Lite and ProFlex Lite Duo.

Ashtech MB 100 Board is a compact dual frequency RTK OEM board. It is designed to address L1 GPS+SBAS standard applications, L1/L2 GPS+SBAS and L1 GPS/ GLONASS + SBAS applications in the smallest form factor and power consumption. It features a variety of output messages and data formats for extensive OEM solution interoperability.

Ashtech MobileMapper 100 is a GIS handheld for high-precision mobile mapping and data collection. It provides real-time sub-meter, to centimeter accuracies and integrates an open operating system, built-in communications and Ashtech’s BLADE™ technology. It also supports ArcPad 10.

China renews Google license

The Chinese government renewed Google’s license to operate in the country, with a condition that Google would stop automatically rerouting traffic of Google. cn to its Hong Kong counterpart. Users in the mainland can still access the Hong Kong version but it would require them to click a link.

Topcon releases Spatial Factory Software

Topcon Positioning Systems has released Spatial Factory software, which allows users of the IP-S2 3D mobile mapping system to easily work with the combination of point cloud, trajectory and panoramic image data that comes from the IP-S2. The IP-S2 system incorporates high-precision GNSS receivers, IMU (inertial measurement unit), vehicle wheel encoders, 360-degree digital camera and laser scanners.

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