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Trimble announces advanced path planning technology

Trimble has announced its new advanced path planning technology. This softwarebased technology gives its end users and equipment manufacturers the ability to optimize and automate the trajectory, speed and overall path design of industrial equipment to increase efficiency of work. This new software capability will enable a broad range of autonomous applications across a variety of industries, including construction and agriculture.

ecNation RV and Boat Storage links up with WhereSafe GPS

RecNation Storage, operator and developer of specialized recreational vehicles and marine storage facilities, announced the launch of RecNation Rental. It has selected WhereSafe GPS as a vendor partner to offer its RV renters real-time GPS tracking as a value-added service for its RV renters.

Eurosense relies on Vexcel Imaging and RhinoTerrain for LOD 2 city models

Eurosense has achieved outstanding results in creating high-quality watertight building models of Old Town Graz, Austria, at Level of Detail (LOD) 1 and 2. The particular project scope included images from Vexcel’s UltraCam Osprey 4.1 at 80% forward and 60% sideward overlap and 5 cm Ground Sampling Distance. Image post-processing and Aerial Triangulation of both nadir and oblique imagery was done within UltraMap. The resulting Exterior Orientations and TIFFs were imported into RhinoCapture for digitizing vectors in a 3D stereographic environment provided by DAT/EM’s Summit Evolution.

Antenova’s ultra-small high precision GNSS module

Antenova Ltd’s latest compact high precision GNSS module is GNSSNova M20072, which is a GNSS receiver with integrated GNSS antenna and greatly reduced power consumption. It uses a MediaTek 12nm low energy chip with 1.8V power supply which uses 70% less power than older chipsets. The power consumption of the module can therefore be as low as 21mW for a GPS fitness tracker, and GNSS-enabled products built with the M20072 will have a longer battery life.

CHC Navigation releases GNSS RTK steering system

CHC Navigation has released the NX510 SE Auto-Steer, an automated steering system that retrofits several types of new and old farm tractors and other vehicles. It can be connected to local real-time kinematic (RTK) networks or GNSS RTK base stations.

NX510 SE is a guidance controller powered by multiple corrections sources and five satellite constellations: GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, BeiDou and QZSS. It has a built-in 4G and UHF modem that connects to all industrystandard differential GPS and RTK corrections to achieve centimeteraccuracy steering.

TCarta Expands Role in Seabed 2030 Ocean Survey Project

TCarta Marine, a global provider of hydrospatial products and services, has expanded its role in the Seabed 2030 project that seeks to map the entire ocean floor by 2030. Having already directly contributed extensive satellitederived bathymetry (SDB) to the endeavor, TCarta has developed capacity building initiatives to train international hydrographic offices in creating their own SDB data sets for Seabed 2030 and other applications.

GMV to increase Europe’s maritime surveillance capabilities

GMV has secured a contract from the European Defence Agency (EDA) to develop the new software applications of the third phase of MARSUR (MARSURIII).

At the end of 2005, European leaders agreed to launch a project devoted to maritime surveillance (MARSUR) through EDA, with the aim of creating a European network that would link together existing national systems. Common standards were needed to ensure maritime safety and security, as the European Union has more than 14,500,000 km2 of sea area under its remit, over which around 12,000 vessels sail every day.

Since its inception, MARSUR’s capacity has evolved through different phases to integrate various technological improvements. While the previous phase of the project (MARSUR II) focused on network maintenance and updating MEXS, the software that ensures the automatic exchange of maritime surveillance data between participating countries, MARSURIII will upgrade the MEXS and user interface (MUI) technology, enable the exchange of restricted information, and improve the system’s interoperability with other maritime security networks, mainly with the EU’s Common Information Sharing Environment (CISE).

The overall objective is to improve the operational use of MARSUR in maritime missions and operations carried out under the EU’s Common Security and Defense Policy (CSDP), the policy framework through which Member States are developing a strategic security and defense culture in Europe to preserve and strengthen international security.

NV5 Geospatial to analyze climate change

NV5 Geospatial, announced that it will conduct aerial lidar and orthoimagery surveys across the Caribbean on behalf of the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC).

Funded by the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), this pilot project will provide advanced geospatial data to help the island nations better understand natural and man-induced climate changes and develop programs to support resilience and sustainable development, and establish a foundation for future work. The project is complex, covering 10 sites spread across more than 3,000 kilometers, with mostly ocean between them.

GEODNET announces GNSS corrections service

GEODNET has announced initial availability of a Real-Time Kinematic (RTK), Centimeter Precision, GNSS Corrections Service for Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) and Systems Integrators. It is compatible with thousands of fielded GNSS receivers from all major brands, on-vehicle automated steering and spraying kits, as well as the latest drones and robots.

Optimized LTE CAT 1 bis module SIM7672x Series

SIMCom has launched the optimized LTE Cat.1 bis module the SIM7672X Series, delivering an all-encompassing solution that offers a new generation of fast, powerful, high-performance IoT connectivity with global network coverage, lower costs,smaller form factor, and higher power efficiency.

ComNav Tech Launches GNSS receiver

ComNav Technology has introduced a new product called Venus Laser RTK, which allows positioning without the need for a range pole.

For the prism-free total station, the principle behind this technology is that the laser beamer on the total station sends a laser pulse towards an object and measures the time taken for the pulse to be reflected off the object and returned to the transmitter. This enables the distance between the transmitter and object, as well as the coordinates of the object, to be determined. The Venus Laser RTK GNSS receiver is equipped with a centimetrelevel laser rangefinder on the bottom, with which it determines the distance between the RTK and the object. It can obtain centimetre-level positioning results through the CORS network. Furthermore, the IMU sensor allows tilt compensation within 60° tilt, making it easy to obtain accurate coordinates.

STMicroelectronics reveals NBIoT industrial modules

STMicroelectronics’ ST87M01 ultracompact and low-power modules combine highly reliable and robust NB-IoT data communication with accurate and resilient GNSS geo-location capability for IoT devices and assets. The fully programmable, certified LTE Cat NB2 NBIoT industrial modules cover worldwide cellular frequency bands and integrate advanced security features.

Esri signs agreement with Malta

Malta Information Technology Agency (MITA) has signed an enterprise agreement with Esri to specifically enhance MITA’s GIS capabilities. The three-year agreement will provide Esri software, professional services, and technical support to MITA and 22 other agencies across the Maltese government. The agreement will enable existing GIS users in Malta, including agencies for planning, public works, and transportation, to enhance their activities and services with the latest geospatial capabilities from Esri.

Quectel GNSS module LC76G

The LC76G module is a compact, single-band, ultra-low power GNSS module that features fast and accurate location performance. The module can concurrently receive and process signals from all satellite constellations including GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, Galileo and QZSS thereby maximizing the number of satellites visible to a device.

New Mil Spec GPS/GNSS antennas

Pasternack recently introduced an innovative series of mil-spec GPS/ GNSS antennas for use in various small form factor and mobile applications. The antennas are engineered for environmental performance according to the MILSTD-810G standard and include multistandard GPS L1, GALLILEO E1 and GLONASS options. These antennas feature linear polarization for better cross-polarized isolation, nominal gain options of -3 dBic and 10 dBic, and SMA mounts.

Orbital Insight and Carahsoft partnership

Carahsoft Technology will serve as Orbital Insight’s Master Government Aggregator after announcement of partnership between the two. This makes the company’s AIpowered geospatial data analytics available to the Public Sector through Carahsoft’s reseller partners, and Information Technology Enterprise Solutions – Software 2 (ITES-SW2), NASA Solutions for Enterprise-Wide Procurement (SEWP) V, National Association of State Procurement Officials (NASPO) ValuePoint, National Cooperative Purchasing Alliance (NCPA) and OMNIA Partners contracts.

Mach9 launches new geospatial production software

Mach9 launched its first product, which leverages AI and computer vision to produce 2D and 3D CAD and GIS engineering deliverables. This product launch comes amidst Mach9’s pivot to a software-first business model.

Planet and ASU to build global solutions

Planet Labs have solidified a Strategic Partnership with Arizona State University (ASU) to facilitate climate action through education and research, workforce development, and a sciencefirst approach toward innovation.

Since 2016, Planet and ASU have collaborated on significant programs including the Planet Incubator Program within ASU’s Center for Global Discovery and Conservation Science, the development of the Allen Coral Atlas, as well as two of the founding partners in the creation of the Carbon Mapper mission. In early 2019, ASU became Planet’s first campus-wide university partner, and since then, over 30 peer reviewed journal articles have been published by ASU using Planet products.

Maxar to provide environmental monitoring for Guyana

Maxar Technologies announced that the Guyana Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR) has entered into a three-year contractual agreement with Maxar to provide the nation with environmental monitoring services for both offshore and terrestrial applications. The agreement with Guyana marks Maxar’s first Crow’s Nest contract in Latin America and the Caribbean and is an important milestone in the application of Crow’s Nest to the environmentally critical use case of monitoring offshore petroleum

RoboSense launches LiDAR solution

RoboSense has announced the launch of its first automotive-grade solidstate LiDAR perception solution for L4 autonomous driving, the RS-Fusion-P6 (P6). The P6 provides precise and intelligent environmental perception capabilities, enabling autonomous vehicles to navigate through complex driving scenarios with ease, helping to reduce costs and increase efficiency, and promoting the rapid implementation of large-scale autonomous driving commercial operations.

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