In an event held in New Delhi on June 2, 2011, South Precision instrument Pvt.,Ltd, India, launched and introduced the latest and upgraded portfolio of its products – MINI WINDOWS Total station NTS370R, GPS RKT S86T, S82T and Static GPS H66 to Indian customers in a. The event had demonstration and display of latest GNSS hardware products and technical exchanges. The event was well attended by South customers, mainly from Delhi and other neighbouring cities.
Confirming the accuracy of as-built plans for recently buried fiber optic, gas and electric lines has become much simpler and more efficient with the aid of the Ashtech ProMark 500 GNSS receiver and a new EdiPocket GIS software module, claimed Ashtech. SIEA, a French association that manages energy, communication, electricity and gas networks for the 419 communes of the Ain department in eastern France, has found the innovative new method both simple and efficient, and it expects that it can lead to improved contractor performance.
Garmin Ltd. acquires German GPS
Garmin Ltd. is going to buy privately held Navigon AG, making the German GPS company a subsidiary. By purchasing the company, it perhaps saves Navigon and adds incrementally to its own sales in Europe.
Leica ScanStation C5 Laser Scanner is a fast, complete for as-built and engineering surveys. It provides professionals with a combination of quality scan data with a significantly lower cost of scanner ownership. It is a fully integrated, cableless system. It has an easy-to-learn onboard interface with high-resolution, color touch screen and integrated, highresolution zoom video besides many other features.
Pacific Crest ADL Vantage Pro is an advanced, high-speed, wireless data link built to survive the rigors of GNSS/RTK surveying and precise positioning. It provides high accuracy and application flexibility with more features and options than previously offered by Pacific Crest professionalgrade radio links.
MicroSurvey has announced an allnew product in its CAD line-up. It bridges the gap between MicroSurvey’s IntelliCAD-powered MicroSurvey CAD and Autodesk’s CAD tools; providing users with a slick interface, but also a complete survey drafting toolkit, including COGO, DTM, traversing, adjustments, volumes, contouring and more. Gone gold with two available versions – Premium and Standard – embeddedCAD gives users the choice between two tiers of features.
Shallow water mapping solution
Optech has announced its compact shallow-water mapping solution for its Airborne Laser Terrain Mappers. The new ALTM Aquarius provides simultaneous terrestrial and water depth measurement capability, enabling the collection of data sets that span the entire land-water interface to depths in excess of 10 meters. It is available either as a simple sensor head addition to the ALTM Gemini product line or as a complete survey solution on its own.
Hong Kong government has launched “GeoMobile Map Hong Kong”, a new mobile mapping service that allows users to view detailed government maps or to search for community facilities in the surrounding area while they are on the move. “GeoMobile Map takes advantage of multi-touch technology, allowing users to smoothly zoom in and out of a map on their mobile devices. It also incorporates a strengthened geographic search engine.
Leica Zeno GG02 plus is a versatile cm accurate GNSS SmartAntenna combining dual-frequency GPS and optional GLONASS support. In addition, Leica Zeno Connect and new versions of Zeno Field v2.0 and Zeno Office v2.0 are released. www.leica-geosystems.com
UltraCamLp has successfully completed the United States Geological Survey (USGS) Sensor Type Certification Process. USGS found the UltraCamLp to be designed, manufactured, tested and supported to the level required to reliably meet the performance claims of the manufacturer when operated within manufacturer’s intended operational parameters.
Hemisphere GPS has announced the availability of long range RTK for Outback Guidance systems featuring Hemisphere GPS’ Eclipse GNSS receivers. The new Outback A220 series receivers allows farmers to expand their areas of operation and complete more work in less time. Now farmers now have the capability to complete much larger areas at one time – up to 18 miles from base station to rover.
Esri has released the new version of ArcGIS Explorer Desktop, the free GIS viewer. It now has integrated GPS capability, enhanced support for querying features, and a new feature that allows users to add geotagged photos directly to a map. It can be used with GPS devices to capture the user’s current location, along with waypoints and tracks, whether on foot or in a moving vehicle.
By the end of the year, most of the world’s major mobile-phone chipset makers will have chips in the market that support both GPS and the GLONASS. The access to more positioning satellites will provide better location data for those in urban canyons. Qualcomm announced its product support for the GLONASS system in May. In February, Broadcom announced two new system-on-a-chip (SoC) solutions that support GLONASS. Even STEricsson launched a receiver called the CG1950 that is able to see both GPS and GLONASS satellites.
Fastrax, has recently unveiled the IT600 GNSS receiver module, including Russianbased Glonass, Japanese QZSS and SBAS in a single receiver module. It would also support GALILEO and Chinese COMPASS in future.