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NovAtel launches new series of SPAN IMUs

NovAtel Inc. new SPAN-IGM series of micro-electromechanical system (MEMS) are inertial sensor products, including the IMU-IGM-A1 MEMS enclosure and the SPAN-IGM-A1 GNSS/INS enclosure. The IMU-IGM-A1 is a small, rugged enclosure that houses a MEMS inertial sensor, which can be con gured from the factory as an integrated GNSS + Inertial Navigation System (INS) or as a standalone IMU sensor for pairing with a customer’s existing SPAN-enabled OEM6 receiver. Its dimensions are 152 (length) x137 (width/diameter) X 51 (height) millimeters. The IMU-IGM-A1 features regulated 10-30 VDC input and a dedicated wheel sensor input to enhance GNSS outage-bridging capabilities and offers a 200-hertz navigation solution and raw measurement output.

Agilent Technologies unveils Beidou GNSS Signal Simulation

Agilent Technologies Inc has enhanced the capabilities of its Signal Studio for Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) software and added real-time multi-satellite simulation of China’s Beidou system. A key enhancement to Agilent’s N7609B Signal Studio software, Option WFP, supports these development efforts by enabling real-time simulation of Beidou B1I satellite signals. The software enables engineers to simulate stationary or moving receivers. A scenario-generation capability enables them to create and edit custom scenarios.

Spatial Dual released

Advanced Navigation has released Spatial Dual, their new dual antenna GNSS/INS. It is a ruggedized miniature GPS aided inertial navigation system and AHRS that provides accurate position, velocity, acceleration and orientation under the most demanding conditions. It combines temperature calibrated accelerometers, gyroscopes, magnetometers and a pressure sensor with a dual antenna RTK GNSS receiver. Spatial Dual contains the Trimble BD982 GNSS receiver, which is a triple frequency dual antenna RTK GNSS receiver.

Septentrio GNSS Receivers for Airborne Geophysical Surveys

GeoDuster Technologies of South Africa has selected the Septentrio TERRASTAR-D® “Precise Point Positioning (PPP)” service and Septentrio GNSS receivers for use in airborne geophysical surveys for mining geology, exploration, and environmental applications.

Applanix POSPAC MMS V6.2 Software

Applanix has introduced POSPac™ MMS V6.2, its latest generation of industry-leading software for directly georeferencing mobile mapping sensors using GNSS and inertial technology. It is designed to improve the productivity and accuracy of mapping from mobile platforms in the air, on land or at sea.

DAT/EM Systems Indonesia formed

DAT/EM Systems International has expanded their brand to Indonesia. As a separate legal and business entity, the new DAT/EM Systems Indonesia organization will provide superior customer service and sales support to clients in the region. In addition, it will also offer a training center.

New version of Trimble RealWorks software

Trimble has announced Trimble® RealWorks® version 8.0 software that includes a new 3D database engine, automated targetless registration and Web viewing capability incorporating RealWorks’ Scan Explorer interface. These new enhancements will allow surveyors, contractors, engineers and geospatial professionals to rapidly process 3D laser scanning data and expedite the creation of deliverables for their clients, increasing productivity and reducing costs.

Belgian contract for TerraStar

DEME, the Belgian dredging and hydraulic engineering group, is to use Aberdeen based TerraStar GNSS’s TerraStar-D precise point positioning service in support of worldwide nearshore operations of its multifunctional  eet of dredgers and auxiliary vessels. Using Septentrio positioning and AsteRx2eH heading receivers,it will provide the  eet with seamless high precision decimetre-level accuracies combining GPS and Glonass satellites

Carlson MC Pro Vx5 3D Machine Control Sensor

Carlson has announced the MC Pro Vx5 3D machine control sensor. The MC Pro Vx5 is 26.32 inches long, 8.23 inches wide, 4.8 inches high and weighs 5.1 pounds, making the sensor portable and easy to install. The rugged IP69K unit provides GPS plus GLONASS L1/L2 high precision positioning and heading – up to 20Hz, integrated UHF RTK radia and a new gen 2 dual axis slope.

Low Cost Fully Integrated GPS OCXO Time & Frequency Module

Spectratime has announced its smart, low-cost, ultra-small and fully integrated GPS/GNSS receiver and OCXO crystal oscillator module. Packed with the latest integration technology, including the patented SmarTiming+ GPS/GNSS disciplining software operating at 1nanosecond resolution, the GXClok™-500 reduces the price point for the next generation of high-performance timing applications.

ITT Exelis detects GNSS interference

ITT Exelis offers the Signal Sentry 1000, a system designed to detect, geolocate, and characterize sources of intentional and unintentional interference to GPS and other GNSS ssignals and provide actionable intelligence to the user. It leverages GNSS signal domain knowledge, using commercially available GPS receiver and computer server/data technology. Actionable intelligence is available in the form of pin mapping of interference sources in addition to longitude/latitude/ altitude data. It can be used to defend against disruption of GPS guidance, traf c, and asset control systems and interference of GPS tracking of highvalue assets.

Furuno to launch new multi-GNSS receiver chips

Furuno Electric Companys new multi- GNSS receiver chips eRideOPUS 6 and eRideOPUS 7 — with active anti-jamming, multipath mitigation, and dead reckoning interfaces — will be available to the market beginning August 2013.

Lockheed Martin completes Delta PDR success for GPS III

Lockheed Martin has successfully completed a Delta Preliminary Design Review for the next GPS III satellite vehicles planned under the U.S. Air Force’s GPS III program. GPS III satellites will deliver three times better accuracy and up to eight times improved anti-jamming signal power while enhancing the spacecraft’s design life and adding a new civil signal designed to be interoperable with international global navigation satellite systems.

GNSS sensor system meets airborne laser scanner in UAV

According to RIEGL Laser Measurement Systems GmbH, Applanix Corporation’s AP50 GNSSInertial sensor system was successfully integrated with its VQ-820-GU topobathymetric airborne laser scanner on board the Schiebel Camcopter S-100 unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). RIEGLs VQ-820-GU is speci cally designed to survey sea beds and the grounds of rivers and lakes. It is also well suited for combined land and hydrographic airborne survey.


MundoGEO#Connect LatinAmerica 2013 event confirms it’s Program

Check out the schedule of activities of the largest conference and trade fair of geomatics and geospatial solutions in Latin America, which will be held in Sao Paulo, Brazil, from June 18 thru 20

MundoGEO#Connect LatinAmerica 2013, Conference and Trade Fair for Geomatics and Geospatial Solutions, has its program detailed with more than 15 activities, among forums, special events, courses and user meetings. The third edition of the event will be held in June 18 thru 20 at the Frei Caneca Convention Center, in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The previous event edition had 3,350 participants from 27 countries and over 70 global brands in the fair.

The 2013 event program was created from suggestions of the geospatial community, through the evaluation of the previous editions and also a request for ideas, in which professionals in the industry sent their opinions on how to solve the key challenges of geospatial technologies in Latin America.


The mini-courses are six hours long and include a certificate. They are aimed to the professionals who want to learn the basics and the possibilities of application of the geospatial technologies.
• Georeferencing of Rural Properties: What are the regulation improvements and obstacles in its implementation?
• Geomarketing in Practice: What is it good for and how to start the projects?
• GIS in Public Management: How to avoid errors in the stages of designing, contracting and upgrading the systems?
• Rural Environmental Cadaster: Learn how to make the field surveys following the new Brazilian Forest Code
• Spatial Data Infrastructures (SDI): After all, what, why and how to deploy?

Each forum is six hour long throughout the day. They are aimed to the professionals who already know a technology and wish to deepen and understand the trends in the industry.
• Geotrends: What are the new opportunities created by the wide availability and sharing of geospatial data in this time of technological and cultural changes of the society?
• UAVs: Unmanned Aerial Vehicles are able to act in which conditions? Check out the applications and results.
• Surveying Automation: How the new equipment and processes are revolutionizing productivity and opening up new markets in the land surveying field?
• Satellite and Aerial Images: How to choose the best option or combination of mapping solutions to meet the needs of your project?
• Geographic Information Systems: How GIS is reinventing itself to keep the pace with new market demands and popularization of technologies?
• Geospatial Solutions in Public Management: How to convince managers of territorial information to invest in intelligent and sustainable solutions for decision-making?
• OGC Standards and Geospatial Data: Why professionals working with geospatial data and location services must know and use interoperability standards?

Special Events
Two simultaneous events will take place along with MundoGEO#Connect LatinAmerica 2013, one facing the sector of Location Based Services (LBS) and business intelligence, and other the use of geospatial technologies on the security and defense sectors.
• Location Intelligence Conference Brazil: How to apply the geoinformation in the retail, banking, insurance, real estate, transportation and logistics sectors?
• Seminar Geointelligence for Defense and Security: Discover how geospatial intelligence can ensure greater efficiency and reduce costs in the management of security and defense of a country, state or city.

Free Events
Free of charge meetings will take place into a special space of MundoGEO # Connect LatinAmerica 2012, open to all participants and visitors.
• National Meeting of Surveyors and Cartographers: Debate on legislation and training of new geomatics professional of the XXI Century.
• New Ideas, Great Solutions: See “lightning” presentations – Ignite Shows style – of innovative solutions based on geospatial technologies.


To avoid big lines and speed up the registration, the organization made available a free registration process.

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