Lightweight compact receiver

The new Pentax G6Ni GNSS base and rover system is designed to meet the needs of today’s surveyors and is based on the manufacturer’s many years of experience in instrument design and construction. The company aims for ease of use, a low cost of ownership and flexibility to accommodate different working environments, and chooses its […]

GNSS manufacturer wins creative contribution award

ComNav Technology won the State Science and Technology Progress Award in high-precision GNSS positioning technology and applications. The award is granted to Chinese citizens and organisations who made creative contributions in technological research and promote high-tech industrialisation. The company has been recognised for its work in core algorithms, featured applications in high-precision GNSS applications, especially […]

GNSS receiver for transmission corridor survey

The Spectra Precision SP60 GNSS receiver has been selected to perform survey work for construction of a new 450 km electric power transmission corridor. Connecting Mauritania’s two largest cities, the capital Nouakchott and to the south Nouadhibou, the 225/90 kV transmission line runs parallel with the Atlantic Ocean as it traverses the Sahara Desert.  The […]

New UAV lidar system unveiled

The Surveyor Ultra is the new UAV lidar system from YellowScan, integrating the Velodyne VLP-32C scanner and the Applanix APX-15 IMU. With its high-density (600 000 points per second), the system is well-suited to high speed UAVs and long-range needs, with a maximum range of 100 m. Its light weight (1,7 kg) makes it easy […]

Wind-sensing satellite undergoes final checks

The European Space Agency’s (ESA) wind sensing spacecraft, Aeolus, will be the first satellite capable of performing global wind-component-profile observation on a daily basis in near real-time. Aeolus has left Liège in Belgium having successfully completed extensive thermal and functional performance testing. It will now undergo final checks at InteSpace test centre in France, before […]

Lidar system for mapping complex terrain

TerrainMapper is Leica Geosystems’ next generation linear mode lidar system. As part of the RealTerrain airborne lidar mapping solution, the sensor is supported by the HxMap unified multi-sensor post-processing workflow. The mapping solution enables users to increase point accuracy, deliver even point density across the swath, and accommodates more efficient flight planning in complex terrain […]

Airborne laser mapping increases range performance

Teledyne Optech’s new Galaxy Prime builds on the PulseTrak and SwathTrak productivity features of the current Galaxy T1000 sensor platform by adding extended range performance for greater collection efficiency, improved vegetation penetration, and increased low-reflectance target detection. A “night mode” increases range performance further still, and an expanded range of motion for the dynamic field […]

Online product courses added to support site

Topcon Positioning Group has added new eLearning courses to its myTopcon support and training site, which are designed for online user-paced learning. The myTopcon site is designed to help industry professionals keep up-to-date with fast-paced technological changes. Entry-level courses will be offered at no charge for an introductory period, including subject matter such as 3D-MC, […]

Manual total station with advanced performance

Topcon Positioning Group released the new GM-100 manual total station designed to provide a powerful EDM along with advanced integrated communications technology. The GM-100 features dual-axis compensation designed to ensure stable measurements even on rough terrain by automatically correcting both horizontal and vertical angles. The instrument offers integrated Bluetooth with no external antenna necessary for […]

Compact UAV lidar unit recognised with award

Riegl was recently awarded the 2017 Mapps Geospatial Products and Services Excellence Award for its miniVUX-1UAV miniaturised lidar sensor for unmanned laser scanning in the Technology Innovation category. The lidar sensor is a user-friendly and cost-efficient device to acquire survey-grade measurement data by use of remotely-piloted multi-rotor, rotary-wing, or fixed-wing UAVs for a variety of […]