New survey aircraft enters SA market

Austrian aviation group Diamond Aircraft introduced its DA62 MPP special mission aircraft to the South African market at Africa Aerospace and Defence 2018. Built on a modern airframe this fixed-wing remote sensing platform is well suited to geo-survey and reconnaissance applications. Its nose and main belly tray are both designed to carry survey equipment (100 […]

GNSS receiver enhancements drive field productivity

Trimble has launched a new model of its premium GNSS receiver, the R10 Model 2 GNSS System. Designed to help surveyors in various industries work more effectively and productively, the receiver enables reliable, fast and accurate collection of survey data in the field. New enhancements include the advanced custom Trimble survey GNSS ASIC with 672 […]

Rope access and drone combo for maintenance

Skyriders has carried out routine inspections of two smokestacks and one cooling tower using a combination of rope access and drones for client Dundee Precious Metals at the Tsumeb Namibia mining operation. The drones completed a general internal visual inspection, followed by detailed visual inspection and core sampling by a six-person rope-access team. The deliverable […]

New class of lidar solves scalability and performance issues

Baraja unveiled its Spectrum-Scan Lidar, which uses prism-like optics and shifting wavelengths of light to create quality data and clarity of vision for autonomous vehicles. This new category of lidar pairs wavelength-tuneable laser with prism-like optics to address scalability, reliability and performance issues that have challenged automakers, rideshares and tech behemoths as they race toward […]

Correction service now delivers 2 cm accuracy

Trimble’s RTX GNSS corrections technology can now achieve horizontal accuracies of better than two cm. Start-up times, commonly referred to as convergence, have also improved. Users can now achieve full accuracy in less than 15 minutes, and as fast as one minute in select areas where RTX Fast network infrastructure is available. This performance is […]