Multi-constellation RTK survey solution

  The Spectra Precision ProMark 800 is an extremely productive multi-constellation RTK survey solution – delivering precise GNSS positioning in a smart, rugged and cable-free design. The new Z-Blade GNSS centric technology uses all available satellite signals equally (without preference to any particular constellation) to deliver fast and stable RTK solutions. This means that unlike […]

Surveying Angolan overhead power lines

  South African company GeoM has completed an aerial survey project of overhead power lines in Angola. Using a helicopter mounted high-speed laser scanner, complete with advanced navigation and positioning system, GeoM captured around 1500 km of detailed lidar measurements. Complemented with high resolution aerial photography and meteorological data, the laser scanned point cloud will […]

Versatile airborne lidar systems

  Trimble have announced two new additions to its airborne lidar  portfolio. The Trimble AX60i and AX80 are highly capable, versatile systems that meet the demands of aerial survey operators for corridor and wide area mapping projects. The new airborne systems, together with flight planning and analysis software tools, have been designed to provide rapid […]

Manufacturer of intelligent multicopter systems acquired

  Hexagon, a global provider of design, measurement and visualisation solutions, has acquired Aibotix, a manufacturer of intelligent multicopter systems for high efficiency aerial applications. Aibotix is the maker of Aibot X6, a new generation of vertical take-off and landing unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV). Intelligent, autonomous and safe, the multi-rotor platform is designed to suit […]

New industry standard for connectivity and GNSS technology

  The next-generation SP80 GNSS receiver features Spectra Precision’s Z-Blade GNSS-centric technology running on a new-generation 240-channel 6G chipset and is capable of fully utilising all six available GNSS systems (GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, Galileo, QZSS and SBAS). The receiver is also compliant with the new RTCM 3.2 standard, including the recently approved MSM RTCM messages. […]

Laser scanner tested at the world’s deepest gold mine

  The ZEB1, a mobile, handheld, rapid laser mapping system, has been tested at the world’s deepest gold mine. The Mponeng Mine in South Africa, owned and operated by AngloGold Ashanti, is more than two kilometres below sea level and, through sequential-grid mining, produces more than 500 000 ounces of gold a year. The mapping […]

Namibian firm acquires multi-purpose UAS

  Afgen, a distributor of C-Astral aerial surveying systems, has sold a Bramor C4Eye unmanned aerial system (UAS) to Christo Pieterse Land Surveyors in Swakopmund, Namibia. The multi-purpose UAS is the latest in C-Astral’s Brumor range, and is suitable for civilian and military operations where real-time or near-real time video surveillance is important. The UAS […]

Aerial photogrammetric mapping from UAVs

  Maptek has made a significant investment in DroneMetrex, an Adelaide-based startup company that has developed innovative new technology for aerial photogrammetric mapping from small drone aircraft. The DroneMetrex system allows users to collect vast amounts of high quality digital terrain data and imagery of unmatched quality and heighting accuracy for rapid assessment and integration […]