Archive for March, 2014

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 […]

Integrated planning and automation systems for mining

  Sandvik Mining and Maptek signed a memorandum of understanding that will see the two mining suppliers cooperate to develop integrated planning and execution solutions and robust automation systems for the mining industry. The memorandum of understanding will focus effort and technology from the two companies towards delivering automated mining equipment, which can connect to […]

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 […]

Malaysia hosts FIG International Congress 2014

FIG’s quadrennial International Congress and General Assembly takes places this year from 16 to 21 June at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, in Malaysia, with the theme “Engaging the challenges, enhancing the relevance”. The 2014 FIG Congress is jointly organised by FIG and the Association of Authorized Land Surveyors Malaysia (PEJUTA). Surveying and land professionals […]