GPS

Surveying Instruments – Building Trust Through Verification

Surveying instruments have evolved to provide reliable and repeatable precision and accuracy, but you cannot afford to eschew putting this…

Application of Weights in Surveying Measurements

We all know that some measurements are better than others, even in the same survey.  For example, if we are…

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Why Does New GNSS Gear Seem So Great?

Some of the most profound gains in the performance of high-precision GNSS have come in just the past few years—no…

Progress in Addressing GPS/GNSS Vulnerabilities

An overreliance on GPS/GNSS for positioning, navigation and timing applications underscores key vulnerabilities. Defense, security, safety, commerce, and critical infrastructure…

Responding to Wildfires and Emergencies: Increasing Situational Awareness with Avenza Maps and Geospatial Data

In Canada, an estimated 3,600 wildfires burned approximately 581,004 acres in 2020 alone.1 Similarly, in the United States, an estimated…

The top 6 Satellite Remote Sensing Software tools

Nowadays, satellite remote sensing comes in handy and can now be employed in our day-to-day activities. This technology, with the…

Global Positioning System (GPS): How does it Work?

I recently read about the delay of China’s BeiDou mission and how, instead, China chose to launch a fifth satellite…

Why are they wearing those GPS vests during a football game? — GI-technology in modern-day soccer

Geographic information technology has been used to answer questions of locations. Where are the sewer lines? How close is the…

Your International Geospatial Briefing for August 31st: Trimble and Totalmobile Awarded HS2; Everest survey succeeds; Underwater heat blob growing in the Arctic; China Launches Beidou; Amazonian Tribe Applies Location Intelligence

Trimble and Totalmobile Awarded HS2 Contract from Civil Engineering Contractor EKFB Trimble and Totalmobile have developed the first cloud-based vehicle…

Low-cost, less-time, lesser-logistics and high-accuracy mapping with drone-imagery

Highlights There is a tendency to use aerial photographs and digital images as the cartographic product!These pictures are the primary…

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