The recent news of clock failures on both the European Union’s Galileo global satellite navigation system and IRNSS satellites (Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System) shows that launching and commissioning new satellite navigation constellations is not a simple business.
I’m not exactly sure where the phrase “unwritten rights” came from or who came up with the idea of unwritten conveyances in relation to surveying, boundaries and deeds, but it seems that it caught on quickly and then became a universal idea in the land surveying profession.
The use of consumer-grade devices as a platform for professional surveying equipment with the help of an app is something that Trimble recognizes potential in.
With this in mind, the company has launched a new GNSS receiver, Catalyst, which allows users to access high-accuracy positioning in the field on their smartphone.
Nearmap has a reputation for collecting and providing 2D orthomosaic aerial imagery as a subscription-based service. Now the company is also offering high-resolution oblique imagery and derivative 3D products.