TORRANCE, Calif. – Altus Positioning Systems announced the introduction of a new GPS-based data acquisition system for seismic applications.
The new package from Altus includes an ikeGPS
multi-sensor data acquisition system integrated with Seismic Surveyor custom
software from MicroSurvey to allow the user to stake hundreds of points each
day, and quickly compute positions of target items.
The ikeGPS multi-sensor data
acquisition platform combines a GPS receiver, laser rangefinder, 3D compass and
digital camera in a single ruggedized handheld device, providing a fully
integrated low-cost solution for capturing geospatial data and 3D seismic
volume during oil and gas exploration. The versatile system permits the user to
geolocate objects quickly and easily from a single location with the laser
rangefinder and compass, using the recorder’s GPS coordinates as a reference.
The digital camera provides a visual reference for each object captured into
the database, and the system can even calculate position coordinates for target
items directly from the photographs.
“We’re wrapping the ikeGPS product
with specialist software for a truly integrated package,” said Neil Vancans,
CEO and president of Altus Positioning Systems. “Combining the ikeGPS product
with specialized application software helps us to specifically address the
seismic community’s need for sub-meter GPS positioning and data capture, which
can be used to help create 3D computer models of underground geometries.”
Vancans noted that for
applications requiring higher-precision positioning, the ikeGPS device can be
interfaced with Altus’
APS-3 GNSS RTK survey-grade receivers for millimeter-level accuracies.
Altus Introduces GPS Data Acquisition Package
February 23, 2012