In the wide world of GPS surveying equipment, it is important to understand why this helpful technology exists. Before globalization swept the world, it made a lot of sense for surveyors and their equipment to exist. The world was largely untamed, and governments needed to know what was within their holdings. So, in our interconnected […]
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What Affects GPS Accuracy?
In our modern era, it is an often overlooked, but impressive nonetheless, fact that we can measure distances and locations to within millimetres of true accuracy. If you consider the sheer amount of satellite systems, ground facilities, surveyors and equipment in use to make this possible, it is a true harmony of interconnected systems. However, […]
What is the Difference Between RTK & DGPS?
To achieve near-perfect accuracy in surveying operations is no simple feat. As the planet is constantly moving through space, in a persistent rotation, determining the exact three-dimensional position of an object or location is not as simple as using a measuring tape. Instead, we must use multiple reference points, complex mathematical calculations and skilled professionals […]
How is GPS Used in Agriculture?
There are many different uses for GPS surveying equipment, and each of them assists specific industries and individuals. One of the most important sectors for GPS is agriculture, where it is important to know the exact features of a location. Below you can learn about some of the most exciting ways that GPS implements are […]
The Difference Between GPS, Glonass and Galileo
When you look up in the night sky and see the bright moving light of a satellite, you might assume that it is a GPS satellite, research probe or even a weather balloon. However, did you know that even if you correctly guess a satellite, there is a good chance that it doesn’t belong to […]
What Is GNSS?
The general public makes a fair amount of assumptions about what floats above us. For instance, the amount and type of satellites that orbit our planet. There is a widespread belief, especially in North America, that all satellites which provide position location are designated as the Global Positioning System, or GPS. However, that assumption could […]
Dumpy Level Parts & Functions
Dumpy levels or a builders level is one of those basic tools that every surveyor should have the know how, on how to use. Unlike a lot of other equipment used by surveyors, such as RTK receiver systems, a dumpy level only takes measurements in one plane, the vertical plane. A dumpy level is a […]
How Galileo Benefits RTK GPS Systems
In the world of RTK GPS, accuracy is the most critical factor. To get the best accuracy from your surveying equipment, you will need to utilize satellite-positioning technology and surveying equipment. One of the more recent developments in the world of accurate position-tracking is the Galileo Constellation. The History of the Galileo GNSS The Galileo […]
How Does a Robotic Total Station Work?
A robotic total station (RTS) is used in various applications and industries. It can improve the productivity of mining and construction projects by using precise measurements to reduce rework. As well, RTS can be utilized in law enforcement investigations to produce data about the crime scene, such as elevation, distance, and more. Of course, RTS […]
StormCaster: Increasing Your RTK Range
Frustrated by Poor Radio Range? See StormCaster Here Have you ever been on a job site where you struggle to complete the job without having to reposition your surveying equipment base several times? Where it feels like half the time on site is spent moving your base from location to location to ensure that you […]