A lot of us take modern surveying software for granted. The ease of use and tools available make it possible to do what was only previous possible in office software packages. However, with the discontinuation of Windows Mobile by Microsoft, the surveying industry is going to have to pivot from Windows Mobile. This means that […]
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GNSS Receivers: GPS III Making a Difference
The GPS III satellites are here, and they make a difference to your RTK solutions. The S631 can use the Block 3 satellites new signals, can your reciever? What is GPS III GPS 3 is the newest itteration of GPS satellite to be launched into space, and as the name suggests is the third itteration. […]
RTK GNSS Receivers: 4 Things You Can do to Extend the Life of Your Receivers
RTK receivers can be a large and intimidating investment for a land surveyor. Ensuring you get the most out of this equipment, and extend the life span as long as possible is crucial in ensuring that you get the most out of your investment. In this article, I am going to cover 4 things you […]
GNSS Equipment: The Fine Art of a Troubleshoot
As one of our support technicians, there are multiple parts of this job that keeps it entertaining and fresh. There is always some new problem, or new question that keeps me on my toes. GNSS equipment is constantly evolving and there is always something to learn. No two calls are ever the same, and there […]
Hemisphere RTK: What Makes the Difference?
Lately, I have had several questions in regards to the difference between Hemisphere’s 6th generation RTK receiver the S321+, and their 7th generation S631. Therefore, I thought it was high time to clarify the differences between the two and clear up any misconceptions that may be out there. At a glance, the S631 and S321+ […]
How to Setup Surveying Equipment
One of the most important aspects of RTK GPS and RTK systems in general is understanding how they work. This doesn’t mean understanding the complex mathematical formulas that go on in the software to ensure reliable and consistent communication between base stations and satellites however. It is a much more practical understanding of how to […]
The Best RTK Drone for You
There are many aspects to RTK GPS, but that just makes it all the more interesting. As this industry continues to grow and expand, it begins to venture into new territories and new technologies. New technologies like drones, for instance. Drones with RTK GPS capabilities are becoming more popular because they are convenient, easy to […]
What is the Best Survey Method?
In our last article, we discussed five different types of surveys. All of these surveys use RTK systems to some extent. But with all these different methods, which one is ultimately the best? This is precisely the question that we set out to answer today. However, before we go into the answer, let’s first briefly […]
What Are The Five Types Of Surveys?
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 […]
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, […]