In July 2011, SPAR managing director Tom Greaves got a chance to drive a Riegl mobile mapping vehicle while in Neuss, Germany.
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LIVERMORE, Calif. – January 17, 2011 – Topcon Positioning Systems (TPS) new RTP-300 Real Time Profiler collects surface data at speeds up to 65 miles per hour (105 km/hr) and creates an exact model of the existing surface.
The RTP-300′s data collection system includes a Topcon GNSS dual-constellation satellite receiver system, three laser profilers, wheel encoder technology and a comprehensive computer data collection system.
Tony Vanneman, TPS construction product marketing manager, said, “The RTP-300 system can be quickly and easily installed onto any vehicle with a trailer hitch, making it a mobile surveying vehicle that generates a higher resolution topography map than conventional surveying methods in a fraction of the time and with superior accuracy.” In addition to producing high-resolution topography maps, the RTP-300 system is capable of producing industry standard reports such as PRI and IRI.
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Professional Land Surveyor News-Carlson Software’s 2011 Office Product Release
Hundreds of Improvements to Speed Work and Increase AccuracyHighlight Carlson Software’s 2011 Office Product Release
MAYSVILLE, Ky., U.S.A. (September 30, 2010) — Carlson Software, a leading producer of software for land development professionals in the surveying, civil engineering, construction and mining industries, has released its 2011 office software.
Hundreds of improvements to speed and ease design work and increase accuracy have been put into Carlson’s diverse product line, which includes Carlson Survey, Carlson Civil, Carlson Hydrology, Carlson GIS, Carlson Point Cloud, Carlson Geology, Carlson Surface/Underground Mining, Carlson Construction and Carlson Takeoff.
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Professional Land Surveyor News: First China-Made Unmanned Aerial Photography Systems Delivered
People’s Daily Online reports that on April 15 the first batch of 17 light, fixed-wing unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) aerial photography systems was delivered in Beijing, China to the surveying and mapping departments of 16 provinces and municipalities.
Chinese surveying and mapping departments have begun to extensively apply UAV aerial photography systems for the first time. Previously, the use of UAV aerial photography was employed during disaster relief efforts, like in the aftermath of the Wenchuan earthquake.
China sees UAVs as providing the following:
- Improving emergency support service capacity relating to surveying and mapping.
- Allows for rapidly taking HD photos within small areas that are hard for general aerial flights.
- Play an important role in developing a Digital China.
- Facilitate monitoring of geographic information.
- Improving social-management efficiency (I’m not sure what this means? Sounds scary, though it probably refers to managing development).
“Xu Deming, vice-minister of the Ministry of Land and Resources and director general of the State Bureau of Surveying and Mapping (SBSM), said that acting as a powerful supplement to traditional aerial photography, the UAV aerial photography system is characterized by its flexibility, high efficiency, accuracy, low cost and wide application scope.”
Professional Land Surveyor Source – People’s Daily Online
China Has a Plan
SBSM plans on increasing its use of these light, fixed-wing UAV aerial photography systems throughout China this year. The UAV systems, according to SBSM, provide for easy and efficient methods of surveying and mapping to obtain the following types information and data:
- Development of digital cities.
- National emergency disaster relief.
- National land-monitoring.
- Development of new rural areas.
Professional Land Surveyor Source
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Professional Land Surveyor News-PPI Adds New Topcon Precision Mobile 3D Mapping and Survey System.
Here’s some recent news about one company, the PPI Group, that is using cutting edge surveying and mapping solutions for infrastructure and mapping projects. To do this they are using Topcon’s vehicle-mounted, mobile 3D precision mobile mapping and survey system, the Topcon IP-S2.
Since 1927, the PPI Group has served the Architecture, Engineering, Construction and GIS industries of the Pacific Northwest. They offer complete field to finish solutions, technology leadership to solve business challenges, and more than 80 years of hands-on experience. The PPI Group is one of the largest survey and construction supply companies on the West Coast and an authorized dealer of Topcon equipment and Autodesk software solutions.
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