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Leica Geosystems’ GNSS network now support Galileo, QZSS

Leica Geosystems released Leica Spider v7.0 software suite, supporting Galileo and QZSS constellations as well as the GPS-L5 signal for improved network RTK correction services. Spider v7.0 now supports all known GNSS - GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, Galileo and also QZSS.

The all-in-one solution offers professionals from various industries, such as surveying, mapping, agriculture or GIS, improved...
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Smart Cities – What’s in store for our everyday lives, homes and work?

The ongoing debate about smart/digital cities, which has simmered for some time, now is really heating up. A wealth of experience and solid research results have now been accumulated. The topic’s growing importance is reflected in its headline status at this year’s INTERGEO conference in Berlin (26–28 September) and the dedicated exhibition zone...

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Bluesky Aerial Maps Help Assess Risk of Flash Floods

Aerial photography from Bluesky is being used to identify changes in sediment movement in upland river courses, to help assess the risk of flash flooding. In research centred on the English Lake District National Park, the imagery is helping map region-wide river erosion and sedimentation patterns. Using a Geographical Information System (GIS), Bluesky’s aerial maps, dating...

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3D GIS technology: Australia’s renewable energy future

With most coal and gas power stations slated for retirement over the next 15 years, Australia’s hills and mountains provide the ideal backdrop for a 100 per cent renewable solution. 3D GIS technology is helping a team from the Australian National University map a solution that could change the landscape of Australia’s energy...

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