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Opening of the Gotthard Base Tunnel thanks to surveying and monitoring systems

World’s longest and deepest rail tunnel benefits from Leica Geosystems surveying measurement technology.

Surveying and monitoring systems made the construction of the Gotthard Base Tunnel in the Swiss Alps possible. The tunnel will be inaugurated on 1 June, and the breakthrough on 15 October 2010 was due to highly precise surveillance and...
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Total Station Monitors Dam For Movement

At the Razisse dam on the Dadou River in southwest France, a Spectra Precision FOCUS 35 robotic total station has just completed monitoring the structural movements that occurred during recent major repairs and improvements to the dam. The FOCUS 35, with its one arc-second accuracy, was chosen to monitor to a...

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Cutting the cost of surveying

A new device based on a single-board computer offers GPS precision to rival professional devices, at a fraction of the cost.

The surveying equipment you typically use probably carries a price tag measured in tens of thousands of dollars. Now a new device called Reach, costing just $235, offers a...
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