Author: Aaron Nathan

July 10, 2024
6 Best Underground Wire and Cable Locators [2024]

Cables and electrical wires are buried underground rather than on poles for longer lifespan and reduced maintenance costs. Some wires and cables can span as far as 20 million feet and serve millions of people. This means that damage to any of these cables would cause major discomfort to many people.  However, construction and utility […]

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July 9, 2024
NovAtel Review and Top GNSS Correction Service Alternatives [2024]

Whether collecting location data for tasks like urban planning and underground pipe location or measuring land for property documentation and construction planning, GNSS correction services are not just useful but indispensable.  But, not all GNSS correction services are made equal. How does NovAtel measure up? In this NovAtel review, we review NovAtel’s features and share […]

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July 9, 2024
U-blox F9 Series Receivers: Review & RTK Set-Up

The U-blox F9 series is a notable contender in the GNSS receiver market, offering high precision and versatility for a range of applications. This article explores the specifics of the U-blox F9 series, including the various models and their features, and how to easily set up your U-blox F9 receiver.  Additionally, we’ll compare the U-blox […]

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June 5, 2024
Underground Utility Locator Guide [2024]

There’s at least one underground utility strike in the United States every minute, resulting in significant damage to well-being and properties, financial loss, and service disruptions. Underground utility locators minimize the occurrence of these strikes by identifying and mapping pipes and cables buried in the ground. This guide will help you understand underground utility locators, […]

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June 5, 2024
Emlid Reach RS2+ Review & RTK Set Up

The Emlid Reach RS2+ is a state-of-the-art GNSS receiver that offers high-precision positioning suitable for various surveying tasks. The advanced device is designed to meet the demands of professionals who require reliable and accurate data. When paired with an RTK network like Point One Polaris, it can achieve centimeter-level accuracy in real time. Supporting a […]

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June 3, 2024
WGS84 vs. NAD83 vs. ITRF 2014: What are the differences?

Geodetic reference datums are central to geospatial positioning applications such as Global Positioning System (GPS) and Geographic Information Systems (GIS), forming the foundation for geospatial mapping and inertial navigation systems. The first of these reference datums, the North American Datum of 1927 (NAD27), was published in the 20th century, but since then, datums have been […]

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June 1, 2024
Loosely Coupled & Tightly Coupled INS & GNSS [2024 Guide]

Learn about the differences between loose and tight coupling in GNSS, and why tight coupling provides greater precision to power more reliable solutions.

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May 23, 2024
Navigating the Solar Maximum With RTK Corrections

From Earth, the sun looks like a steady celestial presence, a small but powerful speck that reliably shares its light day in and day out. But a closer look at our central star reveals something far less steady and settled. This is especially evident during the solar maximum, a period of peak activity in which […]

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May 23, 2024
NAD83: What is North American Datum of 1983

The North American Datum of 1983, or NAD83, is a crucial system used for mapping and navigation across North America. It was developed to replace the older NAD27 and marked a significant upgrade by integrating modern satellite technology.  This change completely revolutionized fields like construction surveying and geospatial analysis. Before NAD83, professionals relied on traditional […]

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April 22, 2024
Calibration Guide: How INS & RTK Calibration Works [2024]

Advancements in location technology have catalyzed fields from agriculture to surveying and automated vehicles. From inertial navigation systems to RTK technology, ultra-precise location information has unlimited applications. However, sensors can be faulty, which is why proper calibration for GNSS, INS, & RTK base stations is critical.  Calibration is a crucial aspect of eliminating errors present […]

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