Author: Mark Wilkerson

June 5, 2024
WGS84: What is the World Geodetic System 1984

The World Geodetic System (WGS) is a standard that defines Earth-centered, Earth-fixed (ECEF) models, Earth gravitational, and World Magnetic models. In 1983, a new realization of WGS—WGS84—was developed from modifications of the Navy Navigation Satellite System (NNSS). Today, that realization is used worldwide for global positioning and navigation in automotive and mobile devices. This article […]

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June 4, 2024
Tags: The Power to Analyze and Act at Scale

How Polaris’ latest upgrade makes fleet-level positioning simple Companies that rely on positioning solutions at scale often face a logistical mess when it comes to deploying and managing their fleets of drones, rovers, or other satellite receivers. A day’s work may involve planning miles of underground pipelines in multiple locations or deploying several new groups […]

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February 11, 2024
What is a Real Time Kinematic (RTK) Survey? Your 2024 Guide

Real-time Kinematic (RTK) positioning continues to shape the landscape for industries requiring high-precision location data–with surveying at the forefront.  An RTK survey employs the latest advancements in communication and navigation satellite technology, provides better accuracy, and reduces the common errors in other surveying techniques. Its application spans diverse fields, including transportation, disaster prevention, and engineering, […]

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February 8, 2024
RTK Rentals: Should You Rent an RTK System in 2024?

Real-Time Kinematic (RTK) technology enhances GPS accuracy to centimeter-level precision. From automotive and delivery systems to mobility, and robotics, this precision location data is critical.  One of the major avenues in which businesses and developers can access this technology is through RTK rentals. RTK rentals could offer a convenient solution for those needing temporary access […]

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February 7, 2024
Agriculture & Farm Mapping Guide for Agriculture Precision [2024]

Farm mapping and agricultural mapping are changing how we farm, leading us into a new era of agricultural technology. These methods are crucial for precision agriculture, preparing the ground for smarter farm management and the rise of farm robots.  Companies like Monarch Tractor and Burro are leading the charge, with Burro recently securing $24 million […]

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January 22, 2024
Polaris RTK Now Available in South Korea!

We're excited to announce that Polaris RTK network is now available in all of South Korea! This marks another significant milestone in our ongoing mission in bringing precise location everywhere.

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January 5, 2024
What is an INS? Inertial Navigation Systems Explained

As once inconceivable technologies like self-driving cars become a reality, Inertial Navigation Systems (INS) are becoming increasingly essential and indispensable. INS helps vehicles and devices know their position, direction, and speed without needing external signals like those from GPS. This makes them incredibly useful in places where GPS can't reach or isn't reliable. The growing […]

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December 27, 2023
RTK Corrections: What This Means & How It Works

Real-Time Kinematic (RTK) corrections are redefining the capabilities of Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) with unprecedented accuracy. A substantial advancement in precision positioning, RTK corrections are essential to a wide range of applications where even minor discrepancies in location data can have significant impacts.  Understanding RTK corrections is crucial for professionals in geospatial sciences, surveying, […]

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November 14, 2023
New Product: Atlas Real-Time Inertial Navigation System is Available

Designed for developers and manufacturers of autonomous vehicles, robots, mapping and photogrammetry applications, Atlas is the world’s most advanced RTK network, positioning hardware and engine, all in one package.

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November 2, 2023
Drone Mapping 101: How to Make a Map with Drones, GPS, & RTK

Learn about the different ways you can make a map with a drone, including drones without GPS, with GPS, & with RTK - plus tips & tricks to save time.

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