The base price is $4125 (US) or if you need greater GPS accuracy, you can buy it bundled with Trimble’s GPS Pathfinder ProXT or ProXH bluetooth connected GPS receivers for $5495 or $6495, respectively. And you might want a few accessories, like an office docking station (pictured at left for $749), vehicle charger ($189), ruggedized keyboard ($395) and some other things as well. I don’t do any GIS stuff, but I presume you’ll need some kind of Trimble software to manage your GPS data collection efforts, that can add up quickly as well. If you want one like I do and happen to have $5-10K to blow, check out the Yuma Ruggedized Tablet PC at the Trimble Store.
Dataforensics and Keynetix Forge Partner Alliance to Revolutionize Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Data Management
Norcross, Georgia, December 2014 – Dataforensics and Keynetix announce a partnership that teams the strengths of each company to revolutionize geotechnical data collection and data management within the United States and Canada. Dataforensics is developing a specialized configuration of HoleBASE SI for the North American market, which when combined with pLog Tablet, provides greater alternatives for managing geotechnical data for users of pLog Tablet, which already integrates with gINT and LogPlot.
[Editor] Click through for the rest of the press release from Dataforensics and Keynetix, both sponsors of GeoPrac.net! [/Editor]
By way of Geology.com, the Wall Street Journal reports on some interesting news related to GPS and even our beloved Google Maps / Google Earth. Apparently there are only two games in town when it comes to data providers for online and digital mapping products that are used by the aformentioned software as well as your GPS navigation system: Netherlands-based Tele Atlas NV, and Chicago-based Navteq Corp. (Photo by Websteria)
In October, Nokia bought Navteq for …wait for it… $8.1 billion. They plan to use the technology as the basis for a business model involving selling advertising tied to your phone’s location. A month later TomTom, a maker of GPS products, beat out rival Garmin and bought Tele Atlas for $4.2 billion. Were either of these companies really worth that much money? It doesn’t appear like it. Thus concern has been raised that the new owners of the technology might be in a position to hurt competitors by raising prices. We will have to see how things pan out.
The new satellites are for military as well as civilian use and are meant to replace the aging system of satellites that are currently in service. They offer a number of improvements, including a stronger […]