Feature Friday – June 2021
We have made it our mission to make digital surveying available to every field worker out there. To create the best possible personalized surveying experience for all of them, with handy tips and tricks, connections with other apps or software, and new feature releases frequently.
We’re going to combine these releases and updates and how they’ll improve your digital surveying experience in monthly updates: these Feature Friday blogs. This blog is dedicated to the preparations we have started for, among others, sending exports over email and post-processing: centimetre accuracy after surveying.
A good preparation for the most accurate result!
Send your own exports by e-mail, directly via the UNI-Cloud. Share your results with others immediately. For example with colleagues in the office, and thus optimize and accelerate your work processes. We are working hard to achieve this, so that your surveying experience becomes even more complete. After the release of this feature, you will be able to send the following file types:
Logging results for base station users is made easier thanks to this feature. Thanks to the RAW/RTCM3/RINEX logging, you can log your data correction yourself, which is especially useful for users who (also) do digital surveys abroad. The standard for GPS is NMEA logging and that too is coming. You could already send out NMEA over Bluetooth, Serial and Micro-USB, but soon you can also store it directly on the UNI.
Post-processing, even centimetre accuracy without internet
Recently, we started creating new post-processing possibilities for the experienced user. This makes it possible to get centimetres accurate results after you have surveyed on location. Post Processing determines your exact position afterwards based on your logged RINEX files and RINEX data from a base, which makes your work possible – when you (almost) never have internet at your work location(s).
NTRIP Caster, own netwerk for data correction
This expanded feature is secretly designed for ourselves, but we want to tell about it anyway. The NTRIP caster makes it easy to create your own network of base stations that provide corrections, allowing UNI users to link their base stations to their rovers. This does not have to be done via a direct radio or TCP connection. We recently started this process and it mainly involves work ‘behind the scenes’. We are happy to update you on this, so that you can see what we are also working on and how actively we are working on continuous improvements and stability.
What steps do you need to take?
Not a lot, if we are completely honest with you. All updates are done automatically and while you are out in the field. You might need to turn your UNI-GR1 off and on again, but only when the update stops unexpectedly. After turning it on again, you are good to go.
More releases coming ups
We have more releases coming up this year, including expanding the KLIC viewer capabilities by adding codes via UNI-Connect, a CAD drawing tool in the UNI-Cloud, a brand new survey app called ‘UNI-Collect’, new layer functionalities and the completion of using your UNI-GR1 as base-rover combination. More on this in future Feature Friday blogs!
So make sure you come back to marXact.com/news to read all about our upcoming features and updates and get the most out of your UNI-Solutions!