InterGEO 2016: Day 2 (Wed)

So, InterGEO is held in 5 giant halls. One of the halls is primarily devoted to UAV stuff. When I left the hall on Tuesday, I can assure you that my feeling was I did not want to get involved with the actual drones. There are 100’s of drone manufacturers. In a few years, 80% of them will be gone.

So other than the one hall full of drones, and a smattering of drones elsewhere, the show is full of GPS/GNSS related toys.

The stuff that I found to be most interesting was the crazy cool mechanical things. Like:

Tribrachs that register to 10 um (ten microns) X, Y and Z.

Pen bottoms for poles that put a marker dot on the ground when you push them.

Site monitoring prisms (you probably can not imagine how many are available here. It is amazing.)

I am going to log my pictures starting from the morning to the evening.

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This is the downtown Radisson BLU hotel where we stayed. It is a great hotel. The best thing about this hotel is the AMAZING breakfast buffet. (I will get pictures in the morning.)

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This the same digital level that we sell with a Spectra Precision label. I found it at the Ruide booth (which is a sub-brand of South).

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This is a pretty nice little data collector from South. I believe it is available as Android or Windows Embedded.

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I did not dare ask how much this ‘medium’ sized Ground Penetrating Radar might be. They claim that they make one 4 times bigger. (Treasure Hunt!)

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This is a new 1-watt Satel external radio. I would personally use it for a repeater. The internal battery will run it for 6 hours.

Next we have an amazing assortment of monuments:

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Now, these pole tips are amazing:

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You put a paint marker in them, then when you push the pole down, it puts a paint dot on

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If you need cool scanning targets, they exist:

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I ran into my old friend Neil VanCans from Altus / Septentrio and shared a Salt Lake City beer with him at the SatLab booth:

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They had a machine that froze the bottom 1/2 inch on the can so it literally has ice inside the bottom of the can. Brilliant!

Here are some bigger shots of the floor in one of the five halls:

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Lunch is always important, we chose the ‘Bobby and Fritz’ food truck:

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Pomms + Sausage cuts + BBQ Sauce + special spicy curry powder. I had already had two beers at the Javad booth so I had a ‘CocaLite’.

Here is a nice compass (the kind without batteries):

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Here is an electronic compass:

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This is a cool inclinometer with a locking dial. It has 0.1 degree resolution:

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These are the coolest truck box and organizers ever:

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with a cool desk inside the van:

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And here is a 10 micron precision tribrach:

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Finally, here is a picture of the park on the way back from the hall to the hotel:

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2 responses to “InterGEO 2016: Day 2 (Wed)

  1. mrbillsails

    Two beers at the Javad booth, a couple photos of Javad himself and I see a photo of the wide open, approachable booth, but no other comments on the time spent at the Javad booth?

    • No beers this year. That was 2016.

      2017 we just talked for 45 minutes.

      Yes, most of the other booths were packed with equipment and stuff. Javad definitely had plenty of room and lots of space to meet with customers. The booth was in a corner so it was quiet enough that you could carry on a conversation too.

      🙂

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