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.
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.)
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).
This is a pretty nice little data collector from South. I believe it is available as Android or Windows Embedded.
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!)
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:
Now, these pole tips are amazing:
You put a paint marker in them, then when you push the pole down, it puts a paint dot on
If you need cool scanning targets, they exist:
I ran into my old friend Neil VanCans from Altus / Septentrio and shared a Salt Lake City beer with him at the SatLab booth:
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:
Lunch is always important, we chose the ‘Bobby and Fritz’ food truck:
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):
Here is an electronic compass:
This is a cool inclinometer with a locking dial. It has 0.1 degree resolution:
These are the coolest truck box and organizers ever:
with a cool desk inside the van:
And here is a 10 micron precision tribrach:
Finally, here is a picture of the park on the way back from the hall to the hotel: