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Meet us at the FIG e-Working Week 2021
We are pleased to invite you to join us at FIG e-Working Week 2021, June 20-25, the virtual conference of surveyors and geomatics experts from around the world. As an online conference, it will be accessible to visitors from all over the world and allow the 250,000 members from 120 countries of the FIG Community to join the event. Our CHCNAV representatives will be there to share meaningful insights into surveying technologies to improve your daily operations, from GNSS receivers and GNSS RTK networks to the latest LiDAR solutions for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). The theme of FIG e-Working Week 2021 will be: "Smart surveyors for land and water management." In addition, it will also focus on the challenges surveyors face in an unstable, uncertain and unpredictable world and the technologies, methods and procedures they use to cope with these new developments. Learn more about FIG Working Week 2021: https://www.fig.net/fig2021/2021-05-19
Join us online at the XPONENTIAL in May, 2021
We invite you to attend the online XPONENTIAL exhibition that will be held on interactive, dynamic, and user-friendly virtual platform on May 4-6, 2021.You will be able to get an immersive virtual experience from your own home or office attending breakout sessions, keynote speeches, benefit from networking opportunities and discover more about CHCNAV's latest technologies and innovative products across the entire spectrum of unmanned applications, from land, marine and airborne drones to LiDAR sensors and integrated GNSS+INS sensors. - Learn more about Xponential: https://www.xponential.org/xponential2021/ - Register and visit our online booth: https://xponential.auvsi.showcare.io/exhibitors1/chcnav We look forward to meeting and connecting with you at the virtual show!2021-04-26
The BIG5 Saudi 2022
The BIG5 Saudi is re-scheduled for March 28th- 31th 2022 when we can ensure we continue to deliver globally trusted events in safe and conducive operating conditions. CHC Navigation and its partner SV EST will still participate in the Big 5 Saudi exhibition when it is ready in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.2021-03-07
Using GNSS receiver and LandStar7 for land allocation in Thailand
Content of the project The i73 GNSS receiver and the LandStar7 surveying application from CHCNAV were used by Thai clients to survey their farmlands. The scope of the project was to subdivide the land into different parcels to meet the requirements of subsistence farming. The i73 GNSS receiver and LandStar7 were used by the surveyors to stake out and delineate the parcels boundaries. What’s the purpose of land allocation? In the mid-20th century, the King Bhumibol of Thailand initiated the Philosophy of Sufficiency Economy to help Thai farmers optimize their farmland. The King Bhumibol developed this concept as a system of integrated and sustainable agriculture, embracing his thoughts and efforts in water resource development and conservation, soil rehabilitation and conservation, sustainable agriculture and self-reliant community development. Following this concept, the farmers divided the land into four parts with a ratio of 30:30:30:10. The first 30% is intended for a pond; the second 30% is set aside for rice cultivation; the third 30% is used for growing fruit and perennial trees, vegetables, field crops and herbs for daily consumption; the last 10% is reserved for housing, livestock, roads and other structures. How does GNSS technology increase the productivity of agricultural land allocation projects? Compared to traditional surveying methods, the use of a GNSS solution allows for much faster project completion, from the initial CAD-based parcel allocation design to the physical staking out of boundaries in the field. In the field, the Landstar7 App "Base Map" feature provides a clear and accurate display of the project's extent, speeding up surveying operations and reducing potential errors. Landstar7 supports the import of DXF files generated from AutoCAD as well as other types of base maps, such as SHP, KML, TIFF and WMS. After importing the project data on top of a basemap layer, points or lines can be displayed, selected and staked out easily and accurately. The i73, used for this project, is the latest pocket IMU-RTK GNSS receiver from CHCNAV. The unit is more than 40% lighter than a typical GNSS receiver, making it easier to carry and operate without fatigue, especially during hot seasons in Thailand. The i73 IMU sensor compensates for up to 45° pole-tilt, eliminating the challenges associated with surveying concealed or dangerous points to reach, which can be common in farmlands. The integrated battery provides up to 15 hours of field operation, allowing for full-day projects without worrying about power outages when working in more remote locations. As a signature for this project, the operators traced the auspicious character "nine" in Thai, which is also the King Bhumibol's Monarch number. About CHC Navigation CHC Navigation (CHCNAV) creates innovative GNSS navigation and positioning solutions to make customers' work more efficient. CHCNAV products and solutions cover multiple industries such as geospatial, construction, agriculture and marine. With a presence across the globe, distributors in more than 100 countries and more than 1,300 employees, today CHC Navigation is recognized as one of the fastest-growing companies in geomatics technologies. For more information about CHC Navigation [Huace:300627.SZ], please visit: www.chcnav.com. Send an inquiry Discover more about i73 or Landstar 7 Send an inquiry for i73 or Landstar 7 Media contact: email@example.com Photos provided by our clients.2021-06-18
CHC Navigation Introduces the P330 Pro VTOL UAV
A fully autonomous, survey-grade Vertical Take-off and Landing fixed-wing drone for surveying and mapping applications. Shanghai, China – May 20, 2021 – CHC Navigation (CHCNAV) releases the P330 Pro VTOL UAV, a high-performance vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) fixed-wing unmanned aircraft vehicle (UAV), specially designed for aerial surveying and mapping applications. With its concept of high accuracy, long-endurance and multiple payloads, P330 Pro meets the requirements of professionals in mining, construction and infrastructure, environmental monitoring, and the agriculture industry. “P330 Pro changes the way to capture geospatial information. Surveyors and engineers no longer need to spend time on fieldwork preparation to set up GCP systematically to reference the survey. P330 Pro provides professionals with an innovative and versatile platform that can hold an orthophoto camera or optional sensors, such as an oblique camera. Moreover, its integrated GNSS and IMU modules meet the most demanding requirements for mapping and topographic surveys,” said Dylan Cao, Product Manager at CHC Navigation’s UAV Division. “As a result, the use of the P330 Pro UAV compared to less versatile UAV solutions allows aerial survey companies to significantly improve their return on investment.” CHC Navigation P330 Pro UAV solution is packed with the features to make it the most powerful VTOL drone on the market. Long Endurance, High Efficiency –The P330 Pro VTOL drone achieves longer flight time, for the missions up to 150 minutes duration and to map a region of up to 20 km² at a scale of 1:2000. It integrates a high-accuracy GNSS RTK/PPK module with up to 100 Hz differential data update rate for ultimate accuracy. Mapping anywhere – No runway and no extra equipment are needed for takeoff and landing. P330 Pro, as efficiently as a fixed-wing airplane, can take off and land almost anywhere – even in confined spaces or on rough terrain. Easy and Safe Operation –The P330 Pro is packed with the latest aviation technologies such as dual GNSS system, triple IMU systems, five safe return to base strategies, and nine security monitoring checks. Those technologies ensure the safety of flight operations and the reliability of aerial survey results.The EasyFly ground control software makes mission planning and pre-flight checks easier and safer. Compatible with many airborne sensors – P330 Pro makes no compromises on aerial image quality. Whether you need data for orthophotos, 3D models or multispectral mapping, P330 pro carries the best camera for every application. By exchanging cameras in the field, various types of data can be acquired with the same drone. Further information for P330 UAV can be found here Media contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
CHCNAV announces the GNSS RTK iSTAR technology
A NEW LEAP FORWARD IN RTK RELIABILITY AND AVAILABILITY Shanghai, China - May 12, 2021 - CHC Navigation (CHCNAV) announces the availability of iSTAR GNSS RTK technology, the newest GNSS PVT (Position, Velocity, Time) algorithm for CHC Navigation's GNSS RTK receivers. The iSTAR firmware allows to track and use the 5 main satellite constellations (GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, BDS or BeiDou system, QZSS) and their 16 frequencies with optimal performance. Moreover, thanks to the added BDS III and QZSS signal capabilities, iStar provides significant improvements in GNSS RTK time-to-fix, fix rates and accuracy in all surveying applications especially in harsh environments. What exact benefits can this innovation bring to the CHCNAV’s users? Here are the most important ones: Efficiency - GNSS RTK fix rate increased by 20% in complex environments such as urban areas. Speed – RTK time to fix is reduced by 30-40% under challenging environments and GNSS survey productivity under tree canopy is improved. Reliability - Enhanced ability to reject RTK positioning errors under the canopy: errors > 50 cm can be eliminated and accuracy better than 10 cm increased by 15 %. iStar technology is compatible with all i90 GNSS, i73 GNSS, i50 GNSS, and iBase GNSS receivers available through the global CHCNAV distributor network.2021-05-12
CHC Navigation Introduces the APACHE 4 Hydrographic USV
A compact unmanned surface vehicle with integrated ADCP and echo sounder. Shanghai, China – May 6, 2021 - CHC Navigation (CHCNAV) releases the APACHE 4 marine drone featuring a combination of an ADCP (Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler) for cross-section flow measurements and a single-beam echo sounder. The APACHE 4 is a cutting-edge hydrographic USV that can carry all major ADCP sensors. It offers an unattended operation solution with shallow drafts, high navigational accuracy, and stable hovering to hydrologists when conducting water flow velocity and discharge measurements of a current section. "We designed the APACHE 4 to provide a reliable solution that can eliminate the construction and maintenance costs associated with traditional ADCP's ropeway towing systems, overcomeirregular navigational conditions that lead to poor data results, compensate for the resulting loss of ADCP measurement data and maintain compass accuracy in challenging environments," said Felix Ye, Product Manager of CHC Navigation’s Marine Division. "The outcome is the APACHE 4, which solves these challenges and entails conducting the high accuracy hydrological and hydrographic surveys." The CHCNAV APACHE 4 enables marine surveyors and engineers to modernize ADCP operations in a way that is proven to increase efficiency, reduce costs and improve safety. Integrated adaptive water flow straight-line and hovering technology – As the water flow and turbulence change, the autonomous control system allows the APACHE 4 to navigate in a straight course along the cross section according to the defined profile view. The hovering technology improves the flow estimation accuracy and ensures that the APACHE 4 hovers stably in the turbulent flow at the start and endpoint of the ADCP observation. Interrupted positioning with GNSS + IMU – The IMU sensor maintains the availability of position data even during transient GNSS signal loss. The obstacle avoidance radar system and live video feed guarantee safe operations in case of loss of visibility or difficult environmental conditions. Built-in Single-beam Echo sounder – Single beam sounding data expands your unmanned survey capability. It allows you to verify and compensate for the ADCP bottom tracking data accuracy, as well as provide water depth profile data associated with the flow velocity profile measurement. Compatible with most common ADCPs – The APACHE 4 can embed different types of ADCP sensors, such as the M9, RTDP 1200, RiverPro or RiverRay while providing them with positioning, orientation, power, waterproofing, local network and 4G transmission. Apache 4 is available now and further information for Apache 4 can be found here.2021-05-06
CHCNAV announces new LandStar 7.3.6 Land Survey App Release
New features further enhance GNSS survey productivity for construction and mapping professionals. Shanghai, China - April 23 - CHC Navigation (CHCNAV) today released LandStar 7.3.6 version, a powerful field data collection software designed for high-precision surveying, engineering, mapping, road stakeout and pipeline surveying. Designed and tested in close collaboration with surveyors, LandStar 7.3.6 has been proven to significantly improve productivity. To date, more than 100,000 users have relied on LandStar 7, which has become the preferred mobile surveying app for surveyors and construction professionals to get their work done efficiently. "Surveying professionals are looking for an easy-to-use and versatile software. This new 7.3.6. version of LandStar for Android has been designed to simplify user operation, add new features, support more devices and expand to more applications," said John Xiang, Product Manager of CHC Navigation. Among all the new features, users will find the following particularly valuable. Complete support of the latest CHCNAV iSTAR technology. Full use of 5 satellite constellations and 16 frequencies to increase GNSS RTK reliability and availability. Enhance CAD design support. Working with native DXF files has never been so efficient. All elements such as point, line, polyline, end point, center point, intersection, nearest, circle center, ellipse center are accessible directly from the map editing interface. New "One-Tap" attributes coding. Codification of points is now available directly from the main Survey screen with a single tap. Predefined code lists can also be imported from a simple .csv file. Extended support for more total stations. LandStar 7.3.6 supports surveying and stakeout with more total station models. LandStar 7.3.6 is available now and free trial versions are available. You can send an inquiry to have one of our representatives get contact you. Further information for LandStar 7.3.6 can be found here. Media contact: email@example.com
Surveying & Engineering
Leveraging decades of expertise, CHCNAV brings you advanced GNSS and optical positioning solutions to make your surveying and engineering projects more productive.
Machine Control & Construction
More than robust GNSS technology, our Machine Control and Construction solutions are engineered to be high-productivity survey tools to complete your projects faster.
Mapping & Geospatial
With renowned expertise in real time precision GNSS, scanners and advanced 3D point cloud algorithms, CHCNAV creates advanced hardware and software solutions for mapping and geospatial mass data acquisition, processing and maintenance.
The CHCNAV Infrastructure Solutions deliver consistent, reliable and accurate real-time GNSS data to any demanding high accuracy positioning and navigation.
High-performance USVs, rugged positioning and heading GNSS sensors and echosounders provide complete solutions for marine survey and construction professionals.
Easy to use and easy to own, our tractor full RTK auto-steering systems and GNSS RTK base or network solutions are designed for farmers to make production more efficient.
With our engineering expertise and lean manufacturing process, CHCNAV provides custom design GNSS solutions to industrial partners and system integrators.
Chcnav At a Glance
CHC Navigation is a publicly-listed company creating Innovative GNSS Navigation and Positioning Solutions.
With a global presence across the world, CHC Navigation is today recognized as one of the fastest-growing companies in Geomatics Technologies.
- Founded in 2003
- Worldwide Sales & Customer Support 100+
- Satisfied Customers 100000+
- Multinational Global Workforce 1300+
- R&D Engineers 400+
- GNSS and Related Patents 300+