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New SmartFix Reference Stations in the North Island

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It is exciting to be able to continue to grow the SmartFix reference station network. In the last few weeks two new stations have been made active in Kerikeri (GSKK) and Whangarei (GSWR). The GSWR has been established to help overcome some of the problems associated with the location where… Read More

Are You Putting Off Equipment Repairs?

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equipment repairs
Survey and construction equipment is built rugged by design. It has to be tough to withstand the dust, water, and other rigours of use in outdoor construction environments. With that in mind, servicing equipment regularly still plays a large part in ensuring the longevity of it’s working life. To keep… Read More

Auckland Airport Joins SmartFix Network

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Smartfix Network
NEW GSAA – Auckland Airport Site. We’re pleased to announce an important new addition to the SmartFix network with a new station at Auckland Airport. The new GSAA – Auckland Airport station is now live and will improve accuracy and performance for the many surveyors working in the area. We… Read More

SmartFix Gains LINZ Third Order Status

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Third Order Status
Good news! We’ve begun the process of gaining accredited Land Information New Zealand [LINZ] third order status for the SmartFix reference stations. LINZ orders are classifications based on the quality of the coordinate in relation to the datum (tier) and in relation to other surrounding marks (class) and are part… Read More

SmartFix New Christchurch Site

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SmartFix
Our Christchurch office has moved to a new, larger premises at Unit 6/2 Distribution Lane, Sockburn. As a result we’ve established a new SmartFix Christchurch site at the new building which is now broadcasting on the same ports as GSCH. The new Christchurch site is GSCC. The current Christchurch site… Read More

IP Ratings Explained [Chart]

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IP Rating
All construction and survey equipment is awarded an IP Rating [Ingress Protection Rating] which essentially rates how waterproof and dust proof the housing is. It’s considered to be a rating of ruggedness and if the equipment will stand up to the conditions of operating outside in all weather conditions and… Read More

Dealing With The Leap Second Switch

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leap second
What Is A Leap Second? We all know that a Leap Day synchronises our current calendar year with the solar year; the length of time it takes the Earth to orbit around the sun. But what is a Leap Second and why is it important to Surveyors? It’s exactly the… Read More