Reporter 80

President's Message

When a business digitises, it becomes more efficient in how it produces, shares and evaluates information. When it digitalises, though, it undergoes a transformation to become a connected ecosystem. This transformation through digitalisation is the focus for this edition of Reporter.

The heavy construction industry is finding efficiencies and productivity through the use of the global GNSS correction service, HxGN SmartNet. Heavy machine operators in Denmark share how the digitalisation of the industry is increasing their bottom line and making their work easier.

The Rail Division of Atkins, the design, engineering and project management consultancy, is not only connecting its business through digitalisation but also bringing more efficient public transportation to London on a major upgrade project to the rail infrastructure leading into and around the capital city. Using a combination of Geosystems measurement solutions, from GNSS to digital levelling, the company was able to provide quicker data visualisation and safer operations to the government entity responsible for the project.

The European gas infrastructure company providing the transport of natural and green gas in the Netherlands, Gasunie, found transformation through the integration of several Hexagon Geosystems technologies. Creating a connected ecosystem of customers and subcontractors, Gasunie made laser scanning data available directly from the field to the stakeholders through laser scanning, immersive software and remote access platforms.

Transformation through digitalisation is how business and industries advance. Connecting is how we ensure we remain relevant and aren’t left behind.

We’re committed to bridging the gap from digitisation to a digitalisation transformation. We vow to keep innovating to move ourselves and the industries we support forward.

Enjoy your read.


Juergen Dold
President, Hexagon Geosystems


Read our customer stories here:

From the laser scanner to office in near real time

Using 3D laser scanning to revise the gas transport network in the Netherlands

Measuring high in ports

Tracking accurate measurements for crane operations around the world

Reference Station user strategies in a tectonic environment

New Zealand's most extensive GNSS reference station network with more than 70 stations nationwide.

Modelling for monitoring – When millimetres matter

Collecting point cloud measurements to monitor a hydroelectric plant in Lithuania

Improving the railway infrastructure of a capital city

Measuring for new rail lines in the United Kingdom

The chronicle of an adventure

ECO40 boat trip research to providing ocean scientific information

Triple I: Innovation in India

Highway surveying with mobile mapping in India

Shaping change in construction with HxGN SMART Build

Using a simple and robust platform to orchestrate construction and infrastructure projects

From the sky to the ground

Precise positioining for machine control with SmartNet in Denmark

Seeing behind to save up front

Documenting construction progress through imagery in the USA

Understanding the snowmelt

Hydrologic research using Leica Geosystems GNSS solutions to measure the impacts of a changing climate in the Canadian Arctic

Digital monitoring of major urban construction sites

Capturing tunnel construction from above in Germany

Ensuring sound infrastructure

Multichannel ground penetrating radar for bridge deck assessment in Italy

The evolution of LiDAR

An in-depth look into the development of Single Photon LiDAR

Integration is the key to success in mining

Mine planning with 3D visualisation in Mexico


Speed is the name of the game

Bernhard Richter, Leica Geosystems GNSS business director, explains new technology

Fusing perception and reality

Hexagon Geosystems President Jürgen Dold presented Perceptality at HxGN LIVE in Las Vegas, USA

In your words

New additions to the industry’s most trusted point cloud registration platform, in your words


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