GPS Mapping / GIS Data Collection

GPS / GNSS Mapping equipment or precise GIS data collection devices are very important tools, utilizes in a variety of industries. GIS mapping devices are less expensive and easier to used than RTK land survey equipment. They are the favourite tools of municipalities and utility companies, (gas, cable, pipeline, electric, phone etc..) because they allow you to build a cm accurate map of your assets in a fraction of the time that traditional survey tools like total stations or RTK GNSS would. GIS, or Geographic Information System, refers to the collection and analysis of this data, and is facilitated by GPS mapping tools, and dedicated mapping software. This approach is favoured by organizations with a large number of distributed assets to manage and track, locating assets accurately gives work crews an advantage when troubleshooting issues, and when verifying the status of rights of way and pipeline routes. Bench-Mark.ca has broad customer base of GIS and Mapping field users, we have assisted cities and municipalities with the selection of GIS data collection software (such as ESRI collector) and other mapping programs for building accurate 3-dimensional maps, we have sold many Mapping GNSS tools to utilities companies for right of way/easement monitoring and to federal departments for land management. We offer free technical support with every purchase, and Bench-mark.ca offers a up and running Guarantee – “We will have you up and running within five minutes or less”, when you call in with a technical question.

Bench-Mark carries the Satlab SLC Multi-Purpose GNSS receiver, designed for integration into your existing mapping infrastructure, and capable of cm level accuracy. Designed in Sweden as a hand held lightweight multi-function GNSS receiver, the SLC is an expandable system that works in conjunction with your existing iOS (iPad / iPhone) or Android or Windows 10 device with any software to provide unparalleled precision.  Equipped with a wide range of internal wireless capabilities, which includes both Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, and a battery life of up to 12 hours, the Satlab SLC will improve the efficiency and productivity of any organization looking to improve the positioning quality of their mapping GPS information.  The SLC also contains a built-in 3.5G modem making it an ideal tool for long range GIS GPS data collection from a reference station. 

The Satlab SLC is a new breed of multi-function GNSS receiver, it is designed to work in conjunction with your existing GPS Mapping and GIS tools, providing them with cm level precision when used in RTK mode or sub-metre accuracy when operating as a stand-alone unit with DGPS or SBAS signal. Using a Novatel OEM6 receiver board capable of receiving all existing GNSS constellations signals, including GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo and QZSS, the SLC combines Swedish design with 120 channels of cutting edge GNSS technology. For CM level accuracy requiring RTK support, the Satlab SLC makes use of the onboard 3.5G modem and the capability to support both intRTK and NTRIP or a (VRS) virtual reference system. The receiver supports differential corrections from all formats, RTCM 2.1, 2.3, 3.0, 3.1, 3.2; CMR and CMR+ and RTCA. The SLC multi-purpose GNSS receiver also supports raw data logging for post processing, and has Navigation Support for all NMEA formats. It includes an integrated high precision GNSS antenna, and is capable of accepting an external pole mounted antenna, offering you greater Geodetic positional accuracy by allowing the GIS mapping user the ability to plumb directly over a point. 

The most innovative feature of the SLC is its method of operation, rather than being a stand-alone unit, like some other GIS products, it is designed to integrate with any existing Windows, iOS or Android device, allowing you to work your existing GPS Mapping software and populating your GIS database directly from the field. T his ability to bring your own device and continually updating your GIS collection data without effecting your high precision GNSS receiver is a competitive advantage for customers in the field over their competitors.  The SLC will in many cases work with the equipment that is already issued to your field crews, becoming another tool in their tool belt. The SLC has a Bluetooth connection, as well as usb and RS-232 serial ports.

GIS Mapping equipment frequently has to endure the harshest field environments, and the SLC is engineered to take the abuse, designed to stand up to a Swedish winter. The SLC multi-function GNSS receiver is rated at IP-67, it will survive a half meter drop into water for 30 minutes and can withstand unlimited contact with dust. It will continue to operate in temperatures from -20 C to 65 C.

GNSS Mapping receivers can add efficiency to your business. Using the Satlab SLC, your crews can respond to an incident with a very accurate (cm level) mapping capabilities.  When they notice an inconsistency in your existing GIS data, they can correct the database right there in the field, because of the Satlab SLC’s ability to integrate with your existing GIS tools. Backed up by Bench-Marks technical service guarantee, the Satlab SLC multi-function GNSS receiver is the smart decision for your GIS mapping requirements.


(1.0) Juniper Systems Geode Sub Meter GNSS (GPS+GLONASS) Receiver

Product Details
  • Sub Meter Accuracy
  • Real Time Data
  • Compact Size
  • Easy to Use
  • All Day Battery Life

(1.1) Juniper Systems CT5 Rugged Android Smartphone

Package Includes:
  • CT5 Rugged Android Handheld
  • 100-240 VAC Charger (US)
  • USB Cable
  • Headphones
  • Screen protector
  • Quick Start Guide

(2.0) SatLab SLC Handheld GIS Data Collector

Product Details
  • Centimeter Level Accuracy in the Palm of Your Hand
  • Easy to Use One Button Operation
  • Runs Current GIS Software
  • Runs with Android or iOS products
  • One Time Setup
Package Includes:
  • SLC GIS Data Collector
  • Android Tablet
  • Mounts for Phones and Tablets
  • Charger / Download Cable
  • Tablet Charger / Download Cable