Lagos State, Nigeria, working with Nigeria’s leading has Geospatial Solutions Provider – GeoQinetiq Limited – have deployed Leica’s Geosystems’ Viva ‘GS10 PERFORMANCE’ receivers and ancillary equipment to provide modern, flexible, high performance and high productivity Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) package to their field staff, who are tasked to ensure high accuracy measurements in and around Africa’s largest city for more efficient provision of services to the population. By this deployment, Lagos State has again blazed the trail to become the first end-user to deploy Leica Geosystem’s Viva range GNSS receivers in Africa.
The Viva is a new generation measurement system that combines the latest state-of-the-art technologies into an unrivalled portfolio of total stations, GNSS receivers, system controllers and onboard software. Encompassing innovative, feature-rich functionality with a new, modern and ergonomic design, Leica Viva is easier and more intuitive to use than any of its predecessors, yet it does not compromise on speed and precision.
The new Leica SmartWorx Viva software provides unparalleled easy and intuitive operation for experienced professionals as well as newcomers and enables users to control Viva measurements devices with a single controller from a single job file. Furthermore, Leica SmartWorx and system controllers then allows the field staff to connect to the office, GNSS systems or total stations seamlessly enabling them to easily transfer files to the Office remotely. This enables the data, which has thus been transferred using long-range, secure and fast wireless connectivity to be processed in the office before the field staff arrive back at the office. The Leica Viva system controllers also have an integrated multi-pixel digital camera for convenient field documentation, allowing field staff to capture photographs from job sites to augment the job file.
Another advantage of the Viva is that it acquires positional data from dozens of the GPS (U.S.A), GLONASS (Russian) and Galileo (European Union) satellites and processes the data transmitted by these three systems in real time and allows switching between the systems or a combination of some or all three thus the tag ‘future-proof’.