The Schonstedt GA-72Cd is the workhorse of United Nations humanitarian demining teams around the world. The tool was recently put on permanent display at UN Headquarters in New York, where some 1500 people per day tour the complex. Here a guide is explaining its function in eradicating the world of landmines.
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Article and photo from the March 06, 2020 edition of xyHt magazine You know the magnetic locator well, no doubt. Whether yours is a Schonstedt or another brand, geospatial professionals are familiar with these instruments due to their common use in detecting survey markers. Border-marking studs, often sunk by surveyors gone by, are made of the ferrous metals that the magnetic locators are designed to detect. However, before the 1970s, Schonstedt wasn’t focused on these meat-and-potatoes surveyors’ needs. The company was a space-specialist, hard at work creating instruments for aerospace use. As a developer of magnetic field detectors, they were…The post Locating More than Monuments: Demining with Schonstedt appeared first on Schonstedt Instrument Company.