Navigating the Moon

March 28, 2012 - By

The European Space Agency has issued an intriguing Intended Invitation To Tender, “Weak GNSS Signal Navigation on the Moon.” The study will investigate use of weak-signal GPS/GNSS — and of course ESA is interested primarily in the use of Galileo — for real-time position, navigation and timing information to various future lunar assets such as automated landers, rovers, Earth-Moon transportation vehicle, in-situ navigation, and so on. read more

DVW President Thöne: Geoinformation Plays Important Role in Key Sociopolitical Issues

March 27, 2012 - By

Karlsruhe, Germany — Geoinformation holds enormous potential: “Geoinformation plays an important role in all key sociopolitical issues,” said Karl-Friedrich Thöne at the Intergeo Round Table in Karlsruhe. All participants were in agreement with the President of the German Society for Geodesy, Geoinformation and Land Management (DVW), the organization responsible for hosting Intergeo October 9-11, 2012, in Hanover. read more

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Bluetooth Group Adopts GNSS Standard

March 27, 2012 - By

The Bluetooth Special Interest Group, which publishes specifications for Bluetooth, has adopted the GNSS Profile version 1.0 for devices using Bluetooth 2.0 and up. The GNSS profile provides a means for a GPS enabled device to share its position data with another device via a Bluetooth wireless technology based connection. read more

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Survey GPS Maps Routes on iPhone

March 27, 2012 - By

Survey GPS allows users to record, export, and import routes and landmarks together with information such as photos, videos, audios, or text directly to an iPhone. The product is intended both for professional survey teams and outdoor adventurers. read more

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UrsaNav Follows Up with Second Wide-Area Timing Tests

March 26, 2012 - By

This week, UrsaNav once again transmitted from the former USCG Loran Support Unit (LSU) facility in Wildwood, New Jersey. To ensure that those interested understand that the USCG has no intent to acquire, operate, or provide a wireless time technology or services, UrsaNav has renamed the LSU — the new facility name is the Diamond Beach Facility, or “dBF.” read more

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Accord Technology Completes Full Suite Advanced GPS for Aviation

March 26, 2012 - By

Accord Technology LLC was recently authorized TSO-C145c for its latest receiver/sensor in the NextNav product family, the NextNav MAX GPS WAAS Class Beta-1, -2, -3. This successful GPS development is a key solution in a series of Accord Technology’s affordable civil aviation GPS receivers and sensor, the company said. read more

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Broadcom Introduces New Location Architecture with Advanced Multi-Constellation and Indoor Positioning Support

March 24, 2012 - By

Broadcom Corporation, maker of semiconductor solutions for wired and wireless communications, has introduced a new location architecture to provide more responsive outdoor and indoor positioning capabilities for smartphone devices. With proven third-generation multi-constellation support and tight integration with sensor components and Broadcom's connectivity sub-system, the new solution opens the door to innovative applications, such as indoor positioning and place-based mobile commerce, Broadcom said. read more

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Galileo Launches Accelerated

March 23, 2012 - By

A spokesperson for the European Space Agency announced at the Munich Summit on March 14 that some Galileo satellites will be launched as many as four at a time in 2014 and 2015, in an effort to meet a target provision date of Galileo's initial services in 2014 and full operations in 2015. read more

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