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The Kinematic GPS Challenge: First Gravity Comparison Results

March 14, 2012 - By

By Theresa Diehl The National Geodetic Survey (NGS) has issued a “Kinematic GPS Challenge” to the community in support of NGS’ airborne gravity data collection program, called Gravity for the Redefinition of the American Vertical Datum (GRAV-D). The “Challenge” is meant to provide a unique benchmarking opportunity for the kinematic GPS community by making available two flights of data from... read more

Geospatial Mapping Enhances Arlington National Cemetery Management

March 14, 2012 - By

Officials at Arlington National Cemetery will use an Army-designed geospatial mapping system to manage cemetery operations, said the executive director of the Army National Cemeteries Program. read more

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Continued Growth of Connected Vehicle and M2M Highlighted at MWC

March 13, 2012 - By

The Mobile World Congress in Barcelona is getting bigger every year — so much that it’s almost a mini CES that is hard to navigate and find companies, much less big location-based services news. While there were no big jaw-dropping mergers and acquisitions, big product roll-outs and partnerships, this conference will continue to be the main showcase for location companies wishing to establish a presence in Europe. read more

Septentrio, QinetiQ Partnership Delivers Galileo PRS Signal Reception

March 12, 2012 - By

Another major milestone in the Galileo system’s development and deployment program has been achieved. Septentrio and QinetiQ, working in close partnership with the European Space Agency (ESA) and their industrial partners, achieved the world’s first successful reception of the encrypted Galileo Public Regulated Service (PRS) signal from the first Galileo satellites, launched in November 2011. read more

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Septentrio, QinetiQ Partnership Delivers Galileo PRS Signal Reception

March 12, 2012 - By

Another major milestone in the Galileo system’s development and deployment program has been achieved. Septentrio and QinetiQ, working in close partnership with the European Space Agency (ESA) and their industrial partners, achieved the world’s first successful reception of the encrypted Galileo Public Regulated Service (PRS) signal from the first Galileo satellites, launched in November 2011. The signal was received on... read more

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Blue Marble Releases 13.1 Update to Global Mapper

March 8, 2012 - By

Blue Marble Geographics announced the release of Global Mapper version 13.1. This update features new network licensing, enhanced geospatial PDF support and much more. read more

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How GLONASS, Galileo, and Compass Will Affect High-Precision Users

March 6, 2012 - By

Join GPS World's Survey and GIS Editor Eric Gakstatter March 15 for the webinar, "Everything Else but GPS: How GLONASS, Galileo, and Compass Will Affect High-Precision Users." The webinar will be held at 10 a.m. Pacific (1 p.m. ET/6 pm. GMT); registration is free. read more

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LightSquared: CEO, Executive VP Over and Out

March 5, 2012 - By

The LightSquared machine continues to implode as CEO Sanjiv Ahuja and Executive Vice President Martin Harriman resigned last week in the wake of the NTIA recommendations against LightSquared rolling out their system. This week, Bloomberg reported that Sprint will end its infrastructure sharing deal with LightSquared. Meanwhile, the FCC is accepting public comments on the NTIA's recommendations. read more

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