GPS at the Olympics: Twitter Disrupts GPS Data from Olympic Cyclers to Broadcasters

July 31, 2012 - By

  UPDATE: Title changed to clarify that GPS signals are not affected, but the transfer of the GPS data to the broadcasters.   GPS is playing a role at the 2012 Olympics in London, through apps for smartphones to transportation issues, and even a clash with social media. Twitter Disrupts GPS Data from Olympic Cyclists to Broadcasters The International Olympic... read more

Esri’s Survey Summit Showcases UAVs, 3D, the Cloud

July 30, 2012 - By

The Esri Survey Summit reeled in only ~250 people this year along with a roomful of exhibitors. That's not to say the content wasn't good. On the contrary, the content was very good, as it usually is, with new developments in unmanned aerial vehicles for mapping, 3D rendering technology, and cloud-based apps. read more

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New Online Tool Gives Public Wider Access to Key U.S. Statistics

July 30, 2012 - By

The U.S. Census Bureau released a new online service that makes key demographic, socio-economic and housing statistics more accessible than ever before. The Census Bureau’s first-ever public Application Programming Interface (API) allows developers to design Web and mobile apps to explore or learn more about America's changing population and economy. read more

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Ricoh Unveils New Military-Grade Geotagging GPS Module

July 28, 2012 - By

Ricoh Americas Corporation announced a new module for Ricoh digital cameras that provides the most advanced solution for precise, secure and portable military-grade photo/video geotagging. read more

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Boeing Ships Third GPS IIF Satellite to Cape Canaveral for Launch

July 27, 2012 - By

On July 9, Boeing shipped the third of 12 GPS IIF satellites for the U.S. Air Force from the company's Satellite Development Center in El Segundo to Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, aboard a Boeing-built C-17 Globemaster III airlifter. SVN-65 is scheduled to be launched in the fourth quarter of this year aboard a United Launch Alliance Delta IV rocket. It will join the first and second Boeing-built GPS IIF satellites, launched May 27, 2010, and July 16, 2011, to continue the sustainment and modernization of the GPS network. read more

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GLONASS Designer Honored with Royal Institute of Navigation Award

July 27, 2012 - By

The Royal Institute of Navigation has awarded the Duke Of Edinburgh's Navigation Award for Technical Achievement to Professor Nicolai Testoedov, who received it on behalf of Yuri Urlichich, the chief designer of GLONASS, "in recognition of the achievement of a complete operational constellation of satellites in December 2011, thus providing a full global positioning and timing service." read more

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Trimble Marine GNSS Receivers Support Marinestar Corrections for Offshore Dredging

July 27, 2012 - By

Trimble has announced that its latest generation of GNSS receivers for marine construction and hydrographic survey now support Fugro's Marinestar positioning services. Using satellite-delivered Marinestar corrections with Trimble SPS855 and SPS555H GNSS receivers, contractors can conduct dredging work up to 20 miles offshore, without relying on land-based infrastructure such as reference stations and radio networks. The Fugro Marinestar positioning service expands the operating environment for contractors using the Trimble marine construction GNSS receivers and enables decimeter accuracy for precise placement of dredging equipment and dredged materials. read more

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New Version of Trimble GCSFlex Offers GPS Machine Guidance via Wi-Fi

July 27, 2012 - By

Trimble has announced that the Trimble GCSFlex Grade Control System for Excavators now offers highly accurate GPS machine guidance via Wi-Fi. By serving GPS corrections over a Wi-Fi connection from a local base station, Trimble has eliminated the need for a radio network on the construction site and made it easier than ever to deploy GPS for a broad range of excavation work, the company said. read more

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