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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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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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Geneq Bluetooth GNSS Receiver Uses both GPS and GLONASS with SBAS

July 21, 2012 - By

Geneq Inc. has announced the SXBlue II GNSS, a GNSS receiver that uses both GPS and GLONASS with SBAS (WAAS/EGNOS/MSAS/GAGAN) to attain 30-cm/1-foot (RMS) accuracy in real-time using free SBAS corrections. It connects wirelessly to any smartphone, handheld, tablet computer, or notebook computer that is Bluetooth-compliant. read more

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Telogis Acquires Fleet Management Company Navtrak

July 19, 2012 - By

Telogis, Inc., a platform for location intelligence, has acquired Navtrak, a mobile resource and fleet management company. This latest acquisition, along with the company’s strong organic growth rate, further positions Telogis as a fast-growing enterprise Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) provider of location-based intelligence solutions, the company said. read more

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A Look at Small Indoor Location Competitors

July 18, 2012 - By

Everyone wants a piece of the pie, the upcoming indoor location pie. Big companies and start-ups are engaged, some in research, others having launched solutions. While Wi-Fi is the most common technology, many companies are pursuing alternate methods, including GPS, audio, Bluetooth, small cell/cellular, distributed antenna systems (DAS), near field communication (NFC), white band, sensors, movement tracking, beacons, and more. Of the large players who are making a play for the indoor market, Cisco, Google, Microsoft, Motorola, Nokia, Qualcomm, RIM, and TCS are the furthest along, reports Grizzly Analytics. read more

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