Archives

Next GPS IIF Satellite Launch Expected October 4

August 20, 2012 - By

Spaceflight Now is reporting that the next GPS satellite, Block IIF-3 (SVN65) to be launched on October 4, 2012, will be positioned in orbital slot 1, which is in plane A. This slot is currently occupied by a Block IIA satellite, SVN39, operating as PRN09. SVN39 is one of the oldest operating satellites in the GPS fleet, having been launched on June 26, 1993. read more

This article is tagged with and posted in GNSS, GNSS News, GPS Modernization

GIOVE-B: Lost and Found

August 20, 2012 - By

After more than four years of service as a Galileo test-bed satellite, GIOVE-B was retired on July 23. Its navigation transmitters were switched off and, according to an announcement from the European Space Agency, the satellite's height was subsequently raised in a series of steps to place it in a so-called "graveyard" orbit where there will be no danger of it interfering with the operational Galileo satellites or other spacecraft. read more

This article is tagged with and posted in Galileo, GNSS, GNSS News

Gakstatter Reports on CGSIC Meeting

August 20, 2012 - By

GPS World Survey and GIS editor Eric Gaskstatter attended the CGSIC (Civil GPS Service Interface Committee) State and Local Government subcommittee meeting in Seattle August 14, and provided a report in his Survey Scene editorial. read more

This article is tagged with and posted in Mapping, Survey News

Esri and PCI Geomatics Announce Imagery Grant Program to Support Natural Resources Management

August 20, 2012 - By

Esri, PCI Geomatics, MDA, and RapidEye announced their new Natural Resources Imagery Grant Program. The grant program will provide software, data, and training for detecting and analyzing land-cover change through the combined use of geographic information system (GIS), image processing, and remote-sensing technologies. read more

This article is tagged with and posted in Government News, Natural Resources, Uncategorized

Topcon Releases High-Accuracy RTK system, HiPer SR

August 18, 2012 - By

Topcon Positioning Systems has unveiled the HiPer SR — an advanced GNSS RTK receiver that Topcon describes as having "the most compact and lightweight design of any fully integrated precision receiver — ever." read more

This article is tagged with and posted in Mapping, Survey News, Surveying

Thoughts on GPS/GNSS from the CGSIC Meeting Held Earlier this Week

August 17, 2012 - By

I attended the CGSIC (Civil GPS Service Interface Committee) State and Local Government subcommittee meeting in Seattle earlier this week Following are some interesting observations you might be interested in. read more

This article is tagged with and posted in Newsletter Editorials, Survey Scene

TomTom Business Solutions Debuts Software Alliance Program

August 16, 2012 - By

TomTom Business Solutions has launched the TomTom Software Alliance Program, a software integration, marketing, and sales program that delivers additional value to commercial fleets by integrating core TomTom fleet management technology with industry leading software, the company said. TomTom already has more than 100 industry leading software partners from the office automation, CRM, ERP, and Field Service Automation sectors as well as specialized industry software for towing, service, and transportation fleets. read more

This article is tagged with and posted in Fleet Management, Transportation, Transportation News

Tallysman Wireless Introduces Wideband, Low Cost GPS-L1/GLONASS Antenna

August 16, 2012 - By

Tallysman Wireless, Inc., has announced the latest addition of the TW4320/4322 to its line of antenna products. The TW4320/TW4322 antennas are small wide-band, high-performance antennas housed in a compact IP67 magnetic mount enclosure, with a three-meter cable and a wide range of connectors. “Most small low-cost GPS and GLONASS antenna have narrow-band patch elements tuned mid-way, but which are 2-dB... read more

This article is tagged with and posted in OEM News