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New Furuno Multi-GNSS Receiver Chips Available this Summer

March 28, 2013 - By

Furuno Electric Co., Ltd., has announced that new multi-GNSS receiver chips eRideOPUS 6 and eRideOPUS 7 will be available in August. The new receiver chips are multi-GNSS compliant single-chip LSIs, capable of concurrently receiving signals from multiple satellites in GNSS systems and satellite-based augmentation systems, as well as Japan’s Quasi-Zenith Satellite System. Both chips receive signals from GPS and Galileo;... read more

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ESA Summer School Will Navigate Students through Satnav World

March 28, 2013 - By

ESA International Summer School on GNSS 2013 will take place this year in Davos, Switzerland, July 15-25, 2013, at the Schatzalp Snow & Mountain Resort. Satellite navigation technology is changing all our lives — and here is your chance to gain an expert overview. This summer’s Navigation Summer School, hosted by the Swiss Space Office and the Swiss Space Center... read more

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Parkinson Presentation at Smithsonian Now Online, Exhibit Opens April 12

March 28, 2013 - By

Bradford W. Parkinson, professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics Emeritus at Stanford University, discussed “GPS for Humanity — The Stealth Utility” at a special Smithsonian event Thursday, March 21. If you missed his talk, you can view it now on UStream. Parkinson’s lecture at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C., was part of the introduction of the new... read more

Social Media and Big Data 101 for GIS professionals

March 28, 2013 - By

Original Broadcast Date:   Thursday, March 28, 2013 Webinar Topic/Abstract:  Social Media and Big Data 101 for GIS professionals Experts in this growing field will discuss the basics for those new to leveraging the technology in their GIS operation. Topics will include different kinds of social media, human geography, traits of each, other related public media, several case studies/examples. Moderator:... read more

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Here’s Your Chance to Shape a Signal

March 28, 2013 - By

It’s an interesting and perhaps unanswerable question, whether governments ever truly listen to the voice of the people, and act accordingly. That premise gets another test in a GNSS setting, in Hawaii next month. An April 26 full-day session of the International Committee on GNSS (ICG) Interoperability Workshop will give those who design and build GNSS receivers a forum to... read more

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Expert Advice: Galileo Looking Forward — An Interview with Paul Flament

March 28, 2013 - By

A Constellation of 18 by 2015, Rising to 26 by the End of That Year An Interview with Paul Flament Paul Flament is the European Commission Programme Manager and Head of the EU Satellite Navigation Programme Unit. A Belgian civil engineer specialized in telecommunications, he previously worked  for 11 years in the European Space Agency, for space missions control centers... read more

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MWC: Is the Connected Car the New Mobile Phone?

March 27, 2013 - By

This year’s Mobile World Congress, held late last month in Barcelona, featured the world’s largest mobility conference. While there was not a lot of strictly location-based services news, connected vehicles seemed to be the big deal. Ford and GM both made important announcements, sending a signal that wireless information and connectivity is here to stay in a vehicle — and... read more

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Real-time PPP with Galileo Demonstrated by Fugro

March 26, 2013 - By

Fugro Seastar AS has been looking forward to demonstrating Real-Time Precise Point Positioning (PPP) based solely on Galileo signals since the last two satellites were launched October 12, the company said. Those two satellites brought the constellation to a total of four satellites, the minimum required to permit calculation of a Galileo-only position. Fugro achieved this task on March 18,... read more

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