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The Search Is on for a New Galileo Master

April 29, 2013 - By

The 2013 European Satellite Navigation Competition is under way. The top prize will be granted the title of Galileo Master. For the tenth time, the annual competition is looking for services, products, or business innovations that use satellite navigation in everyday life. Around EUR 1 million in prizes is up for grabs, including cash prizes, business incubation, coaching, patent consulting,... read more

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New EGNOS Open Service Definition Released

April 29, 2013 - By

The European Commission has released version 2.0 of the EGNOS Open Service Definition Document (SDD), according to the European GNSS Agency. The revised document reflects recent improvements in EGNOS geographic coverage and other enhancements. The new version 2.0 of the European Commission’s EGNOS SDD (Open Service Definition Document) reflects recent improvements implemented for the EGNOS service. The document shows significant... read more

GPSTrackIt’s Driver Key Fob Aid in Timekeeping, Driver Accountability

April 29, 2013 - By

A small device the size of a flash drive brings a new level of accountability to fleet drivers, providing a tool for timekeeping that will help the back office by verifying driver time sheet information, according to GPSTrackIt. “The device itself is simple,” explained Eddie Ramirez, GPSTrackIt’s product manager. “Each device is an electromagnetic ‘key’. The driver must seat the... read more

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Russia Launches GLONASS-M Satellite

April 29, 2013 - By

News courtesy of CANSPACE listserv. GLONASS-M satellite No. 47 was launched from the Plestesk Cosmodrome on April 26 at 05:23:41 UTC by a Soyuz 2-1b rocket. “At 12.55 [08:55 UTC] the GLONASS-M spacecraft was taken under management by the Titov Main Test and Space Systems Control Centre. The spacecraft is installed [in orbit] and has maintained stable telemetry, and its... read more

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Galileo Now Tells UTC Time

April 25, 2013 - By

Europe’s four Galileo satellites are now working as clocks accurate to a few billionths of a second, disseminating the exact time through their signals expressed as the UTC Universal Coordinated Time global standard, reports the European Space Agency. “A billionth of a second equals a nanosecond, a time interval far beyond our own human capacity of appreciation,” explains Marco Falcone,... read more

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Hemisphere GPS Moves Calgary Office

April 25, 2013 - By

The Hemisphere GPS Calgary office is relocating to a new address, effective May 8. As of that date, the location on 9th Street will be replaced by this address: 150 – 6712 Fisher Street SE, Calgary, AB T2H 2A7 read more

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GNSS PPP Workshop Early Registration Extended to May 3

April 25, 2013 - By

The International Association of Geodesy, Natural Resources Canada, the International GNSS Service, and York University will be hosting GNSS Precise Point Positioning: Reaching Full Potential in Ottawa, Canada, June 12-14, 2013. The primary objective of this workshop is to provide a forum for international experts from academia, government and industry to discuss PPP-related matters, including data processing, error modelling, data... read more

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Competition to PNDs Coming from All Angles

April 25, 2013 - By

It isn’t the same old news that the portable or personal navigation device, PND, has lost a lot of ground to mobile applications found on smartphones. The reason it isn’t old news is that the drop in sales is being measured by the millions — from a high of 33 million in 2011 — to a little more than half... read more

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