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Alan Cameron is editor-in-chief and publisher of GPS World magazine, where he has worked since 2000. He also writes the monthly GNSS Design & Test e-Newsletter and the Wide Awake blog.

Posts by Alan Cameron

Is it time for backup? Posted on 27 Mar 2017 in the Opinions categories.

“It’s always been time.” That was the first answer out of the gate, given in Session 3 of the Munich Satellite Navigation Summit last month. Dominic Hayes, Spectrum Management and... Read more»

Top-level updates from Munich summit on four GNSS Posted on 22 Mar 2017 in the GNSS & Opinions categories.

Here’s a panorama in broad strokes across the range of GNSSs, garnered from top system spokespersons at the Munich Satellite Navigation Summit. It’s been several years since breaking news was... Read more»

Respect the facts: March for Science Posted on 14 Mar 2017 in the From the Magazine & GNSS & Opinions categories.

In life, few things are certain. In family, love and friendship, fewer. Add more people — workplace, groups, associations, government, society, nations, war — and the complications multiply, the certainties... Read more»

Recommendations: RTCM on BeiDou use, DHS on critical timing receivers Posted on 24 Feb 2017 in the GNSS & Opinions categories.

Two documents of interest and importance to GNSS designers and manufacturers have been published, one from the Radio Technical Commission for Maritime Services (RTCM) and one from the U.S. Department... Read more»

Agricultural robot market impacted by urbanization, less land Posted on 12 Feb 2017 in the From the Magazine & Opinions categories.

Robots are way cool. Anyone three or older knows that. And agricultural robots were among the first envisioned civilian applications of GPS. When Brad Parkinson went to Stanford in 1984,... Read more»

January issue: All the news that fits… Posted on 15 Jan 2017 in the GNSS & Opinions categories.

We have a finite number of pages to bring you each month, one might say a tightly controlled number. That number has never easily accommodated the quantity of fresh, relevant... Read more»

GNSS CEOs see bright future, alternative PNT promises well Posted on 28 Dec 2016 in the GNSS & Opinions categories.

It has been a good year for all global navigation satellite systems (GNSS), as the chief executives of each system testify here. Alternative positioning, navigation and timing (PNT) also thrives.... Read more»

New defense signals offered, new defense editor sought Posted on 20 Dec 2016 in the Defense & GNSS & Mapping & Opinions categories.

Two important new signals — or rather, one signal and one group of signals — became available for military users worldwide last week. Satelles made an exciting announcement of what... Read more»