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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.

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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»

New SatNav offerings come to market via STL service Posted on 20 Dec 2016 in the Defense & Latest News & OEM categories.

Pursuant to a recent announcement of new PNT solutions independent of GPS/GNSS signals, provided via the Iridium constellation, GPS World talked with Jean-Yves Courtois, CEO of Orolia. Orolia has partnered... Read more»

The launch of 4 and declaration of Galileo operations Posted on 30 Nov 2016 in the GNSS & Opinions categories.

“Now that we can rely on the powerful Ariane 5, we can anticipate the quicker completion of Galileo deployment, permitting the system to enter full operation,” said Paul Verhoef, ESA’s... Read more»

Poll: Experiences with jamming, spoofing and RF interference Posted on 14 Nov 2016 in the GNSS & Opinions categories.

Not with Purple Haze, but with signal interference — although, come to think of it, the two may be not unalike, phenomenologically. The October reader’s poll asked “Have you directly... Read more»

US military plans autonomous cargo-hauling and combat vehicles, drone swarms Posted on 09 Nov 2016 in the Defense & Opinions & UAV/UGV categories.

Soldier-borne sensors, leader-follower cargo-hauling technology and tiny, handheld unmanned aircraft are in the forefront of new technologies planned for U.S. warfighters, according to Maj. Gen. Robert M. “Bo” Dyess. The... Read more»