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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

New players trigger new space race, GPS III update Posted on 26 Apr 2017 in the GNSS & Opinions categories.

From the Space Symposium: new players in space race, new capabilities afforded by 3D printing and virtual reality, and insights into the GPS III program from Lockheed Martin's VP for navigation systems. Read more»

Business benefits of high-precision GNSS in UAV surveys Posted on 11 Apr 2017 in the Featured Stories & Latest News categories.

A fourth speaker has joined the panel of the free April 20 webinar, “From Flying Drones to Doing Business,” addressing UAVs in business applications. Francois Gervaix, product manager of surveying... Read more»

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»