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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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Model Plane Fliers to Get Real-Time, Location-Based Flight Safety Info Posted on 06 May 2015 in the Latest News & UAV/UGV categories.

Today’s second announcement of a new UAV-related initiative by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) was directed at private citizens: model airplane enthusiasts and hobbyists, also called modelers — not at... Read more»

FAA, Industry Partners Launch Pathfinder Program to Define UAV Integration into Airspace Posted on 06 May 2015 in the Featured Stories & Latest News & UAV/UGV categories.

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Administrator Michael Huerta announced two new initiatives related to unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) today at the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) Unmanned Systems 2015... Read more»

Out in Front: Good News for Modern Nav Posted on 01 May 2015 in the GNSS & Opinions categories.

This year’s European Navigation Conference in Bordeaux, France, got underway with “Good news from up there .…” Galileo’s seventh and eighth satellites launched successfully in late March, the European Space... Read more»

Galileo Update, Ionospheric Model Shared at ENC Posted on 23 Apr 2015 in the GNSS & Opinions categories.

This year’s European Navigation Conference (April 7–10 in Bordeaux, France) got underway with “Good news from up there .…” Galileo’s seventh and eighth satellites launched successfully in late March, the... Read more»

Down in the Flood with GPS Posted on 31 Mar 2015 in the Opinions & Survey categories.

Surveyors, prepare to get your feet wet. Global warming is about to hit you in the job list. By 2050, a majority of U.S. coastal areas are likely to be threatened by 30 or more days of flooding each year. This according to a December report in Earth's Future, a journal of the American Geophysical Union. Read more»

Out in Front: The Things We Carry Posted on 31 Mar 2015 in the From the Magazine & Opinions categories.

We have entered a discussion phase at the magazine, a fierce conversation if you will, occasioned on the one hand by the periodic need to freshen our appearance, but also... Read more»

GNSS Constellations March On Posted on 25 Mar 2015 in the Design & Test categories.

This week nearly all the global navigation satellite systems will push their spatial presence one or two steps further, or higher, if they perform as scheduled. Rarely if ever has... Read more»

In GNSS Race, Could Galileo Be Surging into Second? Posted on 04 Mar 2015 in the Opinions & Survey categories.

A Lockheed Martin vice president has stated that the first GPS III satellite will likely launch in 2017, not 2016 as had been projected in the most recent update. The company is readying the first satellite for launch availability by the end of 2015, for launch as early as the end of this year, but Mark Valerio, vice president and general manager of Lockheed Martin's military space business, stated in a Feb. 18 news briefing that he expects the Air Force will schedule its launch for early 2017. Read more»