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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

Out in Front: IOU on IOE Posted on 01 Oct 2015 in the Opinions categories.

Here it comes right at ya, down the cable into your living room, over the radio waves into the coffee shop or airport and your car: the Internet of Everything... Read more»

Galileo Space-Borne, Industry Land-Bound Posted on 30 Sep 2015 in the GNSS & Opinions categories.

Galileo’s latest pair of full operational capability (FOC) satellites now orbit proudly in space, “performing beautifully.” The first two FOC birds may soon shift their focus from navigation to gravity experiments instead.... Read more»

The System: Galileo Turning Ten Posted on 30 Sep 2015 in the From the Magazine & GNSS categories.

Galileo satellites 9 and 10 are functioning perfectly, and the initial series of flight operations is continuing as part of the critical launch and early orbit phase, according to a... Read more»

More, More, More. Accuracy, Accuracy, Accuracy. Posted on 02 Sep 2015 in the Opinions & Survey categories.

Reliable, consistent positioning accuracy has always driven new product development in the survey and mapping sector of the GPS/GNSS market. It’s remarkable how quickly the provided accuracy in successive new... Read more»

Out in Front: Addiction on the Rise Posted on 01 Sep 2015 in the Design & Test & Opinions categories.

Memory fails as to who first said “Accuracy is addictive.” Or perhaps it’s my knowledge base that is deficient. At any rate, I’ll gladly publish documented evidence from anyone who... Read more»

NDGPS Destined for the Technological Boneyard Posted on 26 Aug 2015 in the GNSS & Opinions categories.

Let us not exaggerate — nor prematurely announce — the death of a subsystem. However, the demise of the U.S. Nationwide Differential GPS (NDGPS) network can be confidently foretold. Although... Read more»

Out in Front: Oh, the Wonder Posted on 06 Aug 2015 in the Opinions categories.

Of it all. Of the broad expanse of the world and all its inhabitants, its layers, its depths and heights, the atmospheric mantle in which it wraps itself, its floating mountains of ice and its solid soaring peaks of rock and snow, its savage predators, and all its shades of human endeavor. Every August we marvel at the many applications of global positioning science, at real-world instances of hardware and software in the service of humankind and of Gaia itself. Read more»

To L2C or Not to L2C? That Is the Operational Question. Posted on 22 Jul 2015 in the GNSS & Opinions categories.

Half of the GPS constellation now transmits the new civil signal, L2C. In a matter of weeks, that number will crest into the majority of the constellation when IIF-10 is... Read more»