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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

How worried are you hackers will discover our locations? Posted on 28 Jun 2016 in the Featured Stories & Latest News & Mobile categories.

For consumer navigation and location-based services, how worried should we be about hackers discovering or corrupting our locations? Three industry experts gave their opinions on this issue — now it’s... Read more»

User location data could support satellite launches Posted on 23 Jun 2016 in the GNSS & Opinions categories.

Let’s look through the other end of the telescope this month. The satellites are nattering along, lining up in orderly fashion at the rocket pad, extending their solar arms smoothly... Read more»

Google opens up GNSS pseudoranges Posted on 07 Jun 2016 in the Featured Stories & Mobile & OEM & Uncategorized categories.

Google has announced that raw GNSS measurements will be available to apps in the Android N operating system, which will be released later this year. This means pseudoranges, dopplers and... Read more»

OS providers: 800-pound gorillas in PNT jungle Posted on 07 Jun 2016 in the OEM & Opinions categories.

It’s funny sometimes how things work out. I had just been preparing to take up in this column an issue raised last September at the ION-GNSS+ Plenary Session. Literally at... Read more»

Congress yanks OCX funding; Galileo grows Posted on 03 Jun 2016 in the From the Magazine & GNSS categories.

Congress Yanks OCX Funding SecDef Must Demonstrate Its Essential Nature The U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee withheld the full amount requested by the Pentagon for Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 for... Read more»

Marconi Prize for 2016 goes to Brad Parkinson Posted on 31 May 2016 in the Featured Stories & GNSS & Latest News categories.

The Marconi Society has awarded its 2016 Marconi Prize to Bradford Parkinson. The $100,000 prize, given annually, recognizes major advances in the field of information and communication science which benefit... Read more»

GLONASS launches No. 53 to replenish constellation Posted on 31 May 2016 in the GNSS & Latest News categories.

On May 29 a Soyuz-2.1b with upper stage Fregat and a GLONASS-M satellite (No. 53) successfully lifted off from Plesetsk Space Center. The satellite was placed into its preprogrammed orbit... Read more»

Connected Car: Speaker line-up announced for June 16 webinar Posted on 31 May 2016 in the Transportation categories.

GPS World has announced the speaker line-up for its “Connected Car: Cutting edge research aimed at implementing connected car and driverless car technology” webinar, sponsored by u-blox. Date: Thursday, June 16... Read more»