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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

GPS accuracy not ‘nearly perfect’ Posted on 10 Jul 2017 in the GNSS & Opinions categories.

When someone utters the words “I’m nearly perfect,” get on your toes. Such self-appraisal usually masks something. It could be insecurity, denial, ignorance or simply fear. At the very least,... Read more»

Double trouble: GNSS over-reliance and its costs Posted on 28 Jun 2017 in the GNSS & Opinions categories.

This month’s column deals with two troublesome topics: the U.S. government’s over-reliance on GPS, and the potential costs of GPS disruption toward which such a policy may be leading us.... Read more»

The sky’s alive at AUVSI’s Xponential 2017 Posted on 12 May 2017 in the Opinions & UAV/UGV categories.

The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) Xponential 2017 show, May 8-11 in Dallas, convened a global community of commercial and defense suppliers in intelligent robotics, drones and unmanned... Read more»

Intelligent transportation systems require ‘the ego vehicle’ Posted on 08 May 2017 in the From the Magazine & Opinions & Transportation & UAV/UGV categories.

Most activity so far in the PNT community has centered around the questions of “Where am I?” and “Where am I going?” and “How fast am I going?” Positioning, navigation... Read more»

Smart cartography mapped out for Intergeo Posted on 03 May 2017 in the Latest News categories.

“Smart cartography” is the top theme at the 65th Cartography Conference, which will take place Sept. 26-28 in conjunction with Intergeo in Berlin, Germany. Numerous examples at the conference and trade fair... Read more»

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»