Alan Cameron

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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 System Design e-mail newsletter and the Wide Awake blog.

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GNSS Frontiers: BeiDou and Ubiquitous Location Posted on 18 Dec 2014 in the BeiDou/Compass & GNSS & LBS/Wireless & LBS/Wireless News categories.

The Stanford Center for Position, Navigation and Time conducted its eighth symposium on PNT in October. These symposia have always been a superb two (this year three) days of excellent presentations, ranging over the entire domain of PNT, including policy factors as well as technical ones. Read more»

The System: eLoran Operational on Eastern UK Coast Posted on 01 Dec 2014 in the From the Magazine & Galileo & GNSS & GPS Modernization & System and Business News & The System categories.

Back-up to Vulnerable GPS Signals Required for Busy Shipping Lanes The General Lighthouse Authorities (GLAs) of the UK and Ireland announced October 31 the initial operational capability of UK maritime... Read more»

GNSS System Mandates Would Violate International Trade Agreements Posted on 26 Nov 2014 in the Galileo & GNSS & GNSS Opinions & Newsletter Editorials & Opinions categories.

A U.S. government representative stated at an international satnav forum that mandating use of specific GNSS services for applications such as air-traffic control, freight shipments, emergency calling, and road tolling... Read more»

Out in Front: My Heart in My Sleeve Posted on 24 Nov 2014 in the From the Editor & Opinions categories.

The next time I see Paris, I will be swinging down the boulevard in a brand new set of threads. An elegant, location-enabled set of threads that will take me... Read more»

Out in Front: Of Rats, the Mind, World Series, and Truth Posted on 01 Nov 2014 in the From the Editor categories.

My colleague Janice Partyka wrote a provocative blog in the Wireless/LBS Insider on discovery of the brain’s inner GPS, which won three scientists a Nobel Prize for medicine. The piece struck... Read more»

Galileo: A Constellation of One? Posted on 29 Oct 2014 in the GNSS Opinions & Newsletter Editorials categories.

Matters sit not well with Galileo, the European GNSS. Only one of six currently orbiting satellites can be said to be truly and fully operational. With these troubles augmented by... Read more»

Galileo’s Two Giant Steps Back Posted on 24 Sep 2014 in the Galileo & GNSS Opinions & Newsletter Editorials categories.

Galileo’s first two full-operational capability (FOC) satellites have been in a safe state since August 28, under control from the European Space Agency’s (ESA’s) center in Darmstadt, Germany, despite having... Read more»

Out in Front: 25 Years Young Posted on 01 Sep 2014 in the From the Editor & GNSS Opinions categories.

When I was a young man, the moment seemed like all there was, all there needed to be. Why plan? Why reflect? The days were just packed. Once I turned... Read more»