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NASA Seeks GNSS Remote Sensing Innovations Posted on 15 Dec 2014 in the Government & Government News & Latest News & Remote Sensing categories.

NASA is soliciting research on remote sensing techniques that use GNSS for studying the Earth’s environment. Specifically, the announcement says NASA “seeks innovative approaches to the development of Global Navigation Satellite... Read more»

Lose Your Wallet? Macy’s Sells One GPS Can Find Posted on 15 Dec 2014 in the LBS/Wireless & LBS/Wireless News & Personal Tracking categories.

A “GPS wallet” is now being sold at Macy’s department store. Despite its name, the Royce Leather Freedom Wallet uses Bluetooth and a mobile application available on the Apple App Store and Android Market... Read more»

ION Opens Registration for Pacific PNT Conference Posted on 15 Dec 2014 in the Latest News categories.

Registration is now open for the Institute of Navigation (ION) Pacific PNT 2015, set for April 20-23 at the Marriott Waikiki Beach, Honolulu, Hawaii. Pacific PNT’s theme is “Where East Meets... Read more»

GLONASS-K1 to Replace an Existing GLONASS-M in Six Months Posted on 15 Dec 2014 in the GLONASS & GNSS & GNSS News & Latest News categories.

News courtesy of CANSPACE Listserv. According to the December 10 issue of Sibirskii Sputnik (Siberian Satellite), the internal newspaper of ISS Reshetnev, the GLONASS-K1 No. 12 satellite (GLONASS 702K) will be... Read more»

GSA Kicks Off EGNOS GEO Transponder Service Contracts Posted on 15 Dec 2014 in the Galileo & GNSS & GNSS News & Latest News categories.

On November 25, the European GNSS Agency (GSA) kicked off the contracts for two new EGNOS GEO transponder services provided by SES. The kick-off was done with the support of... Read more»

Aussies Consider GPS for Tracking Footballs — Is NFL Next? Posted on 11 Dec 2014 in the Latest News & LBS/Wireless News & Personal Tracking & Recreation & Gaming categories.

An Australian company is proposing putting GPS tracking devices in footballs as early as 2015, according to a report by News Corp Australia. Both the National Rugby League (NRL) and... Read more»

Trimble Acquires Nexala to Expand Rail Transport Role Posted on 10 Dec 2014 in the Machine Control/Ag & Machine Control/AG News & Rail & Transportation News categories.

On Dec. 1, Trimble acquired privately held Nexala, a provider of enterprise solutions for the rail transport industry, headquartered in Dublin, Ireland. Financial terms were not disclosed. Nexala’s enterprise solutions... Read more»

FAA Grants UAS Exemption to Trimble Navigation Posted on 10 Dec 2014 in the Aviation & Space & Featured Stories & Government & Government News & Latest News & Machine Control/Ag & Machine Control/AG News & Mapping & Mapping & Maps & Services & OEM & OEM News & Precision Ag & Survey & Survey News & Surveying & UAV/UAS/UGV categories.

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today granted five regulatory exemptions for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) operations to four companies representing several industries that promise to benefit from UAS technology, including... Read more»