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Qualcomm Tops ABI’s GNSS IC Vendor Assessment, MediaTek Enters Top 3 Posted on 30 Jun 2014 in the Indoor Positioning & Latest News & LBS/Wireless News & Maps & Services & Mobile Devices & OEM News & Personal Navigation & Personal Tracking categories.

ABI Research’s 2014 GNSS IC vendor matrix names Qualcomm as the leading GPS integrated circuit (IC) vendor, followed by Broadcom in second place. For the first time, MediaTek achieves a top... Read more»

LocationSmart Issued Patent for Location-Based Dynamic Status Reporting Posted on 30 Jun 2014 in the Latest News & LBS/Wireless News & Personal Tracking categories.

LocationSmart, a provider of cloud-based location and interactivity services, has announced the issuance of US Patent 8,666,373 by the U.S. Patent Office for location reporting based on the dynamic status of a... Read more»

eDLoran: The Next-Gen Loran Posted on 28 Jun 2014 in the Featured Stories & GNSS & Marine categories.

Potential GNSS Back-up Improves to GPS-Level Accuracy
A new enhanced differential Loran system demonstrates 5-meter accuracy not achievable by the current DLoran system, and requires less expensive reference stations. A prototype tested in Rotterdam’s Europort area uses standard mobile telecom networks and the Internet to reduce correction data latency — a key source of error — by one to two orders of magnitude. Read more»

New Pole-Staking Juniper App with Archer 2 Boosts Efficiency Posted on 27 Jun 2014 in the Construction & Government News & Latest News & Product Showcase & Survey News & Utilities categories.

Juniper Systems and Futura Systems have partnered to provide enterprise utility GIS solutions for the electric and utilities industries. This August, Futura Systems will be launching at its user conference... Read more»

Trimble Opens Registration for 2014 Dimensions User Conference Posted on 26 Jun 2014 in the Built Structures & Construction & Deformation & Government News & Latest News & Machine Control/AG News & Mapping & Mapping & Natural Resources & OEM News & Precision Ag & Survey News & Surveying & Transportation News & UAV/UAS/UGV categories.

Registration is open for Trimble’s International User Conference, Trimble Dimensions, being held November 3-5 at the Mirage and the Treasure Island Hotels in Las Vegas. The conference addresses innovations in... Read more»

Google Acquires Satellite-Imaging Startup for $500M Posted on 25 Jun 2014 in the Latest News & LBS/Wireless News categories.

Google enhanced its online mapping service by acquiring Mountain View, California-based Skybox Imaging for $500 million in cash. Sources say both Google and Facebook are purchasing satellite and drone companies... Read more»

The System: GLONASS in April, What Went Wrong Posted on 24 Jun 2014 in the Galileo & GLONASS & GPS Modernization & The System categories.

By Gerhard Beutler, Rolf Dach, Urs Hugentobler, Oliver Montenbruck, Georg Weber, and Elmar Brockmann What Happened: On April 1, 2014, at 21:15 UTC, all GLONASS satellites started to transmit wrong... Read more»

Tests Show Existing Tech Can Meet Proposed FCC Indoor 911 Accuracy Posted on 24 Jun 2014 in the Indoor Positioning & Latest News & LBS/Wireless News categories.

An independent study of indoor tests of a hybrid wireless location technology was submitted today to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) by wireless location engineering firm TechnoCom. The study demonstrates... Read more»