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Innovation: The European Way Posted on 01 Jun 2014 in the From the Magazine & Innovation & Signal Processing categories.

Performance of the Galileo Single-Frequency Ionospheric Correction During In-Orbit Validation
In this month’s column, a team of researchers from ESTEC describe the European way for modeling the ionosphere for single-frequency users and compare its performance to the current GPS approach. Read more»

Interchangeability Accomplished Posted on 30 May 2014 in the Featured Stories & LBS/Wireless & Mobile Devices & OEM & Personal Navigation categories.

Tri-Band Multi-Constellation GNSS in Smartphones and Tablets
In this look at a single-chip BeiDou/Galileo/GLONASS/GPS/QZSS/SBAS architecture for cell phones and tablets, the authors explain advantages of multiple constellations and examine details of system interchangeability, multi-system issues, and how assisted-GNSS data operates with all constellations. Read more»

New Tide Gauge Uses GPS to Measure Sea-Level Change Posted on 28 May 2014 in the Featured Stories & Government News & Latest News & Mapping & Natural Resources & Remote Sensing categories.

A new way of measuring sea level using satellite navigation system signals, for instance GPS, has been implemented by scientists at Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden. Sea level and its variation can easily be monitored using existing coastal GPS stations. Read more»

Altus Announces Second-Generation GNSS RTK Rover Posted on 28 May 2014 in the Construction & Featured Stories & Latest News & Mapping & Product Showcase & Survey News & Surveying categories.

Altus Positioning Systems has introduced its new APS-NR2 RTK surveying receiver. The new product is being previewed at the 2014 Geo Business conference and exhibition in London May 28-29, and... Read more»

Photos: GEO Business 2014 in London Posted on 28 May 2014 in the Latest News & Mapping & Survey News & Surveying categories.

GPS World Publisher Steve Copley is attending GEO Business 2014, where GPS World is a sponsor. The show is being held in London this week. He’s been tweeting from the... Read more»

McMurdo Group Completes Acquisition of Techno-Sciences Posted on 28 May 2014 in the Government News & Latest News & Public Safety categories.

McMurdo Group, an end-to-end search and rescue (SAR) and maritime domain awareness (MDA) company, has acquired Techno-Sciences, Inc. (TSi), a provider of SAR satellite ground stations, integrated emergency response center... Read more»

Watch out for Falling Coconuts — with GPS Posted on 27 May 2014 in the Latest News & LBS/Wireless News & Personal Navigation & Personal Tracking categories.

Port Douglas, Queensland, Australia, is looking to reduce any potential deaths from falling coconuts, reports ABC News. The Douglas shire council is mapping the GPS locations of its coconut trees,... Read more»

Test Shows Galileo Increases Accuracy of Location-Based Services Posted on 27 May 2014 in the Galileo & GNSS News & Latest News & LBS/Wireless News & Mobile Devices & OEM News categories.

The European GNSS Agency (GSA) and Rx Networks Inc., a mobile location technology and services company, announced the results of tests conducted by the company measuring the performance of Galileo when... Read more»