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A WINS for Warfighters Posted on 30 Jul 2015 in the Defense & From the Magazine categories.

A new device is being developed to enable foot soldiers to find their exact location in GPS-denied situations. If satellite signals are blocked by heavy jungle canopy, or because of enemy interference, soldiers — and Headquarters — will still know where they are with the Warfighter Integrated Navigation System (WINS). Read more»

TomTom Expands Map Footprint Globally Posted on 30 Jul 2015 in the Latest News & Mobile categories.

TomTom has added navigable maps for 13 new countries. TomTom’s global map database now covers more than 45.6 million kilometers and 4.3 billion people worldwide, and features full navigable coverage for 134 countries. “The addition... Read more»

Drones Meet Guns — Now What? Posted on 30 Jul 2015 in the Latest News & UAV/UGV categories.

A Kentucky man shot down a drone when it crossed into “his airspace” over his backyard, and was subsequently arrested and charged with criminal mischief and wanton endangerment. William Merideth told... Read more»

Raytheon Installs First GPS OCX Hardware Posted on 30 Jul 2015 in the GNSS & Latest News categories.

Raytheon has installed the first operational hardware for the GPS Next Generation Operational Control System, known as GPS OCX. The new ground command and control system will significantly modernize U.S. GPS... Read more»

Form Factor and Portability of Triumph LS: As High as Your Pole Can Reach Posted on 29 Jul 2015 in the Survey categories.

By  Matt Sibole I follow the surveyor connect message board and have seen some general discussion of the form factor of the Javad Triumph LS. I wanted to go into a little... Read more»

Steep Questions: How Tall is K2? Posted on 29 Jul 2015 in the From the Magazine & Survey categories.

Surveying the world’s highest peaks is a daunting task. One international survey team set out to measure the Himalaya’s K2 peak, the second highest in the world after Mount Everest. Read more»

Amazon Delivery Drone Plans Include Tiered Flight Zones Posted on 28 Jul 2015 in the Featured Stories & Latest News & UAV/UGV categories.

Amazon has announced a plan for its package-delivery drones, according to NBC News. The proposal includes tiered flight zones that would limit small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS) to slow speeds in... Read more»

McKinley Survey Team Returns Posted on 28 Jul 2015 in the Featured Stories & Latest News & Survey categories.

A team of four climbers has returned from the highest point in North America, Mount McKinley in Alaska, with new GPS survey data to determine a more precise height of the... Read more»