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LizardTech optimizes Portfolio 2017 for geospatial data

July 19, 2017By

LizardTech and Extensis have launched Portfolio 2017, a digital asset management (DAM) solution now optimized for geospatial data. Portfolio 2017 enables users to organize, access and share geospatial datasets – including compressed MrSID files – along with associated graphics and documents. Divisions of Celartem Inc., LizardTech and Extensis collaborated in adding geospatial data management capabilities to the new version. The... read more

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First GPS signal received 40 years ago today

July 19, 2017By

Working well after midnight on this day in 1977, a Rockwell Collins engineer named David Van Dusseldorp sat on the rooftop of a company building in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, adjusting an antenna every five minutes to receive a signal from the world’s first Global Positioning System (GPS) satellite known as NTS-2. Within a small window of time, the satellite was turned... read more

ESA communication team hands off responsibility to GSA

July 18, 2017By

After four years of work, the European Space Agency (ESA) team tasked with keeping the world informed on the status of the Galileo satellite navigation system has formally passed on its responsibility to a European Union agency. This shift is part of a wider transfer of responsibilities, as this month see the official handover of the running of the Galileo... read more

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SXblue introduces Platinum survey-grade GNSS receiver

July 18, 2017By

Geneq has introduced the SXblue Platinum, the latest model in the SXblue series. This high-accuracy GNSS receiver is compatible with iOS, Windows and Android Bluetooth, and provides real-time professional-grade positioning information. Powered by 394 channels, the SXblue Platinum uses all constellations (GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, BeiDou and QZSS) with triple frequency, and provides the ability to use global or local coverage... read more

Scott Pace named executive secretary of the National Space Council

July 17, 2017By

GPS expert Scott Pace has been chosen by the White House to serve as executive secretary of the National Space Council. Pace is currently director of the Space Policy Institute and Professor of Practice of International Affairs at George Washington University (GWU). He also serves as a special counselor to the National Space-Based Positioning, Navigation and Timing (PNT) Advisory Board.... read more

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Boundless partners with Mapbox on mapping platform

July 12, 2017By

Boundless, an open source geographic information systems (GIS) company, has announced a new partnership with Mapbox, a real-time location and mapping platform for developers. The partnership enables developers to build applications that help people move through cities and understand their world better by giving Boundless users access to premium basemap content from Mapbox using Boundless Connect subscription service. Additionally, Boundless has... read more

ION journal Navigation grows significantly in impact

July 11, 2017By

Navigation, a journal published by The Institute of Navigation, has experienced continued growth according to the latest Journal Impact Factor (JIF) report. The JIF of an academic journal is a measurement tool used to calculate the yearly average number of citations to recent articles published in a journal and is an indication of the relative importance of the journal within its... read more

Project begins to collect precise GNSS data for autonomous vehicles

July 11, 2017By

Lighthouse Technology and Consulting Co. Ltd. (LHTC) is starting a program to collect precise GNSS data on major highways in Japan. The data is intended to serve as a tool for high-precision positioning systems used in automated driving vehicles. Automated driving on public streets has issues to overcome, and the competition to develop the technology among companies are gradually accelerating due... read more

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