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GEO Business 2017 features free workshops, exhibition

March 20, 2017By
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GEO Business, the London-based international showcase for the geospatial industry, has unveiled its commercial workshop program for 2017. Featuring more than 80 workshops from 200 international exhibitors, GEO Business is expected to attract over 3,000 visitors from around the world. Held at the Business Design Centre in London on May 23-24, the workshops and exhibition are all free to attend. Tailored... read more

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SBG Systems rolls out new inertial nav series, Ekinox 2

March 20, 2017By
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SBG Systems has released a new generation of its advanced and compact inertial navigation systems. The Ekinox 2 series features new accelerometers and gyroscopes, enhancing attitude accuracy by a factor of two over the original Ekinox. The Ekinox series is a line of tactical grade MEMS-based inertial navigation systems, first released in 2013. The latest improvements come from a complete redesign of the in-house... read more

AgJunction signs strategic agreement with Hemisphere GNSS

March 20, 2017By

AgJunction Inc., a provider of innovative hardware and software solutions for precision agriculture, has signed a new strategic agreement with Hemisphere GNSS, a provider of GNSS technology. For an undisclosed, one-time payment and a new long-term supply agreement, AgJunction has agreed to release Hemisphere from a license restriction that prevented them from selling their GNSS products directly into the global agricultural... read more

CMC introduces CMA-6024 GNSS for helicopters

March 16, 2017By
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Esterline CMC Electronics showcased advanced displays and CMC Electronics-brand integrated helicopter avionics at the Hai Heli-Expo, held Feb. 26-March 1 in Las Vegas. Esterline’s new helicopter demonstrator featured the CMA-6024 GNSS landing system. While introduced last fall, the CMA-6024 has been customized for rotorcraft operations to allow operators to achieve precision approaches to CAT II and CAT III minimums at helipads. The CMA-6024... read more

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Bill seeks to crack down on warrantless government tracking

March 16, 2017By

As government agencies expand their use of cell-site simulators or “stingrays” and other digital tracking technology, Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, and Rep. John Conyers, Jr., D-Mich., introduced the Geolocation Privacy and Surveillance Act (known as the GPS act) to create clear rules for when agencies can access and track an individual’s geolocation information. Chaffetz introduced the House... read more

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GHOST project developing intelligent public transportation

March 15, 2017By
The GHOST system equips existing public transport fleets with a Galileo-enabled camera and connects these vehicles to a web portal. (Photo: GSA)

News from the European GNSS Agency (GSA) All across Europe, the number of smart cities is multiplying. To tackle their growing needs and to guarantee efficient city planning and maintenance, many cities are engaged in massive investments in such key areas as street lighting, road maintenance, traffic and waste management. In parallel, public transportation is continuously evolving in terms of... read more

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EGNOS satellite messages changing this month

March 15, 2017By
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The GEO satellites broadcasting EGNOS messages are going to be changed. On March 20, PRN 123 (now in test) will be introduced in the operational platform, and on March 21, PRN 136 will be moved from the operational platform to the test platform. Users equipped with non-(E)TSO-certified SBAS receivers (such as those used in agriculture, surveying, mapping and maritime, but... read more

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SpaceX wins second US Air Force contract to launch GPS III

March 15, 2017By
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SpaceX has won a second contract from the U.S. Air Force for launch services to deliver a GPS III satellite to its intended orbit. SpaceX was awarded the $96,500,490 firm-fixed-price contract over the United Launch Alliance. ULA — a joint venture of Lockheed Martin Space Systems and Boeing Defense, Space & Security — did not compete for the first GPS III launch contract.... read more