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GPS World unveils new look for magazine, website

November 19, 2015By

CLEVELAND, Ohio — November 18, 2015 — GPS World relaunched this week with a redesigned print magazine and website, Both feature a new logo, new design and widened coverage. The GPS World brand has expanded its technical coverage to include all GNSS and Position, Navigation & Timing (PNT) solutions, trends and applications. “We celebrated GPS World’s 25th anniversary in 2014 by... read more

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Handheld launches its first ultra-rugged Android tablet

November 18, 2015By

Handheld Group, a manufacturer of rugged mobile computers, today announced the launch of its new Android tablet, the Algiz RT7. The Algiz RT7 is a powerful, lightweight and ergonomic 7-inch tablet designed for reliable performance in demanding environments. The Algiz RT7, which runs Android 5.1.1 (Lollipop), provides a range of features for mobile workforces, Handheld said. It’s fully rugged, meeting stringent MIL-STD-810G... read more

Project Overlord keeps your wheels safe with GPS

November 18, 2015By

Project Overlord has launched RimTech in the U.S. Developed by former Nokia, IBM and Motorola executives, RimTech has a built-in GPS, motion sensor and camera, which attach to the tire and act as a security guard for automobile wheels. The vehicle owner controls the device through the accompanying iPhone and Android app, providing total control and surveillance at all times.... read more

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Canal+ broadcasts race with GPS GeoRacing system

November 17, 2015By

Canal+, a French cable television channel, used Trimaran’s GeoRacing GPS tracking and visualization system to improve live television coverage of the Tour de Corse 2015, the FIA World Rally Championship held on the island of Corsica in October. Through a combination of GPS data and advanced technologies like virtual timing and ghost visualization, Trimaran’s GeoRacing solution allowed Canal+ to track... read more

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UAV registration won’t require third-party help

November 17, 2015By

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) wants unmanned aircraft owners to know that there’s no need to work with a “drone registration” company to help them file an application for a registration number. Owners should wait until additional details about the forthcoming drone registration system are announced later this month before paying anyone to do the work for them. The Task... read more

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ULA won’t bid on GPS III launch contract

November 17, 2015By

The United Launch Alliance (ULA) declined Nov. 16 to submit a bid to launch the first GPS III satellite, leaving the field wide open for commercial launch service SpaceX, reports Space News. The first GPS III satellite is expected to launch in 2018. SpaceX is likely to win the U.S. Air Force launch contract by default. Every operational GPS mission... read more

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Storm surge maps: Saving more lives during hurricane season

November 16, 2015By
Storm Surge in downtown New York City in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. (Photo: USACE)

By JoAnne Castagna U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Hurricane Sandy led to one of the largest-scale U.S. evacuations in recent history, according to Edward Schneyer, director of Emergency Preparedness, Suffolk County (N.Y.) Office of Emergency Management. “During Sandy, we rescued 250 people from their flooded homes, evacuated two major hospitals and several adult care homes,” Schneyer said. Schneyer was able to... read more

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Carlson SurveyGNSS 2016 out now

November 14, 2015By

Carlson SurveyGNSS, Carlson Software’s data post-processing software, is now available in a 2016 version. Designed for surveyors and positioning professionals, Carlson SurveyGNSS post-processing software achieves high-accuracy results for computing quality vectors and resultant positions. SurveyGNSS works with Carlson SurvCE and SurvPC data collection software, and with Carlson’s office design software. New features include a second-generation post-processing engine, which now accepts... read more

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