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Averna acquires US-based Nexjen Systems

July 5, 2016By
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Averna, a developer of test solutions and services for electronics device-makers, has acquired 100 percent of U.S.-based Nexjen Systems for an undisclosed amount. Nexjen Systems is a full-service integrator with expertise in mechanical test systems, RF automated test equipment, industrial control, measurement and monitoring systems, and automation control panels. Nexjen Systems, a division of Jenkins Electric Company, was created in 2005... read more

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Russia issues stamp to honor GLONASS

July 5, 2016By
A Russian stamp honoring GLONASS was issued July 5.

A new Russian Federation postage stamp features the GLONASS-­K satellite and graphic icons representing the main application areas of the satellite navigation system’s services. The stamp and first-day cover were officially issued on July 5. First-day postmarks honoring GLONASS are also available for Moscow and the city of Zheleznogorsk, Krasnodar Krai. The full orbital constellation of GLONASS consists of 24 satellites, operating... read more

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Chinese BeiDou plans outlined in new white paper

July 5, 2016By

A new white paper outlines plans for the Chinese BeiDou constellation, including its plans for international cooperation and exchanges. The State Council Information Office of the People’s Republic of China published the white paper, which is titled “China’s BeiDou Navigation Satellite System,” in June. “Navigation satellite systems are the commonwealth of the development of mankind, and also a space infrastructure which... read more

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Spectra Precision MobileMapper 50 combines smartphone design with GNSS capabilities

June 29, 2016By
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Spectra Precision has announced its new MobileMapper 50 GNSS handheld device for simple GIS data collection or for use as a data controller for Spectra Precision SP60 and SP80 GNSS receivers. Available with an Android OS, the MobileMapper 50 combines smartphone capabilities with a ruggedized design to improve positioning accuracy. The company made the announcement at the 2016 Esri User Conference,... read more

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Galileo program governance: New chair of GSA Administrative Board named

June 29, 2016By
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Meeting on Thursday, June 23, at its headquarters in Prague, the Administrative Board of the European Global Navigation Satellite Systems Agency (GSA) elected its new chair: Jean-Yves Le Gall, Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales (CNES, the French space agency) president and France’s interministerial coordinator for European satellite navigation programmes. Le Gall succeeds Sabine Dannelke, German federal minister of Transport and Digital Infrastructures.... read more

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How worried are you hackers will discover our locations?

June 28, 2016By
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For consumer navigation and location-based services, how worried should we be about hackers discovering or corrupting our locations? Three industry experts gave their opinions on this issue — now it’s your turn! Go to www.gpsworld.com/july poll and register your vote. Do so by July 20 and you’ll be entered into a drawing for a $50 Visa gift card. For the... read more

ArcGIS apps for the field launched at Esri UC

June 27, 2016By
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Esri has launched two new ArcGIS apps for field operating efficiency at the Esri User Conference, being held June 27–July 1 in San Diego. Attendees can see live demonstrations and experiment with Drone2Map for ArcGIS and Survey123 for ArcGIS. “These two apps are already becoming game changers,” said Esri President Jack Dangermond. “What we’ve done is make it much easier for our... read more

3DR to integrate Site Scan with Esri Drone2Map

June 27, 2016By

Today at the Esri User Conference, 3DR announced that it has teamed up with Esri to integrate 3DR’s Site Scan with Esri Drone2Map. Designed for the field professional, Site Scan is an intuitive, powerful and open aerial data capture and analytics platform that delivers an end-to-end solution ready-made for existing mapping and survey workflows, 3DR said in a news release.... read more

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