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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
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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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TomTom to provide data for Uber driver app

November 13, 2015By

TomTom has signed a global, multi-year agreement to provide maps and traffic data for the Uber driver app. TomTom’s advanced map-making technology, combined with its traffic information, will ensure Uber has a seamless navigation experience, accurate arrival times and efficient journeys in more than 300 cities around the world, according to a TomTom news release. “We are excited to provide... read more

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SP80 under cover in Chile’s rainforests

November 13, 2015By
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In the temperate rainforest of the Los Lagos region of Southern Chile, where rainfall annually exceeds 1,500 millimeters and two-thirds of the days are rainy, the dense forest canopy poses a huge challenge for GNSS receivers. Motivazion, a survey firm based in Puerto Montt, just below the rainforests, makes its living surveying in the rugged terrain under the densely canopied... read more

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Shareholders of Avago approve merger With Broadcom

November 12, 2015By

Avago Technologies Ltd. will move ahead with its merger with Broadcom Corporation, following a shareholder meeting Nov. 10 where shareholders overwhelmingly approved the business transaction. Avago and Broadcom announced their merger agreement on May 28. The companies have received clearance on the proposed merger from the Committee on Foreign Investments in the United States and antitrust authorities in the United... read more

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Esri story map considers Katrina 10 years later

November 12, 2015By
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In August 2005, Hurricane Katrina struck the city of New Orleans, causing devastating damage and loss of life. A new Esri story map, “Katrina +10: A Decade of Change in New Orleans,” analyzes the damage from the storm. “The story map is a new Esri medium for sharing not only data, photos, videos, sounds and maps, but for telling a... read more

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CHC Navigation launches iOS-ready L1 receiver

November 12, 2015By
The X20i GNSS receiver by CHC Navigation pairs with iOS devices.

The X20i L1 GPS receiver by CHC Navigation is powered by a high-precision L1 GPS engine. Its integrated Bluetooth chip enables it to wirelessly collect submeter positions in real­ time or centimeter post-processed on an iPhone or iPad. All location-aware apps on the iPhone and iPad are compatible with the X20i. Immediately after pairing and answering the security question allowing... read more

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