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Flight Navigation the Focus of New Market Report

July 13, 2015By has released a new report focusing on NextGen flight navigation systems and how they will affect the future of aircraft. “Flight Navigation System Market by Product, Flight Instrument & Application Forecast to 2020” covers: avionics and communications systems instrumentation such as altimeters, gyroscopes, autopilots and sensors applications (commercial and military) geography The time frame covered is 2014 to 2020. Market Research Report... read more

Drones Could Assist Lifeguards in Rescues, Shark Sighting

July 9, 2015By

Lifeguards in the United States are testing how drones may help save lives in coastal waters. Cameras on drones can spot sharks from above, and drones are able to reach struggling swimmers faster than lifeguards to deliver life preservers. In Seal Beach, Calif., lifeguards are using the flying device to monitor sharks. “It’s an extremely valuable tool for our water observation,” said... read more

Carlson Software Releases Surveyor2 Handheld

July 8, 2015By
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Carlson Software has released the Carlson Surveyor2, the newest model in its Carlson Surveyor line of data collectors. The Surveyor2 is paired with Carlson’s software to provide a powerful, complete solution for surveying, stake out, construction layout, and GIS mapping, the company said. Designed and manufactured by Juniper Systems, the Carlson Surveyor2 is built to withstand the harshest conditions, with an IP68... read more

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Leica Updates CrossCheck for GNSS Reference Station Monitoring

July 8, 2015By

Released today, the latest version of the web-based Leica CrossCheck service for GNSS reference station network integrity and deformation monitoring now comes with enhanced visualization and reporting options. Customizable, automatically generated reports can be distributed to multiple viewers, according to Leica Geosystems. Dashboard and status views allow easy and fast interpretation of complex data of reference network coordinates and area... read more

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ESA Releases Guide on Galileo 5 and 6 Recovery

July 8, 2015By

The European Space Agency has published a short guide on the recovery of Galileo satellites 5 and 6. The PDF of “Salvage in Space: Recovering Galileo 5 and 6″ can be downloaded. The four-page guide, written for a non-technical audience, describes the root cause of the anomaly that placed the two satellites into the wrong orbit, and the solution used to correct... read more

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NASA Goddard Team Sets High-Flying Record with Use of GPS

July 8, 2015By

Results are now in for NASA’s Magnetospheric Multiscale mission, which launched on March 12. Not only has the MMS Navigator system exceeded all of the team’s expectations, it has set the record for the highest GPS use in space. read more

GPS IIF-10 Satellite Readied for July 15 Launch

July 7, 2015By

United Launch Alliance crews on July 7 placed the next GPS satellite on top of an Atlas V rocket for blastoff later this month, reports SpaceFlight Now. Liftoff for the GPS IIF-10 satellite will take place July 15, between 11:36 and 11:55 a.m. EDT, from Space Launch Complex (SLC)-41 at Cape Canaveral, Fla. This is the second of three GPS constellation replenishment flights planned... read more

Uber Takes 100 Microsoft Engineers, Mapping Tech

July 6, 2015By
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Microsoft will no longer collect its own map data, according to the website re/code. As part of the change, Microsoft is selling some of its assets to rideshare company Uber, including a data center, cameras, intellectual property and roughly 100 engineers. Uber is also buying a data center near Boulder, Colo. Microsoft plans to continue to offer Bing Maps using data... read more

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