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New name, new version for GAPS software

April 21, 2016By
GAPS-derived position fixes for a test drive in Fredericton. (Image: UNB)

GAPS v6.0.0 is now rebranded as the GNSS Analysis and Positioning Software. GAPS software — hosted by the University of New Brunswick, Canada — provides users with accurate satellite positioning using a single GNSS receiver both in static and kinematic mode. Through the use of precise orbit and clock products provided by sources such as the International GNSS Service (IGS) and Natural Resources... read more

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IRNSS constellation nears completion

April 20, 2016By
IRNSS-1G being prepared for a pre-launch test. (Photo: ISRO)

India is expected to launch into orbit its seventh and final navigation satellite on April 28, thus completing the Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS). IRNSS-1G is expected to launch aboard a Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) rocket from India’s spaceport at Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh at 12:50 local time. To date, India has launched six regional navigational satellites (IRNSS-1A, 1B, 1C,... read more

EU transport ministers sign agreement on autonomous cars

April 18, 2016By
Connected, cooperative and automated driving developments should come together to harvest societal benefits. (Chart from Amsterdam Declaration)

European Union (EU) transport ministers have agreed to take action to make autonomous driving a reality across the 28-nation bloc. The Amsterdam Declaration was signed by the ministers during an informal meeting of the Transport Council on April 14 in Amsterdam. The declaration outlines the steps necessary for the development of self-driving technology in the EU. In the document, the Netherlands,... read more

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Leica Geosystems launches smart antenna with superior performance

April 18, 2016By

Leica Geosystems has launched a new antenna for static, long-term projects requiring a high number of sensors. The Leica GMX910 can also enable dynamic monitoring with up to 10-Hz data streaming and advanced multi-frequency, multi-constellation tracking. Starting with the basic GPS single frequency receiver and adding multiple upgradable options, this antenna fits the needs of diverse monitoring projects, the company... read more

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Words from Gen. Hyten: Leader, prophet and warfighter

April 18, 2016By
Commander AFSPC – Gen. John Hyten (Courtesy of the USAF)

There were well over 100 presentations and speeches given at the 32nd Space Symposium in Colorado Springs, Colo., last week. However, I only want to speak about one of them briefly. While there were many presentations that were absolutely newsworthy, one presenter had something special and significant to say about the future of space and warfare. Gen. John Hyten is... read more

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Volvo Construction launches Co-Pilot, and new approach to services

April 15, 2016By
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Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) launched a new approach to how it offers services and solutions to customers. The new method gives greater clarity on both the range of services and solutions offered, and the value they deliver for customers’ operations and businesses, according to Volvo CE. The announcement was made at bauma 2016, a building trade fair being held this week... read more

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Vexcel Imaging introduces UltraCam Condor for nationwide mapping

April 15, 2016By
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Vexcel Imaging has introduced the new camera model, the UltraCam Condor. Designed for high-altitude mapping, the UltraCam Condor frame combines a high-resolution RGB image at 37,800 x 5,200 pixel with a lower resolution PAN data capture for automated DSMOrtho and DTMOrtho image generation that is consistently sharp, geometrically accurate and of superior radiometry. Its expansive footprint, along with the camera’s fast frame... read more

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Hemisphere GNSS enters partnership with CPAC Systems AB

April 15, 2016By
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Hemisphere GNSS is significantly expanding its strategic partnership with CPAC Systems, Gothenburg, Sweden, owned by the Volvo Group. After signing a large contract, Hemisphere will now be the sole source of GNSS positioning and heading systems to CPAC Systems. Hemisphere’s technology is being used in the recently announced Co-Pilot series for Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) as part of Volvo... read more

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