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Jacobson Chronicles Evolution of GPS in New Book

June 4, 2014By
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Flying for GPS, a chronicle of Len Jacobson’s role in the development and promotion of the Global Positioning System, has just been published. The book spans a 50-year career, during which Jacobson flew 2½ million miles as a missionary for GPS and as a developer of user equipment. He kept an extensive log of all of his flights, and it... read more

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Leica Releases Viva GNSS Unlimited Series

June 3, 2014By
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The Leica Viva GNSS Unlimited Series, available in August, will allow customers to make a safe investment with future-proof GNSS receivers and smart antennas, Leica Geosystems said in announcing the new series. With a flexible design, the Viva GNSS sensors can be upgraded for maximum performance whenever needed. The Leica Viva GNSS range fully supports the Chinese BeiDou navigation system.... read more

GNSS Manufacturing and Purchase Decisions Outlined in Thursday’s Webinar

June 3, 2014By
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The two GLONASS stumbles in May prompted industry leaders to again promote multi-GNSS user equipment and the development of of reliable back-up/redundant positioning, navigation, and timing (PNT) systems to cope with potential drop-outs of space-based services due to jamming, unintentional interference, spoofing, or other disruptions. But neither multi-GNSS nor back-up/alternative PNT fully exists at this time, effectively for all users.... read more

Hexagon Acquires iLab for Smart Agriculture

June 2, 2014By

Hexagon AB, a global provider of design, measurement and visualization technologies, has acquired iLab Sistemas, a provider of planning and optimization solutions for the agro business sector, with special focus in the sugar and ethanol industries. iLab will, together with Arvus and Leica Agriculture, form the backbone of Hexagon’s Smart Agriculture Solution. Headquartered in Ribeirão Preto, Brazil, iLab takes advantage... read more

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Russia Turns off Data from IGS GPS Tracking Stations

June 2, 2014By
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As announced by Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin on May 13, 2014, GPS tracking stations co-sponsored by U.S. interests have stopped making their data available to scientists and others. The tap on the flow of data from 11 stations was turned off starting on May 31. The data flow included hourly and daily data files from the stations as... read more

New Tide Gauge Uses GPS to Measure Sea-Level Change

May 28, 2014By
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A new way of measuring sea level using satellite navigation system signals, for instance GPS, has been implemented by scientists at Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden. Sea level and its variation can easily be monitored using existing coastal GPS stations. read more

Altus Announces Second-Generation GNSS RTK Rover

May 28, 2014By
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Altus Positioning Systems has introduced its new APS-NR2 RTK surveying receiver. The new product is being previewed at the 2014 Geo Business conference and exhibition in London May 28-29, and will be commercially available in July. “The APS-NR2 provides a powerful combination of high GNSS RTK performance, light weight, low power consumption, versatile Quad-band modem, remote Web-based access and connectivity... read more

Photos: GEO Business 2014 in London

May 28, 2014By

GPS World Publisher Steve Copley is attending GEO Business 2014, where GPS World is a sponsor. The show is being held in London this week. He’s been tweeting from the show. Follow his tweets here, and GPS World’s Twitter account here. GEO Business 2014 is a new geospatial event for everyone involved in the gathering storing, processing and delivering of... read more

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