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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
Jean-Yves Le Gall (Photo: Liberation)

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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Laser Technology shares new time-saving mapping tools at Esri UC

June 24, 2016By
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Laser Technology Inc. (LTI) is offering a close-up look at its new geospatial information systems (GIS) technology at the 2016 Esri User Conference, which is being held June 27 to July 1 in San Diego, California. Attendees are invited to stop by booth #2525 to discover how LTI can help professionals stay connected and map smarter by using its lasers and a personal smart... read more

Septentrio to spotlight drone GNSS solutions at Esri UC

June 23, 2016By
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Septentrio will showcase its latest GNSS systems and software solutions for GIS professionals at the 2016 Esri User Conference in San Diego, June 28-30, with a special focus on the rapidly growing market for drone-based aerial survey. At center stage will be Septentrio’s suite of products designed specifically for aerial surveys. They include the compact AsteRx-m UAS onboard GNSS receiver... read more

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Insitu awarded $71 million Blackjack UAS contract by NAVAIR

June 23, 2016By
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Insitu has been awarded a US$71 million follow-on contract to produce six RQ-21A Blackjack unmanned aerial systems (UAS), with options for two more, from U.S. Navy Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR). The RQ-21A Blackjack has significantly larger payload mass, volume and power than other small UAS currently being used in theater, according to Insitu, a subsidiary of The Boeing Company. The system... read more

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