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Map Technology Takes Center Stage in San Diego

July 16, 2015By
Jack Dangermond

More than 16,000 people from 120 countries around the world are expected to converge in San Diego to discuss the power of maps and applying geography at the 2015 Esri User Conference (Esri UC). The Esri UC and related events will take place from July 18–24, featuring a variety of speakers from a presidential candidate to global first responders. Attendees... read more

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GPS IIF-10 Launches from Cape Canaveral

July 15, 2015By

UPDATE (July 15, 4 p.m. ET): United Launch Alliance (ULA) officials have declared the launch mission a success. The Centaur upper stage completed its second burn and released the GPS IIF-10 satellite into the navigation network to complete today’s launch of the Atlas 5 rocket. “Congratulations to the U.S Air Force and the entire mission team on today’s successful launch of... read more

Garmin Adds eTrex with Touchscreen to Outdoor Line

July 14, 2015By
The Garmin eTrex

Garmin International this summer is releasing the eTrex Touch 25, 35 and 35t, adding new touchscreen models to its line of outdoor handhelds. The eTrex Touch series has a completely updated user interface, improving the ease-of-use of the device, as well as a 2.6-inch capacitive touchscreen display, the largest display that’s ever been put on an eTrex device. The eTrex Touch series... read more

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Take Part in Our Rewarding State of the Industry Survey

July 14, 2015By

What are your challenges this year? How are you driving business in today’s economy? What issues are you concerned about? We want to know, and so does the rest of the industry. GPS World is asking GNSS professionals about the state of their business, the economic climate for GNSS products and services, driving market factors, government’s role in funding and regulating, budgets devoted to... read more

New Speakers Announced for Thursday’s Street Smart Webinar

July 14, 2015By

Three new speakers have been announced for Thursday’s GPS World Market Insights Webinar. The webinar, “Street Smart: City Modeling and Other New Geospatial Techniques in Urban Mapping and Navigation,” will be held July 16, 1 p.m. EDT/ 10 a.m. PDT/ 5 p.m. GMT. Registration is free. The webinar provides a high-level overview of the latest enhancements to computerized geometric city models, which... read more

QinetiQ Announces Robust GNSS Receiver for Galileo PRS

July 14, 2015By
The QinetiQ PRS receiver.

QinetiQ today announced a major breakthrough in developing a robust navigation receiver that will use the Galileo, Europe’s satellite navigation system — in particular, the secured Public Regulated Service (PRS). QinetiQ’s new high-performance, next-generation GNSS receiver is multi‑constellation and multi‑frequency, and is designed to process encrypted signals from the Galileo PRS service as well as open services such as GPS. Qinetiq introduced the... read more

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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