Latest News

Geomatics Offers Portable Surveying and Mapping System

March 3, 2015By

Editor’s note: GPS World explored use of the new system from Geomatics in the March 2015 issue. Geomatics USA from Gainesville, Fla., has designed a precision surveying and mapping system that can be easily stowed in an overhead compartment for airline travel. Surveyors can fit everything needed for important mapping and surveying jobs into a baseball-style bag, including tripods. The compact, light-weight system offers differential sub-foot accuracy.... read more

Trimble VRS Now Service Available in Australia, Oregon

March 3, 2015By
Trimble VRS Now coverage in Australia.

Trimble, together with its distribution partner Ultimate Positioning Group, announced the availability of Trimble VRS Now correction service in Queensland, New South Wales, South Australia, Tasmania and Victoria. Trimble is also now offering the Trimble VRS Now correction service in Oregon’s Willamette Valley. The commercial subscription service provides surveyors, civil engineers, geospatial professionals and other industry specialists in these areas with... read more

GPS in McMurdo Transmitter Makes Finding Planes Easier

March 3, 2015By

McMurdo Group, maker of end-to-end search and rescue solutions, has launched the Kannad Integra Smart Pack, an aviation emergency locator transmitter (ELT) bundle with both GPS and antenna redundancy. The product can result in Integra Smart Pack-equipped aircraft being twice as likely to be found in the event of an emergency compared to standard ELTs. The Kannad Integra Smart Pack includes: The Kannad Integra... read more

BeiDou Numbering Presents Leap-Second Issue

March 3, 2015By
Leap-Second-O

During preparation of playback scenarios for the upcoming leap-second event taking place in June, engineers at Racelogic identified a potential pitfall for GNSS engineers. The difficulty arises from the fact that BeiDou uses a different “day number” for the date to apply the leap second, compared with GPS and Galileo. GPS and Galileo use 1-7 as week day numbers, and... read more

MWC 2015: Rohde & Schwarz Adds Option for Analyzing Mobile Apps to Test Solution

March 3, 2015By
R&S CMW-PQA Test System for Performance Quality Analysis. by Rohde & Schwarz.

Rohde & Schwarz is presenting its new over-the-top (OTT) application analysis solution at Mobile World Congress, being held this week in Barcelona, Spain. The solution enables network operators and mobile device manufacturers to quickly and easily analyze and assess the behavior of OTT apps on mobile devices the data traffic they cause. The additional software option is for the established R&S... read more

This article is tagged with , , , and posted in Latest News, Mobile

Google Maps Takes Street View Camera through Amazon Canopy

March 2, 2015By
The Street View Trekker on a zipline in the Amazon Rainforest.

New imagery of the highest canopy in the Amazon rainforest is now available on Google Maps. The Amazon rainforest is one of the most diverse ecosystems in the world, with many species high in the canopies of the forest still undiscovered. “Starting today, with the help of our partners at the Amazonas Sustainable Foundation (FAS), you can begin to unlock... read more

This article is tagged with , , , , and posted in Latest News, Mobile

Meitrack Offers GPS Tracker for 3G Networks

March 2, 2015By

GPS tracking manufacturer Meitrack Group is introducing a tracker that runs on 3G networks. GPS trackers have been running on 2G networks, but soon many wireless carriers will discontinue the outdated 2G technology. Meitrack said it is hard at work making the transition to make all of its current trackers work on the 3G network standard. The first model released is the T333 GPS tracker,... read more

This article is tagged with , , , , and posted in Latest News, Mobile, Product Showcase

Deadline for ION JNC Abstracts Is Wednesday

March 2, 2015By

Abstracts are due Wednesday, March 4, for the Institute of Navigation (ION) Joint Navigation Conference (JNC), scheduled for June 22-25 in Orlando, Fla. The ION Joint Navigation Conference, sponsored by the ION’s Military Division, is the largest U.S. military positioning, navigation and timing (PNT) conference of the year with joint service and government participation, ION said. The event will focus on technical... read more