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SatNav expert Terry Moore decorated by RIN

July 5, 2016By
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Terry Moore, satellite navigation professor at The University of Nottingham, has been honored with the J E D Williams Medal for his contributions to the Royal Institute of Navigation (RIN), in particular his leading role in staging its major conferences. Moore is a longtime member of GPS World’s Editorial Advisory Board.   His Royal Highness, The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, who is patron... read more

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DJI partners with Measure to promote commercial drone industry

July 5, 2016By

Measure, a United States’ commercial operator of drones, and DJI, manufacturer of unmanned aerial vehicles, are partnering to pair advanced UAV technology with operational excellence so commercial enterprise customers can achieve their most demanding business goals. “Our partnership with DJI allows Measure to enhance technical capability and scale business operations across all verticals,” said Measure CEO Brandon Torres Declet. “This alliance will allow... read more

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Averna acquires US-based Nexjen Systems

July 5, 2016By
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Averna, a developer of test solutions and services for electronics device-makers, has acquired 100 percent of U.S.-based Nexjen Systems for an undisclosed amount. Nexjen Systems is a full-service integrator with expertise in mechanical test systems, RF automated test equipment, industrial control, measurement and monitoring systems, and automation control panels. Nexjen Systems, a division of Jenkins Electric Company, was created in 2005... read more

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Russia issues stamp to honor GLONASS

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A Russian stamp honoring GLONASS was issued July 5.

A new Russian Federation postage stamp features the GLONASS-­K satellite and graphic icons representing the main application areas of the satellite navigation system’s services. The stamp and first-day cover were officially issued on July 5. First-day postmarks honoring GLONASS are also available for Moscow and the city of Zheleznogorsk, Krasnodar Krai. The full orbital constellation of GLONASS consists of 24 satellites, operating... read more

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Chinese BeiDou plans outlined in new white paper

July 5, 2016By

A new white paper outlines plans for the Chinese BeiDou constellation, including its plans for international cooperation and exchanges. The State Council Information Office of the People’s Republic of China published the white paper, which is titled “China’s BeiDou Navigation Satellite System,” in June. “Navigation satellite systems are the commonwealth of the development of mankind, and also a space infrastructure which... read more

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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
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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