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Inexpensive Hack Spoofs GPS in Smartphones, Drones

August 10, 2015By

Researchers at Qihoo 360, a Chinese Internet security firm, say they have found a way to make a GPS emulator that can falsify the location of smartphones and in-car navigation systems, reports Forbes. The system is inexpensive compared to expensive, sophisticated GPS emulators that can cost thousands of dollars. Qihoo’s researchers hacked a Tesla Model S in 2014, taking control of the... read more

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OxTS Creates Locata + INS System

August 7, 2015By
The Inertial+ by OxTS improves measurements from a GPS receiver.

OxTS has successfully integrated a Locata receiver with its Inertial+ to create the first Locata+INS device, according to both companies. The device is capable of achieving centimeter-level accuracy where GPS systems fail. The Inertial+ series, first developed in 2008, was designed for users who had an external GNSS receiver already, but still wanted to gain the benefits of an inertial system. The... read more

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Locata Positioning Will Underpin NASA’s Unmanned Aerial System Research


August 6, 2015By
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NASA plans to install a Locata network (LocataNet) as the core positioning technology for safety-critical unmanned aerial systems (UAS) research at its Langley Research Center in Hampton, Va., according to an announcement by Locata. NASA Langley is tasked with performing rigorous and repeatable scientific evaluation of new 
UAS safety and technology concepts under development. The LocataNet will provide high-precision non-GPS-based... read more

Arrow 200 GNSS Receiver Supports Atlas H-10 Correction Service

August 5, 2015By
Eos Positioning's Arrow 200 Bluetooth receiver now supports Hemisphere's Atlas correction service,

The Arrow 200 Bluetooth GNSS receiver by Eos Positioning Systems now supports the new Atlas H10 GNSS correction service. Using the H10 service, the Arrow 200 GNSS receiver is able to achieve 8-cm accuracy, in real-time, virtually anywhere in the world, the company said. The H10 corrections are delivered by geostationary satellite or via Internet connection. The Hemisphere GNSS Atlas correction service, announced in June, is... read more

INTERGEO in Stuttgart Looks to Mapping’s Future

August 4, 2015By
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GPS World staff will cover the 2015 INTERGEO Trade Show, being held Sept. 15–17 in Stuttgart, Germany. The show opens with keynote speeches by Chris Cappelli (Esri) on location platforms and Georg Gartner (Vienna University of Technology) on the future of the map. INSPIRE examines geo-issues from a European perspective, providing practical examples and focusing on further development of this European directive. Other central themes include geodata as a... read more

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Researchers to Test Water Drone for Bridge Inspections

August 3, 2015By
Image courtesy of Florida Atlantic University.

A research team at Florida Atlantic University’s (FAU) College of Engineering and Computer Science has received a $187,000 grant from the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) to develop autonomous waterborne vehicles that can assist in bridge inspections. Although the technology is still in the early stages of development, the long-term aim is that the unmanned surface vehicles (USVs) could be... read more

Final GLONASS-M Satellite Passes Tests

August 3, 2015By
Artist's rendering of the GLONASS-M satellite.

News courtesy of CANSPACE Listserv.   The last of the GLONASS-M satellites (serial number 61) has been built and has passed all acceptance tests, reports the July 20 issue of Sibirskii Sputnik (Siberian Satellite), the internal newspaper of ISS Reshetnev. It will join eight other GLONASS-M satellites in storage on the ground awaiting launch between now and 2017. Following the launch... read more

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Topcon Partners with Ascending Technologies on UAS

August 3, 2015By
The AscTec Falcon 8 drone.

Topcon Positioning Group announces a worldwide distribution partnership with unmanned aerial system (UAS) provider Ascending Technologies. The agreement gives Topcon exclusivity for the global distribution of the AscTec Falcon 8 rotary-wing model, plus the GeoEXPERT and the InspectionPRO sensing and feature packages. “We are excited to add the brand new Topcon Falcon 8, powered by Ascending Technologies, to our scope of aerial... read more

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