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Esri and Leica partner to offer GIS/GPS grants to governments

August 1, 2016By

Geographic information system (GIS) provider Esri has partnered with Swiss-based spatial measurement instrument manufacturer Leica Geosystems to encourage innovation of mobile field data collection in government by offering grants totaling $143,250 in goods and services. Projects should combine GIS and GPS. Known as the Smart Communities Innovation Challenge, 10 governments that submit detailed project proposals demonstrating increased efficiencies in collecting data for decision support or improved productivity... read more

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Trimble acquires Axio-Net GmbH to reinforce European presence

August 1, 2016By
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Trimble has acquired Axio-Net GmbH from Airbus Defence and Space. Based in Hannover, Germany, Axio-Net is a provider of GNSS corrections and professional data services serving Germany, the United Kingdom and Benelux. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Axio-Net, founded in 2008, delivers both real-time and post-processed network real-time kinematic (RTK) solutions to a broad range of users including surveyors,... read more

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Take part in our rewarding State of the Industry Survey

August 1, 2016By
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What are your challenges this year? How are you driving business in today’s economy? What issues are you concerned about? How much accuracy do you require? We want to know, and so does the rest of the industry. GPS World is asking PNT professionals about the state of their business, the economic climate for GNSS products and services, driving market factors, the effects of jamming, the... read more

Into the cold zone: UAV platform flies high in Antarctica

July 31, 2016By
Tiburon Jr. can be assembled in 15 minutes, an important feature in extreme environments.

In February, mechatronics lead Kevin Bass of Intuitive Machines and contracted pilot Mike Laible successfully flew multiple runs with an unmanned aerial vehicle platform, Tiburon Jr., on the coast of Antarctica. From Wilkins Aerodrome in the southeast, the team launched Tiburon Jr. and collected valuable testing and environmental data. Battling harsh weather and constantly changing conditions, the team flew the... read more

KCS TraceME upgrades TM-178 with LoRa technology

July 27, 2016By
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KCS BV has upgraded its successful TraceME module TM-178, targeted for tracing and controlling vehicles and other powered equipment. The TM-178/R9H7 module has been upgraded with optional LoRa, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth Smart (BLE), ANT/ANT+ and proprietary RF, which enables easy integration with existing wireless networks and specific custom mobile apps on smartphones and tablets. The LoRa technology offers a communication range... read more

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Jackson Labs releases Galileo-enabled oscillators

July 27, 2016By
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Jackson Labs Technologies Inc., a designer and manufacturer of GNSS, timing and frequency equipment, is releasing several new products with full support for the new and emerging Galileo satellite navigation system, as well as a free software retrofit to existing products that adds Galileo functionality. The European Galileo satellite navigation system has now become a reality with recent launches and commissioning... read more

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Eos offers sub-meter and RTK for Esri’s Collector 10.4 for iOS

July 26, 2016By
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Eos Positioning Systems has announced that its Arrow series of GNSS receivers is compatible with Esri’s Collector for ArcGIS running on iPads and iPhones. The Arrow receivers have been tested and certified as high-accuracy GNSS receivers compatible with Collector 10.4.0 for iOS. The full range of Arrow GNSS receivers from sub-meter to decimeter to centimeter RTK accuracy all work flawlessly with Collector for... read more

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Decawave ships 1 million ultra-wideband micro-location chips

July 26, 2016By
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Decawave, which specializes in precise location and connectivity applications, has reached a milestone for its micro-location, impulse radio ultra-wideband (IR-UWB) technology, surpassing one million Decawave chips shipped. The chip’s popularity reflects the increasing demand for accurate micro-location solutions from end users and customers within Internet of Things (IoT), consumer and industrial markets. According to the company, Decawave has a target to... read more

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