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Russia Turns off Data from IGS GPS Tracking Stations

June 2, 2014By
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As announced by Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin on May 13, 2014, GPS tracking stations co-sponsored by U.S. interests have stopped making their data available to scientists and others. The tap on the flow of data from 11 stations was turned off starting on May 31. The data flow included hourly and daily data files from the stations as... read more

New Tide Gauge Uses GPS to Measure Sea-Level Change

May 28, 2014By
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A new way of measuring sea level using satellite navigation system signals, for instance GPS, has been implemented by scientists at Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden. Sea level and its variation can easily be monitored using existing coastal GPS stations. read more

Altus Announces Second-Generation GNSS RTK Rover

May 28, 2014By
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Altus Positioning Systems has introduced its new APS-NR2 RTK surveying receiver. The new product is being previewed at the 2014 Geo Business conference and exhibition in London May 28-29, and will be commercially available in July. “The APS-NR2 provides a powerful combination of high GNSS RTK performance, light weight, low power consumption, versatile Quad-band modem, remote Web-based access and connectivity... read more

Photos: GEO Business 2014 in London

May 28, 2014By

GPS World Publisher Steve Copley is attending GEO Business 2014, where GPS World is a sponsor. The show is being held in London this week. He’s been tweeting from the show. Follow his tweets here, and GPS World’s Twitter account here. GEO Business 2014 is a new geospatial event for everyone involved in the gathering storing, processing and delivering of... read more

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McMurdo Group Completes Acquisition of Techno-Sciences

May 28, 2014By

McMurdo Group, an end-to-end search and rescue (SAR) and maritime domain awareness (MDA) company, has acquired Techno-Sciences, Inc. (TSi), a provider of SAR satellite ground stations, integrated emergency response center systems and coastal surveillance solutions. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. TSi’s Beltsville, Maryland, location becomes the U.S. headquarters for McMurdo Group, a division of Orolia, global specialist in... read more

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Watch out for Falling Coconuts — with GPS

May 27, 2014By
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Port Douglas, Queensland, Australia, is looking to reduce any potential deaths from falling coconuts, reports ABC News. The Douglas shire council is mapping the GPS locations of its coconut trees, to reduce the danger. Mayor Julia Leu says more than 4,000 mature coconut palms have been identified in Port Douglas. “All local governments that have coconut palms in their area... read more

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Test Shows Galileo Increases Accuracy of Location-Based Services

May 27, 2014By

The European GNSS Agency (GSA) and Rx Networks Inc., a mobile location technology and services company, announced the results of tests conducted by the company measuring the performance of Galileo when used in various combinations with GPS and GLONASS. Tests were conducted in real-world environments, including urban canyons and indoors. These environments pose significant challenges to location accuracy due to multipath... read more

Globecomm Receives Contract Extension from NATO for GPS-Based Tracking

May 27, 2014By

Globecomm, a global provider of communications solutions and services, has received a contract extension from NATO Communications and Information Agency (NCI Agency) valued at $9.6 million to extend communication services and onsite support for the company’s previously deployed GPS-Based Force Tracking System (FTS). The FTS provides NATO with high levels of tracking data and messaging traffic. It enables NATO to... read more