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Affordable Wearables Strong in First Quarter before Apple Watch Debut

June 5, 2015By

The worldwide wearable device market recorded its eighth consecutive quarter of steady growth in the first quarter of 2015. According to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Wearable Device Tracker, vendors shipped a total of 11.4 million wearables in the first quarter, a 200 percent increase from the 3.8 million wearables shipped in the first quarter of 2014. “Bucking... read more

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TomTom Offers Test Map Data for Automated Driving

June 5, 2015By

TomTom is making available Highly Automated Driving (HAD) map content in the metro Detroit area, where U.S. automakers are headquartered. Car makers and HAD-related companies can now use TomTom’s high-definition maps for precise vehicle positioning, enabling future self-driving cars to see beyond their sensors. The HAD map, covering the stretch of road network between Farmington Hills and Ann Arbor, including I-696, 96,... read more

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Magellan Launches Off-Road Nav Platform for Auto OEMs

June 5, 2015By

Magellan has launched an Off Road Vehicle (ORV) Navigation platform for automotive OEMs and power sport vehicle OEMs. The new platform was showcased at the TU-Automotive Detroit trade show, held June 3-4. Designed specifically for the off-roading enthusiast, the Magellan ORV Navigation platform allows off-road enthusiasts to plan, track and save trail rides and dirt miles, and add pictures and comments to trails. The... read more

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Forsberg Germany Enters Strategic Partnership with Septentrio

June 5, 2015By

Forsberg Germany has begun a strategic partnership with Septentrio Satellite Navigation. Forsberg Germany is an OEM component supplier and system integrator, and Septentrio is a designer and manufacturer of GPS/GNSS receivers. Under the partnership, Forsberg Germany will become a distributor of Septentrio’s OEM boards. Forsberg Germany will sell and support Septentrio OEM receivers in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. This partnership combines Septentrio’s cm-accurate GNSS positioning technology... read more

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Google Car Drives Itself for One Million Miles

June 4, 2015By
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Google’s self-driving car has driven itself one million miles. Google announced the milestone June 4 on Google Plus. “Our software has now self-driven the equivalent of 75 years of typical U.S. adult driving! Along the way, we’ve navigated more than 200,000 stop signs, 600,000 traffic lights, and seen 180 million vehicles — with several thousand traffic cones, some fluttering plastic... read more

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GPS ‘Unreliable Event’ Scheduled for Friday at Holloman AFB

June 3, 2015By

The 746th Test Squadron will perform a Global Positioning System unreliable event, scheduled at Holloman Air Force Base, June 5, 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. A GPS unreliable event is an interruption to all GPS signals. The interruption will affect any and all electronic devices in the area that use GPS, such as cell phones, running devices, laptops, computers, tablets, cars... read more

Surveyors Invited to ‘Survey Earth in a Day’ — in 4D

June 3, 2015By
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On the day of the solstice, June 21, geospatial professionals around the world and members of Land Surveyors United (a global support network for land surveyors) will be simultaneously recording survey-grade GPS data from thousands of points around the globe, to gain a more accurate understanding of the earth’s surface. Measurements made on Survey Earth in a Day 4D (SEIAD)... read more

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INTERGEO Conference in Stuttgart Looks to Future

June 3, 2015By

The conference program and registration for INTERGEO 2015 are now live. Register before July 31 to benefit from the early-bird booking rate. The conference will be open with keynote speeches by Chris Cappelli (Esri Inc.) on “The Age of the Location Platform: How Mapping and GIS are Transforming the Work Environment” and Prof. Georg Gartner (TU Wien, Vienna University of Applied Sciences), president... read more

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