Latest News

FAA awards NextGen contract to Lockheed Martin

July 6, 2016By

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has awarded a contract to Lockheed Martin worth $344 million to develop and implement a new NextGen technology that will improve the efficiency of departures and arrivals, as well as the movement of aircraft on the ground. The new technology is expected save time for the flying public and lessen the impact on the environment by... read more

This article is tagged with , , , and posted in Latest News, Transportation

NDGPS to remain operational, fewer sites face decommissioning

July 5, 2016By
Graphic depicting NDGPS after site reductions. (U.S. Coast Guard)

The United States Coast Guard, Department of Transportation and Army Corps of Engineers have issued a notice that reduces the number of Nationwide Differential Global Positioning System (NDGPS) sites that will be decommissioned. The agencies published a notice on Aug. 18, 2015, seeking public comments on the proposed shutdown and decommissioning of 62 the then-existing 84 NDGPS sites. “After a review... read more

Leica expands lidar capabilities in ALS80 airborne sensor

July 5, 2016By
Leica Geosystems ALS80.

Leica Geosystems, global leader of measurement and reality capture technologies, today announced it has expanded functionality of the popular ALS80 airborne sensor that enables even more flexible data acquisition with extended range measurement capability. The new ALS80-UP takes advantage of the proven dual-output optical system pioneered in the Leica Geosystems ALS70 and enhanced in the ALS80. The system also benefits... read more

This article is tagged with and posted in Latest News, Mapping, Product Showcase

TomTom, sensewhere team on indoor location-based services

July 5, 2016By
sensewhere-mall-O

TomTom has entered a technology collaboration with sensewhere, a provider of indoor positioning technology. According to the companies, the collaboration will enable the two companies to conquer GPS black spots and bring location-based services indoors. TomTom Indoor delivers accurate customized indoor maps of public and private venues for site operators and other partners that enable increased efficiency, cost savings and... read more

SatNav expert Terry Moore decorated by RIN

July 5, 2016By
Terry Moore

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

This article is tagged with , , , and posted in Featured Stories, GNSS, Latest News

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

This article is tagged with , , , , , and posted in Latest News, UAV/UGV

Averna acquires US-based Nexjen Systems

July 5, 2016By
NexJen-logo

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

This article is tagged with , , , and posted in Latest News, OEM

Russia issues stamp to honor GLONASS

July 5, 2016By
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

This article is tagged with and posted in GNSS, Latest News