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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
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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
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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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Possible Piece of Galileo Rocket Found on Florida Beach

August 3, 2015By
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A metal object that may be a large piece of a Galileo rocket has been found on a Florida beach. The object appeared to bear the markings of the European Union’s Galileo satellite program, reports the SunSentinel. It was discovered Sunday behind the oceanfront Sun Tower Hotel & Suites in Fort Lauderdale. The mattress-sized fragment  attracted onlookers until late Sunday morning when it was... read more

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Fitness Trackers Could Speed Soldiers’ Recovery

August 3, 2015By

Wearable fitness trackers such as FitBit could help military patients recover quicker, according to Col. Deydre Teyhen, an official with from the Defense Health Headquarter’s Office of the Surgeon General. The trackers could help patients with musculoskeletal conditions gauge how much physical activity they can handle without exacerbating their injuries, Teyhen told an audience at a conference hosted by tech association, AFCEA and reported by NextGov. Device-agnostic software... read more

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ION GNSS+: To Space and Beyond

August 3, 2015By
Crowds gather at the GPS World booth at ION GNSS+ 2014.

ION GNSS+ 2015 is the 28th International Technical Meeting of the Institute of Navigation’s Satellite Division and the world’s largest technical meeting and showcase of GNSS technology, products and services and other sensors in today’s marketplace. The conference will be held Sept. 14-18 (tutorials Sept. 14-15) at the Tampa Convention Center in Tampa, Fla. James L. Green, director of Planetary Science for NASA, will take the audience on a journey navigating... read more

Antenova Launches Sinica Embedded Antenna for GNSS Devices

July 31, 2015By
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Antenova Ltd., manufacturer of antennas and RF antenna modules for M2M and the Internet of Things, has announced a new embedded GNSS antenna named Sinica, which operates on the 1559-1609 MHz satellite bands. The Sinica antenna uses a novel design approach and new materials to achieve high performance from an ultra low-profile antenna, Antenova said. Sinica is suitable for all positioning applications on... read more

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