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Using GPS, Pokémon GO takes on the world

July 7, 2016By
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Nintendo has launched a beta test of a new Pokémon game that takes place in the real world. The beta testing began July 6. Using Pokémon GO, gamers travel between the real world and the virtual world of Pokémon with iPhone and Android devices. Pokémon GO is built on Niantic’s Real World Gaming Platform for augmented reality. It uses GPS to... read more

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Spirent’s new GSS7000 system offers flexible multi-GNSS testing

July 6, 2016By
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Spirent Communications plc is releasing a new series of multi-frequency, multi-GNSS RF constellation simulators. The GSS7000 series provides an entry to multi-frequency testing, with a modular approach to enable this new precision GNSS simulation system to expand with users’ needs. The GSS7000 system will suit receiver, system and application developers who want to take advantage of new satellite navigation systems... read more

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SAP debuts Geographical Enablement Framework

July 6, 2016By
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SAP SE unveiled its SAP Geographical Enablement Framework, powered by SAP HANA, at the 2016 Esri User Conference, held June 27 to July 1 in San Diego, California. SAP Geographical Enablement Framework helps organizations enrich business applications with geographic data from geographic information systems (GIS), such as Esri ArcGIS. “In many asset-intensive industries such as energy, transportation and public sector,... read more

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3DR to integrate Site Scan with Esri Drone2Map

July 6, 2016By

Drone-maker 3DR is teaming up with Esri to integrate 3DR’s Site Scan software with Esri Drone2Map. 3DR made the announcement at the Esri User Conference, held last week in San Diego. Designed for the field professional, Site Scan is an intuitive, powerful and open aerial data capture and analytics platform that delivers an end-to-end solution ready-made for existing mapping and survey workflows, 3DR said... read more

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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

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NDGPS to remain operational, fewer sites face decommissioning

July 5, 2016By
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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
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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

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TomTom, sensewhere team on indoor location-based services

July 5, 2016By
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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