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Fugro Launches G4 Correction Service for GNSS Augmentation

February 17, 2015By

Fugro has launched the G4 service, designed to provide GNSS augmentation for offshore positioning applications. The new satellite correction service is takes advantage of all four GNSS: GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou and Galileo. By using all available GNSS satellites, Fugro’s G4 service is designed to improve availability and reliability of offshore positioning and thus enhance the safety and productivity of a wide... read more

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FAA Proposes New Rules for Unmanned Aircraft Systems

February 17, 2015By
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  The Federal Aviation Administration has proposed a framework of regulations that would allow routine use of certain small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) in today’s aviation system for commercial purposes. “We have tried to be flexible in writing these rules,” said FAA Administrator Michael Huerta in a statement. “We want to maintain today’s outstanding level of aviation safety without placing an... read more

GPS World Unveils Industry-Exclusive Online Buyers Guide

February 13, 2015By

GPS World, the leading publication serving the GNSS Industry, is pleased to announce the industry’s first online buyers guide — gpsworldbuyersguide.com — featuring access to information on hundreds of manufacturers, products and services. “We’ve taken the GPS World Buyers Guide in print, which we’ve been publishing for 20+ years, to an entirely new level,” said Alan Cameron, editorial director and... read more

DoT Hosts Third Workshop on GPS Adjacent Band Compatibility

February 13, 2015By

The U.S. Department of Transportation will host a third workshop to continue discussions of the GPS Adjacent Band Compatibility Assessment on March 12. The workshop will focus on the following topics: Identification of GPS and GNSS receivers to be considered for testing that are representative of the current categories of user applications Discussion of a GPS/GNSS receiver test plan. Anyone... read more

ISRO to Launch Google’s Skybox Satellite This Year

February 12, 2015By

The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) will launch Google’s Skybox Imaging satellite by the end of this year, according to The Asian Age. ISRO will launch its first U.S. satellite from the Satish Dhawan Space Center in Sriharikota, according to the news brief. Google acquired Skybox Imaging in August of 2014 to develop advanced GPS mapping using its own network of satellites, according to... read more

Two New Apps Enable Public to Help First Responders

February 12, 2015By

Two new apps developed at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi use social media to help police officers, news stations, and the public navigate the many incidents and minor emergencies that may occur on a daily basis. Richard Smith, creator of the two emergency response apps, is collaborating with Michelle Maresh-Fuehrer, assistant professor of Communication at A&M-Corpus Christi, to identify how the... read more

Bus-Crash Victims Sue TomTom, Garmin

February 12, 2015By
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Lawyers for 11 Pennsylvania residents injured in 2013 when their charter bus slammed into an overpass in Boston, Mass., are suing GPS device manufacturers TomTom and Garmin, seeking more than $15 million in damages. The bus driver was using both a Garmin and a TomTom satnav, neither of which were intended for use by commercial vehicles, but the lawsuit filed in January... read more

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TeeJet Launches Precision Ag GNSS Receiver

February 12, 2015By
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The new RX520 dual-frequency GNSS receiver from TeeJet Technologies brings reliable, upgradable accuracy and performance to precision farming applications, TeeJet said. It features an integrated L1/L2 GPS+GLONASS receiver and antenna in a single compact enclosure. Integral magnetic mounting allows for a clean, low-profile installation. All RX520 receivers include ClearPath technology, which ensures smooth, consistent position data even if brief signal... read more

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