Newsletter Editorials

2011: The Year for Galileo

January 18, 2011By

Back in December 2006, I wrote about the momentum of Galileo (Europe's planned satellite navigation system) in an article discussing GNSS trends. It's been discussed off and on for well over a decade. It was a hot topic for a number of years. In fact, back around 2001, the U.S. really didn't want the European Union to embark on the project. read more

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CES Continues to Highlight Navigation’s Market Supremacy

January 12, 2011By

It appears that the Consumer Electronics Show is back to its pre-2009 doldrums as hotels, restaurants, cab lines, and registration numbers were up. Despite large wireless carrier presence, CES seemed to continue to be a place where aftermarket navigation providers are hawking their new units. Either way, it still is possible for LBS players, after fighting their way through miles of 3D-capable TV screens, car speakers, and dozens of entities hawking electronic tablets, to find companies still adding location to their consumer electronics offerings. read more

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New Year’s GPS Update with Col. Bernie Gruber

January 11, 2011By

Don Jewell (DJ), our Defense Editor, caught up with Colonel Bernard Gruber (BG), the newest director of the newly renamed Global Positioning Systems Directorate at SMC in Los Angeles, California. They discussed the current status of the GPS program and the way ahead. Don caught Colonel Gruber just before he departed for the East Coast for an Executive-Level Acquisition Course at the Defense Acquisition University at Fort Belvoir, Virginia. read more

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To Post-Process or Not to Post-Process, that Is the Question

January 5, 2011By

If you’ve been around GPS mapping for any length of time, I’m sure you’ve heard of post-processing, and you may have even experienced it yourself. If you used GPS for mapping in the '90s, you almost certainly post-processed your data. In fact, sometimes you had to pay for access to GPS base-station data for post-processing. That’s hard to imagine given the widespread, worldwide availability of GPS base-station data on the web today. read more

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Top Five Events in GPS/GNSS for 2010: A Year-End Review

December 16, 2010By

With this being my last column in 2010, I'm going to look back at the five significant GPS/GNSS events in 2010 that affected the surveying, mapping, engineering, construction and natural resource users. Each of these had, or could've had a significant affect on your GPS activities. read more

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What Do Your Colleagues Think? Part 2

November 28, 2010By

In my last column, I presented the poll results from my November 16 webinar "A Buyer's Guide to GPS/GIS Mapping Equipment." I've conducted many webinars over the years, and the audiences have been comprised of hundreds (if not thousands) of participants who have the ability to ask questions and also participate on various polls I conduct during the webinars. This column continues the look back at previous polls conducted during my various webinars. read more

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What Do Your Colleagues Think?

November 23, 2010By

Over the past several years, I've conducted many webinars on different GPS/GNSS and other geospatial technologies. The audiences have been comprised of hundreds (if not thousands) of participants who have the ability to ask questions and also participate on various polls I conduct during the webinars.The poll results are a powerful tool that illustrates what your colleagues think about GPS/GNSS, their field practices and general attitude about geospatial technology. read more

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