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Geofeedia and IDV Solutions Form Technical Partnership

March 23, 2015By

IDV Solutions, a corporation that specializes in business intelligence, physical security and risk visualization software, has formed a technical partnership with Geofeedia, producer of a cloud-based social media monitoring platform. Through the partnership, Geofeedia’s location-based social media monitoring data will now be integrated into IDV Solutions’ Visual Command Center Enterprise Risk Visualization (ERV) software. The companies say the combination of the... read more

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GEO Business 2015 Returns for Second Year

March 20, 2015By

Following its debut in 2014, GEO Business returns to The Business Design Centre in London on May 27-28. GEO Business 2015 combines a central trade exhibition with a conference program with 50 presentations and 140 live commercial workshops. The presentations and workshops, which provide first-hand demonstrations, have grown in number by 34 percent over the first year. Also larger this year is the exhibit space, by 64 percent, organizers said.... read more

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FAA Gives Amazon Go-Ahead for Delivery Drone Tests

March 20, 2015By
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The Federal Aviation Administration has issued an experimental airworthiness certificate to an Amazon Logistics, Inc. unmanned aircraft (UAS) design that Amazon will use for research and development and crew training. Amazon has said it wants to use drones for delivering packages to customers. The FAA typically issues experimental certificates to manufacturers and technology developers to operate a UAS that does not have... read more

Navitel Offers Navigation Map of India

March 20, 2015By
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Navitel’s navigation map of India is now available for purchase, for use with the Navitel Navigator GPS & Maps app on Google Play. Navitel Navigator is a precise offline GPS navigation with free geosocial services and detailed maps of 59 countries, with 20 million downloads worldwide. The map of India contains 2,092,013 km of road graph, 594 627 cities, towns, and other... read more

AgJunction to Acquire Novariant

March 20, 2015By

Precision-agriculture company AgJunction has agreed to acquire precision-steering company Novariant, according to a joint press release. AgJunction holds numerous patents and markets its products and services under the brand names Outback Guidance, Satloc and AgJunction Cloud Services. AgJunction supports advanced farming practices and enables seamless data connectivity among growers and their agricultural service providers. Headquartered in Hiawatha, Kansas, AgJunction has facilities... read more

BeiDou Launch May Take Place This Month

March 19, 2015By
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News courtesy of the CANSPACE Listserv.   The first satellite in the BeiDou Phase 3 expansion could be launched by the end of March. Apparently, a BeiDou satellite has been shipped to the Xichang launch site, and tracking ships have left port for the open ocean. Also, a philatelic first-day cover for the launch (a common Chinese practice) has been issued with... read more

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CNAV Performance ‘Matches or Slightly Outperforms’ Legacy Signals

March 19, 2015By

A quarterly meeting of the U.S. GPS Program’s interagency Civil Navigation Signals (CNAV) Tiger Team on March 5 focused on the new L2C and L5 GPS civil signals. “CNAV Message Types 10, 11, 30 and 33 are currently transmitted on seven GPS IIR-M (L2C) and eight GPS IIF satellites (L2C and L5),” wrote Rick Hamilton, CGSIC Executive Secretariat, USCG Navigation Center, in a status email to the Civil Global Positioning System Service... read more

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Fugro Offers High-Accuracy Offshore Positioning Service

March 19, 2015By

Fugro has introduced its high-accuracy G2+ service, designed to benefit offshore operators around the globe who require positioning and measurement accuracy at centimeter level. G2+ is an enhancement of Fugro’s G2 service (based on GPS and GLONASS). The service uses highly advanced GNSS augmentation algorithms developed in house. The code and carrier-phase signals transmitted by GPS and GLONASS satellites are monitored... read more