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CNES offers new Android apps for GNSS

April 24, 2017By

French space agency CNES has made available two applications on the Google Play store for Android apps. Both are compatible with Android N (Nougat). RTCM Converter: This app aims to convert the smartphone GNSS raw measurements to Radio Technical Commission for Maritime Services (RTCM message type 1077) and send them to a caster, for use by third-party software. PPP WizzLite: This app... read more

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UAV poll results and business applications

April 18, 2017By
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One-third of GPS World readers who responded to the latest poll think air traffic control and the FAA regulatory environment constitute the biggest challenges facing the UAV industry today. Other answers receiving top votes, from 10 to 27 percent of the total, included Better, smaller, more lightweight sensors: inertial, Lidar, infrared, spectral, etc. (16 percent) Integration of other sensors with... read more

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DroneDeploy integrates with agX on UAV mapping flights

April 11, 2017By
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DroneDeploy, a cloud software platform for commercial drones, is integrating with agX to help growers more easily capture field maps and analyze aerial data. agX users can now share field boundaries saved in agX with DroneDeploy to simplify the planning of drone mapping flights. Over time, agX and DroneDeploy plan to integrate further to allow seamless sharing of drone images... read more

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Leica Zeno GG04 smart antenna increases access to GIS

April 7, 2017By
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Leica Geosystems has introduced the Leica Zeno GG04 smart antenna, enabling a flexible solution to improve mobile devices’ GNSS accuracy with real-time kinematic (RTK) and precise point positioning (PPP). Paired with the Zeno GG04, any Zeno or third-party mobile device with Android or Windows OS can now collect highly precise positioning data with Leica Geosystems’ GNSS technology and 555-channel tracking performance. With... read more

UAV manufacturer senseFly joins April 20 webinar panel

April 4, 2017By
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A speaker from UAV manufacturer senseFly will appear on the free April 20 webinar, “From Flying Drones to Doing Business,” addressing ease of use for the user in business applications. The Switzerland-based company specializes in professional-grade UAVs for survey, mapping, precision agriculture and asset inspection. The company recently became the first drone operator to be granted anytime Beyond Visual Line... read more

Polaris scanner uses GNSS to go indoors, outdoors

April 4, 2017By
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Teledyne Optech has released its Polaris terrestrial laser scanner, which automatically detects its location with a built-in GNSS receiver and selects the planned survey parameters for the site. Alternatively, operators can set up surveys in the field and resection/backsight the system using the menu-driven graphical user interface (GUI) on its touchscreen. The announcement was made at the SPAR 3D Conference... read more

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What have you been up to in the world of PNT?

March 29, 2017By

Do anything interesting today? Specifically, did you do something interesting involving positioning, navigation or timing (PNT)? GPS World is always on the look-out for case studies — stories of how you, our readers, used PNT or GNSS equipment, or applied related technologies, to solve a problem. Each month in our Market Watch and Updates sections, I try to include a... read more

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NOAA seeks new members for hydrographic advisory panel

March 27, 2017By

The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is seeking new members for its Hydrographic Services Review Panel, a federal advisory committee that advises the NOAA administrator on the agency’s hydrographic programs, products and technology. “We depend on the perspectives of the people who rely on NOAA maritime products, especially for safety at sea or commercial efficiency, as we plan... read more