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Eos Positioning launches Arrow Gold high-accuracy GNSS receiver

October 11, 2016By

Eos Positioning Systems has announced its most advanced high-accuracy Bluetooth GNSS receiver, the Arrow Gold. The Arrow Gold is the first high-accuracy iOS, Android and Windows Bluetooth GNSS receiver to implement all four constellations (GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, BeiDou), three frequencies (L1, L2, L5) and satellite-assisted RTK. The Arrow Gold provides 1-cm real-time accuracy in more places, and on all iOS,... read more

Geodata key to new business world, says Intergeo report

October 11, 2016By

Geodata is key to the digital future and a 4.0 business world, according to a new report released at InterGeo in Hamburg, Germany. At the heart of this business vision is the networking of sensors that must have location data in order to fulfill their value. The 116-page Intergeo Report, in parallel German and English, includes sections on smart cities,... read more

Firmware update for inertial Ekinox and Apogee sensors

October 11, 2016By

SBG Systems displays their full range of MEMS-based inertial sensors at InterGeo 2016, with a major firmware update for its Ekinox and Apogee product lines. The key improvements in the update include a 15% improvement on orientation and navigation data and better robustness under harsh environments. This firmware is a complete rework of existing functionalities with the addition of new... read more

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Live from Intergeo 2016

October 11, 2016By

GPS World staff is reporting from Intergeo Oct. 11-13 in Hamburg, Germany. The massive trade show is considered the world’s leading conference trade fair for geodesy, geoinformation and land management. With more than 16,000 visitors from 80 countries, it is one of the key platforms for industry dialogue. NEWS NovAtel’s RTK Assist provides 20 minutes of accuracy Hemisphere GNSS offers Eclipse P328 OEM positioning board SenseFly... read more

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Swift Navigation offers multi-band, multi-constellation receiver

October 10, 2016By

Swift Navigation has announced its newest product, Piksi Multi, a multi-band, multi-constellation high-precision GNSS receiver for the mass market. A San Francisco-based startup, Swift Navigation introduced the first Piksi GNSS receiver in January. Swift Navigation will be showing Piksi Multi at InterGeo Oct. 11-13 in Hamburg, Germany. The company’s booth is located in Hall A1, in the US Pavilion, booth #B1.061. Autonomous devices... read more

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Analyzing NGS’ GPS on benchmark dataset used to make GEOID12B

October 5, 2016By

These columns have focused on procedures and routines for establishing GNSS-derived orthometric heights. There are many ways to analyze and investigate GNSS data and adjustment results. I have provided some basic concepts that I believe are important for users to understand. The selection of constraints is a very important part of establishing accurate and consistent NAVD 88 GNSS-derived orthometric heights. All... read more

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High-accuracy, intelligent performance with sensor fusion

September 30, 2016By

Inertial navigation The GEO-FOG 3D inertial navigation system (INS) uses sensor fusion to deliver reliable, high-accuracy navigation and control to a wide variety of unmanned, autonomous and manned aerial, ground, marine and subsurface marine applications and platforms. Other applications include navigation and control, positioning and imaging, georeferencing, land surveying, robotics, underground navigation, stabilization and orientation. Designed for demanding navigation and... read more

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New GPS study finds 200 gigatons of ice missing

September 26, 2016By

A new study based on GPS measurements of the Earth’s crust suggests the Greenland ice sheet is melting 7 percent faster than previously believed and may contribute more to future sea level rise than predicted, reports the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. “We’ve underestimated the rate of ice loss by about 7.6 percent,” says Michael Bevis of The Ohio State University, one of... read more

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