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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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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

Solar Storm Hits Earth’s Magnetic Field

March 17, 2015By
A G4 (Severe) geomagnetic storm was observed today at 07/1358 UTC (09:58 am EDT). This is the response to a pair of CMEs observed leaving the Sun on 15 March. Shown here is a model depiction of where the aurora is likely visible. Storm conditions are forecast to persist for the next several hours before beginning to wane down towards the end of the UT day. (Courtesy of NOAA)

A G4 (severe) geomagnetic storm is now taking place, the most powerful solar storm of the current solar cycle, reports Discovery.com. Initially triggered by the impact of a coronal mass ejection (CME) hitting our planet’s magnetosphere, a relatively mild geomagnetic storm erupted at around 04:30 UT (12:30 a.m. EDT), but it has since become a severe G4-class geomagnetic storm. Bright auroras were sighted... read more

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New App for Farmers Enables Smartphone Nav in the Field

March 16, 2015By
Agribus-NAVI

A new app available on the Google Play store enables farmers to use their smartphone in the field. AgriBus-NAVI is a GPS guidance system to mount on agricultural machinery such as tractors, combines and self-propelled sprayers to help with straight-line tasks in the field. Checking the display while driving will enable the creation of straight and evenly spaced lines in... read more

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New Report Considers GNSS Market Outlook 2015-2020

March 13, 2015By

Research and Markets has added the report “Global Navigation Satellite Systems Market Outlook 2020″ to its offerings. The global core GNSS market is forecast to grow at a CAGR of 9 percent during 2015-2020. In the report, the analysts have identified and deciphered the market dynamics in important GNSS industry segments, highlighting the areas offering promising possibilities for companies to boost their growth, according to Research and Markets. The... read more

Trimble Introduces Correction Service for Agriculture in Europe 

March 12, 2015By
The Trimble CFX-750 display.

Trimble announced today a new version of its CenterPoint RTX correction service that delivers convergence to 4-centimeter horizontal accuracy in less than 5 minutes. The service is designed for a variety of precision agriculture operations in Central and Western Europe, and is available for use with the Trimble CFX-750 display. Trimble CenterPoint RTX delivers highly accurate GNSS corrections via satellite without... read more

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PPP Solution from NovAtel Improved for Sub-Decimeter Accuracy

March 11, 2015By

NovAtel has announced significant performance improvements to its precise point positioning (PPP) solution. NovAtel CORRECT with PPP will now offer the new TerraStar-C correction service as its exclusive source for satellite-delivered PPP correction data. TerraStar-C contains an enhanced correction data set that enables up to 4-centimeter accuracy and instant re-convergence when combined with the receiver error models and positioning algorithms offered... read more

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Veripos Offshore PPP Services Improve Accuracy

March 11, 2015By

Veripos, a supplier of high-precision GNSS positioning facilities to offshore and associated industries, has upgraded its Apex and Apex² precise point positioning (PPP) services. The services now typically provide users with a horizontal position accuracy of better than 5 cm and 12 cm in the vertical at the two sigma (95 percent) confidence level. The enhanced levels of performance, now available to... read more