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NovAtel Offers Relay RTK Radio Module for GNSS Receiver

April 7, 2015By
NovAtel’s SMART6-L attaches to the Relay RTK radio module to create a single unit for easy system integration.

NovAtel Inc. has launched the Relay RTK radio module, a docking station that provides radio connectivity for its SMART6-L L-band capable GNSS receiver. The Relay RTK module combined with NovAtel’s SMART6-L receiver creates a compact, easy to integrate positioning solution, NovAtel said. It is available in four radio versions: 400 MHz UHF licensed band; 900 MHz UHF unlicensed band; HSPA (3G)... read more

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DT Research Rolls out High-Accuracy GNSS Tablets

April 2, 2015By
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DT Research Inc. has launched a new line of rugged tablets with the GNSS modules for surveying and mapping applications. The DT391GS, DT395GS and DT307GS rugged tablets feature integrated high-accuracy GNSS receiver modules with built-in antenna for seamless data capture, the company said. Built to travel and provide reliable operations in the real world, the tablets are designed for field work in mapping, geographic information systems (GIS), and accurate synchronization,... read more

Down in the Flood with GPS

March 31, 2015By

Surveyors, prepare to get your feet wet. Global warming is about to hit you in the job list. By 2050, a majority of U.S. coastal areas are likely to be threatened by 30 or more days of flooding each year. This according to a December report in Earth's Future, a journal of the American Geophysical Union. read more

GSA’s 2015 Report Dives Deep into Global GNSS Market

March 27, 2015By
FIGURE 2. SUPPORTED CONSTELLATION BY RECEIVERS Chart shows the percentage of available
receivers capable of tracking signals from one GNSS (such as GPS only), two GNSS (GPS
+ Galileo, GPS + GLONASS, GPS + BeiDou), three GNSS (GPS + Galileo + GLONASS, GPS +
Galileo + BeiDou, GPS + GLONASS + BeiDou) or tracking signals from all constellations at
the same time. The percentages add up to 100 percent. We can conclude that almost 60
percent of all available receivers, chipsets and modules are supporting a minimum of two
constellations, showing that multi-constellation is becoming a standard feature across all
market segments.

2015 GNSS Market Report: European GNSS Agency Provides a Fresh Look at Worldwide Growth The fourth edition of the European GNSS Agency’s (GSA’s) GNSS Market Report provides a comprehensive source of knowledge on this dynamic global market. The report has become a key reference for organizations building their GNSS market strategies. The new edition provides: Comprehensive updates on previous analyses;... read more

Latin America Sanitation Company Goes with ProMark

March 25, 2015By

Saneamento Basico do Estado de São Paulo (SABESP), a Brazilian water and sewage collection utility owned by São Paulo state and Latin America’s largest water company by market capitalization, has selected Spectra Precision ProMark 120 and 220 GNSS receivers to assist in gathering the geographic location of all SABESP network assets and the location of all customers. SABESP provides water to more than 28.7 million customers, or 67 percent of the population of São Paulo state. Water loss due... read more

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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