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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

In GNSS Race, Could Galileo Be Surging into Second?

March 4, 2015By
σ(pr_gnd) versus elevation for Galileo E1 (dotted lines) and GPS L1 (solid lines for different smoothing constants: red (10s), green (30s), cyan (60s), purple (100s).

A Lockheed Martin vice president has stated that the first GPS III satellite will likely launch in 2017, not 2016 as had been projected in the most recent update. The company is readying the first satellite for launch availability by the end of 2015, for launch as early as the end of this year, but Mark Valerio, vice president and general manager of Lockheed Martin's military space business, stated in a Feb. 18 news briefing that he expects the Air Force will schedule its launch for early 2017. read more

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Geomatics Offers Portable Surveying and Mapping System

March 3, 2015By

Editor’s note: GPS World explored use of the new system from Geomatics in the March 2015 issue. Geomatics USA from Gainesville, Fla., has designed a precision surveying and mapping system that can be easily stowed in an overhead compartment for airline travel. Surveyors can fit everything needed for important mapping and surveying jobs into a baseball-style bag, including tripods. The compact, light-weight system offers differential sub-foot accuracy.... read more

Trimble VRS Now Service Available in Australia, Oregon

March 3, 2015By
Trimble VRS Now coverage in Australia.

Trimble, together with its distribution partner Ultimate Positioning Group, announced the availability of Trimble VRS Now correction service in Queensland, New South Wales, South Australia, Tasmania and Victoria. Trimble is also now offering the Trimble VRS Now correction service in Oregon’s Willamette Valley. The commercial subscription service provides surveyors, civil engineers, geospatial professionals and other industry specialists in these areas with... read more