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Surveyors Invited to ‘Survey Earth in a Day’ — in 4D

June 3, 2015By
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On the day of the solstice, June 21, geospatial professionals around the world and members of Land Surveyors United (a global support network for land surveyors) will be simultaneously recording survey-grade GPS data from thousands of points around the globe, to gain a more accurate understanding of the earth’s surface. Measurements made on Survey Earth in a Day 4D (SEIAD)... read more

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PlanetiQ’s New Pyxis GPS Sensor Tested for Weather Forecasts

June 3, 2015By
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PlanetiQ has started testing its first Pyxis weather instrument with successful processing of GPS signals. The Pyxis represents a new paradigm in satellite weather sensor technology that can penetrate through clouds and storms to produce the highly calibrated data required to dramatically improve weather forecasting, climate monitoring and space weather prediction, all at a much lower cost than traditional satellite... read more

On the Road to Driverless

June 1, 2015By
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Differential GNSS+INS for Land Vehicle Autonomous Navigation Qualification
Land-vehicle autonomous navigation requires centimeter-level accuracy to hit the open road. One demonstrated absolute accuracy and mobility solution extends the potential test area and minimizes cost for multi-environment validation. read more

Hyundai Launches Android Auto in New Car Models

May 28, 2015By
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Hyundai has become the first car company to launch Android Auto on production vehicles. Android Auto is premiering on the 2015 Sonata with Navigation at dealerships nationwide, and will later become available on other Hyundai models. “Android Auto aligns with Hyundai’s core interior design principles of safety, intuitiveness and simplicity,” said Dave Zuchowski, president and CEO, Hyundai Motor America. “We launched... read more

SpaceX Falcon 9 Certified for GPS Launches

May 28, 2015By
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The U.S. Air Force has certified SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket to launch military satellites, clearing the way for SpaceX to bid on launches of GPS III satellites. The Air Force announced the decision May 26, which completed a nearly two-year process and establishes a competitor to United Launch Alliance. SpaceX, based in Hawthorne, Calif., is now eligible for award of qualified national security... read more

DeepOcean Hires Fugro for Fleet Positioning

May 28, 2015By
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Fugro has been awarded a contract by subsea contractor DeepOcean for the provision of precise satellite positioning for its fleet. The contract is valid for three years and also includes the new vessels in DeepOcean’s expanding fleet. The DeepOcean fleet will be equipped with hardware and software developed by Fugro, providing independent positioning solutions on each vessel. Under the contract, Fugro will... read more

UN Seminar on SatNav Explored Sharing, Education

May 22, 2015By
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A United Nations workshop held in Krasnoyarsk, Russia, May 18-22 focused on sharing GNSS in various countries, as well as training in GNSS technologies. The five-day workshop, organized jointly by the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs and the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos), sought to address the use of GNSS for various applications that can provide sustainable social and economic benefits, in... read more

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Euroship Services Gets eLoran as Backup

May 21, 2015By
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Ship management company EuroShip Services Ltd. has installed eLoran as a backup to GPS to ensure the safety of its vessels operating off the coast of the United Kingdom. The trial installation may lead to implementation across the full fleet of 16 vessels managed by Euroship, working routes in Northern Europe. The land-based radio navigation system is intended to seamlessly... read more

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