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GPS artist creates global message of peace on Earth

December 22, 2015By
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Peace on Earth: That's the message spelled out across the globe by GPS artist Yassan in time for the holiday season. read more

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Santa again tracked by NORAD on Christmas Eve

December 21, 2015By
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NORAD is celebrating the 60th Anniversary of tracking Santa’s yuletide journey through an interactive website, smartphone apps and social media. NORAD, the North American Aerospace Defense Command, is based in Colorado Springs. The NORAD TracksSanta website, launched Dec. 1, features Santa’s North Pole Village, which includes a holiday countdown, games, activities and more. The website is available in eight languages: English, French, Spanish,... read more

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New mapping technology helps Santa deliver toys more efficiently

December 21, 2015By
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This holiday season, Santa Claus is using innovative technology to become even more efficient. He will be using RippleNami, a cloud-based visualization platform, to efficiently and safely deliver presents. Our favorite jolly man is one busy fellow. Not only does he have to keep track of the naughty and nice kids all year long and make the appropriate number of... read more

Sensor fusion: Low-cost, high-end

December 21, 2015By
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Integration for infrastructure monitoring, navigation By Desislava Staykova and Nico Zill Rapid development in the technology of combined sensors within complex systems has taken place over the last decade. Such systems provide different accuracy levels, offering the possibility of use in application areas such as surveying, railway and automotive engineering, land administration, and for navigation purposes. Multi-sensor integration and fusion... read more

2G Robotics laser systems used to create deep ocean surveys

December 18, 2015By
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2G Robotics has delivered two deep-rated ULS-500 subsea laser systems to Oceaneering International Inc.’s business unit, Oceaneering Survey Services, a provider of deepwater seafloor mapping and subsea surveys. Including these two ULS-500 systems, Oceaneering now uses six of the ULS-500 systems with its autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs) as part of its advanced survey and inspection services for assessing pipeline and... read more

Galileo constellation now 12 after Thursday’s launch

December 17, 2015By
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The pace of deploying Europe’s own satellite navigation system continued to increase with today’s launch of the latest pair of Galileo satellites, doubling the number of satellites in space within nine months. read more

PPP for hydrography

December 15, 2015By
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A new high-accuracy technique using one dual-frequency GNSS receiver, precise point positioning (PPP) offers the possibility of cost-effectively obtaining coordinates. This study investigates the accuracy of kinematic PPP for hydrographic applications on rivers, and shows results comparable to double-difference solutions. read more

Galileos in the zone for Thursday’s launch

December 15, 2015By
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News from the European Space Agency Galileos 11 and 12 are on the launch pad, attached to the top of their Soyuz rocket in readiness for this week’s launch. Europe’s next navigation satellites are due for launch at 11:51 GMT (12:51 CET, 08:51 local time) on Thursday, Dec. 17, from Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana. On Dec. 10, the two satellites, already... read more

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