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China Launches Two More BeiDou Satellites

July 27, 2015By
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Two BeiDou navigation satellites were launched into medium Earth orbit on Saturday, July 25, at 12:29:04.411 UTC. The satellites are drifting to their designated orbits. read more

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Reyax Technology Develops 3G GNSS Tracking Platform Based on u-blox

July 27, 2015By

Reyax Technology, a telematics tracking systems provider for the automotive industry, has developed an industrial high-integration 3G GNSS tracking platform, the Reyax RY277AI, which is fully based on technology from u-blox. “Our vehicle tracking platforms are dependent on highly accurate position data to deliver the performance crucial to meet the demands of our customers. u-blox’s highly reliable products as well as... read more

University of Michigan Opens Test ‘City’ for Connected Vehicles

July 23, 2015By
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The University of Michigan (U-M) has opened Mcity, a controlled environment designed to test the potential of connected and automated vehicle technologies that will lead the way to mass-market driverless cars. Mcity is a 32-acre simulated urban and suburban environment that includes a network of roads with intersections, traffic signs and signals, streetlights, building facades, sidewalks and construction obstacles. It is... read more

Esri and Leica Geosystems Combine for Mobile Data Collection

July 22, 2015By

Esri Collector for ArcGIS, a configurable mobile app for collecting and editing data in the field, has combined with the Zeno 20, Leica Geosystems’ ultra-rugged Android-based professional-grade handheld, in a new solution called ZenoCollector. ZenoCollector uses Collector for ArcGIS as its main user interface and comes bundled with an ArcGIS Online organizational subscription for one year. “Esri and Leica Geosystems... read more

New LightSquared, Same Agenda, Billions at Stake

July 22, 2015By

In a late June filing with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), Lightsquared asked the agency to reassign its spectrum licenses — which were at the root of a prolonged dispute in 2010 and 2011, and have never been fully utilized —  to a new licensee that would be wholly owned by a new company, New LightSquared. This is part of... read more

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Double-Edged Sword: Drone Delivery Helps Clinic, but Drones Prevent Firefighting

July 21, 2015By
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In a striking contrast, the positive and negative sides of unmanned aerial vehicles were highlighted in a single day, July 17. First, in a government-approved demonstration, drones were used to deliver prescription medicine to patients at a temporary health clinic in rural Virginia, reports the Wall Street Journal. The event, reported previously by GPS World, aimed to show how UAVs can alleviate the problem... read more

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Royal Institute of Navigation Elects New Council

July 16, 2015By
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A new president and council were elected at the annual meeting of the Royal Institute of Navigation (RIN), held at the Royal Geographical Society in London on July 15. The meeting, which included presentations on the Mary Rose Trust and quantum technology, concluded with the declaration of ballot results for the new president, officers and council members. The RIN’s Patron, HRH The Duke... read more

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Septentrio Launches GIS Software PinPoint-GIS

July 16, 2015By

Septentrio, a designer and manufacturer of GNSS receivers, has launched a new software suite called PinPoint-GIS, which is designed to make GIS data collection and visualization straightforward. Septentrio’s PinPoint-GIS provides several methods of data collection, based on a standard web browser hosted on the Altus APS-NR2 and a mobile app integrated with Esri’s ArcGIS or other GIS mapping systems. Users of... read more

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