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GPS IIF-9 Launches Wednesday

March 23, 2015By

The U.S. Air Force’s ninth GPS Block IIF satellite (GPS IIF-9) is set to launch Wednesday at 2:36 p.m. EDT (1836 GMT)  from Space Launch Complex 37 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. The GPS IIF-9 will ride aboard a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Delta IV rocket, marking the 29th Delta IV launch and the 57th operational GPS satellite to launch on... read more

Topcon Acquires Precision Ag Company Digi-Star

March 23, 2015By

Topcon Positioning Group has acquired Digi-Star, an international provider of agricultural solutions involving weight sensors and control systems for feeding, planting, fertilizer and harvest equipment manufacturers. “After several years of working on development projects together, we are delighted with this acquisition,” said Ray O’Connor, president and CEO of Topcon Positioning Group. “Digi-Star and Topcon Precision Agriculture are a perfect fit, bringing complementary... read more

Air Force Working on Glitch for GPS IIF Satellites

March 23, 2015By

The U.S. Air Force is working to resolve a technical error that affected some Boeing GPS satellites, according to a report by Reuters. The error does not affect the accuracy of GPS signals. It involves the ground-based software used to index some messages transmitted by GPS IIF satellites built by Boeing, Air Force Space Command said according to Reuters. Still, officials are investigating other possible causes.... read more

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IGN France International to Update Congo’s Roadway Database

March 23, 2015By

A contract between the Congolese Ministry of Roads and Public Works and IGN France International for a preliminary study on updating the country’s existing roadways database was signed on Jan. 12 at the Congolese Embassy in France. Once this database is fully operational it will be used as a decision-making tool for the Ministry and various institutions in charge of road network maintenance,... read more

Geofeedia and IDV Solutions Form Technical Partnership

March 23, 2015By

IDV Solutions, a corporation that specializes in business intelligence, physical security and risk visualization software, has formed a technical partnership with Geofeedia, producer of a cloud-based social media monitoring platform. Through the partnership, Geofeedia’s location-based social media monitoring data will now be integrated into IDV Solutions’ Visual Command Center Enterprise Risk Visualization (ERV) software. The companies say the combination of the... 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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FAA Gives Amazon Go-Ahead for Delivery Drone Tests

March 20, 2015By
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The Federal Aviation Administration has issued an experimental airworthiness certificate to an Amazon Logistics, Inc. unmanned aircraft (UAS) design that Amazon will use for research and development and crew training. Amazon has said it wants to use drones for delivering packages to customers. The FAA typically issues experimental certificates to manufacturers and technology developers to operate a UAS that does not have... read more

Navitel Offers Navigation Map of India

March 20, 2015By
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Navitel’s navigation map of India is now available for purchase, for use with the Navitel Navigator GPS & Maps app on Google Play. Navitel Navigator is a precise offline GPS navigation with free geosocial services and detailed maps of 59 countries, with 20 million downloads worldwide. The map of India contains 2,092,013 km of road graph, 594 627 cities, towns, and other... read more