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ION Co-Locates ITM, PTTI Conferences for 2016

June 11, 2015By

Two of the Institute of Navigation’s (ION’s) conferences — the International Technical Meeting (ITM) and the Precise Time and Time Interval (PTTI) Meeting — will be co-located for 2016. One registration fee gives attendees access to both technical events and a commercial exhibit. The co-located conferences will take place Jan. 25-28, 2016, at the Hyatt Regency Monterey in Monterey, Calif. Abstracts are due Oct.... read more

GSA Flight Event Celebrated, Demonstrated EGNOS

June 11, 2015By
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Since its certification for civil aviation in 2011, EGNOS has been making flights in Europe safer, greener and more efficient. The European GNSS Agency recently invited the media and European aviation stakeholders for a unique EGNOS Flight Event in Toulouse. Watch the video. read more

European GNSS R&D: There’s an App for That!

June 11, 2015By
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A free app for both iOS and Android features the results of European GNSS Agency (GSA) supported research and development initiatives. The new EGNSS Research and Development (R&D) application highlights the tangible results coming out of the 7th Framework Programme (FP7) and is designed to serve as inspiration for those participating in the Horizon 2020 (H2020) period. The FP7 and H2020 programs, supported by the GSA,... read more

Location Intelligence Platform Aims at Local Marketing

June 10, 2015By

Local ID has closed a $1.9 million seed round of funding led by Crosscut Ventures. Local ID is a local intelligence platform that provides multi-unit brands with the data, tools and process needed to maximize their local marketing efforts, according to the company. Other investors in the round included Technicolor, TenOneTen, Baroda Ventures, Double M Partners, Tallwave, Wavemaker Partners and Queens... read more

Topcon Acquires Agriculture Sensing Company NORAC

June 10, 2015By

Topcon Positioning Group has acquired NORAC Systems International, a developer of ultrasonic sensing and boom control technology for agricultural equipment, in a private transaction. NORAC provides advanced automated boom height control technology for the global agricultural marketplace. Its current product line includes systems to precisely maintain a spray boom height above the top of the crop or the ground to ensure optimum... read more

Four Galileo Satellites Now at ESTEC

June 10, 2015By
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News by the European Space Agency Europe’s latest Galileo was unboxed at ESA’s technical centre in the Netherlands in May, bringing the total number of satellites at the site to four. ESTEC in Noordwijk is the largest satellite test facility in Europe, with all the equipment needed to simulate every aspect of the launch and space environment under a single... read more

OriginGPS Unveils Multi-GNSS Module with Antenna for Wearables

June 10, 2015By
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OriginGPS has launched the Multi Micro Hornet, a tiny fully integrated multiple constellation antenna module. The innovative architecture packs functionality and high-quality components in a small space to improve wearables’ fashion and function, the company said. “A recent study by the European Global Navigation Satellite Systems Agency (GSA) showed that multi-constellation is becoming a standard feature in today’s user equipment,” said Gal Jacobi, CEO... read more

Cold Assets: GeoDecisions Platform Used to Track Icebergs

June 9, 2015By
This photo shows drifting icebergs from the Amundsen during research expedition. (Photo: courtesy of Greg McCullough, University of Manitoba)

A Canadian expedition team used GeoDecisions’ GeoILS platform to help track icebergs during a voyage to better understand how icebergs drift. An intelligent location server using the Esri ArcGIS platform, GeoILS enables users to monitor and locate assets and facilitate quick and coordinated responses. GeoDecisions, an information technology company specializing in geospatial solutions, partnered with Solara Remote Data Delivery Incorporated, Canada’s Carleton... read more

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