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  • Expert Advice: A Leap into the Unknown?

    A leap second will be introduced this year at 23:59 on June 30. This phenomenon comes around periodically and is necessary for keeping UTC in line with the Earth’s slowing rotation. Although it will pass unnoticed by most, it has implications for anyone involved in the development of GNSS-enabled devices. For some, it can be the cause of a major headache. read more

  • Study of Atmospheric ‘Froth’ May Help GPS Communications

    GPS World Innovation editor Richard Langley has co-authored a study, described below, exploring how irregularities in Earth’s upper atmosphere can distort GPS signals, an important step toward mitigation. read more

  • Markey Report Concerns Connected Vehicle Industry

    Editor’s note: Kevin Dennehy will be covering the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona for GPS World. Contact him at kdennehy@gpsworld.com with your news. Sen. Ed Markey’s new car technology report, released earlier this month, basically... read more

  • Volvo Presents System for Integrating Autonomous Cars into Traffic

    Volvo Cars has a complete system solution that makes it possible to integrate self-driving cars into real traffic, with ordinary people in the driver’s seat. The automaker presented its planned system in an online press conference... read more

  • When in Rome…Check Galileo’s Performance

    The Thales Alenia Space plant in the eastern suburbs of Rome is home to a facility that provides a troubleshooting platform for the Galileo ground network and an assessment of the performance of the satnav constellation. read more

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Successful Testing — and Why It Is More Important Than Ever

March 2, 2015 0 Comments

By John Pottle and Neal Fedora Precision matters. While “accuracy” is somewhat one-dimensional, “precision” is multi-faceted. We submit to you that whatever area of GNSS-based location you are interested in,... read more

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On the Edge: The Precision to Carry On

March 1, 2015  - By 0 Comments

When asked to do a small survey job overseas, we were concerned about shipping bulky and expensive survey equipment. Shipping costs are not trivial. Add to that the real possibility that your survey equipment may be confiscated by the local authorities, as ours was in Djibouti, and the cost of shipping equipment becomes a substantial part of the overall job. There should be alternatives, especially if accuracy requirements are not stringent. read more

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Pufferfish, a multitouch digital display technology company, displays its PufferSphere product at the 2015 Esri Federal GIS Conference, held Feb. 9-10 in Washington, D.C. PufferSphere is spherical, 360-degree display system made for multinational corporations, public and private institutions. It is innovating the understanding of trends, phenomena and correlations in global data.

Pufferfish Spherical Display Integrates Esri ArcGIS Runtime

February 19, 2015  - By 0 Comments

Pufferfish, a multitouch digital display technology company, displays its PufferSphere product at the 2015 Esri Federal GIS Conference, held Feb. 9-10 in Washington, D.C. PufferSphere is spherical, 360-degree display system... read more

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Meitrack Offers GPS Tracker for 3G Networks

March 2, 2015  - By 0 Comments

GPS tracking manufacturer Meitrack Group is introducing a tracker that runs on 3G networks. GPS trackers have been running on 2G networks, but soon many wireless carriers will discontinue the outdated 2G technology. Meitrack said it is hard at work making the transition to make all of... read more

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