TAG: smartphone

TerraGo Edge delivers GeoPackage to mobile users

April 8, 2016By
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TerraGo has released TerraGo Edge 3.9.3, which features full support for OGC GeoPackage, a universal format for sharing maps and geographic data across mobile devices and all platforms. TerraGo Edge enables users to import and export OGC GeoPackage as a SQLite database optimized for performance on iOS and Android devices. “Because we listened to our customers, we designed TerraGo Edge from the... read more

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Webinar explores BYOD for field data collection

March 24, 2016By
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A GPS World webinar on April 14 explores how five organizations made the switch to using their own tablets and smartphones for field data collection (also known as bring your own device, or BYOD). In BYOD GPS Gets Real: Lessons Learned with the New Rules of GPS Data Collection, TerraGo’s Michael Gundling and David Basil will discuss case studies from five industries —... read more

Eos Positioning announces RTK NTRIP app for Android

January 21, 2016By
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Eos Positioning Systems has introduced a comprehensive RTK NTRIP app for Android that works with its Arrow line of RTK GNSS receivers. An Arrow GNSS receiver combined with the NTRIP app turns an Android smartphone or tablet into a powerful data collector capable of recording 1-centimeter accurate GIS data in real-time. “We designed Eos Tools Pro for the RTK user,” said... read more

InvenSense licenses inertial navigation tech to Huawei

December 11, 2015By
Huawei Mate 8 smartphone is the first model to incorporate Invensense MEMS technology.

Huawei has licensed the InvenSense Positioning Library (IPL) software sensor-assisted positioning technology for incorporation into the Kirin 950 mobile application processor platforms by HiSilicon. InvenSense is a provider of micro-electro-mechanical (MEMS) sensor platforms. The recently launched Huawei Mate 8 smartphone is the first model to incorporate the HiSilicon and IPL technology. IPL improves smartphone GNSS-only implementations by providing more continuous and... read more

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Trimble Launches R2 GNSS Receiver at Intergeo

September 15, 2015By

Trimble debuted its new R2 GNSS receiver at Intergeo 2015, held this week in Stuttgart, Germany. The R2 GNSS receiver is a receiver that works with Trimble handheld devices and iOS, Android or Window mobile handhelds, smartphones and tablets using Bluetooth or USB connectivity. When paired with a mobile device, the receiver adds professional-grade GNSS capabilities for better accuracy. The rugged Trimble... read more

Receiver Design for the Future

September 3, 2015By
Figure 4. GNSS market segments, cumulative core revenue 
2012–2022. Source: GSA GNSS Market Report.

How the Internet of Things Now Drives Location Technology
The number of devices connecting to the Internet is growing fast. The applications running on them require location context to determine the most likely use case. These devices need continuous location — not necessarily noticed or activated by the user, but always on. The specification that becomes important is energy per day: the device must maintain its location without draining its battery — and increase location availability indoors. That creates new design requirements for hybrid capability. read more

TerraGo Edge 3.7 Combines Smart Forms, Advanced GPS for Mobile Data Collection

August 27, 2015By
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TerraGo Edge version 3.7, now available, includes new intelligent, responsive forms, as well as GPS and GIS enhancements designed to dramatically improve the speed, quality and efficiency of asset inspections, land surveys and any location-based data-collection project. TerraGo Edge smart forms can accelerate the data-collection process by automating and accelerating user entries while eliminating unnecessary or redundant steps. Smart forms can... read more

Inexpensive Hack Spoofs GPS in Smartphones, Drones

August 10, 2015By

Researchers at Qihoo 360, a Chinese Internet security firm, say they have found a way to make a GPS emulator that can falsify the location of smartphones and in-car navigation systems, reports Forbes. The system is inexpensive compared to expensive, sophisticated GPS emulators that can cost thousands of dollars. Qihoo’s researchers hacked a Tesla Model S in 2014, taking control of the... read more

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