TAG: smartphone

DJI makes smartphone smarter with Osmo Mobile camera system

September 2, 2016By
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Stabilized system turns smartphones into intelligent motion cameras Drone-maker DJI has launched the Osmo Mobile, an extension for smartphones that turns them into intelligent, precision camera systems. Using DJI’s signature three-axis gimbal stabilization and SmoothTrack™ technology, the Osmo Mobile enables smartphone users to shoot effortless, high-quality photos and videos on the go. In combination with the DJI GO App, cinematic... read more

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Satlab Geosolutions’ RTK Handheld uses tablet or phone as display

August 29, 2016By

Swedish-based survey and GIS equipment maker Satlab Geosolutions is offering a multi-purpose handheld that sends centimeter-level NMEA position data to the user’s tablet or smartphone. The SLC RTK handheld brings professional high-precision positioning in a new design concept with Bluetooth connectivity for Android, Windows and iOS Bluetooth low-energy (BLE) smart devices, according to the company. Alternatively, it can be used as a fixed sensor for... read more

Navigation progress for indoors and UAVs

July 19, 2016By
Schiebel Camcopter S-100 demonstrating detect and avoid system.

I didn’t get to this year’s IEEE/ION PLANS meeting in Savannah, Georgia, in April, but I did find a few papers that interested me. You might have read past articles of mine that looked at the challenges of indoor navigation. And, of course, unmanned vehicles technology also is one of my favorites. So, I was pleased to find papers that addressed a few key... read more

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The Hottest Mapping Trends

July 15, 2016By

Live from ESRI in San Diego Focus on using RTK on mobile devices (iOS, Android) Sponsored by: NavCom Broadcast Date: Thursday,  July 17, 2014 Topic: Using your iOS/Android Smartphone or Tablet with High-Precision GNSS Receivers. Moderator: Alan Cameron, Group Publisher, GPS World & Geospatial Solutions Keynote speaker: Eric Gakstatter, Editor, Survey Scene Newsletter Summary: The mobile device market has been in crazy-mode... read more

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RTK on Your Smartphone or Tablet

July 15, 2016By

Sponsored by: NavCom Broadcast date: Thursday, August 14, 2014 Moderator: Tracy Cozzens, Managing Editor, GPS World and Geospatial Solutions Speaker: Eric Gakstatter, Editor, Survey Scene Newsletter Summary: The availability of small RTK GNSS receivers, wireless Bluetooth connectivity, and the proliferation of publicly-available RTK bases provide an environment in which you can fully leverage the richness of centimeter-level, horizontal and vertical data. Learn how... read more

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Google to provide raw GNSS measurements

July 10, 2016By
The keynote presentation at Google IO 2016, held May 12-20, at Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View, California.

User location takes center stage in new Android OS Raw GNSS measurements from Android phones. Yep, they are coming. At Google we have been working with our GNSS partners to give application developers access to raw GNSS measurements from a phone. This is really exciting, and marks a new era for our GNSS community. At Google I/O in May, we announced... read more

Using GPS, Pokémon GO takes on the world

July 7, 2016By
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Nintendo has launched a beta test of a new Pokémon game that takes place in the real world. The beta testing began July 6. Using Pokémon GO, gamers travel between the real world and the virtual world of Pokémon with iPhone and Android devices. Pokémon GO is built on Niantic’s Real World Gaming Platform for augmented reality. It uses GPS to... read more

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Spectra Precision MobileMapper 50 combines smartphone design with GNSS capabilities

June 29, 2016By
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Spectra Precision has announced its new MobileMapper 50 GNSS handheld device for simple GIS data collection or for use as a data controller for Spectra Precision SP60 and SP80 GNSS receivers. Available with an Android OS, the MobileMapper 50 combines smartphone capabilities with a ruggedized design to improve positioning accuracy. The company made the announcement at the 2016 Esri User Conference,... read more

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