TAG: smartphone

Laser Technology offers TruPoint 300 total station

April 26, 2017By

Laser Technology Inc. (LTI) has released its TruPoint 300 for field data collection and mapping, as well as producing +/–1 millimeter range accuracy. It is a fully integrated laser with vertical and horizontal angle encoders capable of producing 3D, survey-grade measurements. The TruPoint 300 is LTI’s first phase-technology product with a laser diode that emits light pulses with a distinct... read more

CNES offers new Android apps for GNSS

April 24, 2017By

French space agency CNES has made available two applications on the Google Play store for Android apps. Both are compatible with Android N (Nougat). RTCM Converter: This app aims to convert the smartphone GNSS raw measurements to Radio Technical Commission for Maritime Services (RTCM message type 1077) and send them to a caster, for use by third-party software. PPP WizzLite: This app... read more

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Bill seeks to crack down on warrantless government tracking

March 16, 2017By

As government agencies expand their use of cell-site simulators or “stingrays” and other digital tracking technology, Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, and Rep. John Conyers, Jr., D-Mich., introduced the Geolocation Privacy and Surveillance Act (known as the GPS act) to create clear rules for when agencies can access and track an individual’s geolocation information. Chaffetz introduced the House... read more

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Bluesky granted funding for mobile phone mapping project

March 9, 2017By

Geographic data specialist Bluesky has secured funding from the United Kingdom’s innovation agency, Innovate UK, to investigate the potential of mobile phones for capturing accurate 3D spatial information. Designed to reduce the costs of monitoring and managing essential infrastructure, such as overhead electricity cables, and mitigate the effects of potentially damaging vegetation, the Bluesky-led study will assess the feasibility of... read more

Spireon unveils connected car solution for dealerships

January 31, 2017By

Spireon Inc., an aftermarket telematics company for risk management and business optimization, will introduce its latest connected car solution, Kahu. Kahu is designed for dealers, providing streamlined lot management while delivering a new finance and insurance (F&I) profit center by offering consumers a modern location tracking and stolen vehicle recovery service, Spireon said. Additionally, Kahu empowers dealers to grow service retention with... read more

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UK startup Focal Point offers smartphone positioning technologies

December 19, 2016By

U.K.-startup Focal Point Positioning has unveiled two new positioning technologies. S-GPS and D-Tail represent step changes in consumer GPS processing and smartphone indoor positioning, the company said. S-GPS is a new signal processing, sensor fusion and machine learning scheme that dramatically improves the accuracy and availability of satellite-based positioning signals, the company said. The patent-pending S-GPS technology provides increased sensitivity... read more

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What’s GPS World’s biggest story of the year?

November 3, 2016By

You tell us. Take this month’s Reader Poll by Nov. 16, choosing among eight of the news stories that received the most traffic on our website — or nominate your own choice. All participating are entered in a drawing to win a $50 gift card. Here are the nominees for Top GNSS/PNT News Story 2016. US Coast Guard issues GPS jamming alert... read more

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DJI makes smartphone smarter with Osmo Mobile camera system

September 2, 2016By

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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