TAG: smartphone

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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BYOD GPS Gets Real: Lessons Learned with the New Rules of GPS Data Collection

June 17, 2016By

Broadcast Date: April 14, 2016 On-Demand Available Until: April 14, 2017 Sponsor: TerraGo Summary: Our expert speaker panel examines how five organizations from five industries (oil & gas, engineering, water utility, transportation and natural resources) made the switch from GPS handhelds to smartphones and tablets for their field data collection needs. Speakers: Michael Gundling and Bryan Burns, TerraGo read more

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Prince’s death highlights 911 location issues

June 9, 2016By

By Tracy Cozzens Managing Editor Prince’s death on April 21 highlights a fatal flaw in the United States’ antiquated 911 emergency system. When you call from cell phone, 911 doesn’t automatically know where you are. 911 often can’t determine the location of an emergency, even when the call for help comes from a GPS-equipped smartphone. Often the 911 operator can only... read more

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