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    Toward a Unified PNT — Part 2

    Ambiguity and Environmental Data: Two Further Key Challenges of Multisensor Positioning ByPaul D. Groves, Lei Wang, Debbie Walter, and Ziyi Jiang, University College London The coming requirements of greater accuracy and reliability in a range of challenging environments for a multitude of mission-critical applications require a multisensor approach and an over-arching methodology that does not yet exist. Part 1 of this article, in the October issue, examined the two key concepts...

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    U.S. Still Not Allowing GLONASS Stations

    Pravda is reporting that the United States refused to negotiate with Russia to deploy GLONASS ground on its territory,citing an interview withRussian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin. Rogozinstressed that no negotiations were taking place. “We have made a statement in the spring. I offered to initiate talks with the United States to deploy GLONASS infrastructure in their territory, as long as negotiations go, hang the existence of infrastructure GPS stations on the territory of the Russian Federation,” Rogozin...

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    Russia to Insure Next GLONASS Launch

    The next GLONASS launch — the GLONASS-K 1 and 2 satellites from Plesetsk scheduled for November 20—is being insured for 2.17 billion rubles($50 million US). The insurance is costing Russia242 million roubles ($5.6 million US). Russia has faced numerous technical difficulties in its launches.On May 15, a Proton-M satellite crashed.In 2013, Russia lost three GLONASS satellites when their launch aboard a Proton-M rocket went awry, sending the satellites crashing...

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    Congressman Calls for a Subcommittee with Jurisdiction over Federal Geospatial Activities

    Congressman Doug Lamborn recently sent a letter to theHouse Natural Resources Committee Chairman Doc Hastings asking that aNatural Resources Subcommittee be formed that has primary jurisdiction over federal geospatial activities. In his letter to Hastings, the Congressman for Colorado’s 5th Congressional District noted that, “Congress does not have a committee The post Congressman Calls for a Subcommittee with Jurisdiction over Federal Geospatial Activities appeared first on GIS Lounge....

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    GIS in Social Science: Mapping Social Capital Strength to Measure Organizational Efficacy

    Turn unmeasurable goals into quantifiable indicators by mapping social capital strength of service oriented nonprofits, NGOs, or government agencies. Whether the need is to prove organizational efficacy, evaluate organizational reach, or demonstrate resource connectivity, social network mapping with GIS tools can bring the often fuzzy field of social science measurement to a new level of clarity by using social capital as a metric.The post GIS in Social Science: Mapping Social Capital Strength to Measure Organizational Efficacy appeared...

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    “Introduction to GIS” Course in English free of charge

    The gvSIG-Training e-Learning platform opens its registration period for the “Basic GIS with gvSIG” MOOC in English, given by the gvSIG Association and GISMAP. This MOOC aims to show the use and potentiality of the open source software gvSIG in performing the most common operations during the workflow in a GIS environment. This Course is addressed to beginners as well as to skilled GIS users who want to learn how to use this software. It will start in November 24th, and it...

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    Getmapping Imagery added to Grant Thornton’s Flagship Mapping Application

    Getmapping’s nationwide aerial imagery is now available to users of Grant Thornton’s Place Insight web based mapping application. This online research and intelligence service provides exceptional ground detail and reduces the need for site visits. Adding imagery was a simple task thanks to Getmapping’s simple-to-use ‘API’ and modern WMS/WFS internet protocols. Grant Thornton’s Place Insight suite of web-based analytics tools provides a range of applications for the analysis of the 1500 or so economic, social, and environmental indicators held in its...

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    Webbrowser: Save maps for offline usage – Opensource solution

    map.geo.admin.ch : now with offline function for usage in areas without network coverage Accessing maps in areas without network coverage is now possible with the map viewer of the federal geoportal, map.geo.admin.ch. A new function allows the download and local storage of a predefined map extent for offline usage. This new feature will meet the needs of individual users and provide opportunities to extend application possibilities. With the ability to store map data locally on mobile devices such as smartphones or tablets,...

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    Supergeo Launches the Newest SuperGIS Network Analyst 3.2

    Supergeo Technologies Inc., the global leading GIS software and solution provider, launches the newest SuperGIS Network Analyst 3.2 with stronger analysis performance and computing methods. SuperGIS Network Analyst 3.2 enables users to analyze routing problems in multiple applications, such as transportation planning, tourism shortest analyst, underground pipelines planning, convenience store location deciding, service distribution etc. Through the analysis program, users can get the best location or route. Furthermore, SuperGIS Network Analyst 3.2 supports hierarchy (HRC) setting for road types, so users...

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  • GIS Data and the Coastline Paradox

    Imagine that you’re taking a GIS class and your instructor tasks everyone with coming up with the answer to, “what is the length of the coastline of Maine?” Everyone downloads a different GIS data set to calculate the length and everyone comes back with a completely different answer to that The post GIS Data and the Coastline Paradox appeared first on GIS Lounge....

Inside GNSS

  • UK eLoran Now in Operation to Back Up GPS

    Technology to counter the threat of GNSS jamming is now available at Dover and along the east coast of the United Kingdom as the island nation continues to implement an enhanced Loran (eLoran) system that is setting an example for the world....

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  • NovAtel Receives Prestigious Award for Manufacturing Excellence

    NovAtel, Inc.’s Calgary facility has been awarded the prestigious 2014 Manufacturing Excellence Award from the Association for Manufacturing Excellence (AME). The award acknowledges North American facilities that have demonstrated excellence in manufacturing and business, and recognizes NovAtel’s dedication to continuous improvement, best practices, creativity and innovation. A representative of the AME presented the award to NovAtel at the company’s Calgary headquarters on October 23.NovAtel will also be recognized at the 2014 AME International Excellence Inside...

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  • KCS Launches Tiny TraceME Tracker

    The TraceME-TM-202. KCS BV has launched a new tiny tracker, the TM-202LAR. It’s the newest addition to the KCSfamily of TraceME products.The KCS GPRS/GPS range of modules enable usersto remotely track andtrace people, animals and a variety of objects,such as vehicles, containers, motorcycles, lawnmowers, or other valuable assets. KCS TraceME TM-202LAR is targeted for personal use, or any other application that needs a smallsize with long battery life while still featuringthe...

Directions Magazine

Directions Magazine

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  • SuperGIS Assists Talented Youth in Winning Geography Olympiad Champion

    Supergeo Technologies, the global leading GIS software and solution provider, announce that SuperGIS was chosen in Taiwan Geographic Olympiad 2014 and helped the participants win the first award. The winners would have a chance to represent Taiwan for joining iGeo, International Geography Olympiad. Taiwan Geography Olympiad provides nationwide youths with a stage to show their geographic knowledge combining with practical cases and applications. In this competition, SuperGIS was widely selected by the attendances to process and analyze geospatial data in solving...

Inside GNSS

Inside GNSS

  • Airbus GNSS Engineers Win Top ESNC 2014 Prize

    The European Satellite Navigation Competition (ESNC) has gone Big Time.Unlike past years, when product designers and engineers from small- and medium-sized (SME) companies have walked away with the top prize, this year’s overall winner was Airbus Defence & Space (Airbus DS GmbH), a division of the Airbus Group (formerly EADS). Headquartered in France and generating annual revenues of €14 billion, Airbus DS was established last year by the merger of the parent company’s Airbus Military, Astrium, and Cassidian units....

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  • Using Citizens to Map Atmospheric Particulates

    Dutch researchers were able to successfully map levels of atmospheric particulates by pulling data from over 8,000 smartphone users. A team from the University of Leiden in the Netherlands developed a smart-phone adaptor called an iSPEX. This inexpensive, mass-producible add-on is attached to the front of the phone’s camera that The post Using Citizens to Map Atmospheric Particulates appeared first on GIS Lounge....

GPS World

  • Galileo: A Constellation of One?

    Matters sit not well with Galileo, the European GNSS. Only one of six currently orbiting satellites can be said to be truly and fully operational. With these troubles augmented by persistent uncertainties regarding the fitness of Soyuz rockets, despite a recent inquiry panel that identified a root cause of the August launch failure, the European Commission has nixed an upcoming December launch. The European Space Agency will have to wait until February 2015 to see if the skies clear by...

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  • GPS IIF-8 Launched Successfully from Cape Canaveral

    The U.S. Air Force launchedtheeighth GPS IIF satellite fromCape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida todayat 1:21 Eastern Time, as scheduled.An Atlas V 401 carried the GPS satellite aloft. GPS IIF-8 is one of the next-generation GPS satellites,incorporating various improvements to provide greater accuracy,increased signals, and enhanced performance for users. With this eighth satellite now launched, only four more Block IIF satellites remain to be placed into orbit. Three are in...

Inside GNSS

  • KCS Launches OEM TraceME Tracking Module

    KCS bv, based in Dordrecht, The Netherlands, has introduced the newest OEM addition to its family of TraceME products, the TM-202LAR, a GPS/RF/GSM module intended for incorporation into products and systems used for tracking people, vehicles, and objects.Measuring 46x21x6.5 millimeters and weighing seven grams, the low-power TM-202LAR incorporates a 48-channel CSR SiRFstar-IV GSD4e GPS L1 receiver, GPRS/GSM modem (QUAD band version) for RF connectivity up to two kilometers (1.2 miles), and a 3D magnetic compass and 3D accelerometer the operates...