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  • Overview of Public Health and GIS

    This article provides an overview of the use of GIS as in public health. It includes a short history of its development as a tool in the field, explains how GIS is used, different data sources and how the privacy of sensitive health information is maintained. Examples of current research using GIS within the public health field are also provided. The post Overview of Public Health and GIS appeared first on GIS Lounge....

GPS World

  • Facebook Offers Nearby Friends Feature

    Facebook Nearby Friends feature helps people get together. Facebook has started rolling out a feature called Nearby Friends. Users can turn on the feature to help them discover which friends are nearby or on the go. When notified that a friend is nearby, the user can then get in touch or meet up. “For example, when you’re headed to the movies, Nearby Friends will let you know if...

GPS World

  • Omnilink Offender Monitoring and Asset Tracker Now on Verizon Network

    Omnilink, a provider of advanced machine-to-machine (M2M) tracking and monitoring solutions, has been named to the Verizon Partner Program as a Silver member. “U.S. government agencies, businesses, and consumers have depended on Omnilink to monitor the location, safety, and condition of offenders, assets, vehicles, loved ones, fleets, employees, and much more since 2004,” said Steve Hudson, Omnilink’s chief development officer. “We help businesses track and monitor virtually anything on almost any device, and set high standards in reliability,...

GPS World

  • Spectra Precision’s MobileMapper 20 Extends GIS Capabilities in the Field

    Spectra Precision has introduced the MobileMapper 20 GIS handheld. In the same form factor as the current MobileMapper 10 handheld, MobileMapper 20 offers enhanced capabilities: a new bright VGA color touch screen display, a 5-MP camera for higher resolution images, doubled memory capacity and 3.5G cellular performance. The Spectra Precision MobileMapper 20 provides real-time GPS accuracy of better than 2 meters and post-processed accuracy of a half-meter using MobileMapper Office software....

GPS World

  • KVH Precision Sensors Chosen by Geodetics for Inertial Navigation Systems

    The Geo-iNAV Advanced is a fully integrated GPS-aided inertial navigation system that utilizes KVH’s 1750 IMU to provide a high-performance navigation solution. KVH Industries, Inc., has entered into a strategic partnership with Geodetics Inc., developer of real-time, high-precision position and navigation solutions. The goal is to provide high-performance positioning and navigation products for...

GPS World

  • Spectracom Extends Local Service to the Asia-Pacific Region

    Spectracom, a business of the Orolia Group, has extended its global service capability through a partnership with EZU Technologies. Joining Spectracom service centers in North America and Europe, EZU Technologies will support Spectracom users throughout the Asia-Pacific region from its facility in Hong Kong. Initially, services will include equipment calibration and repair services. Over time, more capability will be added to deliver Spectracom’s full range of services in the region. Spectracom’s portfolio of GNSS signal management solutions include...

GPS World

GPS World

  • Art Kalinksi Reports from the GEOINT Symposium

    Art Kalinski, Geointelligence Editor, interviewed USGIF CEO Keith Mossback about GEOINT 2013*, being held this week in Tampa, Florida. Mossback discusses new technology, future combat systems, and plans for the 2015 conference. Watch the interview above. Kalinksi has been reporting from GEOINT* 2013 all week, with video reports. His coverage of Day Three includes visits with experts at six booths in the exhibit hall, including a demonstration of the Occulus Rift 3D glasses and an inkjet printer that...

Directions Magazine

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GPS World

  • Spirent Enables Multi-GNSS Integration in Consumer Devices with New System

    Spirent Communications today introduced the GSS6300M range of multi-channel GPS and multi-GNSS simulators for receiver integrators, application developers, aftercare and production testing environments. This entry-level test system readily enables laboratory evaluation of GPS performance across different locations and routes, Spirent said. In addition to being easy-to-use even for non-GPS experts, the GSS6300M range features competitive pricing for engineering teams looking to integrate positioning functionality to new classes of consumer electronic...

GIS Lounge

  • First Satellite Images from Sentinel-1A

    Launched on April 3 and reaching operational altitude on April 11, the first images captured by the European Space Agency’s (ESA) Sentinel-1A satellite have been made public. The first of five satellites planned for the Sentinel group, Sentintel-1A will be tasked with gathering all-weather, day and night radar images. Imagery and data collected from the [] The post First Satellite Images from Sentinel-1A appeared first on GIS Lounge....

GIS Lounge

  • Call for Translators: gvSIG

    The developers of open source GIS software gvSIG have issued a call for translators. gvSIG is a freely downloadable GIS software package written in Java that is available for Linux, Macintosh, and Windows platforms. gvSIG is available in a multitude of languages:Spanish, English UK, English USA, German, French, Italian, Portuguese, Portuguese-Brazilian, Russian, Chinese, Serbian, Swahili, [] The post Call for Translators: gvSIG appeared first on GIS Lounge....

Inside GNSS

Inside GNSS

  • GLONASS Fails Again, Briefly

    Russia's GLONASS satellite navigation system reportedly suffered another major disruption on Tuesday (April 15, 2014), with eight satellites malfunctioning and another going off the air entirely.According to the Russian Interfax news agency as reported by the Moscow Times, eight GLONASS satellites malfunctioned for a half-hour period beginning shortly after 1 a.m. Moscow Time....

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Sensors & Systems

  • Technology Intersection – Geospatial Strategies for Insight from Big Data

    Sensing technologies are producing unprecedented amounts of data about the environment and the digital world. The current question is: how can we gain true insight from all the available measurements? Industries are orienting development towards new systems built around higher requirements of performance and scale. Effective storage is an important precondition for big data analytics, but insight is ultimately related to the nature of collected data and where it originated....

VerySpatial

  • A VerySpatial Podcast – Episode 456

    A VerySpatial Podcast Shownotes – Episode 456 13 April 2014 Main Topic: Our conversation with Max Baber on USGIF Scholarships Click to directly download MP3 Click to directly download AAC http://traffic.libsyn.com/avsp/AVSP_Episode456.mp3 Click for the detailed shownotes Music Bluegrass Music by Turning Ground News Esri 10.2 Technical Certification exams now open Esri Climate Resilience App Challenge Google looking to acquire...

VerySpatial

  • Spatial Easter Egg Hunts

    Location-based technologies are helping Easter Egg hunts go high-tech with the assistance of geospatial professionals taking their love of spatial technologies into their communities. The funniest quote from an article in the Fairbanks News-Miner about how “To Hunt Easter Eggs the modern way, Fairbanks students grab GPS” is “When students in Kuntz’s multi-grade class raised the idea of holding an Easter egg hunt with their buddies, fourth-grader...