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    ESA Discusses Galileo Satellite Power Loss, Upcoming Launch

    During the European Space Agency (ESA) audio press conference held Wednesday morning in advance of Thursday’s launch of two Galileo satellites, there was extended discussion on the problem with the fourth in-orbit validation or IOV satellite (FM4 or GSAT0104 with PRN code E20). The satellite suffered a power anomaly on May 27 as previously reported by GPS World. The root cause of the problem has still not been identified despite looking at more than40 possible failure scenarios so...

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    Omnitracs Tracking Offers Enhanced Mobile Workforce Management

    Omnitracs, LLC, a provider of fleet management solutions to transportation and logistics companies, is making available Omnitracs Tracking powered by Roadnet, a mobile workforce tracking application for smart devices. Omnitracs Tracking offers basic capabilities to help companies track the locations of their mobile workers throughout the day and get additional performance data to help make them safer and more productive, the company said. “Every transportation company with a mobile workforce wants to know the location...

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    FOSS4G 2014: Extracurricular adventures, don’t forget the Map Gallery, and schedule updates

    August 19, 2014 Portland, Oregon, USA Extracurricular adventures, don’t forget the Map Gallery, and schedule updates Your registration is paid (what? not yet? register now! [1]), your bags are near-packed, and now you’re wondering what else to do in Portland — in addition to a fantastic week of development, networking, and geo-geek revelry. See below for things you map have forgotten, an update on lodging, info on the program schedule, field trips, and a party on Null Island. Map...

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    Forsberg: A Value-Added Reseller

    I was born in the UK, so I still have a soft spot for people and things going on there. I really enjoy those PBS Mystery dramas, and, of course, Downton Abbey. Where’s this going? you might ask. It’s basically to preface an overview of a GNSS outfit I know quite well, which operates out of Lancaster in northwest England. Forsberg Services Ltd. (FSL) has been around as a consulting company since 1987, when Charles Forsberg began the company, developing marine...

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  • Galileo Satellites Encapsulated for Launch

    Europe’s latest Galileo satellites have been sealed within their launch fairing, atop the Fregat upper stage that will carry them into their final orbit onAugust 21,ushering in the system deployment phase and paving the way for the start of initial services. Galileo SATs 5-6 are scheduled to lift off at 12:31 GMT from Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana on top of a Soyuz rocket. The two Galileo satellites had been attached together on the dispenser that secures them...

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  • Galileo Deployment Phase Overview

    This video by the European Space Agency recalls the success of Galileo’s in-orbit validation phase and explains what will be the mission of the fifth and sixth Galileo satellites, set to launch August 21. Included is an interview with Sylvain Loddo, Galileo ground segment manager. The launch itself can be watched live here. View the video below....

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Spatial Source

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  • JAVAD GNSS Introduces TRIUMPH-F1 UAV with Video

    JAVAD GNSS is introducing its new unmanned aerial vehicle with the dramatic flourish of a video showing the UAV in flight, accompanied by the “Also Sprach Zarathustra” theme from 2001: A Space Odyssey. The TRIUMPH-F1 unmanned aerial vehicle is based on the JAVAD GNSS TRIUMPH-1.TRIUMPH-1 is the company’s field-tested high-precision geodetic GNSS receiver with 864 channels to track all current and future GNSS signals. When used on the ground, the TRIUMPH-F1 can function as a TRIUMPH-1 base or rover. Thefour motor arms...

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  • Motion Tracker for Industrial Applications

    The MTi-G-700 by Xsens is a GPS-aided, IMU-enhanced GPS/INS that offers high-quality orientation and position. It makes use of sensory measurements from magnetometer, barometer, and a high-sensitivity GPS-L1 receiver to provide navigation estimates of position, velocity, and orientation at high data rates under high-dynamic conditions. The Xsens estimation engine (XEE) sensor-fusion framework enables the motion tracker to take advantage of different aiding sensor measurements and optimally fuse them to get robust tracking estimates. The...

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  • Open Source / Data Geonews: the 10 Years of OpenStreetMap adn Related News, WebGL Earth 2, and much more

    Still catching up the geonews that showed up during our holiday break, here’s the open source / open data geonews in batch mode. Open source geospatial software: Desktop virtual globes on their way out? Here’s WebGL Earth 2, “Open-source virtual planet web application running in any web browser with support for WebGL HTML5 standard” There’s Geocolor that we haven’t mentioned before, the web-based Geocolor classifies data contained in geojson properties, and assigns color values based on the simplestyle-spec...

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  • Smart City Solutions on 3D GIS Platform

    Supergeo Technologies is going to bring GIS users a no-cost 3D GIS webinar to solve modern city management problems. The webinar will show how 3D GIS can be applied to building a smart city, and also provide technical supports for publishing GIS services on a 3D globe, simulating to our real-world. From 3D view, the relationships between different geospatial features can be vividly displayed, so that users can understand the spatial problems in different scales, like a city, changed environments, national...

VerySpatial

  • A VerySpatial Podcast – Episode 474

    A VerySpatial Podcast Shownotes – Episode 474 17 August 2014 Main Topic: Our conversation on elevation data Click to directly download MP3 Click to directly download AAC http://traffic.libsyn.com/avsp/AVSP_Episode474.mp3 Click for the detailed shownotes Music Rise and Shine by Summerlyn Powers News Worldview 3 launch successful OGC Big Data Working Group FAA UAS Centers of Excellence Panama...

Inside GNSS

Inside GNSS

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  • Participate in a cartographic art project: Tweeting the NYCTA Graphics Standards

    Massimo Vignelli continues to inspire cartographers, graphic designers, and artists with his New York City Transit Authority map standards. Artists, Niko Skourtis, Jesse Reed, and Hamish Smyth found a first edition Graphic Standard Manual designed by Vignelli in a locker beneath some old gym clothes. According to an article in designTAXI, “Massimo Vignelli’s NYCTA Graphics Standards Manual Tweeted Page-By-Page“, the “The Standards Manual” project started on August 11 asks people to...

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  • Transportation Department to Hold GPS Adjacent Band Compatibility Workshop

    The U.S. Department of Transportation is holding a “GPS Adjacent Band Compatibility Assessment Workshop” on September 18, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. Registration for the workshop is required, and closes September 4. The general public can either attend in person or via WebEx. The workshop is being held to discuss implementation of a GPS Adjacent Band Compatibility Assessment. Discussion will focus on the various implementation steps of the assessment, including development of GPS receiver use cases, identification of representative GPS...

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