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    A Long Look at Advanced Multisensor Navigation and Positioning

    A modern-day fable related by Steven Covey tells of a civil engineer leading a crew engaged in building a road through a dense jungle. Each day the engineer’s adept management, the crew’s motivation and energy, and the high-tech equipment at their disposal pushed the new road well beyond scheduled targets. Midway through the allotted month, the engineer decided to climb to the top of a tree to see if he could get a distant glimpse of the destination. After a...

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    The System: GPS III, Always a New Horizon

    First, Lockheed Martin began investigating options for its GPS III payload supply line last year. Then in June of this year, the U.S. Air Force opened a “sources sought” initiative for a production-ready GPS space vehicle, equipped with an alternate payload, for consideration alongside the Lockheed Martin-built GPS III vehicle. Grumman and Boeing have responded to the U.S. Air Force call. Now the U.S. Senate has jumped into the act, with a 2015 defense spending bill that directs the Air...

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  • Supergeo to Provide Free Online GIS Web Courses

    To well promote GIS technologies in real case application, Supergeo is going to provide free online GIS web courses. From basic to advanced, the courses will introduce GIS software on various platforms. Through the course, users can not only gain geospatial knowledge but have a comprehensive understanding of SuperGIS software operation and application. Supergeo has been dedicated to providing total GIS solutions for worldwide users and enabling personnel in diverse domains to apply spatial technologies to different systems, such as desktop,...

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  • Seventh GPS IIF Satellite Lauch Planned for Friday

    The GPS IIF-6 satellite was launched May 16. Photo credit: United Launch Alliance. The Air Force is set to launch the seventh GPS IIF satellite this Friday. An Atlas V 401 will launch the GPS IIF-7 mission for theU.S. Air Force onFriday, August 1, from Space Launch Complex(SLC)-41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. The 18-minute launchwindow opens at 11:23 p.m. EDT. Alive webcast of the launch will...

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  • First Galileo Commercial Service Demonstration with Encrypted Signals

    Galileo’s Early Proof of Concept (EPOC) team has successfully tracked the encrypted Galileo E6-B and E6-C signals broadcast by Galileo satellites. As a result, the Commercial Service loop has been closed using both encrypted and non-encrypted signals, GSA said. During a 10-day testing period, receivers in Tres Cantos, Spain and Poing, Germany, showed the successful tracking and data demodulation of the encrypted signals from the available Galileo satellites, with periods where all satellites transmitting E6 encrypted signals were tracked simultaneously. The...

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  • General Dynamics Awarded $25M by Lockheed for GPS III Program

    At least some of the work on GPS III continues along prepared tracks, with the award of a Lockheed Martin contract to General Dynamics for two more satellites’ worth of communications hardware. General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems, a business unit ofGeneral Dynamics, was awarded a $25.4 million full-production contract from Lockheed Martin to support the GPS IIINetwork Communications Element (NCE) for space vehicles seven and eight (SV 07-08). This commitment fills out that aspect of the current Lockheed Martin bevy...

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  • New York Giants Equip Players with GPS

    Tom Coughlin, head coach of the New York Giant football team, has outfitted hisplayers with GPS devices strapped to their backs under their uniforms. The technology can provide the team with information such as top speed, burst and how long the player has run in terms of time and miles, reports the Wall Street Journal.This is the second year the team has used GPS duringtraining. “We’re getting all kinds of information,” Coughlin said. “It’s player...

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  • Avidyne Announces Certification of IFD540 GPS Navigator

    The Avidyne IFD540. Avidyne Corporation, a provider ofintegrated avionicsand safety systems for general aviationaircraft, hasreceived Technical Standard Order (TSO) approval and an Approved Model List Supplemental Type Certificate (AML-STC) from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for installation of the IFD540 FMS/GPS/NAV/COM system in more than 1,000 aircraft makes and models. “The IFD540 gives aircraft owners a truly exceptional choice over anything else available today for GPS and...

Inside GNSS

  • Galileo Team Reports Successful Tracking of Encrypted Commercial Service Signals

    The European GNSS Agency (GSA) announced today (July 29, 2014) that a recent 10-day test has successfully tracked and demodulated data from encrypted signals of the Commercial Service (CS) from available Galileo satellites.Using receivers located in Tres Cantos, Spain, and Poing, Germany, the Early Proof of Concept (EPOC) team tracked encrypted Galileo E6-B and E6-C signals. Non-encrypted E6-B and E6-C signals have previously been tracked....

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  • Precision Farming Projected to Grow at 13 Percent to 2018

    The growth of precision farming market is expected to be remarkable, and is estimated to reach$3.7billionby 2018, at an estimated CAGR of 13.36% to 2018, according to a report by ReportsnReports. The global population is expected to rise up tonearly7.5 billion by the year 2020, and the ability to manage and tackle the ever-increasing demand for food willin all likelihood continue, the report says. Climate Change. Global warming continues to be an influential deciding factor in determining agriculture...

GIS Lounge

  • Using Remote Sensing to Measure the Affect of Drought on Ground Water

    Scientists at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center have been experimenting with a new data product to assessgroundwater and soil moisture drought indicators. The maps produced are used by the U.S. Drought Monitor and usedata fromNASA’s Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE) satellites. In 2002, the GRACE satellites were launched The post Using Remote Sensing to Measure the Affect of Drought on Ground Water appeared first on GIS Lounge....

VerySpatial

  • A VerySpatial Podcast – Episode 471

    A VerySpatial Podcast Shownotes – Episode 471 27 July 2014 Main Topic: Our conversation with Rick and Rusty from Eating West Virginia Click to directly download MP3 Click to directly download AAC http://traffic.libsyn.com/avsp/AVSP_Episode471.mp3 Click for the detailed shownotes Music When I am King by Great Big Sea News OSTP releases National Plan for Civil Earth Observation Google Coordinate now part of Maps...

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  • National Transportation Atlas Database

    The Bureau of Transportation Statistics recently released the 2014National Transportation Atlas Database. From the BTS The DVD is a set of nationwide geographic databases of transportation facilities, transportation networks, and associated infrastructure. These datasets include spatial information for transportation modal networks and intermodal terminals, as well as the related The post National Transportation Atlas Database appeared first on GIS Lounge....

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  • Evaluating Ecosystems from Space

    The impact of humans upon the planet’s ecosystems has long been a concern for scientists, and now the European Space Agency (ESA) is taking their assessment of natural resources to a new level with satellite technology. The emphasis of a new project from the ESA is on promoting sustainability and The post Evaluating Ecosystems from Space appeared first on GIS Lounge....

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  • SuperSurv 3.2 Beta Launched for Intuitive GIS Data Capture

    Supergeo launched SuperSurv 3.2 (Android) Beta for global users. The new app will possess more practical functions, enhance user interface and improve query and waypoint efficiency, providing users with a more convenient and intuitive manipulation environment. SuperSurv is a GIS app designed for field data capture. It integrates with GIS and GPS technologies to provide useful GIS functions like Map Display, Query, Measure, and supports point, line and polygon data collection in both offline and online modes. New features, including hyperlink...

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  • Views From the 2014 Esri International User Conference: GIS In Imagery

    Photographer Kristina Jacob shares moments she captured from the 2014 Esri International User Conference that was recently held during July in San Diego, California. One of the largest GIS conferences in the world, the Esri UC played host to over 15,000 attendees from around the world. The Esri International User The post Views From the 2014 Esri International User Conference: GIS In Imagery appeared first on GIS Lounge....

GIS Lounge

  • First Landsat Spacecraft Launched – Today in Geospatial – July 23

    On July 23, 1972, the first Landsat spacecraft was launched. At the time it was known as theEarth Resources Technology Satellite and it was the first satellite launched to study the earth’s landmasses. In 1975, the name was changed to Landsat. Since then, this program has been continuously monitoring changes The post First Landsat Spacecraft Launched – Today in Geospatial – July 23 appeared first on GIS Lounge....

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  • Supergeo Invest in Innovative Geographic Network Analysis for Next Generation GIS Products

    Supergeo Technologies, a leading global provider of GIS software and solutions, announces the investment plan in advanced geographic network applications. The technology collaboration is conducted by Supergeo and the Department of Geography, National Taiwan University, supported by the Ministry of Science and Technology in Taiwan. The academia-industry project mainly focuses on the production of geographic network analysis module to increase the coverage of GIS applications. “Although there are already some researches mentioning integrative application of network analysis and geography, a complete...

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  • Mapping Soil Moisture from Space

    Soil moisture might not be considered a critical factor to the health of our planet but a series of satellite missions are proving otherwise. Scientists recently created maps from NASA’s Aquarius satellite of soil moisture, or the amount of water contained within soil particles, across the globe. These maps have The post Mapping Soil Moisture from Space appeared first on GIS Lounge....

VerySpatial

  • A VerySpatial Podcast – Episode 470

    A VerySpatial Podcast Shownotes – Episode 470 20 July 2014 Main Topic: Our conversation with GIS-Pro Conference Chair Amy Esnard Click to directly download MP3 Click to directly download AAC http://traffic.libsyn.com/avsp/AVSP_Episode470.mp3 Click for the detailed shownotes Music Spitting out Benchmarks by Amplifico News Google Maps for Business imagery Geospatial User Feedback Standards working group Esri UC highlights –...

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  • Nautical Miles: From Darwin to the Great Pacific Garbage Patch

    The diaries from sea voyages are thrilling, especially those that study marine biology. From the first entry setting down the base coordinates to later entries listing nautical miles traveled. Although they take place almost two hundred years apart, two sea voyagesare available online this week,Darwin’s Beagle Library from Darwin’s voyage (1831) and Clean Our Oceans Refuge Coalition (COORC) Alguita Expedition to the Great Pacific Garbage Patch (2014). The history...