Compass/Beidou

January 14, 2016

ICG-11: International Committee on GNSS

Russia will host the eleventh meeting of the International Committee on GNSS (ICG) from November 6 to 11, 2016 in Sochi, on the Black Sea near Georgia. This meeting is organized by Roscosmos, the State Space Corporation. It will take place at the Pullman Sochi Center Hotel and Conference Center.

The ICG is a voluntary United Nations–backed association that brings together GNSS and augmentation providers, including the United States, Russia, European Union, China, India, and Japan.

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By Inside GNSS

CSNC 2016: China Satellite Navigation Conference

Preparing for a May 2016 event at the Hunan International Conference and Exhibition Center, Changsha.

The 7th China Satellite Navigation Conference and exhibition will take place at the Hunan International Conference & Exhibition Center in Changsha (長沙), the 3,000 year old capital city of Hunan Province on May 18, 19 and 20, 2016.

Several thousand scientists, GNSS businesses and researchers from all over the world are expected to attend this high-level annual event. The conference language will be Mandarin, with simultaneous English translation.

Topics include:

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By Inside GNSS
January 13, 2016

ICL-GNSS 2016: Localization and GNSS

The sixth international conference on localization and GNSS will take place at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) – Casa Convalescència, a UNESCO site, on June 28, 29 and 30 in Barcelona, Spain.

ICL-GNSS covers recent research on terrestrial and satellite-based positioning techniques to provide reliable, accurate and low latency position information with the goal of inspiring new design, implementation, test and evaluation methodologies for positioning platforms.

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By Inside GNSS
December 28, 2015

Baška GNSS Conference

The famous beach at Baska, Krk Island.

The 10th Baška GNSS Conference will take place May 8–10, 2016, in Baška, Krk Island, Croatia, organized jointly by The Royal Institute of Navigation (London, UK), Faculty of Maritime Studies (University of Rijeka, Croatia), and the Faculty of Transport and Traffic Sciences (University of Zagreb, Croatia),  with technical co-sponsorship from Beihang University of Aeronautics and Astronautics (Beijing, China)

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By Inside GNSS
December 8, 2015

New Beijing Airport Extends Trimble Integrated Construction Contract

Concept design for the world’s largest airport passenger terminal – the Beijing New Airport Terminal Building. Zaha Hadid Architects drawing

Trimble announced today (December 8, 2015) that it has received a contract extension to use the company’s technology from Trimble to integrate construction and operations for the high-profile Beijing New Airport Project, expected to be the world’s largest when completed at an estimated cost of $13.1 billion.

In April, Trimble won the initial bid to supply the project with a construction information management system. Based on the success of the solution to date, the contract has been extended to include additional machine control systems for soil stabilization.

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By Inside GNSS
October 28, 2015

New OriginGPS Module Uses MediaTek GNSS Chipset

OriginGPS announced the launch of a new family of products yesterday (October 27, 2015), the first of which is the Multi Micro Hornet ORG1510-MK, an integrated multi-GNSS (GPS, GLONASS, and BeiDou) module based on the MediaTek MT3333 chip.

According to the Israel-based company, the 10x10x6.1 millimeter low-power architecture supports an update rate of up to 10 hertz and contains onboard flash, supporting devices that require full-featured components with small footprints, such as UAVs designed to follow action sports and other fast-moving activities or wearables.

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By Inside GNSS
September 30, 2015

China Launches 20th BeiDou Satellite

A Long March-3B carrier rocket carrying a new-generation Beidou satellite lifts off from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in Xichang, southwest China’s Sichuan Province, September 30, 2015. Xinhua photo by Li Xiang

China launched a new-generation satellite into orbit that will support its GNSS network at 7:13 a.m. Beijing Time Wednesday, September 30, 2015.

According to the China state news agency Xinhua, the spacecraft was launched from Xichang Satellite Launch Center in the southwestern province of Sichuan on a Long March-3B carrier rocket. It was the 20th satellite for the BeiDou Navigation Satellite System (BDS) and for the first time featured a hydrogen atomic clock.

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Privacy Hard to Maintain as Apps Gather GNSS Location Data for Retailers, Crowd-Sourcing

The average person with a smart phone has their location revealed every three minutes, according to a recent study, information that can be determined even if GNSS capabilities are turned off, experts said.

Research published last year by Carnegie Mellon, showed that, overall, “somebody or something was trying to get your location” every three minutes, said Logan Scott, an expert in GPS, cellular and wireless technologies. “Over a space of two weeks the average is about 6,200 position reports coming out of that (phone).”

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By Inside GNSS

Privacy Hard to Maintain as Apps Gather GNSS Location Data for Retailers, Crowd-Sourcing

The average person with a smart phone has their location revealed every three minutes, according to a recent study, information that can be determined even if GNSS capabilities are turned off, experts said.
 
Research published last year by Carnegie Mellon, showed that, overall, “somebody or something was trying to get your location” every three minutes, said Logan Scott, an expert in GPS, cellular and wireless technologies. “Over a space of two weeks the average is about 6,200 position reports coming out of that (phone).”
 

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By Inside GNSS