Having started out with a crowd source–funded launch through Kickstarter followed by two rounds of more conventional venture capital backing — $2.6 million in 2014 and another $11 million last December — San Francisco, California–based Swift Navigation is going after a low-cost, high-precision market such as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) with its Piksi GPS receiver platform.By Inside GNSS
The 23rd International Conference on Integrated Navigation Systems will take place in St. Petersburg, Russia on May 30 – June 1, 2016.
The event is being held during the lively "White Nights" tourist season, when the sun stays up until 11 p.m. or later. Guided city tours will be arranged for the participants of the Conference.By Inside GNSS
It will be a busy few weeks for GNSS satellite launches in January and February.
Up next is the Wednesday (January 20, 2016) is a launch of the fifth spacecraft for the Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS). The Indian Space Research Organization plans to complete the IRNSS constellation with two additional launches in February and March.By Inside 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.By Inside 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.By Inside GNSS
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)
The conference focuses on GNSS resilience and GNSS applications development. The deadline for submitting an abstract (300 – 500 words) of a proposed paper is February 22, 2016. Please contact Renato Filjar.
Please contact Ms Sally-Anne Cooke (e-mail <firstname.lastname@example.org>) or Mrs. Marija Šimić-Hlača (e-mail: <email@example.com>) for further information.By Inside GNSS
The 2016 InterGEO Trade Fair and Conference for Geodesy, Geoinformation and Land Management will take place at the fairgrounds —Hamburg Messe und Congress (HMC)—in Hamburg, Germany on October 11, 12 and 13.
Now 22 years old, the fair attracts 16,000 visitors from 92 countries who process, use or analyze geodata online or in the field.
The conference will cover the latest developments in surveying, geoinformation, remote sensing and photogrammetry and allied technologies. Proceedings are conducted in German and English.By Inside GNSS
Speakers at the recent International Association of Institutes of Navigation (IAIN) conference in Prague threw into stark relief some of the big GNSS programs and even bigger GNSS questions.
Prof.-Dr. Günter Hein, former head of the European Space Agency (ESA) EGNOS and GNSS Evolution Program Department and Emeritus of Excellence at University FAF Munich, delivered a fact-filled and level-headed presentation on the status of Galileo, the European Union’s civil-owned and non-military GNSS, with slides and information provided by ESA.
The World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC) taking place in Geneva, Switzerland, agreed Wednesday (November 11, 2015) to allocate RF spectrum for global flight tracking in civil aviation.