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April 9, 2017

GNSS Hotspots | April 2017

One of 12 magnetograms recorded at Greenwich Observatory during the Great Geomagnetic Storm of 1859
1996 soccer game in the Midwest, (Rick Dikeman image)
Nouméa ground station after the flood
A pencil and a coffee cup show the size of NASA’s teeny tiny PhoneSat
Bonus Hotspot: Naro Tartaruga AUV
Pacific lamprey spawning (photo by Jeremy Monroe, Fresh Waters Illustrated)
“Return of the Bucentaurn to the Molo on Ascension Day”, by (Giovanni Antonio Canal) Canaletto
The U.S. Naval Observatory Alternate Master Clock at 2nd Space Operations Squadron, Schriever AFB in Colorado. This photo was taken in January, 2006 during the addition of a leap second. The USNO master clocks control GPS timing. They are accurate to within one second every 20 million years (Satellites are so picky! Humans, on the other hand, just want to know if we’re too late for lunch) USAF photo by A1C Jason Ridder.
Detail of Compass/ BeiDou2 system diagram
Hotspot 6: Beluga A300 600ST

Antarctic Peninsula

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January 23, 2017

Positioning Technology in Australia Gets a $12 Million Boost

SBAS illustration with the GNSS satellites (upper left) and the communications satellite (upper right).

With the Australian government’s announcement earlier this month that it would invest $12 million in a two-year program looking into the future of positioning technology in Australia, comes plans for testing of satellite based augmentation systems (SBAS) to be undertaken, and for future applications for all four major modes of transport in Australia, as well as for potential safety, productivity, efficiency and environmental benefits.

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December 31, 2016


UAV demonstration at the 2016 INTERGEO conference

INTERGEO, the 2017 European geodesy, geoinformation and land management conference and trade fair, will take place at  Messe Berlin, South Entrance in Berlin, Germany on September 26, 27 and 28.

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December 13, 2016

Air Force Approves Lockheed Martin’s GPS Ground Control Design

GPS III satellites in production. Image Source: Lockheed Martin.

The U.S. Air Force has approved Lockheed Martin’s current GPS satellite ground control system upgrade to enable it to operate with more powerful and accurate GPS III satellites, the company said.

The Air Force’s Critical Design Review (CDR) for the Contingency Operations (COps) contract, completed on November 17, allows Lockheed Martin to proceed with the modification of the existing Architecture Evolution Plan (AEP) Operational Control Segment. The AEP, maintained by Lockheed Martin, controls the 31 GPS IIR, IIR-M and IIF satellites in orbit.

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November 17, 2016

FIG Working Week 2017

Paasitorni by the Sea, Helsinki

The International Federation of Surveyors (FIG) FIG Working Week 2017 will take place on May 29 – June 2, 2017, at the Messukeskus Expo and Convention Centre in Helsinki, Finland.

Registration will open in November, 2016. Abstract submissions are now closed.

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August 29, 2016

2016 ITS World Congress: Intelligent Transportation Systems

Little Bourke Street, Melbourne

The 23rd world congress on intelligent transportation systems will take place at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre from October 10 through October 14, 2016. ITS Australia hosts this year’s event on behalf of ITS Asia Pacific, ITS America and ERTICO.

Melbourne is know for its intelligent transport system network that has become one of the best in the world. The conference organizers expect 7,000 international delegates and 300 exhibitors.

The them is "ITS-Enhancing Liveable Cities and Communities."

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June 15, 2016

Trimble Dimensions 2016

The 2016 Trimble Dimensions user conference and exhibition will take place at the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas on November 7, 8 and 9.

The annual event gathers users of Trimble’s products including positioning technology for unmanned systems as well as mapping, GIS, surveying, photgrammetry and remote sensing and other technologies of interest to readers of Inside GNSS.

Four hundred and fifty technical sessions and networking events give attendees an opportunity to network widely within and among industry groups.

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December 29, 2015

FIG Working Week 2016

Earthquake recovery in Christchurch

The topic of the International Federation of Surveyors (FIG) working week 2016 is "Recovery from Disaster." It will take place at the Horncastle arena and Addington Events Centre in Christchurch, New Zealand from May 2 through May 6. Appropriately enough, Christchurch has deep familiarity with recovery from disaster after the 2010-11 earthquake sequence that took place there.

Abstract submissions are now closed.

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September 7, 2015

GPS Confidential

Ubiquitous location-aware mobile devices, mainly GPS-enabled smartphones, have led to a boom in location-based services (LBS), which have been revolutionizing businesses and lifestyles. Common uses of LBSs include asset tracking, location-based advertising, emergency roadside service, turn-by-turn navigation, and real-time traffic & road information sharing.

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January 6, 2015

InterGEO 2015

Altes Schloss, Stuttgart, Germany

The 2015 InterGEO Trade Fair and Conference for Geodesy, Geoinformation and Land Management will take place at Landesmesse Stuttgart GmbH in Stuttgart, Germany from September 15 to 17, 2015.

It attracts 16,000 visitors from 92 countries who work in the surveying, geoinformation, remote sensing and photogrammetry fields. This is the event’s 21st year.

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