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.By Inside GNSS
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.By Inside GNSS
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.By Inside GNSS
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."By Inside GNSS
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.By Inside GNSS
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.By Inside GNSS
The Knowledge Transfer Network and the Royal Institute of Navigation will host a one-day event on Geolocation Technologies for Wearable Platforms on November 24, 2015 at the Royal Geographical Society, London.
Registration is available here.By Inside GNSS
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.By Inside GNSS
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.By Inside GNSS