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July 18, 2013

Location, Location, Location

In a part of the world where frustrated drivers will park anywhere, including squarely on a sidewalk, a local newspaper is using location data to shame car owners into shaping up.

The Village, a Russian online publication serving Moscow, St. Petersburg and Kiev; created a free app that notes a badly parked vehicle’s make, color, and license plate information when users snap its picture.

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By Dee Ann Divis
February 21, 2013

Broadcom Introduces GNSS Location Chip with Geofence Capabilities

Broadcom Corporation has introduced a GNSS chip with an architecture designed to enable geofence capabilities while preserving battery life.

Geofence technology provides virtual perimeter — the geofence — awareness in a geographical area of interest. The geofence feature enables an application to receive a notification when a user enters or exits a virtual perimeter.

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By Inside GNSS
February 4, 2013

FTC Report Recommends Greater Location Privacy Effort for Mobile Devices

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued a staff report last Friday (February 1, 2013) that suggests companies consider offering a Do Not Track (DNT) mechanism for smartphone users among other measures to protect location privacy.

Use and possible abuse of real-time geolocation data was well up on the list of concerns addressed by the report, “Mobile Privacy Disclosures: Building Trust Through Transparency.”

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By Inside GNSS
April 21, 2012

Geospatial World Forum 2012

Pres. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam, the “Missile Man of India,” in 2008. (wikicommons)

The 2012 Geospatial World Forum will be held at the Amsterdam RAI Exhibition and Convention Center from April 23 to April 27. The venue is in the south part of the city and close to the airport.

A. P. J. Abdul Kalam, president of India 2002-2007 and one of the country’s most famous space scientists, will give the keynote talk. Kalam, called the "People’s President" was also known as the "Missile Man of India" for his work on development of ballistic missile and space rocket technology.

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By Inside GNSS
March 28, 2012

Loctronix Demonstrates Its Indoor Positioning Technology at MWC

Loctronix Corporation, a provider of unified positioning solutions for mobile devices, has announced that the company successfully demonstrated the ability of its Mobile Explorer Platform (MEP) to provide meter-level accuracy position and navigation information indoors.

The product was shown publicly for the first time during the telecommunication industry’s recent Mobile World Congress (MWC) conference in Barcelona, Spain.

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By Inside GNSS
March 12, 2012

Polaris Wireless Names Per Enge as Tech Advisor

Pen Enge

Stanford University professor and GNSS expert Per Enge has been named chief technical advisor of Polaris Wireless, a Mountain View, California–based provider of software-based wireless positioning.

According to Polaris Wireless, Enge, director of Stanford’s GPS Research Laboratory, will leverage his experience in technology and academic fields “to provide strategic guidance regarding location technology, intellectual property, and research partnerships with universities and other technology vendors.” He will report to the company’s CEO, Manlio Allegra.

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By Inside GNSS
November 16, 2011

Staying In Lane

Next-generation car navigation may well require the ability to identify the lane in which a vehicle is operating on a motorway. This could support advanced driver assistance in general as well as the observation and study of driver behavior and traffic flow. Such road vehicle applications call for sub-meter positioning accuracy, often in real-time — all this preferably at low-cost.

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By Inside GNSS
November 5, 2011

6th GNSS Vulnerabilities and Solutions Conference

This annual conference on the Croatian Adriatic aims at GNSS experts and covers the risks and vulnerabilities of the global navigation satellite systems and efforts to improve accuracy and reliability.

It will take place at Baska on the resort island of Krk in Croatia from May 21 to May 24, 2012.

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By Inside GNSS
August 1, 2011

Australian Satellite Navigation and Positioning Lab Founder to Head IAG

Chris Rizos

The founder of Australia’s largest concentration of GNSS research and development efforts has been named head of the International Association of Geodesy, part of the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics (IUGG) 

Chris Rizos put together the Satellite Navigation and Positioning laboratory (SNAP) at the University of New South Wales in the 1990s.  He has been researching and writing about high precision technology and applications of GNSS since 1985 and is a professor and head of the surveying and spatial information school at the university.

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By Inside GNSS
July 29, 2011

GNSS Experts to Judge 2011 Satellite Navigation Applications Idea Contest

Find out more about 2011 USA Challenge applications ideas

Six judges — satellite navigation engineering experts from Stanford University, the Air Force Institute of Technology, Overlook Systems, NovAtel, KLA Global, the Institute of Navigation, and Inside GNSS — will select the finalists in the 2011 USA Challenge, one of 23 regional contests in this year’s European Satellite Navigation Competition (ESNC).

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By Inside GNSS