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August 14, 2010

Map Africa 2010

Map Africa 2010 conference and exhibition will take place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) in the center of Cape Town, South Africa on November 23-25, 2010.

The theme is "Geospatial Readiness for Building Africa." The conference will focus on the most pressing areas that contribute to the nation’s growth, such as infrastructure and utilities, cadastral mapping, land information management system (LIS), land policies, mining and exploration and emergency management.

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By Inside GNSS
August 13, 2010

G-spatial EXPO 2010

The theme of the G-spatial Expo is "When and Where," how geospatial information is changing our lives.The goal of the event is to promote space-based positioning, navigation and timing technologies and to inspire new businesses that use geospatial information.

It will take place at Pacifico Yokohama in Yokohama, Japan on September 19-21, where more than 30,000 visitors are expected during the run of the event.

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China Approves License for 18 Mapping Services — AutoNavi Included, Google Unlikely Choice

[Reprinted with permission from NAVIBIZ, Issue Date: 2010-7-2]

Late in May, China implemented new standards aimed at preventing "state secrets being disclosed and uncertified maps published online." A major component to this push was a requirement that all online mapping services are operated with a license. The first 18 companies, of the ones that applied for a license, have been approved.

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By Inside GNSS
July 8, 2010

Geospatial World Forum

Novotel Hyderabad Convention Center

The 2011 Geospatial World Forum (formerly Map World Forum) and industry exhibition will take place at the Novotel and HICC Complex near Hitec City in Hyderabad, India on January 18-21. The theme of this year’s conference is "Dimensions and Directions of Geospatial Industry."

The international event offers a number of symposia, seminars and workshops given by geospatial agencies, professional societies and industries on development, design integration, and science topics. A geospatial users forum will also be held.

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By Inside GNSS
March 4, 2010

Royal Institute of Navigation: UAV NAV Symposium

RIN sponsors a one-day symposium and industry exhibition on unmanned aerial vehicles, "Navigating Alone." It will be held at the Royal Geographical Society, 1 Kensington Gore, London on May 26, 2010.

The event will cover a number of navigation-related topics concerning the design and operation of UAVs, including: Mission planning, Remote control, Autonomous control, Navigation sensors and integration, Terrain mapping, Legislation and safety.

The symposium includes formal discussions and time for informal networking.

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By Inside GNSS
March 1, 2010

International LIDAR Mapping Forum (IMLF) 2010

The ILMF celebrates its tenth anniversary this year at the Hyatt Regency in Denver, Colorado on March 3-5.

This technical conference and exhibition will feature 30 papers, including two on how Light Detection and Ranging technology is being used in Haiti to assess damage from the recent earthquake and also the probability of future earthquakes.

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By Inside GNSS
January 13, 2010

FIG International Congress 2010

The 24th international congress of the International Federation of Surveyors will take place at the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre in Sydney, Australia.

The FIG 2010 keynote speech will be given Monday morning, April 12 by Tim Flannery,
2007 Australian of the Year. He will speak
about climate change, drawing on his book, The Weather Makers: How Man Is Changing
the Climate and What It Means for Life on Earth
, which debuted on
The New York Times bestseller list. 

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By Inside GNSS
January 12, 2010

The Return of Ashtech: A GNSS Pioneer Leaves Magellan Brand Behind

François Erceau, Ashtech vice-president & general manager

One of the oldest names in the GNSS industry — Ashtech — is returning to the marketplace as both a corporate identity and branded product line.

Magellan Professional announced January 7 that the France- and California-based company had renamed itself Ashtech, confirming the staying power of a precision technology brand that first appeared in 1987.

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By Inside GNSS
December 7, 2009

DARPA Network Challenge Abandons GPS for the Power of Social Networking

Want to win $40k? DARPA gives you one day to locate 10 of these 8-foot weather balloons moored across the USA

(Updated December 7, 2009) A Massachusetts Institute of Technology team won the DARPA Network Challenge on Saturday, December 5. They took home a $40,000 cash prize from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency.

The team successfully located 10 eight-foot diameter, bright red weather balloons moored in plain site at locations across the United States.

Apparently, the DARPA personnel in charge were sensitive to frigid winter weather in the heartland –  most of the balloons turned out to be moored in pleasant places for an outdoor December search: Portland, Oregon; San Francisco and Santa Barbara, California; Scottsdale, Arizona; Katy, Texas; Memphis, Tennessee; Atlanta, Georgia; Miami, Florida; Charlottesville, Virginia; and Christiana, Delaware.

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