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U.S. Geological Survey Releases New National Seismic Maps

From Inside GNSS News. Published on 19.07.2014.

NovAtel Launches CORRECT with TerraStar PPP Promotion

From Inside GNSS News. Published on 17.07.2014.

NovAtel Inc. has announced a promotion for existing customers for the company’s recently launched NovAtel CORRECT with TerraStar PPP subscription service.

Customers using NovAtel legacy equipment (OEMV generation receivers or earlier) or NovAtel’s current OEM6 technology qualify for the following offers:
    • Trade in legacy NovAtel hardware for a FlexPak6, antenna, and one-year TerraStar subscription for $4,995.

Companies Step into GPS III Competition as Air Force Weighs Broader Changes

From Inside GNSS News. Published on 16.07.2014.

Communications Act Rewrite Could Adversely Affect GPS Community

From Inside GNSS News. Published on 16.07.2014.

Institute of Navigation Partners with Inside GNSS on ION GNSS+ Show Daily

From Inside GNSS News. Published on 16.07.2014.

The Institute of Navigation is partnering with the publisher of Inside GNSS to produce, publish, and distribute an expanded Show Daily publication at this year’s ION GNSS+ 2014 event taking place September 9–12 in Tampa, Florida. The alliance will leverage the magazine’s many years of publishing expertise to advance the business interests of exhibitors and attendees.

Harbinger Sues U.S. Government over LightSquared

From Inside GNSS News. Published on 14.07.2014.

Galileo IOV Satellite Failure Mystery Still Unsolved

From Inside GNSS News. Published on 11.07.2014.

InvenSense Acquires Inertial Solution Provider Trusted Positioning, Movea Software

From Inside GNSS News. Published on 08.07.2014.

San Jose, California–based InvenSense, Inc. announced today (July 7, 2014) that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Trusted Positioning Inc. (TPI), a privately-held indoor/outdoor positioning software company based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, and Movea, a provider of software for low-power location, activity tracking, and context sensing.

FAA Seeks Comment on Groundbreaking UAS Application, Model Aircraft Rules

From Inside GNSS News. Published on 30.06.2014.

Federal aviation officials appear to be moving quickly to defuse mounting pressure for the commercial use of unmanned aircraft, clarifying their authority over such aircraft and starting the public process for licensing small firms for limited operations.

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has taken a tough stance in its interpretation of the legal uses for model aircraft published on June 23 in the Federal Register. The issue surged into the national spotlight when the agency failed to win a legal challenge over its authority to regulate such devices.

GPS OCX Program Being Restructured as Budget Pressures Mount

From Inside GNSS News. Published on 30.06.2014.

In response to the ongoing federal budget squeeze, the U.S. Air Force is restructuring the contract for developing its new GPS ground system, a move that could further delay its completion.

The Air Force has asked Raytheon, its contractor for the Next-Generation Operational Control System (OCX), to develop an alternative plan in light of fiscal limitations.

“The current baseline approach is unaffordable” given the funding constraints and “appears to be a much higher risk,” said Steve Moran, the director of GPS Mission Solutions at Raytheon.

Supreme Court Decision Cites GPS Location as Factor in Warrantless Cell Phone Search

From Inside GNSS News. Published on 30.06.2014.

A unanimous U.S. Supreme Court decision issued last Wednesday (June 25, 2014) listed the history of precise locations contained in the phone as an example of the information that individuals have a right to have protected against “unreasonable searches and seizures.”
 
The decision, delivered by Chief Justice John Roberts, Jr., addressed two cases in which cell phones were seized in unrelated incidents and ruled that the contents of cell phones are generally covered by the Fourth Amendment.
 

Market Research Firm Sees Bright Prospects for GNSS OEMs

From Inside GNSS News. Published on 30.06.2014.

A series of ABI Research studies released in recent months sketches a promising future of robust growth in GNSS OEM markets.

The London- and New York–based company’s 2014 GNSS IC vendor matrix released today (June 30, 2014) concluded that Qualcomm is the leading GPS IC vendor, followed by Broadcom, and — for the first time — MediaTek in third place after another year of strong growth and robust shipments as a result of its targeted design strategy.

Trimble Dimensions 2014 Opens Registration

From Inside GNSS News. Published on 26.06.2014.

Trimble announced today (June 26, 2014) that registration is officially open for its International User Conference — Trimble Dimensions — being held November 3–5 at the Mirage and the Treasure Island hotels in Las Vegas, Nevada.
 
The conference focuses on innovations and applications of navigation, positioning, and information technologies in agriculture, construction, civil infrastructure, engineering, government, mapping, natural resources, surveying, telecommunications, transportation & logistics, and utilities.
 

FCC Courts GPS Community in Effort to Solve Spectrum Crunch

From Inside GNSS News. Published on 23.06.2014.

GNSS Monitoring Stations Slide into U.S.-Russia Rift

From Inside GNSS News. Published on 17.06.2014.