Articles in the LBS News Category

Dec 2009 | Comments Off on NEWS LBS

TurboGPS wireless service in S Korea
u-blox and FINEDIGITAL Inc. has launched a wireless accelerated-GPS service “TurboGPS”. It provides GPS aiding data to vehicle and PNDs throughout South Korea and is available to 3rd party manufacturers of GPS products. www.u-blox.com

Vehicle Tracking in Papua New Guinea
MapData Sciences (MDS) and Data Nets Limited shall be providing current digital mapping and live fleet tracking services in Papua New Guinea (PNG). One of the first applications shall be to protect the fuel tankers and their cargo for a major energy provider in the region, by allowing them to utilise GPS tracking devices and real time monitoring of the vehicles. www.mapds.com.au

Nov 2009 | Comments Off on NEWSBRIEFS –LBS

Integration of GPS Flight Tracking into Aviation Management SaaS
Trindigo has integrated Blue Sky Network’s GPS tracking and automated flight following technology into Blue Sky aviation management suite. It will enable continuous monitoring location of flights within Trindigo’s web-based solution using Blue Sky’s near real-time GPS data. www.blueskynetwork.com

Oct 2009 | Comments Off on NEWSBRIEFS –LBS

Magellan RoadMate 1700
Magellan unveiled the new Magellan RoadMate 1700. It is designed to better meet the needs of consumers who are seeking larger-sized displays and easyto- use electronics. The 7-inch WVGA full-colour display provides 4 times the standard screen resolution for better readability and increased safety on the roads. www.magellangps.com

Sep 2009 | Comments Off on NEWSBRIEFS –LBS

Survey of India maps for SatNav

SatNav Technologies and Survey of India (SOI) have signed an agreement that allows SatNav to use SOI maps in its consumer products. It will release SOIapproved digital maps and custom map content for commercial use in personal and mobile navigation and locationbased solutions. www.satguide.in

Aug 2009 | Comments Off on NEWSBRIEFS –LBS

SatGuide PND Moov 300

SatNav Technologies launched the SatGuide PND Moov 300 in India. It will provide road navigation with features like voice prompted directions and a 4.3-inch touch screen. www.satnavtechnologies.com

4.7-inch Maestro PND by Magellan

Magellan announced the Maestro PND with new design, 4.7-inch Display, voice command capabilities, handsfree Bluetooth calling and highway lane assist. It has new feature “Find Your Car” which remembers the location of your car. http://promagellangps.com

Jul 2009 | Comments Off on NEWSBRIEFS –LBS

China Navigation Map Market Report
According to China Navigation Map Market Report, 2008-2009, the Chinese car navigation market is in its early stage. In 2008, the market penetration rate of car navigation in China was only 4.56%, far lower than the 60% of Japan, and 20%-30% of both Europe and U.S.A. In 2008 a total of 3.1 million navigation devices were sold, more than double than that in 2007. www.pr-inside.com

Jun 2009 | Comments Off on NEWSBRIEFS –LBS

Third party database & technologies to drive mobile LBS
The consumer LBS market has steadily evolved over the past few years. A number of factors – including the development of third-party location databases and technologies – are poised to finally drive real LBS market growth on mobile phones. According to Frost & Sullivan, ‘North America Consumer LBS Market – The Wireless Carrier Opportunity’, estimates that carrier-generated consumer LBS revenues totalled over $480 million in 2008 and projects this figure to surpass $3.0 billion in 2013. www.frost.com

May 2009 | Comments Off on NEWSBRIEFS –LBS

Geolocation to the web
Opera Software and Skyhook Wireless to partner in bringing geolocation to the Web. With Skyhook’s Wi-Fi Positioning System (WPS), any computer or mobile phone with a wireless adapter can take advantage of its positioning technology and locate a user. Users

can now simply choose to share their location with any Web site and get a range of information. www.opera.com

Apr 2009 | Comments Off on NEWSBRIEFS –LBS

Garmin GPS device users can use MapmyIndia maps now

Garmin GPS devices users can now use MapmyIndia’s India maps, and have access to maps of 202 cities, 130,000 towns and villages, 450,000 point of interests, and navigate to 640,000 unique reachable destinations across India. www.mapmyindia.com

Mar 2009 | Comments Off on NEWSBRIEFS –LBS

DigitalGlobe announces agreement with Nokia for use of imagery

DigitalGlobe and Nokia have agreed to bring high-resolution satellite and aerial imagery to Nokia Maps, both on mobile devices and on Ovi, improving the global driving, hiking and walking navigation capabilities for consumers who use these applications. www.digitalglobe.coma