Assisting visually impaired using smart-phone sensors
Oluropo Ogundipe
A project at the University of Nottingham, is working to investigate indoor positioning and object recognition to aid the blind. As part of that project, tests were conducted to assess the quality of the various sensors of a smart-phone, the aim was to assess whether the smart-phone could be used as the sensor platform to enable the development of assistive technology for the visually-impaired...

  Crustal movement before and after the Great East Japan Earthquake
Dr Shunji Murai and Dr Harumi Araki
This paper summarizes the pre-signals before the earthquake which may be important information for predicting the occurrence of earthquakes as well as the crustal movement after the earthquake. At last a case study of simulation of future catastrophic earthquakes and Tsunami which may happen in coming a few hundred years by using archeological excavation data of the past great earthquakes...

The importance of mitigation of GNSS vulnerabilities and risks
Renato Filjar and Darko Huljeni
Growing number of technological and socio-economic systems relies upon satellite navigation, making it a backbone component of national infrastructure. Mitigation of GNSS vulnerabilities and risks has become a mandatory task not only for GNSS operators and national authorities, but for a wide range of GNSS stakeholders and users. The advanced assessment of potential effects of the GNSS vulnerabilities and risks can be performed by utilisation of the actions including stress tests in controlled positioning environments...


LAPSI: An EU thematic network for enabling public sector information re-use
Cristiana Sappa and Giuseppe Futia
Since the beginning the Legal Aspect of Public Sector Information (LAPSI) project intended to build a network apt to become the main European point of reference for highlevel policy discussions and strategic action on all legal issues related to the re-use of the Public Sector Information (PSI). Many legal aspects remain unclear and lots of doubts are there as to the technical issues, with particular reference to interoperability...

Use of geospatial technologies for maritime security
S S Pendse
To secure our maritime security we need to effectively use human intelligence and artificial intelligence. This supplemented by Topographic Maps, Hydrographic Charts as well as geospatial technologies like the GIS, Satellite imageries and Digital mapping, will go a long way to achieve this goal...


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New Research about Locating Wireless 9-1-1 Calls

Spectra Precision ProFlex 800 GNSS for positioning applications
Leica GeoMoS Web v2.2

GNSS simulation easier than ever'

NVS Technologies AG releases raw data output enabled Firmware

Trimble acquires Gatewing

Cambridge Pixel targets ECDIS digital navigation market

CHC releases the LT30 GPS/GIS handheld collector

Enhancements for GNSS NavX -NCS Simulators

ESA awards Atomic Clock contract to SpectraTime

Astrium and PASCO continue their long-term collaboration

INTERGEO 2012 - 15,000 trade visitors and 1,400 conference participants expected


Septentrio and QinetiQ partnership delivers first
Galileo PRS signal reception Septentrio and QinetiQ, working in close partnership with the European Space Agency (ESA) and their industrial partners, achieved the world's first successful reception of the encrypted Galileo Public Regulated Service (PRS) signal from the first Galileo satellites (launched in November 2011...[more]

Galileo passes inorbit signal test
The first two in-orbit validation vehicles (IOV) in Europe's Galileo satellite navigation system have passed key tests...[more]

UK Satellite Navigation Competition launched
A competition to find innovative every day applications for satellite navigation data has been launched...[more]

From the lecture hall to the board room
The University Challenge - part of the European Satellite Navigation Competition (ESNC) 2012 - invites students and research assistants from any field of study to show off their innovative business ideas...[more]


$10 bln budgeted for Glonass to 2020

'Navipedia': the reference for satellite navigation know-how

New sensor sought to enable military missions in GPS-denied areas

RFID market USD 70 bn by 2017

S Korea pushes for radioactive source-tracking system in Vietnam

Consumers in Asia eager to adopt location-based services

HyDRA" smart device app

Drone completes military mapping mission in NW China

Esri ArcGIS app for Kindle Fire

China makes public satellite data products

RISAT-1 satellite launch a "grand success": ISRO

Geostellar teams with GeoEye

GPS receivers by Thales for French Navy Lynx Helicopters


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