Geospatial databases and the evolving role of the surveyor  Frank Derby | Challenges for Positioning and Navigation in the Arctic  Anna B O Jensen and Jean-Paul Sicard   | Marketing of maps imagery and other geospatial data in India P Misra | The Implementation a simulation platform for INS/GNSS integrated systems Chih-Yu Hu, Meng-Lung Tsai and Kai-Wei Chiang | Interview Charles Branch, Swarna Subba Rao | Download  your copy of October 2010 issue!


Geospatial databases and the evolving role of the surveyor
Frank Derby
In recent years, the primary roles of the surveyor within the geospatial technology industry have been to capture and process data for inclusion into the spatial database. Today’s geospatial technology places less emphasis on products but rather processes, knowledge infrastructure, capacity building, communication and coordination. Surveyors are being compelled to view survey measurements not in terms of products, but in the broader context of societal applications…

Challenges for Positioning and Navigation in the Arctic
Anna B O Jensen and Jean-Paul Sicard
The Arctic ice is receding at a faster pace than expected a few years ago, and is quickly opening for increased human activities beyond the Arctic Circle (66.56° N). This article focuses on the limitations of GNSS in the Arctic, followed by some potential solutions and suggestions for further research. …


Marketing of maps imagery and other geospatial data in India
P Misra
There is no denying of a characteristic that marketing as a concept and priority do not go hand-in-hand with the good departments. Survey of India, National Remote Sensing Centre, Geological Survey of India, Forest Survey of India, National Bureau of Soil Surveys and Land Use Planning (NBSS & LUP) and many other member-organization of NSDI are no exception…

Radio and positioning solutions from Pacific Crest go hand-in-hand
Charles Branch
Our positioning solutions are “precise positioning” solutions, i.e., with cm-level accuracy. The only way to do this in real-time is by providing the rover GNSS receivers with Real Time Kinematic corrections. Using a cable is obviously not possible so wireless communication must be an integral part of the overall solution. Each GNSS receiver board we sell to system integrators must be attached to a radio.…

  Industry news   Galileo update   Other News

Challenges of Coordinate Transformation in India – Webinar by Blue Marble

HP goes ahead in time with architects and designers

NovAtel SMART-MR10™ GNSS Receiver/Antenna

New Leica Zeno and Zena field

3D capabilities Geospatial Software by Intergraph

NGA contract for SAIC

New Handheld Series by Trimble

AEM announces Geospatial Industry Group establishment

Global Maritime SaComm market passes $1 billion

Multi-GNSS receiver technology by Hemisphere GPS

MapmyIndia debuts maps with house addresses

Ashtech® ProFlex™ 500 in Skoda

Bentley Future Cities China Student Design Competition

Garmin recalls 1.25m PNDs

LockMart advancing on GeoEye-2

IIRS to study 14 major river basins

Malta foregoes bid to host Galileo
Malta has informed the EC that it no longer wants to host the HQ of Galileo, 4 years after it submitted its official bid. Other member state who were trying to win this prestigious agency also withdrew their bids, including Italy, France and the UK... [more]

Navigation satellites contend with stormy Sun
It is a fact that variations in the Sun have effects that extend far out into the Solar System. And the solar activity follows a roughly 11-year ‘sunspot cycle’. That means the next ‘solar maximum’ – solar max for short – is due in 2013, not long after ESA launches its first four operational Galileo satellites. “These Galileo In-Orbit Validation (IOV) satellites will indeed go up during a period of enhanced solar activity,” explains Bertram Arbesser-Rastburg, head of ESA’s Electromagnetics and Space Environment division. “But the solar max is hardly a surprise event. Astronomers counting sunspots have tracked the solar cycle for more than 250 years. All the indications are this solar max will not be especially energetic – the last solar minimum has been unusually long and deep.”…[more]


MICHIBIKI successfully launched

First GPS IIF Satellite set healthy

Three GLONASS satellites put into orbit

Satellite Navigation steers unmanned Micro-Planes

BrahMos missile using Glonass receivers

Trains in India to use GPS

Russia’s NIS inks MoU with India’s HBL on GLONASS

Navigation-based Mobile Ad Platform by TeleNav

Unmanned Ground Vehicle Conversion kits

ESRI Releases the Open GeoServices REST specification

China grants web mapping licenses to 31 firms

ikiMap launched

CARIS measures improved performance with SFE

WorldView-3 development

New Mapping Satellite by China


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