"Indian Regional Navigational Satellite System (IRNSS-1), first of the seven satellites of the IRNSS constellation is planned to be launched onboard PSLV in the first quarter of 2013."
- S K Shivakumar, Director, ISRO Satellite Centre (ISAC), India

"GAGAN through improved position information permits approaches with vertical guidance, thereby improving access to the airport even during bad weather conditions"
- V Somasundaram, Member Air Navigation Services (ANS), Airports Authority of India

"The key issue in Asia is harmonization, which is not just a regional issue but rather a global matter."
- Miyoun (Mimi) Dobbs, Program Director - Asia Pacific,Center for Advanced Aviation System Development (CAASD), MITRE, USA

"The BeiDou system will enhance the comprehensive national strength of China"
- Xingqun ZHAN, Professor of Guidance, Navigation and Control at School of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Shanghai, China

"The BeiDou system will focus on compatibility and interoperability with other GNSS. "
- YANG Dongkai, Dr Professor, School of Electronic and Information Engineering, Beihang University, China


Gagan: Status and update
A S Ganeshan
The Final System Acceptance Test (FSAT) was completed during July 2012  and the GAGAN signal in space is evaluated using SBAS receivers at various locations across the country...

Collision avoidance by speed change
James L Farrell
A collision avoidance strategy introduced more than ten years ago, being pursued in an investigation by Ohio University with NASA sponsorship, is supported by programming efforts that address dangerous scenarios. For aircraft that would collide if allowed to remain in their existing flight paths, conflict resolution can be provided by changing speed ...
A novel approach to autonomous pedestrian navigation
Pavel Davidson
This approach is an alternative to foot-mounted pedestrian navigation systems. A kinetic model of human gait is used as a virtual velocity sensor to curb the divergence of INS computed horizontal velocity...

The Jamaica VRS and cadastral surveying
Glendon G Newsome, Gregory Peake and Romayne Douglas
This paper provides a history of the Jamaica Geodetic infrastructure and the changes that have taken place with this network over the last few decades. Readers may recall that we published the fi rst part of the paper in August issue. We present here the concluding part...


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J-Shield from Javad

When accurate enough is not enough

G3oM developed by Accord for DRDO

MicroSurvey® releases MicroSurvey CAD 2013

GNSS simulation easier than ever

F4devices hardware solutions now available from esri

Trimble AP20-C GNSS Inertial OEM Module

What the future of positioning technology holds for your profession

New Hemisphere GPS Partners in Brazil and China

The rugged, reliable GNSS system for productive surveying -EPOCH50

NVS Technologies AG Selected by Advanced Navigation

Palm-sized GPS/GLONASS RTK Receiver by Geneq


Next Galileo satellite reaches French Guiana launch site
The next Galileo navigation satellite has touched down at Europe's Spaceport in French Guiana, to begin preparations for its launch in October. These third and fourth Galileo 'In-Orbit Validation' (IOV) satellites are due to be launched aboard a Soyuz ST-B vehicle in October. These new satellites will join the first two Galileo satellites - launched last year...[more]

Pre-launch verifications underway with initial Galileo satellite
Europe's Galileo Flight Model #3 (FM3) satellite is undergoing checkout at the Spaceport in preparation for launch along with its "sister" FM4 co-passenger on Arianespace's next Soyuz mission from French Guiana, which is targeted for the second half of 2012...[more]

Galileo Satellite Navigation Agency moved to Prague
The European GNSS Agency (GSA) will inaugurate its new premises soon in Prague, in the presence of Commission Vice-President Antonio Tajani, in charge of Industry and Enterprise and Minister of Transport Pavel Dobes...[more]
It pretty much flies itself!

North Korean jamming of GPS shows system's weakness

Tragic Loss for International Hydrographic Community

Israeli European GNSS Info Centre Launched

Police urge hill walkers to use maps and not apps

Real-time traffic alerts by Tata Docomo

Drive your cars using Smartphone App

China to support geoinformation industry

Dubai completes Dubai Map and 360 degree Panorama projects

Ghana policy to regulate surveying and mapping

Be more competitive in marketing Indian Remote Sensing data: PAC to NRSC

DigitalGlobe reports 23 percent revenue increase


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