Dr Gladys West inducted into Air Force Pioneers Hall of Fame
An 87-year-old doctor whose programming of accurate earth models led to the current GPS system has been inducted into the Air Force Space and Missile Pioneers Hall of Fame. Dr. Gladys West was presented with the Air Force Space and Missile Pioneers award for her …
Virtual Surveyor 6.1 handles more than drone data
Virtual Surveyor 6.1 now handles on-thefly projections that previously required a separate software package to set the data in the proper coordinate system. It has become popular among surveyors because it bridges the gap between UAV photogrammetric processing applications and engineering CAD packages. The software generates an interactive …
New China-Brazil Earth resources satellite in launch in H2 2019
The China-Brazil Earth Resource Satellite- 4A (CBERS-4A) will be launched in the second half of 2019, according to Li Guoping, secretary-general of the China National Space Administration (CNSA).
With a spatial resolution of two metres, the CBERS-4A satellite will offer the highest precision among CBERS satellites, though …
This study explores the existing CORS network particularly the Greater Accra CORS to know the extent of its usage for GPS surveys in Ghana and to determine its usefulness in ensuring uniform and homogenous data collection
Surv. Sebastian Botsyo (MGhIS)
Ghana School of Surveying and Mapping, Cantonments, Accra, Ghana
Bernard BORKETEY BORTEI
Geomatic Engineer, Volta River Authority, Ghana
Kalashnikov gunmaker creates satellite navigation signal suppressing system for drones
ZALA AERO, part of the Kalashnikov Group, has demonstrated a new device of satellite navigation signal suppression for UAVs.
The compact module is placed under an unmanned aerial vehicle’s wing and suppresses the signal of satellite navigation systems within a radius of up to 5km, …
India allows flying commercial drones day-time from Dec 1
India has finally permitted commercial flying of drones with effect from December 1, 2018, according to a press release from the Ministry of Civil Aviation on August 27.
The ministry announced Drone Regulations 1.0 on August 27 to enable safe, commercial usage of drones. The regulation …