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The number of people killed in pleasure craft accidents in Norway has been relatively stable for the last 10 years ranging between 38 and 24. In 2015 the number was 37 and in 2016, 27 (Berntsen, 2017). The reduction in deaths by 2016…

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In Mongolia, several Continuous GNSS stations are operated and managed by different agencies, private companies and national scientific institutions and these stations have been built for purposes such as topography, cartography, cadastral surveying geodynamic, mining and crustal movement monitoring.

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Microsatellite contract to Space Flight Laboratory
The Canadian Department of National Defence has awarded a C$15 million contract to Space Flight Laboratory (SFL) at the University of Toronto Institute for Aerospace Studies (UTIAS) for development of multipurpose microsatellites to support Arctic surveillance. Upon successful completion and testing of the prototype, two additional microsatellites will be …

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Various 3D imaging techniques have been developed during the past few decades in order to meet the increasing requirements of industrial and social applications…

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Horizon, the new high performance IMU by SBG Systems
SBG Systems has released, the Horizon IMU, a FOG-based high performance inertial measurement unit (IMU) designed to high demanding surveying applications such as high altitude data collection, or mobile mapping in very dense areas such as urban canyons.
Navsight Land/Air Solution already offered two levels of …

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Use of civilian drones in Germany
A study by the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR) has now revealed that there is clear approval in Germany for the use of civilian drones in civil protection, rescue missions and research work. However, flights for advertising, leisure and parcel delivery purposes are still viewed …

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This paper is based on results presented in Lundsten and Paasch (2017; 2018) and is in part a re-publication of Lundsten and Paasch (2018)…

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …