Category Archives: GNSS/Location Tech

GPS Week Rollover – Don’t Panic (Update)

Updated March 7th, 2019 Don’t panic, but … What is the GPS Week rollover and why is it of interest (or concern) to GPS users? GPS typically works so wonderfully for so many uses because, on the surface, it seems as simple as receiving data from multiple satellites and resolving positions in your receiver—without pain...

Fergus Noble

Co-founder & CTO, Swift Navigation California, USA The three co-founders of Swift Navigation—Colin Beighley, Timothy Harris, and Fergus Noble—all are under forty years old and all deserve a place in our Outlook selection. By using the highly scientific method of a series of coin flips, we have chosen to profile Fergus Noble, but actually this...

Rana Charara

Global Solution Manager, Trimble Paris, France Rana Charara is a GNSS solution manager at Trimble Inc., where she leads tender bidding and tender response activities globally, including building long-term relationships with key customers, maintaining existing customers, and developing new business. In the geospatial sector, it is not only essential that a manager in a role such as hers...

Geomatics at UAA

Above: Matt Santiago, current UAA geomatics student, is perfecting his surveying technique in the “classroom,” i.e. the South Fork of Chester Creek on UAA’s campus. The University of Alaska, Anchorage’s Geomatics Department continues to grow and place all its students in jobs at graduation.  Matt Santiago arrived in Alaska wearing Air Force blue. When he...

Your Favorite Pangaea Issues of 2018

With 2019 only a few weeks in, let’s look back at the past year and its highpoints. As your editor I took a look at the 2018 issues ranked by readership. Here’s the top three, why I think they were so popular, and the takeaways from each. Got GPS? Thank Hedy Lamarr I think this...

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Anti-Anti-Drone Technology

Why we need it and what form it might take. I was walking down the UAS-tech-laden hall of the 2018 Commercial UAV Expo when I spied two booths touting anti-drone technology. I thought to myself, “My issue is the opposite—keeping my UAS in the air. I don’t need any help crashing it.” Yet, looking back,...