Tag Archives: gps

Is High-Precision GNSS Coming to Your Smartphone?

We have seen over the past four decades how our traditional profession of making maps went from obscurity to mainstream to widely adopted, everyday reality. When I attended university for my geodesy degree in the early 80s everyone who had a car also had a road map in the glove compartment—from a basic road grid...

xyHt Weekly News Recap: 09/16/2022

New Report Assesses Effects of Operating a Terrestrial Radio Network Near GPS Frequency Bands UESI Surveying & Geomatics Conference 2022 Registration for CONEXPO-CON/AGG and IFPE 2023 is Open Airbus, Hiratagakuen to Test Future eVTOL Flight Routes in Kansai Region Hexagon Announces Aerial Data Collection of Eight U.S. States at 6-inch Resolution Susan O’Malley to be...

xyHt Weekly News Recap: 08/26/2022

Public Comment Requested on Revision to OGC 3D Streaming Community Standard Commercial geospatial technologies that detect GPS disruptions to be tested in military exercises Senators Urge FCC to Reconsider Order Granting Ligado Applications Civil GPS Service Interface Committee Meeting Set for September 19-20 EuroGeographics welcomes strengthened UN-GGIM Reveal Technology and Teal Drones Demonstrate Multi-Drone Mapping...

Refining Measurement

A land surveyor unpacks the concept of accuracy “Accuracy is addictive,” my friend David Doyle once said.   Doyle is a geodesist by trade. For someone in his line of work, this addiction has a rich tradition.   Geodesy is the study of Earth’s shape, rotation, and gravity field. The discipline involves an eternal quest to refine...

Upgrading GIS for a Better 911

The complex system of emergency call routing and critical location data delivery is getting a makeover Minutes can make a difference between life and death for 911 callers. A quick response with suitable equipment and knowledgeable personnel is the goal of 911 call centers across the country.  However, managing calls and texts from mobile phones...

xyHt Weekly News Recap: 04/29/2022

NSPS Joins Coalition Effort to Raise Concerns on GPS Interference with President Biden and Congress Association for Geographic Information Celebrates Return to In Person Events White House Wants to Counter the Use of Drones in the U.S. USGIF Announces New Scholarships and a New Working Group Focused on Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging Auterion Delivers New...