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BeiDou Maturing Rapidly
Satellite

BeiDou Maturing Rapidly

The BeiDou Navigation Satellite System (BDS) officially started providing its service to the Asia-Pacific region on 27 December 2012. Its regional service capability is equal to that of GPS. As the th...

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Indoor Positioning
positioning

Indoor Positioning

Wouldn’t it be great if we could find our way around anywhere and at any time using a small in our hand, pocket or bag? What a relief it would be to know that we couldn’t get lost when arriving at...

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Accuracy of Geodetic GNSS Antennas
GNSS

Accuracy of Geodetic GNSS Antennas

During the last decade, GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite System) technologies experienced an accelerated growth, both in terms of quantity in use and quality. The accuracy achieved by technology prov...

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GNSS for Sea Trials
Vessel

GNSS for Sea Trials

The effective seakeeping performance of any watercraft is vital for safe navigation. Due to the long maritime tradition in Greece, the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) has been a key pla...

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GNSS Positioning
GNSS

GNSS Positioning

Nowadays, GNSS receivers have scores – and often hundreds – of channels, enabling them to track GPS, Glonass, Galileo and Compass signals simultaneously. The whole workflow from satellite tracking...

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Interoperability
GNSS

Interoperability

GNSS technology has changed vastly since the launch onto the market of the first GPS receivers in 1982. Since then, their insides have evolved from heavy electrical circuits tracking one signal at a t...

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Trimble unveils top-tier GNSS system

Trimble unveils top-tier GNSS system

The new Trimble R980 GNSS system introduces several new elements, such as enhanced communication capabilities for uninterrupted field operations, building on the advanced features of Trimble's latest ...

X1 Pro GNSS receiver enhances surveying precision

X1 Pro GNSS receiver enhances surveying precision

SingularXYZ has presented its latest innovation for geospatial professionals: the X1 Pro GNSS receiver. This new device aims to refine precision in surveying technology with a range of features tailor...

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Positioning, in its essence, represents the meticulous process of accurately determining the spatial location of an object concerning a specific framework or datum. This fundamental concept of positioning plays an indispensable role in the domains of geography and hydrography, persistently guiding the quest to pinpoint the precise locations of the objects and features we seek to measure and understand.

Depending on the specific application at hand, the framework within which positioning occurs can be either of a global or local nature. When thinking on a global scale, the utilization of advanced techniques like Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) comes into play. In this scenario, the framework for positioning is meticulously defined by geodetic coordinate reference systems, ensuring the utmost accuracy in spatial determinations on a planetary scale.

Conversely, in more localized settings, positioning takes on a distinct character, tailored to the unique demands of specific tasks. For instance, in the realms of construction and engineering, the precision of positioning is paramount, and it's achieved through instruments such as the Total Station, allowing for the highly accurate alignment and placement of structures and infrastructure. Meanwhile, indoor navigation is another intriguing facet of local positioning, where the frameworks are often established within the confines of buildings, where technologies like indoor positioning systems enable precise and efficient navigation.

As we delve deeper into the world of positioning, it becomes evident that this art and science of location determination extends its influence far and wide, offering versatile solutions for diverse applications, all while maintaining an unwavering commitment to spatial accuracy.