GPS-Enabled Nikon Camera

GeoSpatial Experts has been selected by Nikon USA to sell the new GPS-enabled COOLPIX P6000 digital camera. GeoSpatial Experts is offering the Nikon camera bundled with its GPS-Photo Link Express software.   The Nikon COOLPIX P6000 bundle is charcterised by the factthat both the camera and GPS-Photo Link software are simple enough to use by a wide audience, but they each offer capabilities that will meet the  needs of business users and mapping professionals, according to Rick Bobbitt, President of GeoSpatial Experts. The Nikon COOLPIX P6000 is the most advanced point-and-shoot camera sold by Nikon USA and the only digital... (read more)
2009-04-10 09:13:51

DeLorme Extends GPS Capabilities

ESRI users will now be able to view their ArcGIS Desktop projects on the DeLorme Earthmate PN-40 GPS receiver. With the Earthmate PN-40 Extension for ESRI software from DeLorme, mobile professionals can convert collected waypoints and tracks with associated comments for import into ArcGIS Desktop as shapefiles. Users can also transfer views of their projects for use in the field, display MrSID and GeoTIFF imagery files, and navigate rural terrain across DeLorme trail and road data.     This latest DeLorme solution for mobile professionals includes DeLorme USA topographic map data and supports MrSID and GeoTIFF aerial imagery files for... (read more)
2009-06-23 10:38:12

Precision GPS Products

Hemisphere GPS
From entrepreneurs to incorporation to becoming publicly traded and now ISO certified, Hemisphere GPS has evolved into a major player in the design and manufacture of precision GPS products. With corporate headquarters in Calgary, Canada, this relatively young company also has product development, sales and marketing facilities in Arizona, Kansas, Texas, and Australia. The company was born in 1990, when Canadian Systems Inc co-founders joined together to pursue their dream of manufacturing precision GPS instruments. Shortly afterwards the organisation changed its name to Communications System International Inc (CSI) and released its first product the MBX-1TM, a Differential GPS Circuit Board.... (read more)
2009-04-02 12:00:00

Japanese GPS Reference Stations

Topcon has been selected by the Geographical Survey Institute (GSI), an affiliate of the Japanese Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT), to supply GPS reference stations. The company will supply 360 GPS receivers as well as new software and database system for the GPS Earth Observation Network System (GEONET) operated by GSI. It is expected the new systems will be in operation by the end of March 2010.     In 1992, GSI initiated the introduction of Global Positioning System (GPS) Continuously Operating Reference Station (CORS) known as GEONET. As of March 2009, nationwide 1,236 stations are in... (read more)
2009-08-11 09:28:24

Modernized GPS Satellite Launched

The fourth US Air Force modernized Global Positioning System Block IIR (GPS IIR-M) satellite was launched successfully from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station aboard a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Delta II launch vehicle. Designated GPS IIR-17M, the satellite is the fourth in a series of eight Block IIR-M spacecraft that Lockheed Martin Navigation Systems has modernised for its customer, the Global Positioning Systems Wing, Space and Missile Systems Center, Los Angeles Air Force Base,CA, USA. The Block IIR-M series includes new features that enhance operations and navigation signal performance for military and civilian GPS users around the globe.   Each... (read more)
2007-10-18 09:51:56

Navman GPS3260 Released

Navman (CA, USA) has released the Navman GPS3260 series Smart GPS Sensor, a sensitive GPS receiver and antenna device to provide location based capabilities to a variety of mobile applications from PDAs to commercial vehicles. A fully integrated GPS antenna and receiver, the Smart GPS Sensor features a 49.0 x 41.0 x 14.2mm form factor and includes an ultra-high sensitivity 20-channel receiver, as well as over 200,000 effective correlators for rapid satellite acquisition fixes and tracking even in weak signal conditions less than -159 dBm. The device provides fast acquisition fixes with less than 1 second hot starts, 32 second... (read more)
2007-01-23 04:03:54

Archer Longbow Handheld GPS

Juniper Systems and Surveylab have launched the Archer Longbow remote positioning GPS handheld. By combining a rugged computer, GPS receiver, 3D compass, digital camera and a laser rangefinder, the Longbow provides the user with an all-in-one mobile GIS data capture solution. The laser is available in 100m, 300m and 1,000m versions.   The user simply points the Archer Longbow at a target up to a kilometre away, pushes a button, and captures the target's GPS coordinate plus a picture of the target. It then produces a verifiable, geo-tagged digital image with crosshairs and other information superimposed on the image to... (read more)
2009-07-22 10:32:20

Integrating GPS and SAR

Monitoring Coal-field Subsidence
Subsidence of the earth's surface caused by underground mining can be monitored using terrestrial land-survey methods. However, applying these is difficult in hilly terrain and densely forested or urbanised areas. Such difficulties can be overcome with a combination of spaceborne SAR and GPS. InSAR accuracy corresponds to GPS and lies, with 9mm variance, in less than 8% of SAR signal phase.<P> When a point on the earth's surface is subject to deformation such as subsidence, the distance, or slant range, between an orbiting SAR sensor and the point gradually changes over time. Slant range can be determined by measuring the... (read more)
2007-10-16 12:00:00

Iranian Permanent GPS Network

Using GPS to Understand Earthquakes
Lying in one of the most tectonically active zones in the Alpine-Himalayan belt, Iran frequently suffers from heavy and disastrous earthquakes. To monitor surface displacement and measure velocity and strain fields, the National Cartographic Center of Iran (NCC) has established a network of one hundred GPS stations: the Iranian Permanent GPS Network for Geodynamics (IPGN). The authors introduce the design of the new geodetic network. Iran is situated between the Eurasian plate in the north and the Arabian plate in the south, with shortening rate of 2-2.5cm per year. Many earthquakes occur in this area, causing enormous loss of life... (read more)
2006-08-23 12:00:00

Galileo Interoperable with GPS

ESA’s first two Galileo navigation satellites in space have achieved their latest milestone, transmitting dummy signals in a modulation scheme designed to allow full interoperability with the US GPS once operational services start. An advanced modulation technique offers robust protection against signal interference and the misleading signal reflections known as ‘multipath’. The first two Galileo satellites were launched from Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana into medium orbits on 21 October 2011, and since then have been progressively put through their paces in a series of tests. These satellites are serving to validate the Galileo system design as well as being... (read more)
2012-07-17 12:00:00
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