GPS

Read the latest news & articles about GPS (Global Positioning System). 

First GPS III Satellite Reaches Orbit

First GPS III Satellite Reaches Orbit

After extensive delays, the first next-generation GPS III Space Vehicle 01 (GPS III SV01) has been successfully launched and reached medium Earth orbit. GPS III SV01 was lofted abo...

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Ordnance Survey Announces GPS Devices

Ordnance Survey Announces GPS Devices

Ordnance Survey (OS) has announced the launch of four new off-road OS GPS navigation devices for walking, hiking and off-road cycling. The innovative GPS units are a first for OS,...

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Ask the Specialist: GPS Signal Tracking

Ask the Specialist: GPS Signal Tracking

Have you ever wondered about the GPS signal-tracking capabilities ‘L1P, L2E'? One of our readers asked our specialist for an explanation, and this is what he replied. We rece...

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The Age of Mobile Mapping

The Age of Mobile Mapping

Looking back over the past 30 years, it’s hard to believe just how far we’ve come in such a relatively short space of time. Geomatics students in the mid-1980s were exp...

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GPS and the 2015 Gorkha Earthquake

GPS and the 2015 Gorkha Earthquake

Nepal is prone to earthquakes and throughout the centuries the country’s capital city, Kathmandu, has been regularly struck by earthquakes which appear to have similar epicen...

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Oman Launches New Geodetic Datum

Oman Launches New Geodetic Datum

Today GNSS is widely used in Oman. High and homogeneous quality of GNSS positioning requires a geocentric datum attached to the International Terrestrial Reference Frame of which t...

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Under the Vulcano

Under the Vulcano

A two-week field trip to Iceland – that was all they were told beforehand. After one year of studying at Delft University of Technology, MSc students headed towards this geodetical...

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High-precision GNSS Receivers

High-precision GNSS Receivers

What will the new GNSS signals bring to the user of high-precision receivers? This article provides a brief overview of what users can expect from GNSS systems that are currently i...

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