Articles: PositionIT

GPS creators awarded Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering

The 2019 Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering (QEPrize) was awarded to four engineers responsible for creating the first truly global, satellite-based positioning system – GPS. The prestigious engineering accolade is a £1-million prize that celebrates the global impact of engineering innovation on humanity. The 2019 winners are Dr Bradford Parkinson, Prof. James Spilker, Jr, Hugo […]

Rugged solutions provider appoints technical support manager

Juniper Systems, a manufacturer of ultra-rugged handheld computers and provider of field data collection solutions, has recently announces a new technical support manager role for the EMEA region, to which it appointed Andy Cray. In this position, Cray will provide support to customers with hardware and software, particularly when they are transitioning from other rugged […]

Information is nothing without ethical action

For as long as I’ve been reporting on the geospatial sector, the value of geospatial intelligence has essentially been described in terms of planning and monitoring efficiencies and cost savings. This has been the case whether you talked about real-time deformation monitoring, remote sensing, building information management or anything in between. More recently, there has […]

GIS software achieves top user ranking

Maptitude has achieved the highest GIS Relationship and Small Business GIS Relationship scores on G2 Crowd review based on the responses of users for each of the relationship related questions. The relationship ratings were highlighted by “Quality of Support” which scored 91%, and by “Ease of Doing Business With” which scored 94%, compared to the […]

High performance IMU for demanding data collection

SBG Systems released its Horizon IMU, a FOG-based high-performance inertial measurement unit (IMU) designed for demanding surveying applications such as high-altitude data collection, or mobile mapping in very dense areas such as urban canyons. The new release completes the company’s Navsight Land/Air Solution, which is a ready-to-use inertial navigation solution dedicated to surveyors for mobile […]

Website offers free addressing service

A new South African website was recently launched with the goal to help people find their way, whether they are just travelling down the road or on a long journey. Overhere (www.overhere.co.za) provides a free service that enables people to share and interpret physical addresses in only six to seven characters, called Mapcodes. These are […]