Posts tagged as GPS

Premium satnav makes for a connected journey

TomTom’s new Go Premium is its most feature-packed, connected, and smartest navigation device. It is built with safety in mind, assists drivers throughout their journey. Besides its navigation and traffic information, it has new features like IFTTT (If This Then That) integration, which lets it connect to home devices, interact with personal digital assistants, sync […]

Take note: GPS week number rollover on 6 April 2019

Global Positioning System (GPS) users and those who use systems relying on GPS should be aware of the upcoming GPS week number rollover which will occur on 6 April 2019 at 23:59:42 UTC, during which the GPS week counter will reset to zero. GPS uses a week counter to calculate date. This value is encoded […]

Six considerations for choosing a machine control receiver

Looking for a GPS receiver for moving earth, mining or construction? Here are important things to bear in mind. GPS receivers can either assist operators in making better decisions by providing precise position information (indicate-only mode) or the GPS receiver, as part of a guidance system, can take over the operation of the machine’s implement […]

Fully-rugged tablet improves GPS capability

Juniper Systems has released the Cedar CT8 Rugged Tablet, a high-performance Android tablet made for rugged environments. The tablet marks a major upgrade in performance and GPS capability from its predecessor. Behind its 8-inch high-visibility display is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8-core processor running Android 8.1 with full Google Mobile Services. This processor runs on lower […]

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 […]

Combining GNSS and sensor networks for construction efficiency

The construction industry faces a number of challenges. Performing under deadline pressure is just one example. More recently, the focus of attention is compliance with emission values. A geomatics approach could help. The European demolition industry, especially in Germany, must focus on compliance with strict regulations. In the last couple of years it has become […]