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The future of surveying? Quantum computing and blockchain

Forty-four years ago, the U.S. government introduced the global navigation satellite system — what's known today as GPS. I remember attending a seminar where this amazing technology was described with speculation about its application in surveying. Since those early...

source: By Robert W. Foster, The American Surveyor
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The town of Milton Keynes is at the heart of the UK's transport revolution. It's home to several tech start-ups and major transport-related brands, such as Network Rail (the UK's rail authority), Leica Geosystems, Mercedes, VW, and Red Bull F1. Its location, 40 minutes by...

source: xyHt

Four more Galileo satellites will be launched on a customized Ariane 5 on July 25. The next Arianespace rocket to orbit Galileo satellites has begun taking shape at the spaceport in French Guiana, reported Arianespace. Build-up of the heavy-lift vehicle is now underway...

source: GPS World

Another GLONASS-M satellite was launched June 17 from Plesetsk Cosmodrome. A Fregat booster carried satellite GLONASS-M 59 to its designated orbit, the Russian Defense Ministry said in a statement, as reported by Russian News Agency TASS. "The Soyuz 2.1-b carrier rocket,...

source: GPS World

The issue at hand is whether the Federal Communications Commission should allow a change in the use of frequencies close to those used by GPS. Virginia-based Ligado Networks wants to repurpose its satellite frequencies to also support ground-based telecom services. Testing...

source: Inside GNSS

INTERGEO 2018 presents the ideal opportunity to explore key topics surrounding the digital revolution, smart cities and ever-advancing technological developments such as artificial intelligence and augmented and virtual reality. Tickets for the conference and trade fair...

source: Directions Magazine

The National Geospatial Advisory Committee (NGAC) will meet next week in Washington, DC. Agenda topics will include an update by the Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC), Geospatial Data as Services, Cultural and Historical Geospatial Resources, the Geospatial Platform,...

source: NSPS


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