Europe’s new age of satellite navigation has passed a historic milestone – the very first determination of a ground location using the four Galileo satellites currently in orbit together with their ground facilities.
Trimble announced functionality updates to its integrated GNSS survey receiver portfolio, which includes the Trimble R4, Trimble R6, Trimble R8 GNSS systems and is rounded out by the recently released Trimble R10 GNSS System.
Topcon Europe Positioning set the industry standard more than 10 years ago with the introduction of the HiPer receivers.
European Commission Vice President Antonio Tajani announced in London that the consortium led by OHB System AG and Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL) will build a further eight satellites for the European Union’s Galileo satellite navigation programme under the supervision of the European Space Agency.
A new member of GeoMax’s complete and fully integrated GNSS RTK positioning system is the Zenith 10 & Zenith 20 series with integrated GPRS/GSM and UHF radio. The system gives the user full flexibility and offers Compass & Galileo readiness.
Septentrio Satellite Navigation NV and Altus Positioning Systems announced that the two companies are expanding their strategic relationship to pursue growth opportunities in the high-precision satellite-based surveying sector.
Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL) has moved its technical operations into The Kepler Building, a new £10 million state-of-the-art technical facility, providing assembly, testing and integration of satellites platforms and payloads for SSTL’s global customers in a single location. Co-located with SSTL’s headquarters in Guildford, the new facility provides significant new capacity that will increase throughput for multi-satellite contracts.
Fastrax Ltd., a supplier of high performance GNSS receivers, Software GNSS solutions and tracking systems for location-aware devices, unveiled the Fastrax IT600, including GPS, Russian-based Glonass, Japanese QZSS and SBAS in a single receiver module. In addition to currently supported Global Navigation Satellite Systems, the IT600 is designed to also support other positioning systems such as European-based Galileo and Chinese Compass/Beidou2 in the future.
New trends in 3D maps, geoservices to improve mobility in cities and applications for mobile telephones will be presented at Globalgeo, International Geoinformation Show. It will bring together leading experts to analyse the new business opportunities that are opening up in this field and will also host the 9th International Geomatic Week, one of southern Europe's most important scientific congresses in this speciality.