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Just published: First report series on User Needs and Requirements on Position, Navigation and Time

31 October 2018
A first series of Reports on User Needs and Requirements on position, navigation and time has been published on the European GNSS Service Centre web portal in the section “GSA Publications”. The publication of this series paves the way to the 2018 edition of the User Consultation Platform to be held in Marseille on 3-4 December 2018 as part of European Space Week.
The Technology for All forum examined how positioning, navigation and imagery technologies are being used to protect our cultural heritage

Positioning and mapping technologies converging to deliver innovation in high added value applications

30 October 2018
Positioning and mapping technologies are converging and integrating as never before, enabling developers to deliver innovative high added-value applications and services, according to participants in the 5th edition of Technology for All, a forum dedicated to technological innovation in support of the environment, cultural heritage and smart cities, which was held at Rome’s Higher Institute for Firefighting (Istituto Superiore Antincendi) on 3-5 October.
ERL Emergency 2019 is targeting autonomous capabilities and seamless navigation for emergency robotic systems

GSA partners with Septentrio in ERL Emergency 2019

29 October 2018
The European GNSS Agency (GSA) is partnering with GNSS receiver manufacturer Septentrio to award a prize in the ERL Emergency Local Tournament 2019, which aims to foster advanced developments of autonomous capabilities and seamless navigation for emergency robotic systems.
Panel discussing the role of GNSS in autonomous driving at ITS World Congress 2018 in Copenhagen

Precise positioning takes the stage in Copenhagen

25 October 2018
Key representatives from the automotive industry came together at the ITS World event in Copenhagen to discuss their work in the field of autonomous driving. All of them are using Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) solutions and other localisation techniques in order to make safe driverless road transport a reality.
The call targets the development of multi-frequency, multi-purpose antennas aimed at both the mass and professional markets

GSA funding opportunity: Multi-frequency multipurpose antenna for Galileo

22 October 2018
The European GNSS Agency (GSA) has opened a call for proposals within its Fundamental Elements funding mechanism to develop a Galileo-enabled multi-frequency antenna. The activity shall also focus on developing a close-to-market GNSS antenna for both mass-market and professional users. The deadline for submissions is 08 March 2019.
The GNSS-based Emergency Warning Service was tested with Japan’s QZSS in Melbourne, Australia recently

GNSS Emergency Warning Service successfully tested

17 October 2018
In the framework of GNSS cooperation between the European Union and Japan, a test was recently conducted of a GNSS-based global Emergency Warning Service using Japan’s Quasi-Zenith Satellite System (QZSS), which delivered impressive results.
Using a drone? Take the survey

GSA survey targets user-driven RPAS/Drones applications

16 October 2018
The European GNSS Agency (GSA) is currently conducting a survey among operators and manufacturers of remotely piloted aircraft systems (RPAS) and aviation authorities with a view to better understanding user needs and identifying key requirements for future EGNSS upgrades and evolutions.
ERL Emergency 2019 is targeting autonomous capabilities and seamless navigation for emergency robotic systems

ERL Emergency 2019 – robots to the rescue!

15 October 2018
In emergency situations, robotic systems play a key role in providing rescue teams with remote access to an emergency site. The ERL Emergency Local Tournament 2019 aims to foster advanced developments of autonomous capabilities and seamless navigation for emergency robotic systems.
The GSA’s Justyna Redelkiewicz delivering a keynote address at the IPIN 2018 indoor positioning and navigation conference

GNSS a key element of all-purpose, user-driven positioning solutions

05 October 2018
Users don’t differentiate between good indoor and good outdoor positioning; they want solutions that deliver good positioning everywhere. Speaking at the IPIN 2018 indoor positioning and navigation conference in Nantes on 25 September, the European GNSS Agency’s Justyna Redelkiewicz presented the agency’s work to map user requirements along with the latest issue of its GNSS User Technology Report.
A GNSS tutorial at IPIN 2018 highlighted the benefits of using raw measurements in Android

GNSS raw measurements delivering greater accuracy

02 October 2018
With the release of Android 7 (Nougat) in 2016, Google made GNSS raw measurements available to smartphone users, allowing them to improve their positioning accuracy. A tutorial at the IPIN 2018 indoor positioning and navigation conference in Nantes on 24 September explained how users can access raw measurements and examined how they are contributing to better location performance in mass market applications.
GNSS User Technology Report 2018 - the go-to source for information on the dynamic, global GNSS user technology industry

GNSS User Technology Report 2018 available for download now!

24 September 2018
The second edition of the GSA’s GNSS User Technology Report has been published and is now available for free download, providing an exhaustive review of all the latest GNSS trends and developments. Since its launch in 2016, the GNSS User Technology Report has become the go-to-source for information on the dynamic, global GNSS technology industry.
The enhanced UseGalileo site is another example of how the GSA is keeping the user at the centre of European GNSS.

Enhanced UseGalileo site offers a more tailored experience

21 September 2018
To keep up with the increasing interest in Galileo and the many new Galileo-enabled devices and services coming onto the market, the European GNSS Agency (GSA) launched an enhanced version of its popular UseGalileo.eu site.
Although the GSA GNSS User Technology Report won’t be officially launched until ION GNSS+, you can already reserve your free copy today.

Coming soon: the 2018 GSA GNSS User Technology Report

11 September 2018
Ready to take the pulse of the GNSS user technology industry? Want to get an inside view on how the latest trends are changing the market? Then sign up today to be one of the first to download a free copy of the GSA’s GNSS User Technology Report – Issue 2.
Android users can download the GPSTest application that will check to see if your phone is currently using Galileo satellites to determine its position.

Test your Android device’s satellite navigation performance

21 August 2018
Use the GPSTest app (or similar) to find out whether your smartphone is benefiting from the increased positioning accuracy that Galileo provides.
Much of Galileo’s early success is the result of intense cooperation between the GSA and private GNSS chip and receiver manufacturers and service providers.

EU citizens and businesses already benefiting from Galileo

09 August 2018
Following last week’s successful launch of four new Galileo satellites from the European spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana, representatives of leading industry that have adopted Galileo held a special press briefing for journalists from across the Continent.
 

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