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GSA Open Days visitors attending a satellite navigation workshop

GSA Open Days, linking space to citizens

21 November 2018
The European GNSS Agency (GSA) opened the doors of its Prague headquarters to the public for the 4th year in a row on 16-17 November. As the final event in this year’s Czech Space Week, the GSA Open Days 2018 welcomed visitors eager to get an insider’s look at the European GNSS services and the people behind them.
Consumers and industry in the U.S. will now be to access certain Galileo signals to be used in combination with GPS

FCC approves use of Galileo in the U.S.

16 November 2018
The U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC), at a meeting on November 15, granted in part a request from the European Commission for a waiver of the FCC rules so that devices in the United States may access specific signals transmitted from the Galileo Global Navigation Satellite System.
The report looks at the current market and technology trends for GNSS in the rail sector.

GSA Rail report tracks user PNT requirements

15 November 2018
A Report on Rail User Needs and Requirements, recently published by the European GNSS Agency (GSA), examines user needs and requirements for position, navigation and timing (PNT) solutions in the rail sector. These reports, which are an outcome of the first European GNSS User Consultation Platform (UCP), will help shape the discussion at the next UCP, to be held as part of European Space Week in Marseille on 3-4 December 2018.
+39 team at the 2nd EU Space Programmes Hackathon

LetMeAut takes the prize at EU space hackathon

14 November 2018
LetMeAut, an application that leverages Galileo high accuracy to make everyday tasks easier for people with autism, was declared the winner at the 2nd EU Space Programmes Hackathon, which brought experts and developers interested in shaping the future of location-based services (LBS), the Internet of Things (IoT) and Earth Observation together in Padua, Italy on 24-26 October 2018.
Galileo has become standard in high-end receivers for surveying and is being requested by users

Galileo high accuracy in focus at INTERGEO 2018

13 November 2018
The high accuracy benefits offered by Galileo were in focus at this year’s INTERGEO conference, which saw more than 19,000 visitors, over 1,400 delegates and 640 exhibitors from 40 different countries come together in Frankfurt on 16-18 October.
The report aims at enhancing the understanding of the LBS market evolution, including strong points, limitations, key technological trends and main drivers.

LBS user requirements highlighted in GSA special report

09 November 2018
A recent report from the European GNSS Agency (GSA) highlights user needs and requirements on position, navigation and timing (PNT) for location-based service (LBS) applications. The report will help shape the discussion at the next EGNSS User Consultation Platform (UCP), to be held in Marseille on 3-4 December 2018 as part of European Space Week.
The Report provides a reference for the EGNSS Programmes and for the aviation community on user needs and requirements in the aviation market segment.

GSA Report highlights key user requirements in aviation

08 November 2018
A Report from the European GNSS Agency (GSA) on Aviation User Needs and Requirements highlights current and future requirements for position, navigation and timing in the aviation sector and will feed into the discussion at the next EGNSS User Consultation Platform (UCP), to be held in Marseille on 3-4 December 2018 as part of European Space Week.
The Report on Agriculture User Needs and Requirements includes an analysis of current and potential future market trends in the agriculture sector.

GSA special report highlights user requirements for PNT in the agri-sector

07 November 2018
A recent report from the European GNSS Agency (GSA) highlights user needs and requirements in the Agriculture sector on position, navigation and timing (PNT) solutions from the strict user perspective and the market conditions, regulations, and standards that drive them. The report will help shape the discussion at the next EGNSS User Consultation Platform (UCP), to be held in Marseille on 3-4 December 2018 as part of European Space Week.
Visitors to the GSA stand are briefed on LPV procedures

Galileo supports compliance with ICAO SAR requirements

04 November 2018
Galileo supports compliance with new Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPs) from the International Civil Aviation Organisation relating to the location of an aeroplane in distress. This and other benefits of European GNSS (Galileo and EGNOS) for the aviation sector were in focus at the European Regions Airline Association (ERA) General Assembly, which took place on 9-11 October in Edinburg, UK.
Galileo’s unique features support innovation in a wide range of IoT applications

Where (exactly) are my things? Learn how Galileo empowers IoT solutions

01 November 2018
Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS), including Galileo, play a key role in the Internet of Things (IoT), and positioning, velocity and timing information supports a wide range of context-aware applications, from drones and driverless cars to asset tracking. At a webinar hosted by the Alliance for Internet of Things Innovation (AIOTI) on November 29, representatives from the GSA will explain how the IoT can benefit from Galileo’s unique features.
The reports provide an in-depth analysis of user needs and requirements in various market segments

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.
The last four Galileo satellites launched are all usable for service provision

Four more Galileo satellites brought online

26 October 2018
Galileo Satellites GSAT0215, GSAT0216, GSAT0217, and GSAT0218, launched in December 2017, have been commissioned for operational use.
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.