GNSS at the centre of a revolution in agriculture

24 October 2017
The agriculture sector has gone through a series of evolutionary milestones, from mechanisation, through the green revolution, to precision farming. The current revolution in the agriculture sector is digital farming, in which information about weather, soil conditions and crop health is combined with network technology to allow farmers to optimise their systems and improve their productivity. In Europe, EGNSS (Galileo and EGNOS) is a key enabling technology underpinning this revolution.

Galileo and Copernicus combine forces at InterGEO 2017

20 October 2017
Europe's flagship space programmes, Galileo and Copernicus, shared a stand and a stage at this year's InterGEO event in Berlin.

Don’t miss the 1st Galileo User Assembly set for November 28-29

20 October 2017
The 1st Galileo User Assembly is set to take place in Madrid on November 28-29.

Updated Galileo Satellite Metadata now available

16 October 2017
The European GNSS Service Centre (GSC) has published updated Galileo Satellite Metadata information on its web portal.

Precision farming becoming more and more important in modern agriculture

12 October 2017
Agriculture faces significant challenges, there is ever-increasing pressure on profit margins and farmers are also trying to produce food in the most sustainable way possible.

Be part of the EGNOS aviation services evolution

06 October 2017
How can SBAS Dual Frequency Multi-Constellation capability further contribute to aviation CNS/ATM services?

Time is of the essence

05 October 2017
To identify timing service needs that are not yet being met by the EGNSS basic time service, the ‘DEMonstrator of EGNSS services based on Time Reference Architecture’ (DEMETRA) project developed a prototype of an EGNSS-based time disseminator that provides time certification, redundancy, resilience, integrity, and improved accuracy, while validating the concept of ‘time as a service’.
This figure shows the improvement of the location service in terms of accuracy and availability that ELAASTIC technology provides in difficult environments, here in downtown Toulouse, reaching a reliable 1.5-meter accuracy.

Expanding GNSS performance with assistance data

27 September 2017
ELAASTIC technology increases a device’s position accuracy and availability, opening the door to a number of user applications requiring a high-level of performance.
Join the GSA at ION GNSS+ 2017 for a special session on using GNSS raw measurements. The session will take place on Thursday September 28 from 2:00 – 2:45pm in Room C120-122.

GNSS Experts to talk about the value of raw measurements at ION GNSS+ 2017

22 September 2017
Are GNSS raw measurements in consumer devices just a playground for scientists, or do they represent a real market opportunity? To find out, join the European GNSS Agency (GSA) and a panel of industry experts as they discuss the topic on 28 September at ION GNSS+ 2017.

Broadcom announces world’s first dual frequency GNSS receiver for smartphones

21 September 2017
Broadcom Limited, a leading developer of digital and analogue semiconductor connectivity solutions, recently announced the launch of the world’s first mass-market, dual frequency GNSS receiver device for smartphones, the BCM47755.

Tartu to host SpaceTech Integrated Applications hackathon in November

19 September 2017
Engineers, developers, designers, scientists, and other experts will come together at the SpaceTech Integrated Applications hackathon in Tartu, Estonia, on 3-5 November to brainstorm on possibilities for new applications that combine satellite navigation positioning systems, Earth observation data, hardware and social media.
Latest Apple iPhone 8 uses Galileo.

The latest iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X are Galileo-enabled

18 September 2017
The new features of the latest iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X launched on September 13, include built-in support for the European Galileo satellite system, among other GNSS. This multi-constellation support means that the new phones will offer more accurate positioning, making it harder for iPhone users to get lost, wherever they are.
As the effects of climate change continue to impact our day-to-day lives, European GNSS will play an increasing role in meteorology and weather forecasting.

The essential role of European GNSS in meteorology

13 September 2017
With hurricanes battering the US, Europe just coming out of another hot summer, and all signs pointing to climate change – weather dominates both our headlines and our policy-making. But did you know that European GNSS plays an important and growing role in meteorology?

Japan joins the GNSS table with QZSS

06 September 2017
The Japanese government forecasts that 80% of the economic effects from QZSS will be in the car navigation, mobile terminal and value-added mobility application segments. The upcoming 2020 Tokyo Olympics will also give precise positioning and timing solutions an added boost. This instalment of our GNSS Asia series looks at Japan’s evolving QZSS system and the many benefits it is set to bring. in Taiwan has built a good network with key Taiwanese counterparts from both the public and private sectors.

Opportunities abound in Taiwan

24 August 2017
This instalment of our GNSS in Asia series focuses on the many opportunities for European GNSS companies in Taiwan.