In the fast evolving world of satellite navigation technology and GNSS applications,monitoring the landscape and having the latest information is essential. With itsin-depth look at market opportunities and trends across eight market segments,the GSA’s 2017 GNSS Market Report is a key resource for successfully navigating thisexciting market.
As an efficient tool for mapping and surveying, GNSS is widely used by organisations such as utility companies and regional and local authorities, most often being employed by services requiring centimetre-level accuracy. As highlighted in the 5th edition of the GSA’s popular GNSS Market Report, GNSS’ market penetration of the Mapping and Surveying segment has grown with the launch of Galileo Initial Services, which provides high-precision users positioning services with sub-decimetre level accuracy.
According to the 5th edition of the GSA’s popular GNSS Market Report, the uptake of GNSS-enabled precision agriculture will continue to grow. This is due to the many benefits precision agriculture provides farmers, including increased productivity, reliability and cost-effectiveness. The Market Report also identifies a trend towards integrating GNSS into other technologies in order to further enhance farm management.
In the Maritime segment, GNSS is used to satisfy vessel and crew demand for navigation (in open sea or in specific situations, such as harbour entrances and approaches) and positioning (including, among others, vessel monitoring, traffic management, locator beacons for distress situations, etc.). According to the 5th edition of the GSA’s popular GNSS Market Report, growth in this segment will be primarily driven by navigation- based applications for recreational vessels and providing location information to Search and Rescue (SAR) beacons.
The testing of the ERSAT EAV system, the satellite technology for monitoring and safely managing rail traffic on conventional secondary, local and regional lines, has been completed in Sardinia. The last trial journey between Cagliari and Decimomannu (Cagliari - San Gavino line), where the experimental centre was located, was completed today. Some of the top managers of the European railway and satellite navigation agencies were even aboard the train.
Conclusi in Sardegna i test di ERSAT EAV, la tecnologia satellitare per controllare e gestire in sicurezza il traffico ferroviario delle linee convenzionali secondarie, locali e regionali.Oggi l’ultimo viaggio prova fra Cagliari e Decimomannu (linea Cagliari - San Gavino), dove è stato collocato il centro sperimentale. A bordo del treno i vertici delle agenzie europee ferroviarie e di navigazione satellitare.
Following a complex tendering process that began in January 2015, the European GNSS Agency (GSA) has awarded the Galileo Service Operator (GSOp) contract, with a value of up to EUR 1.5 billion, to Spaceopal at a special event in Brussels. Spaceopal is a joint venture between Telespazio and the German Space Agency (DLR).