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Non-GPS PNT – NextNav

Beacons of Hope for Positioning, Navigation and Timing Alternatives Whenever we hear people talk enthusiastically about 3D digital twins, real-time…

Ultra-Wideband’s Edge for Indoor Navigation and Positioning

Can UWB technology yield sub-centimeter positions indoors? Yes, and there are many more applications as well. We examine this Alternate…

The Innovation of Geocoding

According to Esri, a geocode transforms a description of a location to a real location on the Earth. The description…

Progress in Addressing GPS/GNSS Vulnerabilities

An overreliance on GPS/GNSS for positioning, navigation and timing applications underscores key vulnerabilities. Defense, security, safety, commerce, and critical infrastructure…

UAV Surveys – How to Ensure Accuracy and Precision

For the past four years, I’ve been involved with the capture and delivery of data derived from drones. My experience…

Eastern Canada

Grand Banks to the Gulf of Mexico: My Canadian Geomatics Career

I often contemplate what it would have been like working at the same job for an entire career. Mind you,…

Geospatial Earth Observation Using Blimps, Balloons and Kites

These days drones are all the rage. Nevertheless, there are other ways to collect data from the sky! Blimps, balloons and kites…

New Galileo navigation system is experiencing clock failures

  Since December 15, 2016, the new Galileo global satellite navigation system has been up and running. Unfortunately, there are…

The 5 most interesting things that happened in geomatics in 2016

Let’s take a step back and have a look at what happened this year. To be honest, it was pretty…

Exploring GIS Day at the Glenbow Museum, Calgary.

I had the opportunity to celebrate GIS Day by attending the event hosted by the Alberta Geomatics Group at the…

Contrasting: GIS & Geomatics Education in Canada and China

I have studied Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in both Canada and China. Last summer I completed my master in geography at…

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