• 3 GLONASS Satellites to be launched by Russia in September
    Posted in: Autonomous 08 August, 2010

    Russia’s space agency has recently announced the lauch of a Proton-M carrier bearing three Glonass-M navigation satellites from the Baikonur space center in Kazakhstan on September 2. GLONASS – the Global Navigation Satellite System – is the Russian equivalent of the U.S. Global Positioning System, or GPS, and is designed for both military and civilian […]

  • Fifth Satellite Launched by China for Its Own Global Navigation Network
    Posted in: Autonomous 05 August, 2010

    China has successfully launched its fifth GNSS satellite into space at 5:30 a.m. Sunday, as a part of its indigenous positioning network. The satellite was launched from the Long March 3I carrier rocket. It is the 126th flight for the country’s Long March series of rockets. The satellite will join the earlier four satellites in […]

  • Location-Based Ads for Days Inn Properties on Poynt
    Posted in: Autonomous 24 July, 2010

    The Blackberry search application Poynt, has completed the first mobile local search campaign for the Days Business Alliance in North America and part of Wyndham Worldwide. The targeted campaign delivered Days Inn text and banners-ads based upon the users on keyword search and location. This campaign was done in partnership with mobile marketing firm Ping […]

  • Cell-ID Database, the current LBS buzz
    Posted in: Autonomous 24 July, 2010

    LBS are a reality the agencies very much interested in now, and everybody thinks it’s a great idea to build their own location database where the most popular way to do this nowadays is to let users do. The new software on one’s cell phones not only tells where one is but also tells their […]

  • Magellan unveiled its Gen Next eXplorist
    Posted in: Autonomous 21 July, 2010

    Magellan has launched the next generation of its eXplorist handheld GPS devices for outdoor recreation market. The new eXplorist 510, 610 and 710 devices allow adventurers to navigate to outdoor destinations worldwide, capture and geotag photos along the way, and share their experiences online when they return home. Each eXplorist model has high-sensitivity GPS inbuilt […]

  • Frost & Sullivan Award to Sprint for Value Enhancement in Consumer Location-Based Services
    Posted in: Autonomous 20 July, 2010

    Sprint continues to receive appreciation for the value and service it provides to its customers and the recent in the kitty is Frost & Sullivan’s 2010 North American Customer Value Enhancement Award in Consumer Location-Based Services. The company has also received recognition for its popular Any Mobile, Anytime pricing plan, made the largest two-year improvement […]

  • Navdroyd with on-Board OSM Maps
    Posted in: Autonomous 20 July, 2010

    German LBS engineering boutique OneStepAhead has released Navdroyd, a €4.99 Android-based navigation system with on-board maps from Openstreetmap. Based on the MicroMap storage format for vector-based maps created by the company as well as the experience gained on navigation software developments Navdroyd offers to download maps per country or per region. OneStepAhead will compile a […]

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