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Previous Webinars Available On Demand

You can download the following webinars that have already taken place. Simply follow the link in the headline to the registration form. Once filled out, you will be able to launch the presentation. Webinars older than six months are available on our YouTube channel.

Market Insights Webinar
Introduction to Using UAVs for Mapping
Broadcast Date: Thursday, December 17, 2015
ModeratorAlan Cameron, Editor-In-Chief and Publisher, GPS World
Speakers: Eric Gakstatter, Contributing Editor, GPS World, Geospatial Solutions; Marko Peljhan, Co-founder, C-ASTRAL; Doug Long, Strategic Marketing Director, Applanix, a Trimble Company
Summary: Two private operators and two commercial UAV/mapping service providers will cover the basics of UAV operation for mapping, showing results of their work and giving tips for successful project completion.

Market Insights Webinar
Designing, Building and Testing UAVs
Broadcast Date: Thursday, November 19, 2015
On-Demand Available Until: Saturday, November 19, 2016
ModeratorAlan Cameron, Editor-In-Chief and Publisher, GPS World
Speakers: Lasse Klingbeil, Ph.D., Institute of Geodesy and Geoinformation, University of Bonn; Jeffrey Fayman, Ph.D., VP, Planning & Development, Geodetics; Florent Hennart, GNSS specialist, Airbus Defence & Space; Jan Van Hees, Director of Marketing and Business Development, Septentrio
Summary: A university research team and three commercial manufacturers shared their first-hand experiences in — and expert insight into — the creation of unmanned aerial vehicles.They presented their operational UAV designs, discussed the project requirements, aspects of construction and integration of sensors — and also shared test results from their recorded flights.

Market Insights Webinar
Timing, Time Transfer and Synchronization: New Applications and Techniques
Broadcast Date: Thursday, October 29, 2015
On-Demand Available Until: Saturday, October 29, 2016
ModeratorAlan Cameron, Editor-In-Chief and Publisher, GPS World
Speakers: Edward Powers,GNSS and Network Time Transfer Operations Division Chief U.S. Naval Observatory; Ron Holm, Marketing Manager
EndRun Technologies; Grace Xingxin Gao, Ph.D., Professor University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Richard Foster, Ph.D., Sr. Business Development Manager, Microsemi Government Systems Microsemi Corporation
Summary: Learn more about the current efforts behind – and changing demands to – keeping the nation’s timekeeping and synchronization infrastructure up to speed. We examined why that has become more critical than ever for the Internet of (Every)thing(s) and the nation’s economy. The panel also shed light on cutting-edge time transfer research, and dove into new applications and techniques for use in metrology, defense, communications and aerospace.

Market Insights Webinar
New Generation GNSS Solutions: Precise Positioning, Navigation & Applications
Broadcast Date: Thursday, July 23, 2015
On-Demand Available Until: Saturday, July 23, 2016
Moderator: Eric Gakstatter, Contributing Editor, Geospatial Solutions & GPS World
Speakers: Dr. Sunil Bisnath, Associate Professor, Department of Earth and Space Science and Engineering at York University; Dr. Rodrigo Leandro, Director of Engineering, Hemisphere Rahul Gupta, Spirent Communications; Gregory Moura, OKTAL Synthetic Environment
Summary: Correction augmentation technologies — the theme of this webinar — meet the growing need and opportunity for more accurate location and navigation information in an increasing number of applications where position data are deemed useful or critical. High-accuracy (i.e., few-centimeter) correction augmentation technologies can extend the accuracy capability of GNSS systems while maintaining the core concept of a GNSS system, which includes being available anytime and anywhere on Earth. In this webinar we discussed recent developments in high accuracy correction techniques, the current scenario for state-of-art solutions, as well as explore future technology developments for the coming years.

Market Insights Webinar
Street Smart: City Modeling and Other Geospatial Techniques in Urban Mapping and Navigation
Broadcast Date: Thursday, July 16, 2015
On-Demand Available Until: Thursday, July 16, 2016
Moderator: Alan Cameron, Editor-In-Chief and Publisher, GPS World
Speakers: Claire Ellul, University College London; Paul Groves, University College London; Rahul Gupta, Spirent Communications; Gregory Moura, OKTAL Synthetic Environment
Summary: Get a high-level overview of the latest enhancements to computerized geometric city models, which can help overcome data gaps and inaccuracies created by signal obstruction, to improve GNSS positioning in dense urban areas. The webinar focused on use of 3D mapping to aid GNSS in three different ways: shadow matching, height aiding and non-line-of-sight (NLOS) detection for conventional positioning.
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Market Insights Webinar
The Road to Driverless: Autonomous Vehicle Platforms, Sensors and Requirements
Sponsored by: NavCom
Broadcast date: Thursday, June 18, 2015
On-Demand Available Until: Friday, June 17, 2016
Moderator: Alan Cameron, Editor-In-Chief and Publisher, GPS World
Speakers: John Fischer, Chief Technology Officer, Spectracom; Lisa Perdue, Applications Engineer, Spectracom; Hironori Sasaki
Director of Solutions Architecture, Spectracom
Summary: Advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) are now integrated in all luxury cars and moving into mainstream models. Although no driverless car is expected to operate freely on public roads for the next 10 years, some open test drives have already taken place, including one 100-mile highway cruise by a driverless Mercedes. This technology is currently restrained by legal issues and the lack of reliable nationwide mapping data — but the platforms are nearly ready to go. Join us as we explore the current state of affairs and the likely near-term future developments.

Custom Markets Webinar
Say Goodbye Proprietary GPS Devices, Hello TerraGo Edge
Broadcast date: Thursday, May 28, 2015
On-Demand Available Until: Saturday, May 28, 2016
Sponsor: TerraGo
Moderator: Alan Cameron, Editor-In-Chief and Publisher, GPS World
Speaker: Michael Gundling, Vice President of Product Management, TerraGo
Summary: Say goodbye to expensive, single-use GPS handheld devices. That’s not the way it works anymore. TerraGo Edge replaces single-use GPS handheld devices and enables mobile workers and field crews to easily collect field data, share that data with others in real-time using any iOS or Android device and sync that information with headquarters at a fraction of the cost. With TerraGo Edge, you can save a significant amount of money, increase the ROI on your current GIS investments and improve productivity.

Market Insights Webinar
New Frontiers in Unmanned Flight: Hey You, UAV!
Sponsored by: NavCom
Broadcast date: Thursday, May 21, 2015
On-Demand Available Until: Saturday, May 21, 2016
Moderator: Alan Cameron, Editor-In-Chief and Publisher, GPS World
Speakers: Donald Chance Mark Jr., Aviation Attorney, Fafinski Mark & Johnson; Tony Murfin, Professional OEM & UAV Editor, GPS WorldJames Spicer
UAV Researcher, Stanford University; Adrien Perkins, UAV Researcher, Stanford GPS Laboratory; Peter Cosyn, Director of Research & Development, Gatewing, a Trimble company
Summary: Explosive growth in the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) market segment and an unsettled regulatory framework make for a confusing picture. Our experts will clarify the confusion, explain product design trends and describe in detail the operation of one new micro-UAV in particular. With the industry poised for the opening of the regulation floodgates to address a growing commercial demand, we will hear from developers, both independent and at large GNSS companies, and from a legal expert who will discuss today’s and tomorrow’s likely regulatory framework. Attendees also will learn how robust, cost-effective Hybrid GNSS Technologies offer unique capabilities for UAV navigation in environments where traditional GPS receivers may fail.
Tony Murfin answers submitted questions in this post-webinar report.

Market Insights Webinar
Global GNSS Market Trends & Forecasts: Highlights of the GSA GNSS Market Report 2015
Sponsored by: NavCom
Broadcast date: Thursday, April 16, 2015
On-Demand Available Until: Friday, April 15, 2016
Moderator: Tracy Cozzens, Managing Editor, GPS World and Geospatial Solutions
Speakers: Gian Gherardo Calini, Head of Market Development, European GNSS Agency; Justyna Redelkiewicz Musial, Market Development Officer, European GNSS Agency; Peter Grognard, Director, Thales Alenia Space Belgium
Summary: The fourth edition of the European GNSS Agency’s (GSA’s) GNSS Market Report is now available. The Report has become a key reference for organizations building their GNSS market strategies. Join us as we provide an overview of the report and its quantification of the GNSS market of today and the future. We’ll specifically look at the global GNSS market in terms of shipments, revenues and installed base of receivers, with a forecast up to 2023.

Market Insights Webinar
Fix the Future Now with Signal Simulators
Sponsored by: NavCom
Broadcast date: Thursday, March 19, 2015
On-Demand Available Until: Friday, March 19, 2016
Moderator: Alan Cameron, Group Publisher, GPS World and Geospatial Solutions
Speakers: Mark Wilson, Vice President, Sales, IFEN Inc.; Neal Fedora, Director, Engineering, Spirent Federal Systems Inc.; Julian Thomas, Founder, Racelogic; Darren Fisher, GNSS Market Manager, Spectracom
Summary: More signals (e.g., GPS + Galileo + BDS) and special techniques that are well-adapted to mobile users (gentle antenna motion, use of cameras) allow one to get away with using less expensive antennas and yet still resolve the ambiguities needed for centimeter-accurate positioning.

Market Insights Webinar
Antennas for the Future: Design and Use
Sponsored by: NavCom
Broadcast date: Thursday, February 19, 2015
On-Demand Available Until: Friday, February 19, 2016
Moderator: Alan Cameron, Group Publisher, GPS World and Geospatial Solutions
Speakers: Maged Shenouda, Project Manager, Antenna Group, NovAtel Inc.; Kenneth M. Pesyna Jr., Ph.D. candidate, department of electrical and computer engineering, The University of Texas at Austin; Dr. Stani Licul, Co-Founder, President and CEO, Maxtena
Summary: Understand the whys and hows of simulating signal problems now to avoid real-world problems later when newly released GNSS products encounter unanticipated problems in the field. As the number of critical applications that rely on positioning, navigation and timing (PNT) increases, the list of considerations for testing also grows. Topics addressed include leap seconds (next one coming up in June!), multipath, and interference of all sorts. The stakes for attacks on GNSS technologies are rising as incidents increase from occasional, often accidental, interference to more structured and organized approaches to jamming and spoofing. Moderated by Alan Cameron, Group Publisher, GPS World and Geospatial Solutions.

Market Insights Webinar
Receiver Design for the Future
Sponsored by: NavCom
Broadcast date: Thursday, January 15, 2015
On-Demand Available Until: Friday, January 15, 2016
Moderator: Alan Cameron, Group Publisher, GPS World and Geospatial Solutions
Speaker: Greg Turetzky, Principal Engineer at Intel
Summary: The compound annual growth rate of GNSS devices will continue, from its current 22 percent level to a robust 9 percent for the years 2016–2022, and heading for seven billion installed units by 2022. The design challenges for GNSS are to:

  • Take advantage of smaller geometries to achieve higher clock speeds, more memory, lower active power and smaller size, while reducing standby power from leakage;
  • Incorporate new methodologies in chip and system design; integrate multiple radios on a single die to reduce cost and size;
  • Integrate multiple radio sources into a single location solution;
  • Bring together a disparate value chain.

The technology roadmaps embrace most modalities of positioning: GNSS, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, cellular, and SBAS, and cross most platforms, including wearables.

Register now to learn how SiRFusion will enable new services, applications and social media for you.

Custom Markets Webinar
Indoor Location with SiRFusion from CSR
Sponsored by: CSR
Broadcast date: Thursday, December 4, 2014
On-Demand Available Until: Friday, December 4, 2015
Speakers: Dave Huntingford, Director of Product Management for Location, CSR; Dimitri Rubin, Senior Director of Emerging Technologies, CSR; Murray Jarvis, Consultant, CSR
Summary: Indoor location has become a hot topic, carrying the promise of ubiquitous location and user context. Set to take social networking, analytics, content targeting and enterprise efficiency applications to a new level, the technology hails from a high pedestal. SiRFusion TM from CSR is a new, innovative and technically disruptive solution, combining multiple sources of information to create high quality and accurate indoor positioning, without the need for new infrastructure or site surveys. Join CSR’s experts in Indoor Location, Dave Huntingford and the CSR SiRFusion team, to learn how this innovative indoor location technology can create new revenue streams for you through accurate understanding of your customers’ location indoors. Webinar topics:

  • Commercial applications for indoor location
  • SiRFusion – solving the indoor challenge via fusion of multiple technologies, including WiFi, BT Smart, GNSS & MEMS
  • Challenges and solutions for Pedestrian Dead Reckoning & BT Smart beaconing
  • SiRFusion performance results in real world situations

Register now to learn how SiRFusion will enable new services, applications and social media for you.

InterGeo Post Show Report
New Product Trends in UAV, Survey, Mapping, and Geospatial Data Collection and Analysis
Sponsored by: NavCom
Broadcast date: Thursday, October 16, 2014
On-Demand Available Until: Friday, October 16, 2015
Speakers: Alan Cameron, Group Publisher, GPS World and Geospatial Solutions, and Eric Gakstatter, Editor, Survey Scene & Geospatial Solutions Monthly
Summary: UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles) are taking over the surveying industry, thanks to their ever-improving sensors and the fact that they are getting lighter and can therefore remain in the air for longer. They complete surveying and inspection tasks that would otherwise be difficult to tackle, and do so with impressive cost-efficiency. UAV trends and technology will be among the focal points at the InterGeo conference in Berlin in early October.

Spoofing, Detection, and Navigation Vulnerability
Sponsored by: NavCom
Broadcast date: Thursday, September 18, 2014
On-Demand Available Until: Friday, September 18, 2015
Moderator: Alan Cameron, Group Publisher, GPS World and Geospatial Solutions
Speakers: Todd E. Humphreys, Director, Radionavigation Laboratory, University of Texas; Mark L. Psiaki, Professor, Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Cornell University
Summary: The threat of deceptive signal spoofing is a key element of cyber-crime and cyber-terrorism. The ongoing effort, vital to defense, government security, and all forms of navigation and tracking, to differentiate between real and fake GNSS signals gets an up-close and personal look from two leading researchers in the field, Mark L. Psiaki and Todd E. Humphreys. Our speakers will also expand the topic to address other vulnerabilities of navigation, collision avoidance, and timing systems, for example, weaknesses in aviation’s ADS-B protocol and the vulnerability of automotive radar systems.

Previous Webinar Recordings Available on YouTube


RTK on Your Smartphone or Tablet
Sponsored by: NavCom
Broadcast date: Thursday, August 14, 2014
On-Demand Available Until: Tuesday, June 2, 2015
Moderator: Tracy Cozzens, Managing Editor, GPS World and Geospatial Solutions
Speaker: Eric Gakstatter, Editor, Survey Scene Newsletter
Summary: The availability of small RTK GNSS receivers, wireless Bluetooth connectivity, and the proliferation of publicly-available RTK bases provide an environment in which you can fully leverage the richness of centimeter-level, horizontal and vertical data. Learn how to adapt to and benefit from the dynamic mobile device market through a step-by-step demonstration. The method does not use the internal receiver of the tablet or smartphone, but takes advantage of some professional-grade RTK receivers on the market that make it easy for users to interface their various mobile devices to their receivers. Join us for a look at the benefits and pitfalls of using consumer-grade mobile devices for professional geospatial applications.
Download a PDF of the webinar slides

The Hottest Mapping Trends
Live from ESRI in San Diego
Focus on using RTK on mobile devices (iOS, Android)
Sponsored by:
Broadcast Date: Thursday,  July 17, 2014
: Using your iOS/Android Smartphone or Tablet with High-Precision GNSS Receivers.
Moderator: Alan Cameron, Group Publisher, GPS World & Geospatial Solutions
Keynote speaker: Eric Gakstatter, Editor, Survey Scene Newsletter
Summary: The mobile device market has been in crazy-mode for the past two years. Every month, a new smartphone or tablet is introduced, giving geospatial more choices than ever before about what they can take into the field. A $200 7″ tablet? An iPad? A $1,200 ruggedized tablet? A Galaxy III smartphone? The mobile device smorgasbord is incredible. How do these devices behave as GIS data collection devices? Do they interface to high-precision GNSS receivers and other instruments? What are other companies using? Join us for a look at the benefits and pitfalls of using consumer-grade mobile devices for professional geospatial applications.

How Much Farther to the Promised Land?
Purchase Decisions in the Evolving Landscape of GPS, Multi-GNSS and Alternative PNT
Sponsored by: NavCom
Broadcast Date: Thursday, June 5, 2014
Moderator: Alan Cameron
, Group Publisher, GPS World & Geospatial Solutions
Steve Ault, Product Manager, NavCom Technology Inc.; John Pottle, Fellow, Institute of Engineering Technology and Royal Institute of Navigation; Philip Mattos, R&D scientist for several GNSS companies; Paul Benshoof, Global Business Development Manager, Locata Corporation
Summary: Last month’s two GLONASS stumbles prompted some industry leaders to resume their calls for multi-GNSS and for redundant PNT. But neither concept yet exists, truly and pervasively, that is to say effectively for all users. When will reliable, robust, consistent and continuous positioning, navigation, and timing become a reality? Should we rely on whatever technology we currently possess until the perfect system comes available, or should we continuously upgrade at each iterative step along the way?

GNSS Interference Detection and Mitigation for UAV Navigation
Sponsored by: Loctronix Corporation
Broadcast Date: Thursday, May 22, 2014
Host: Dr. Michael B. Mathews,
CEO and Founder, Loctronix Corporation
Speakers: Franck Boynton,
Vice President and CTO, NavtechGPS; Peter F. MacDoran, Chief Scientist, Loctronix Corporation; Michael O. Davies, Senior Engineer, Loctronix Corporation
Summary: The need for robust, highly-reliable, navigation information in GNSS-denied environments is fast becoming a critical issue for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) / unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) in both commercial and military applications.  Total reliance on GNSS can lead to disastrous consequences when signals are interfered with or obstructed. Low-cost, non-SAASM, GPS sensors are particularly vulnerable to jamming and interference.

Attendees will learn how robust, cost-effective Hybrid GNSS Technologies (HGT) offer unique capabilities for UAV navigation in environments where traditional GPS receivers may fail.  Combining signals of opportunity (SoOps), inertial sensing, and multi-frequency GNSS using Spectral Compression Positioning, assures continuous navigation by detecting typical GNSS interference and mitigating their effects through alternative navigation means.

Download a PDF of the webinar slides

Data Capture for GeoIntelligence
Sponsored by:
Broadcast Date: Thursday, May 8, 2014
Moderator: Art Kalinski,
Editor, GeoIntelligence Insider Newsletter
John Ciampa, CEO, Alta; Ted Ralston, Executive Program Manager, Soft Power Solutions; Paul Smith, General Manager, Cyclomedia; Dr. Peter VanAmburgh, Business Development, IIF Data
Summary: A steep-curve learning session on the current explosion of capture systems, made possible with cheap, small GPS and inertial measurement units.  New oblique capture systems, improvements in 3D model capture, very accurate ground capture (see the Februrary GeoIntelligence newsletter column on Cyclomedia), high-resolution drifting balloons (, cheap silent aerostats, unmanned autonomous air vehicles (UAVs), disposable UAVs, a new manned parafoil all-terrain vehicle (ATV) — yes, flying ATVs! — and more. Look into the future of data capture, because it’s coming at you fast, right now!
View Ted Ralston’s launch demo video from the webinar
View Dr. Peter VanAmburgh’s “Stalker” video from the webinar

Unmanned Aircraft Navigation
Sponsored by:
Hemisphere GNSS
Original Broadcast Date: Thursday, November 21, 2013
Tony Murfin, Editor, Professional OEM newsletter
Speakers: Olivier Casabianca,
Business Area Manager, Trimble GNSS OEM; Hal Adams, Co-founder/Chief Operating Officer, Accord Technology; Neil Gerein, Defense Product Manager, NovAtel; Eric Brewer, Senior Systems Engineer, Rockwell Collins; and Howard William Loewen, President, MicroPilot, Inc.
In recent years, there has been explosive growth in the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) market segment, with most on-board navigation systems relying on GNSS or GNSS with inertial aiding. As military budgets decline, interest in civilian commercial applications is growing rapidly.  The FAA recently awarded special type certification to two UAVs for commercial Arctic operations, and the industry is now poised for the opening of the regulation floodgates to address a growing commercial demand. In this webcast, we will hear from some of the industry leaders in GNSS-based navigation for UAVs, in both the military and civilian sectors: they will tell us what they are doing in UAV navigation and where they see this exciting market going.

What’s the Latest & Greatest? GNSS Products for 2014 and Beyond
New Frontiers in Product Development from ION & Intergeo
Sponsored by: Hemisphere GNSS
Broadcast Date: Thursday, October 17, 2013
Speakers: Frank van Diggelen, Senior Technical Director for GNSS/Chief Navigation Officer, Broadcom Corp.; Ron Ramsaran, Senior Product Marketing Manager marine products, Hemisphere GNSS; Kirk Burnell, Product Marketing Manager OEM boards, Hemisphere GNSS; Eric Gakstatter, Editor, Survey Scene Newsletter
Summary: A report on new product introductions as seen at ION-GNSS+ and at Intergeo, along with perspective on trends in two major sectors, high precision and smartphone/consumer electronics, with experts from both fields. 

The Connected Vehicle 
Sponsored by: Hemisphere GNSS
Broadcast Date: 
Thursday, September 19, 2013
Moderator: Janice Partyka, Wireless LBS Insider editor
Speakers: David Jumpa, Chief Revenue Officer, Airbiquity; Scott McCormick, President, Connected Vehicle Trade Association; Andrew Maliszewski, Executive VP, Micronet; Scott Sedlik, VP Product and Marketing, Inrix
The biggest announcements and the most interesting news at the three big wireless/electronics shows in 2013 have all concerned the connected car. Location is a core technology. How will the connected vehicle market evolve? Will there be similarities to the more advanced fleet market? Providers of navigation, mapping, traffic, middleware, search, points of interest and mobile advertising all have key roles to play. How will the complexity of personalization and extras make it difficult to deliver products and service? The pace will only accelerate. Sort through the multiple issues and get your roadmap to the future with Janice Partyka and a panel of industry experts.

GNSS Industry Outlook for 2014
Sponsored by: Hemisphere GNSS
Broadcast Date:
Thursday, August 15, 2013
Alan Cameron, Editor & Publisher, GPS World
Speakers: Len Jacobson – GPS consultant, John Pottle Marketing Director, Positioning and Navigation division, Spirent
Summary: Immediately after the GNSS State of the Industry online survey closes on August 12, our analysts provide running commentary on the polling results. We’ll look at a broad spectrum  of responses (more than 700 to date, and still counting!) to questions about the GNSS economic outlook for 2013-2014, the industry’s Issue of the Year, the anticipated winners of the indoor navigation technology battle, alternate funding sources, the next evolutionary leap for commercial GNSS devices, and more. Also, sector-specific questions with responses from survey and high-precision; machine control and UAVs; wireless and consumer; satellites, signals, and simulators; defense, security, and government.

Assuring Continuous High-Performance PNT:  Solutions for GNSS Challenged/Denied Environments
Sponsored by: Loctronix Corporation
Broadcast Date: Thursday, August 1, 2013
Moderator: Alan Cameron, Editor & Publisher, GPS World
Speakers: Dr. Michael B. MathewsCEO / Founder, Loctronix Corporation, Peter F. MacDoranChief Scientist, Loctronix Corporation, John TaylorPresident, Mercury Data Systems, Tsega Emmanuel –  Product Manager, TeleCommunications Systems
Summary: Learn how combining signals of opportunity GNSS, and inertial sensors provides high-performance positioning and navigation information in a variety of GNSS-challenged applications. Topics present an overview of latest solutions using software defined radio techniques to deliver continuous, critical PNT data in a flexible implementation ideal for applications including soldier navigation, spacecraft PNT, commercial indoor/outdoor asset tracking, GNSS signal assurance and interference detection.
Download the White Paper by Loctronix

Mobile Means Business
Sponsored by: Hemisphere GNSS
Broadcast Date: Thursday, July 18, 2013
Moderator: Alan Cameron, Editor & Publisher, GPS World
Speakers: Cary Kiest, director of engineering, Trimble Mobile Computing Solutions; David Krebs, vice president, VDC Research & author of a market research study on mobile computing adoption and use by large enterprise and small-to-medium businesses.
Summary: Organizations across business and public sectors, and including the military, now expect a high degree and broad range of functionality in the palms of workers’ hands, wherever those workers may go, under any kind of hazardous, chaotic, demanding environments. Requirements for location accuracy rise consistently across the board. In the future — in other words, now — developers will be asked to write mobile software applications first, and desktop applications second. Find out what this means for you, whether you are involved in GPS/GNSS product design, integration, marketing, sales, disribution, workforce management, or field use.
Webinar Transcript: Mobile Means Business

Nightmare on GIS Street: GNSS Accuracy, Datums and Geospatial Data
Sponsored by: Hemisphere GNSS
Broadcast Date: Thursday, June 20, 2013
Moderator: Eric Gakstatter, Survey Scene Newsletter Editor
Speakers: Kevin Kelly, Geodesist, ESRI, Inc.; Craig Greenwald, Technical Director, GeoMobile Innovations; Michael L. Dennis, RLS, PE, Geodesist, NOAA
Summary: A look at the challenge of dealing with horizontal datums in your GIS. We are moving into a new era in dealing with datum transformations. Geodata 2.0 is coming, and it can create big headaches when attempting to combine disparate geospatial databases. Sensors such as GPS receivers, remote sensing imagery, and 3D scanning provide much more accurate data, setting up a collision with outdated and mismatched legacy horizontal datums.

Designing for the Future: Signal Simulation for Expanding GNSS
Sponsored by: Hemisphere GNSS
Broadcast Date: Thursday, May 16, 2013
Moderator: Alan Cameron, Editor & Publisher, GPS World
Speakers: Mark Sampson, LabSat Product Manager, RaceLogic; John Fischer, Chief Technology Officer, Spectracom; Markus Lörner, Product Manager, Rohde & Schwarz; Steve Hickling, Lead Product Manager, Spirent Communications; Mark Wilson, Vice President of Sales, IfEN GmbH
Summary: Simulation and testing experts offer key technical insights on the intricacies and importance of product and signal testing, whether by simulator, record-and-replay, or in the field, in the increasingly complex environment of multiple modernizing and expanding GNSS signals, from GPS III to BeiDou, with Galileo coming on strong and GLONASS a perennial standby.

Indoor Navigation: Results of the FCC’s CSRIC Bay Area Trials
Sponsored by: Hemisphere GNSS
Broadcast Date: Thursday, April 18, 2013
Moderator: Alan Cameron, Editor & Publisher, GPS World
Speakers: Khaled Dessouky,Ph.D,Founder and Executive Vice President, TechnoCom Corporation; Ganesh Pattabiraman, Co-Founder, President and COO, NextNav; Norm Shaw, Executive Director, Government Affairs and Business Development, Polaris Wireless; Greg Turetzky, Senior Marketing Director, Location Strategy, CSR, plc
Summary: The Communications Security, Reliability, and Interoperability Council (CSRIC) of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) recently released results of intensive indoor location trials of various technology solutions. Conducted by Working Group 3, the tests trialled thousands of attempted location fixes in four representative morphologies (dense urban, urban, suburban, rural) and various building types. The CSRIC results will shape FCC-mandated position-reporting requirements for cell phones – and will drive future development of all indoor positioning applications. Four key participants, closely involved in the months-long CSRIC trials, provide critical information, insight, and perspective on this groundbreaking study.

Social Media and Big Data 101 for GIS Professionals
Broadcast Date: Thursday, March 28, 2013
Moderator: Art Kalinski, Editor, GeoIntelligence Insider Newsletter
Speakers: Eric Gakstatter, Editor,, Survey Scene Newsletter; Dr. Dan Tolley, CEO, Soft Power Solutions; Gen. Edwin “Skip” Vincent (USAF Ret.), Founder, Soft Power Solutions; Bob Dowling, Co-founder, GeoCOP; Steve Lutton, Director, Product Management, Geosemble Solutions.
Summary: Experts in this growing field will discuss the basics for those new to leveraging the technology in their GIS operation. Topics will include different kinds of social media, human geography, traits of each, other related public media, and several case studies and examples.

Precision Timekeeping with Chip-Scale Atomic Clocks
Sponsored by: Symmetricom
Broadcast Date: Thursday, March 7, 2013
Speaker: Steve Fossi, Director of New Business Development, Symmetricom
Panelist: Ravi Pragasam, Marketing Manager, Embedded Solutions, Symmetricom
Summary: Atomic clocks have enabled a world where ultra-precise timekeeping is now mandatory for communications, navigation, signal processing and many other applications critical to a modern functioning society. Symmetricom has utilized leading-edge technology and multiple innovations in various disciplines such as semiconductor laser technology, silicon processing, vacuum-packaging and firmware algorithms to deliver the Quantum SA.45c CSAC (Chip Scale Atomic Clock). Attend this webinar and learn how the CSAC can address your requirements for a precise clock without consuming excessive power or taking up too much space in your application.

All About GNSS Interferences: How to Defend, Monitor, and Report 
Sponsored by: JAVAD GNSS
Broadcast Date: Thursday, January 31, 2013
Moderator: Alan Cameron, publisher and editor-in-chief for GPS World
Speaker: Javad Ashjaee, President and CEO, JAVAD GNSS
Summary: Highway Patrols monitor highways and catch those who violate speed limits. There is no serious monitoring of GNSS bands. GNSS bands are routinely intentionally or un-intentionally violated. This webinar focuses on GNSS interference awareness and how to defend, monitor, and report such interferences.

Indoor Navigation
Broadcast Date: Thursday, December 13, 2012
Moderator: Alan Cameron, publisher for GPS World
Speakers: J. Blake Bullock (Samsung), Manikantan Parameswaran (Spirent), Chris Gates (NextNav), Dave Huntingford (CSR)
Summary: The senior product manager responsible for a new chip that fuses input from several sensors, using the best combination at any given time to maximize coverage and accuracy while keeping power draw to a minimum, joins us to describe the new frontiers in indoor navigation. He’ll be joined by other experts in the field, where difficult challenges meet user requirements for continuous position availability.

GNSS Constellation Update
Broadcast Date: Thursday, October 25, 2012
Speaker: Eric Gakstatter, contributing editor for survey and GIS
Summary: This month, a new GPS satellite was launched, India launched a new SBAS satellite, and two Galileo satellites are scheduled to launch. Last month, China launched two more BeiDou satellites. There’s a lot of activity of the satellite navigation industry. In the webinar, I will discuss what these new developments mean to the surveying/mapping user, as well as other current events.

Mobile GIS: What’s the New Normal? Windows, Android, iOS, Open Source?
Sponsored by: Hemisphere GPS
Broadcast Date:
June 21, 2012
Moderator: Eric Gakstatter,GPS World contributing editor for Survey & GIS
Speaker: Craig Greenwald, GeoMobile Innovations. Craig Greenwald is the technical director at GeoMobile Innovations and a Mobile Technology Specialist. He has worked in the Mobile GIS industry for over 10 years, including seven years for GIS software leader at Esri. He is a highly experienced software developer (C++, C#, JavaScript, VB, and VBScript), consultant, and trainer, specializing in Mobile GIS and field data collection applications and technology. Craig is well known for his work on the ESRI ArcPad team.
Summary: The market for mobile devices; smartphones, handhelds, and tablets is exploding. When Microsoft Windows Mobile used to be the dominant operating system on mobile devices, purchasing apps didn’t require a second thought. However, that isn’t the case any longer. Google’s Android and Apple’s iOS operating systems are now the dominate operating systems on mobile devices. This is a challenge because virtually all high-precision GPS/GIS/Surveying data collection apps are still written for Windows Mobile. Will vendors port their apps to Android and/or iOS? Will they use a cross-platform software environment like Java or HTML5?