May 17, 2017

Outlook for Civil GNSS Budget: Overcast with a Chance of Cuts 
Though civilian GNSS activities fared reasonably well in the just-signed 2017 federal budget, the White House has already forecast cuts across non-defense agencies next year leaving the funding outlook for civil GNSS programs uncertain at best. (more)  


Galileo Search and Rescue System Officially Launched; Helping Save Lives  
When Inside GNSS first reported on the formal announcement to the start of Galileo Initial Services last December, there was plenty of excitement about the program's potential, and with good reason. ( more)  
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Florida Court Rules Against Law Enforcement Use of GPS Data Without a Warrant
In an opinion released earlier this spring, the Florida Fourth District Court of Appeal ruled against law enforcement use of data (including GPS-based data) from a car's "event recorder" or "black box" without a warrant. The decision was just one of many in recent months that deals with the subject, as technology advances and privacy issues are clashing on a regular basis. ( more )  
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ICAO Seeks Input in Fast-Track Effort to Develop Drone Flight Framework 
The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), the United Nations agency responsible for working with countries to develop and adopt global aviation standards, is stretching beyond its regular role to help states develop harmonized rules for managing drone operations - and it's asking for technical input from all sectors, including industry. ( more )  
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Swift Navigation and Carnegie Announce First Joint Product 
Swift Navigation and Carnegie Robotics (CRL) rolled out their first joint product, a real-time kinematic (RTK) GNSS receiver called Duro, at the AUVSI XPONENTIAL trade show in Dallas, Texas, May 8-11. ( more)
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