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About Matteo Luccio

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Matteo Luccio possesses 20 years of experience as a writer and editor for GNSS and geospatial technology magazines. He began his career in the industry in 2000, serving as managing editor of GPS World and Galileo’s World, then as editor of Earth Observation Magazine and GIS Monitor. His technical articles have been published in more than 20 professional magazines, including Professional Surveyor Magazine, Apogeo Spatial and xyHt. Luccio holds a master’s degree in political science from MIT. He can be reached at mluccio@gpsworld.com or 541-543-0525.

Posts by Matteo Luccio

Editorial Advisory Board PNT Q&A: GPS jamming and aircraft, seamless positioning Posted on 26 Apr 2021 in the Defense & From the Magazine & GNSS categories.

Are military tests that jam and spoof GPS signals a threat to the safety of civil aviation? If not, why? If so, who should do what about it? “I would... Read more»

Diving into UAV lidar surveys Posted on 29 Mar 2021 in the Featured Stories & From the Magazine & Survey & UAV/UVG categories.

The worlds of UAVs, lidar and surveying overlap, with UAV-based lidar able to shed light on places that are difficult or dangerous to access by other means. Two questions come... Read more»

Harvesting efficiencies: How GNSS guidance improves precision agriculture and construction Posted on 08 Mar 2021 in the Featured Stories & From the Magazine & Machine Control/Ag categories.

Centimeter-level positioning and high-accuracy orientation of machinery enable automation of many construction, mining and farming tasks, and take them one step closer to being performed by autonomous machines. Machine control... Read more»

Caterpillar takes command with Cat Command suite Posted on 08 Mar 2021 in the From the Magazine & Machine Control/Ag categories.

Caterpillar, the world’s largest manufacturer of construction equipment, has invested in the development of autonomous vehicles for more than 30 years and has the world’s largest autonomous fleet of haul... Read more»

Trimble bridges the gap in construction projects Posted on 08 Mar 2021 in the From the Magazine & Machine Control/Ag categories.

The original Tappan Zee Bridge, spanning the Hudson River between Tarrytown and Nyack in the state of New York, was completed in 1955. By the 2000s, it was deemed decaying... Read more»

Hemisphere GNSS provides do-it-yourself installation Posted on 08 Mar 2021 in the From the Magazine & Machine Control/Ag categories.

Hemisphere GNSS is primarily known for its Outback brand. It includes the Outback Guidance autosteering solution (a smart antenna that combines a GNSS receiver and a GNSS antenna in a... Read more»

Editorial Advisory Board PNT Q&A: GPS in popular culture Posted on 01 Mar 2021 in the From the Magazine & Opinions categories.

What is your pet peeve about how GPS/GNSS is portrayed or discussed in the media and popular culture? “What really annoys me is the misinformed assumption that SatNav and GNSS... Read more»

Part 2: Receiver innovator Q&As capture technology trends Posted on 04 Feb 2021 in the From the Magazine & GNSS categories.

In this second installment of our review of innovations in GNSS receivers, we present the responses from ComNav Technology, Raytheon, TeleOrbit and Unicore to the same questions that we posed... Read more»