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About Matteo Luccio

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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.

Posts by Matteo Luccio

Developing systems to automate moving groups of trucks Posted on 30 Apr 2020 in the Defense & Featured Stories & From the Magazine categories.

In the United States, trucking companies and the Army are both developing systems to automate moving groups of trucks. While trucking companies are mostly interested in “platoons” of trucks drafting... Read more»

WarLoc locates foot soldiers in GPS-denied areas Posted on 27 Apr 2020 in the Defense & From the Magazine & Latest News categories.

A new system, called WarLoc, makes it possible to locate warfighters and first responders in GPS-denied environments. Created by Robotic Research, a manufacturer of autonomy and robotic technology, the system... Read more»

US small business loans a challenge due to COVID-19 Posted on 20 Apr 2020 in the COVID-19 & Latest News & Survey categories.

Small businesses, including many surveyors, are being hit particularly hard by the current economic situation caused by the measures required to fight the COVID-19 pandemic because most of them do... Read more»

Plans to reopen after COVID-19 vary widely Posted on 20 Apr 2020 in the COVID-19 & Featured Stories & Latest News categories.

Around the world, countries are cautiously beginning to reopen businesses and activities they had shut down to limit the spread of the coronavirus. Countries Austria will reopen some smaller shops, hardware... Read more»

Lidar a viable tool for archeological exploration Posted on 01 Apr 2020 in the From the Magazine & UAV/UGV categories.

The collection of about 300 giant geoglyphs known as Nasca Lines were etched into the ground in the Peruvian coastal plain 2,000 years ago by the Nasca culture in South... Read more»

GPS data help warn of rare tsunamis Posted on 06 Mar 2020 in the From the Magazine & Latest News & Survey categories.

Using data from GPS receivers and seismographs, three seismologists may have found a way to identify tsunami earthquakes in time to warn people A few times a century, a medium-sized... Read more»

Precision agriculture grows with RTK Posted on 05 Mar 2020 in the Featured Stories & From the Magazine categories.

Precision agriculture — the practice of optimizing inputs of seed, water, and fertilizers while maximizing yields by mapping variations in soil characteristics and guiding machinery accordingly — began in the... Read more»

AI helps create street maps from satellite imagery Posted on 05 Mar 2020 in the From the Magazine & Latest News & Mapping categories.

Creating detailed street maps and keeping them updated is an expensive and time-consuming task performed mostly by large companies. They ignore the many parts of the world where this task... Read more»