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GPS World Webinars

Upcoming Webinars


Protecting Critical Infrastructure with Resilient Timing & Synchronization

Date: Thursday, June 4
Time: 10 a.m. PDT / 1 p.m. EDT / 7 p.m. CET
Sponsored content by: Orolia

Please join this GPS World Webinar to learn more about how resilient timing and synchronization technology can help protect critical infrastructure from security breaches such as GPS/GNSS signal jamming and spoofing, as well as Positioning, Navigation and Timing (PNT) data corruption. These threats are increasing worldwide, and have now been raised to the level of a national priority in the United States with a federal Executive Order to protect critical infrastructure.



John Fischer

John Fischer 
Vice President, Advanced R&D
For more than 15 years, Fischer has been part of Orolia where he works with global navigation satellite systems, wireless, positioning navigation and timing, as well as specialized systems for its customers. Prior to joining Orolia, he specialized in wireless telecom as a founding member of two startups: Aria Wireless in 1990 and Clearwire Technologies in 1997. At Clearwire, he served as chief technology officer in creating wireless broadband equipment for internet connectivity. Early in his career, Fischer worked as a systems engineer in radar, EW, and command and control systems at Sierra Research and Comptek Research. He holds master’s and bachelor’s degrees in electrical engineering and computing engineering from the State University of New York at Buffalo.


Leon Lobo

Leon Lobo 
Head of the National Timing Centre program at the National Physical Laboratory
Focused on developing and delivering a national timing strategy, Dr. Leon Lobo is Head of the National Timing Centre (NTC) program at the National Physical Laboratory (NPL), the UK’s National Measurement Institute. The National Timing Centre program will be developing capability toward a national resiliency in timing for the expanding digital infrastructure, stimulating the development of an assured supply chain and addressing the skills gap for time and frequency technologies and dissemination solutions.

Dr. Lobo joined NPL in 2011 as Group Leader for the Time & Frequency group, working with the team managing the UK’s time scale and developing quantum frequency standards. He led the team developing NPLTime®, NPL’s certified fibre-delivered time dissemination solution to the City of London for high frequency trading systems and regulatory compliance.


Karen O’Donoghue

Karen O’Donoghue  
Director, Internet Trust and Technology for the Internet Society
Karen O’Donoghue is the Director, Internet Trust and Technology for the Internet Society, a global organization dedicated to an open, global, secure and trustworthy Internet for everyone. In this role, she supports the development, deployment, and operation of technologies, standards, and best practices to improve the overall trustworthiness of the global Internet. Karen’s focus areas include technical trust models, digital identity systems, and the application of commercial network standards and technologies to real-time systems. She is currently focused on time synchronization and the security of network time synchronization protocols. She has a long history of participation in the IETF, IEEE, and other standards bodies, as well as working in small multi-vendor teams to build technology demonstrations..

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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. Some older webinars are available on our YouTube channel.

All webinars are one hour.

Content Marketing Webinar
Smarter Decisions From Above: How to Optimize Aerial & Drone Survey Programs
Broadcast Date: Thursday, April 30
Sponsored content by: Nearmap
Summary: Using intelligent aerial data helps geospatial and surveying companies make profitable business decisions. Full-scale aerial surveillance with real location intelligence helps optimize productivity and improve accuracy. Adding 3D, vertical, oblique and panorama imagery to your workflow can make a qualitative improvement to your project deliverables. Satellite, UAV and aerial imagery captured via aircraft can be a perfect complement to your current imagery library. In this webinar, you will discover how to build an aerial imagery program that includes complementary content, from UAV to fixed-wing aircraft.
Speaker: Carrie Wiley, GISP, Technical Sales Engineer, Nearmap

Content Marketing Webinar
How To Ensure Position Accuracy of GNSS Remote Feature Locations in Any Setting
Broadcast Date: Thursday, March 26
Sponsored content by: Laser Technology
Summary: Combining laser range finders with your GNSS receiver, smart device, and preferred GIS mapping app, you can increase your workflow productivity by collecting data quicker and safer. Remove barriers to feature mapping using LaserGIS® offsets in any setting, without sacrificing position accuracy. Capture more features, more accurately, with safety and efficiency. Attendees will learn how to extend your reach with high-accuracy data capture using the new Trimble TerraFlex feature; how to collect assets in physically inaccessible, hazardous, or poor GNSS environments; how to collect additional attribute data: heights, spans, clearances; and how you can expand on leveraging the field data collection equipment you already own.
Speakers: Derrick Reish, Sr. Product Manager, Laser Technology, Inc. and Dan Colbert, Application Engineer, Trimble Geospatial.

Content Marketing Webinar
3D Imagery Workshop: Learn How to Visualize Projects Clearly
Broadcast Date: Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019
Sponsored Content by: Nearmap
Summary: Seeing things clearly is not just a goal for one’s life, but also for businesses. Professionals across several industries are looking for the same ability to see and anticipate the intricacies and potential obstacles of projects. Join us on December 12th to see how various industries are gaining an edge on the competition with HD aerial content. From 2D to 3D and with frequent yearly captures, Nearmap offers imagery to help in all areas of your business. We will also discuss changes with Nearmap’s WMS v2.0 and MapBrowser.
Speaker: Charles Staton, Geospatial Sales Engineer, Nearmap

Content Marketing Webinar
Developments in Space GNSS Navigation
Broadcast Date: Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019
Sponsored Content by: NovAtel
Summary: In this webinar, experts from NASA, ESA and NovAtel® examine several emerging trends regarding the usage of GNSS technology in the space industry, including an increasing need for situational awareness while navigating through space and the ability to service satellites while in-orbit. These experts also provide a look into their own experiences with a variety of ambitious space projects and applications.
Speakers: Werner Enderle, head of navigation support office, ESA European Space Operations Center; Benjamin Ashman, aerospace engineer, NASA; Erin Kahr, safety critical systems, NovAtel; Dallas Masters, GNSS program manager, Spire

Content Marketing Webinar
How 3D is changing the way business gets done
Broadcast Date: Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019
Sponsored Content by: Nearmap
Summary: Architecture, construction and engineering firms, along with government entities, are seeing clearly and planning easily with high-res aerial mapping and on-demand 3D. Nearmap introduces how 3D imagery can be accessed and exported in various formats to utilize in your preferred design platform. Join us to learn how 2D HD aerial imagery turns into 3D mesh and how others are using 3D and why.
Speaker: Chuck Dostal, senior geospatial sales engineer for Nearmap

Content Marketing Webinar
GNSS hacking, from satellite signals to hardware/software cybersecurity
Broadcast Date: Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019
Sponsored Content by: Septentrio
Summary:The loss or hacking of positioning, navigation, and timing (PNT) signals could be catastrophic, not only to infrastructure such as power grids and communication networks but also to autonomous devices which are relying more and more on GNSS technology for their operations. This webinar reviews the different threats in security for GNSS systems from signal to firmware hacking and will also cover both the user side as well as the space and cyber technologies being implemented to make GNSS systems more robust.
Speakers: Gustavo Lopez, market access manager for Septentrio; Wim De Wilde, senior systems engineer for Septentrio; Logan Scott, president of LS Consulting and Jim Barrett, senior consulting systems engineer for BNSF Railway Co.

Editorial Webinar
GPS/GNSS Spoofing & Jamming: Threats and Countermeasures
Broadcast Date: Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019
Sponsored Content by: Orolia
Summary: GPS has been in use for two decades for military and commercial positioning, navigation and timing (PNT). Reliance on GNSS signals is now commonplace, and while they are essential, they are also vulnerable to interference and easily compromised. This webinar will describe common threats to GPS/GNSS signals as well as solutions to detect and mitigate interference such as jamming and spoofing for critical systems.
Speakers: John Fischer, vice president advanced R&D, Orolia; Omer Sharar, CEO, InfiniDome; John Pottle, director, Royal Institute of Navigation

Content Marketing Webinar
Top 5 Things to Consider When Buying an INS/GNSS Navigator
Broadcast Date: Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019
Sponsored Content by: Honeywell
Summary: For decades, Honeywell has paved the way for the inertial sensor and navigation market by providing reliable, dependable and high-performing solutions for a variety of industrial applications. Its HGuide, non-ITAR suite of inertial measurement units (IMUs) and navigators can be found in industrial countless applications ranging from autonomous vehicles to UAVs and more. Join us as Honeywell’s trusted and experienced HGuide team walks you through the five things you should consider when buying an INS/GNSS navigator in 2019.
Speakers: Thomas Jakel, principal engineer, Honeywell; Chris Lund, non-aerospace inertial sensors and navigation leader, Honeywell

Editorial Webinar
Advanced Simulation Test Systems for Controlled Reception Pattern Antennas
Broadcast Date: Thursday, June 27, 2019
Brought to you by: Orolia
Summary: Controlled Reception Pattern Antennas (CRPAs) are advanced, multi-element antenna solutions that are designed to protect a GNSS/GPS receiver from jamming sources. When combined with antenna electronics, they form an Anti-Jam Antenna System (AJAS). These systems utilize several available technologies and vary in the number of elements. This webinar covers the basics of AJAS and CRPA, and the methods used to test them. Details on simulation system configurations, calibration techniques, and use case examples will also be presented.
Speakers: Lisa Perdue, simulation product manager, Orolia; Stéphane Hamel, director, testing, Orolia; Dean Kemp, defense segment manager, NovAtel

Content Marketing Webinar
How 2D Turns Into 3D with HD Aerial Mapping
Broadcast Date: Thursday, May 16, 2019
Sponsored Content by: Nearmap
Summary: In this webinar, you will learn how HD aerial mapping can be applied to your GIS analysis, and how Nearmap is capturing crystal-clear imagery more frequently to provide vertical, oblique and 3D location data. See firsthand how a project is more than just a top-down view, and how a capture provides more data and analysis than just a pretty picture.
Speakers: Chuck Dostal, Geospatial Technical Engineer, Nearmap; Brian Bolduc, GIS Administrator, Clark County, Nevada

Editorial Webinar
Protecting Time-Sensitive Critical Infrastructure Systems
Broadcast Date: Thursday, November 15, 2018
Sponsored Content by: Orolia
Summary: Time-sensitive systems are facing many issues related to the use of GNSS as the sole provider of accurate timing information. In addition to jamming and spoofing threats that are gaining more visibility, GPS also has a week rollover event occurring in April 2019. Due to the 10-bit week number counter used for the GPS week number, the week number count will roll over from 1023 to zero in April 2019. If the receiver does not handle this properly, any number of failures can occur. How can we ensure our systems will handle this event correctly? What other time based GNSS related issues should we be concerned with? In this webinar, learn more about issues that can impact GNSS-based time-sensitive critical systems, and how to use the latest GNSS simulation and vulnerability testing technologies to test and validate these systems.
Speakers: Lisa Perdue, Product Manager and Applications Engineer, Orolia; Stefania Römisch, Leader, the Atomic Standards Group at the National Institute of Standards and Technology; and Dana Goward, President, Resilient Navigation and Timing Foundation

Editorial Webinar
Development Trends and Challenges for UAV Inspection Applications
Broadcast Date: Thursday, October 25, 2018
Sponsored Content by: Septentrio
Summary: This webinar will review the latest innovative inspection applications, from urban roof inspection workflows to beyond visual line-of-sight (BVLOS) critical operations. Speakers will discuss the different requirements and challenges for positioning technology in critical and commercial applications in urban and remote areas. The webinar will also cover the challenges imposed on positioning reliability triggered by growing concerns about interference and spoofing, and will discuss the available techniques for GNSS technology that can help to mitigate these risks.
Speakers: Gustavo Lopez, Product Manager, Septentrio; Emmanuel Previnaire, CEO & Founder, Flying-Cam; Todd E. Humphreys, Associate Professor, University of Texas at Austin; Flavien Viguier, COO, Altametris; John Laxson, VP of Software Innovation, Kespry

Content Marketing Webinar
Multi-GNSS: Advantages, Challenges and Test Solutions
Broadcast Date: Thursday, September 20, 2018
Sponsored Content by: Skydel and Talen-X
Summary: This webinar will review advantages of using multi-GNSS for the end-user and challenges in obtaining maximum efficiency when combining multiple constellations and signals. Join Ilie and Hohman as they discuss different approaches of testing GNSS receivers against jamming and spoofing attacks.
Speakers: Iurie Ilie, Chief Technical Officer and Co-founder, Skydel; Tyler Hohman, Chief Operating Officer, Talen-X

Content Marketing Webinar
Network Synchronization Challenges and Solutions
Broadcast Date: Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018
Sponsored Content by: Microlab
Summary: This webinar will review different methods of achieving frequency, phase and time synchronization in advanced communication networks including 5G commercial wireless applications. Join Getto and Jaramillo as they discuss the requirements for 4G and 5G network synchronization, the role of GPS/GNSS signals in synchronization and the different types of sync architectures.
Speakers: Luke Getto, Director of Product Management, Microlab; Jaime Jaramillo, Business Development Manager, Trimble

Content Marketing Webinar
LaserGIS®: Your Gateway to Collect More GIS Data in Less Time
Broadcast Date: Thursday, August 16, 2018
Sponsored Content by: Laser Technology Inc.
Summary: The faster field crews can collect GIS field data the better your chances to stay under budget.  Integrating a professional measurement and mapping laser to your GIS toolbox not only saves you time but it also allows you to collect additional attribute data without breaking the bank.  Hear from industry experts and learn how other GIS professionals are leveraging LaserGIS® every day.
Speakers: Derrick Reish, Senior Product Manager, Laser Technology Inc.; Paul Adkins, Global Communication Marketing Manager, Laser Technology Inc.; Eric Gakstatter, GNSS Technologist

Content Marketing Webinar
Esri + Nearmap: Cooking with GIS
Broadcast Date: Thursday, July 26, 2018
Sponsored Content by: Nearmap
Summary: Nearmap’s high resolution location content has captured the attention of the GIS world. In 2017, Nearmap won the Best New Content Partner from Esri. With easy integration and current, clear imagery, Esri GIS users perform deeper analysis and make decisions faster. In this webinar, you will learn about Nearmap’s imagery – vertical, oblique and 3D – and see how different forms of high resolution imagery can be applied in your GIS analysis.
Speakers: Kevin Kwok, Technical Product Manager, Nearmap; Chuck Dostal, Geospatial Technical Engineer, Nearmap; Mike Otillio, Director of Research, Colliers International

Editorial Webinar
Defense PNT in Challenged Environments
Broadcast Date: Thursday, June 21, 2018
Brought to you by: Orolia
Summary: The webinar will discuss the reliance of GPS in modern land-warfare systems, the potential effects of GPS disruption on their operation and considerations for protecting their ability to continue operating in a GPS-disrupted environment. A defense-in-depth strategy to enable this protection will be presented by the lead speaker, and others will comment on various aspects of the problem.
Speakers: John Fischer, VP Advanced R&D, Orolia; Jon Sinden, product manager, rugged PNT, Orolia; Tim Erbes, CTO, Talen-X; Carol Politi, CEO, TRX Systems

Editorial Webinar
Location’s Role in the Internet of Things
Broadcast Date: Thursday, May 17, 2018
Brought to you by: Swift Navigation
Summary: The Internet of Things (IoT) is the world of interconnected devices. It includes smart cities, connected vehicles, smart homes, wearables, enterprise and healthcare solutions. The magnitude of growth forecast in connected devices is staggering: 23 billion in 2020, increasing to 75 billion five years later. It will dwarf the number of smartphones. Location, principally provided by GPS/GNSS, plays a key role alongside deployment of 5G cellular networks, in the realization of IoT. Find out how to these technologies are being integrated today in preparation for tomorrow’s hyper-connected world.
Speakers: Fergus Noble, co-founder & CTO, Swift Navigation; Oliver Cameron, co-founder & CEO, Voyage; Steve Thompson, senior director and office of the CTO, Acorn Technologies

Editorial Webinar
Key Operational Aspects of UAV Use in Survey, Mapping and Construction
Broadcast Date: Thursday, April 19, 2018
Brought to you by: Lidar USA
Summary: Light detection and ranging, or lidar, used in UAV and aerial surveying can create a high-accuracy dense terrain model. An efficient and cost-effective 3D surveying and mapping method, it can aid greatly in a range of survey, construction, infrastructure maintenance and many other projects. Speakers present current case studies and cover the advantages and disadvantages of RTK versus DGPS processing; how to increase UAV project yield by incorporating lidar; technical considerations of adding lidar to a UAV platform; and using UAV lidar systems in busy locations.
Speakers: Jonathan Adams, UAV supervisor, Falcon Design Consultants; Roman Kathofer, president, Frontier Geomatics; Jeff Fagerman, founder and owner, Lidar USA

Content Marketing Webinar
Truth on the Ground is Best Seen from the Air
How aerial imagery is propelling government and commercial organizations to higher levels of operational efficiency
Broadcast Date: Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018
Sponsored Content by: Nearmap
Summary: Advances in aerial imagery including high-resolution maps and a streamlined process to capture, manage and deliver imagery in the cloud is transforming the way governments and businesses operate. With Aerial photography and instant access to current 2.8” GSD aerial views, Black and Veatch has increased efficiency in their telecommunications projects including assessment of ground conditions, construction and asset management. In Indiana, The City of Carmel’s Engineering Department has applied aerial imagery to enhance planning, operations and storm water management.
Speakers: Tony Agresta, Vice President of Marketing, Nearmap; David K. Nelson, GISP, GIS Manager, Telecommunications, Black & Veatch; Shane Burnham, GIS Technician, City of Carmel Engineering Department; John Thomas, PESC, CMS4S, Storm Water Administrator, City of Carmel Engineering Department; Tim Frank, Director of Marketing, Nearmap

Editorial Webinar
High Accuracy for Autonomous Driving
Broadcast Date: Nov. 30, 2017
Brought to you by: NovAtel
Summary: Post-processing maximizes the accuracy of the PNT solution by processing previously stored GNSS and IMU data forward and reverse in time, and combining the results. The position, velocity and attitude solution can be smoothed and output at the required data rate and in the coordinate frame required. This process also provides the ability to assess the solution reliability and accuracy. Post-processing capabilities are described in the context of connected and autonomous vehicles and mobile mapping/HD map generation that targets the automotive market.
Speakers: Natasha Wong Ken, product manager, Waypoint; Steven Waslander, Associate Professor, Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering, University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada; and Terry Lamprecht, director of products, AutonomouStuff

Editorial Webinar
Resilient PNT for Military Applications
Broadcast Date: Nov. 16, 2017
Brought to you by: Spectracom
Summary: As a U.S. military system, GPS provides all the PNT capabilities they need for defense — until it doesn’t. Though the accuracies are great and the encrypted signal is resistant to spoofing, its weak signal is very susceptible to jamming. This webinar will examine ways to augment GPS/GNSS to add resiliency so critical military systems have assured PNT.
Speakers: Lisa Perdue, Product Manager, Spectracom; Michael Jones, GPS World contributing editor for Defense and Capability Lead for Array Processing, Roke Manor Research; Mikel Miller, Vice President for PNT Technologies at Integrated Solutions for Systems (IS4S) and Former U.S. Air Force Research Lab; Randy Villahermosa, Executive Director, iLAB, The Aerospace Corporation

Editorial Webinar
Integrated Tech for Industrial Positioning
Broadcast Date: August 31, 2017
Brought to you by: Laser Technology, Inc.
Summary: GPS and GNSS are powerful, but they need a lot of help in many real‑world scenarios. Special guest speakers Derrick T. Reish of Laser Technology, Inc., Jeff Fagerman of Lidar USA, Chris Lund of Honeywell and Tony Agresta of Nearmap will discuss applications in the electric utility/telecom sector, such as site inspections, UAVs/drones and geographic information systems (GIS) mapping in general, and give you tips on how to maximize your reach and capabilities.
Speakers: Derrick T. Reish, Senior Product Manager, Professional Measurement, Laser Technology, Inc.; Jeff Fagerman, CEO, Lidar USA; Chris Lund, Senior Director of Product Marketing, Honeywell; Tony Agresta, Vice President of Marketing, Nearmap North America

Editorial Webinar
Prepare for tomorrow: Find vulnerabilities today
Simulation against jamming and spoofing
Broadcast Date: July 20, 2017
On Demand Available Until: July 20, 2018
Brought to you by: Talen-X
Summary: With GPS jamming and spoofing attacks on the rise, it is more critical now than ever to thoroughly test GPS and GNSS systems against jamming and spoofing. Performing these simulations requires advanced systems that are capable of simulating multiple code types (multi-GNSS, encrypted signals, and more) while simultaneously simulating jamming signals.
Speakers: Tim Erbes, Chief Technology Officer, Talen-X; Iurie Ilie, Chief Technical Officer and Co-Founder, Skydel Solutions; and John Weger, Engineer, Rockwell Collins

Editorial Webinar
Alternative PNT Services: LEO Satellite Time, Location and More
Broadcast Date: June 15, 2017
On Demand Available Until: June 15, 2018
Brought to you by: Spectracom
Summary: GNSS alone doesn’t solve all positioning, navigation and timing (PNT) problems. Our expert speakers will share insights into GNSS augmentations, including technology that thwarts jamming, eLoran for timing, and using beacons indoors.
Speakers: Lisa Perdue, Product Manager, Spectracom; John Fischer, CTO, Spectracom; Steve Bartlett, Executive Vice President, UrsaNav; and Wouter Pelgrum, Director of Systems Engineering, NextNav LLC

Content Marketing Webinar
How to Build Custom Trimble Apps for Any Industry with Zero-Code
Broadcast Date: May 25, 2017
On Demand Available Until: May 25, 2018
Sponsored Content by: TerraGo
Summary: TerraGo Magic® App Platform-as-a-Service enables anyone to rapidly build private-label, custom Trimble® apps without the tremendous expense of traditional app development and without writing any code. You don’t need to sit through hours of training or be a professional developer to do it. Using a zero-code enterprise app platform, you can create, build and deploy your custom mobile app for any industry or workflow in minutes. Learn how to: easily create custom mobile apps with your branding and selected features using a click-not-code app studio; fully integrate your custom mobile app with Trimble GNSS and many other enterprise platforms; publish to the AppStore, Google Play and the Cloud with the click of a button; deploy cloud-based or private-hosted enterprise servers; and reduce development costs by 90 percent.
Speakers: Michael Gundling, Vice President, Product Management and Marketing, TerraGo; David Basil, Vice President, Product and Services, TerraGo

Editorial Webinar
UAVs: From Flying Drones to Doing Business
Broadcast Date: April 20, 2017
On Demand Available Until: April 20, 2018
Brought to you by: Septentrio
Summary: The webinar will focus on the ease of sensor integration aboard a flying platform, and its use for commercial purposes.
Speakers: Gustavo Lopez, LopezProduct manager GNSS solutions for UAV applications, Septentrio; Jan Leyssens, Managing Director, Sales & Business Development, Airobot; Zak Kassas, Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of California, Riverside; Francois Gervaix, Product Manager – Surveying, senseFly SA

Editorial Webinar
Testing Multi-GNSS Receivers
Broadcast Date: March 23, 2017
On Demand Available Until: March 23, 2018
Brought to you by: Spectracom
Summary: Use of GLONASS, Galileo and BeiDou in addition to GPS can help mitigate RF interference, atmospheric effects, jamming and spoofing. However, all cases and possible scenarios should be tested for all GNSS equipment. This webinar focuses on fundamentals of good multi-constellation testing, case studies on specific signal simulation projects and special considerations for multi-constellation performance.
Speakers: Lisa Perdue, Product Manager and Applications Engineer, Spectracom; Laura Ruotsalainen, Research Manager and Deputy Director of the Department of Navigation and Positioning at the Finnish Geospatial Research Institute; Sunil Bisnath, Associate Professor in the Department of Earth and Space Science and Engineering at York University

Editorial Webinar
Signal Interference: Detection and Mitigation
Broadcast Date: Feb. 2, 2017
On Demand Available Until: Feb. 2, 2018
Brought to you by: NovAtel
Summary: As the number of GNSS signals being tracked increases, so does the potential for interference to dismiss the performance gains of using those additional signals. To maximize performance and efficiency, prepared PNT users need their equipment to be able to detect when interference is present and mitigate it. Developers, integrators and users need mitigation tools to protect and preserve GNSS measurement quality, maintaining high-quality multi-frequency multi-constellation positioning performance, even in challenging RF environments. This is essential particularly on the integration journey, especially during prototyping and when encountering unforeseen interference events in field testing, in order to produce fully successful integrated products.
Speakers: Patrick Casiano, Applied Technology Group, NovAtel; Rick Hamilton, GPS Information Analysis Team Lead, U.S. Coast Guard Navigation Center; Kirk Burnell, Core Cards Product Manager, NovAtel; Matteo Sgammini, German Aerospace Center

Previous Webinar Recordings Available on YouTube

Editorial Webinar
Simulation for Jamming and Spoofing
Original Broadcast Date: Nov. 17, 2016
Brought to you by: Jackson Labs
Summary: Vulnerabilities of GNSS positioning, navigation and timing are a consequence of a signals’ very low received power. Those vulnerabilities include RF interference, atmospheric effects, jamming and spoofing. All cases should be tested for all GNSS equipment, not solely those whose applications or cargoes might draw criminal or terrorist attention, but because jamming or spoofing directed at another target can still affect any receiver in the vicinity.
Speakers: Paul Crampton, Senior Systems Engineer, Spirent Federal; John Fischer, CTO, Spectracom; and Gregor Said Jackson, Co-Founder and President, Jackson Labs Technologies Inc.

Editorial Webinar
GPS/GNSS and Cybersecurity
Original Broadcast Date: Sept. 22, 2016
Brought to you by: Microsemi
Summary: The webinar covers the role of GPS products and services in maintaining the cybersecurity of national and global infrastructures; cyber threats to GPS itself, and products and services to combat them; authenticatable signals for anti-spoof and proof of location; and the role of timing in cybersecurity and securing network time services against attacks.
Speakers: Logan Scott, Consultant and Principal, LSC; Paul Skoog, Senior Product Marketing Manager, Microsemi Corporation; James T. Curran, European Space Agency; Andrey Soloviev, Principal, Qunav

Editorial Webinar
Lasers, Cameras and More: Other Sensors Integrated with GNSS for Special Mapping Requirements
Original Broadcast Date: July 28, 2016
Brought to you by: Laser Technology
Summary: Field data collection and mapping is booming, and the demand for accuracy and data richness is constantly increasing. Speakers discuss new positioning challenges, which are met by a range of sensors complementing GNSS: laser range-finders, inertial measurement units, cameras of various kinds and more.
Speakers: Joakim Rydell, Senior Scientist, Swedish Defense Research Agency and Derrick Reish, Senior Product Manager, Laser Technology Inc.

Editorial Webinar
Connected Car: Cutting edge research aimed at implementing connected car and driverless car technology
Original Broadcast Date: June 16, 2016
Brought to you by: u-blox
Summary: Connected cars and V2X — connectivity between vehicles and infrastructure — lie around the next bend in the road. Extensive research and development have prepared these revolutionary concepts for implementation very soon. GPS World and our panel of expert presenters discuss recent developments in V2X technology; the role of GNSS (and potential challenges in accuracy, reliability, jamming and spoofing); advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), and potential regulations and aftermarket devices.
Speakers: Chaminda Basnayake, Principal Engineer, V2X Systems; John Kenney, Director and Principal Researcher, Network Division Toyota InfoTechnology Center; Nikolaos Papadopoulos, President, u-blox America, Inc.; and Roger Berg (invited), Vice President, Wireless Technologies DENSO North American Research and Development Laboratories.

Editorial Webinar
UAV Design and Applications: Autonomous Relative Navigation and GNSS Robustness for UAV Systems
Original Broadcast Date: May 19, 2016
Brought to you by: Septentrio
Summary: Constantly evolving, it’s no wonder keeping up on the latest in UAV design and applications can be challenging. In this webinar, speakers will engage you in discussions involving self-generated radio-frequency interference aboard UAVs; an autonomous relative navigation tool for in-air UAV refueling; sensor integration for a UAV designed for industrial environments; and considerations for multi-GNSS integration onto UAV platforms.
Speakers: Dennis Akos, Professor, University of Colorado at Boulder; Joshua Stubbs, Recent Graduate, MS, Luleå University of Technology; Jeffrey Fayman, CTO, Geodetics; Chris Miser, CEO, Falcon Unmanned; and Jan Leyssens, Product Manager, Septentrio

Content Marketing Webinar
BYOD GPS Gets Real: Lessons Learned with the New Rules of GPS Data Collection
Original Broadcast Date: April 14, 2016
Brought to you by: TerraGo
Summary: Our expert speaker panel examines how five organizations from five industries (oil & gas, engineering, water utility, transportation and natural resources) made the switch from GPS handhelds to smartphones and tablets for their field data collection needs.
Speakers: Michael Gundling and Bryan Burns, TerraGo

Content Marketing Webinar
Timing in Mission-Critical Systems
Original Broadcast Date: March 31, 2016
Brought to you by: Microsemi
Summary: You’ll hear from our expert speaker panel about real-life timing challenges in mission-critical applications, such as satellite and military communications, test ranges and radar; time transfer accuracy and stability via GPS or PTP; and what technologies to look for in your next-generation instrument class clock to cost-effectively deliver accurate and stable time and frequency signal types, signal output flexibility and robust security.
Speakers: Paul Skoog, Microsemi Corporation; Scott Williams, G.L. Williams Associates; and James L. Wright, Range Generation Next

Editorial Webinar
Signal Simulation and Testing: Fundamentals and New Frontiers
Original Broadcast Date: Thursday, March 10, 2016
Brought to you by: Spectracom
Summary: Our expert panel will cover fundamentals for good testing, case studies on specific signal simulation projects and special considerations for multi-constellation performance.
Speakers: Julian Thomas, Racelogic; John Fischer, Spectracom; and John Pottle, Spirent Positioning, Spirent Federal and Spirent

Editorial Webinar
Antenna Applications: From Jammer Hunting to Signal Rejection, and More
Original Broadcast Date: February 18, 2016
Brought to you by: NovAtel
Summary: Our expert panel will discuss the use of RF detection system-equipped UAV jammer hunters, the performance of null-steering techniques for GNSS receivers and more in this one-hour webinar.
Speakers: Adrien Perkins, Stanford University and James T. Curran, Ph.D., European Commission

Editorial Webinar
Introduction to Using UAVs for Mapping
Broadcast Date: Thursday, December 17, 2015
Brought to you by: Applanix
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: Private operators and 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.

Editorial Webinar
Designing, Building and Testing UAVs
Broadcast Date: Thursday, November 19, 2015
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.

Editorial Webinar
Timing, Time Transfer and Synchronization: New Applications and Techniques
Broadcast Date: Thursday, October 29, 2015
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.

Editorial Webinar
New Generation GNSS Solutions: Precise Positioning, Navigation & Applications
Broadcast Date: July 23, 2015
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.

Editorial Webinar
Street Smart: City Modeling and Other Geospatial Techniques in Urban Mapping and Navigation
Broadcast Date: July 16, 2015
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. Download a PDF of the webinar slides.

Editorial Webinar
The Road to Driverless: Autonomous Vehicle Platforms, Sensors and Requirements
Sponsored by: NavCom
Broadcast date: June 18, 2015
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.

Content Marketing Webinar
Say Goodbye Proprietary GPS Devices, Hello TerraGo Edge
Broadcast date: Thursday, May 28, 2015
Brought to you by: 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.

Editorial Webinar
New Frontiers in Unmanned Flight: Hey You, UAV!
Sponsored by: NavCom
Broadcast date: Thursday, May 21, 2015
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.

Editorial Webinar
Fix the Future Now with Signal Simulators
Brought to you by: NavCom
Broadcast date: Thursday, March 19, 2015
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.

Editorial Webinar
Antennas for the Future: Design and Use
Brought to you by: NavCom
Broadcast date: Thursday, February 19, 2015
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.

Editorial Webinar
Receiver Design for the Future
Brought to you 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 technology roadmaps embrace most modalities of positioning: GNSS, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, cellular, and SBAS and cross most platforms, including wearables. 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.

Content Marketing Webinar
Indoor Location with SiRFusion from CSR
Brought to you 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.

Spoofing, Detection, and Navigation Vulnerability
Brought to you by: NavCom
Broadcast date: Thursday, September 18, 2014
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.

RTK on Your Smartphone or Tablet
Brought to you by: NavCom
Broadcast date: Thursday, August 14, 2014
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)
Brought to you 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
Brought to you 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
Brought to you 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
Brought to you 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
Brought to you 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
Brought to you 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 
Brought to you 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
Brought to you 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
Brought to you 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
Brought to you 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
Brought to you 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
Brought to you 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
Brought to you 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
Brought to you 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 
Brought to you 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?
Brought to you 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?