While I was at Questex, I split duties between the venerable GPS World and her sister publication, Geospatial Solutions (since folded into GPS World); I was a daily news editor for both. I checked the wires and email for daily news and posted it on the GPS World Website, and also compiled and published Navigate, the corresponding daily email newsletter. For Geospatial I posted the news that the managing editor sent me, as well as compiling several weekly email newsletters.
Basically, I was a 21-century equivalent of a stringer, 95 percent of the time. Occasionally I still got to do some actual reporting and writing. Plus the GPS World editor in chief recruited me to help cover ION, which is a Big To-Do in the world of GNSS — global navigation satellite systems. It’s the usual industry tradeshow/technical conference sort of thing.
The most notable story I think was the one you see here first; as you can see it’s a story of Biblical proportions.
ION 2007 News Coverage: Jeff Chappell Blogs Plenary Report: What is the future of civilian GNSS? Cars that drive and navigate by themselves, with the assistance of on-board sensors and GPS? Accuracy well below one meter–perhaps even the centimeter level, and all that implies–thanks to the promulgation of new civil signals from GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, etc.? Without the promulgation of post processing and other tricks used to improve accuracy today? “The hopeful, qualified answer is yes, say speakers here in Ft. Worth, Texas at...read more