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This regular column by Eliza Schmidkunz is all about GNSS datapoints and factoids. It is designed to clear the palate after several courses of dense technical articles. (The loyal reader to your right, for example, has digested a number of equations and is thrilled at her visit to the Prime Meridian, definitely a GNSS Hotspot)

Columns
July/August 2016

GNSS Hotspots

Pokemon frenzy, Null Island, GLONASS postage and the largest 12th century city in the world

May/June 2016

GNSS Hotspots

Electronic Throwaways, Space X Wins, Drones at Sea and Shaking It Up

March/April 2016

GNSS Hotspots

Dangerous Games in Rio, Animal Trackers, Chinese Logistics and The Radiation Club

January/February 2016

GNSS Hotspots

Catching thieves, testing Einstein, Russian remodel, and 911 training.

November/December 2015

GNSS Hotspots

Sextant déjà vu, GPS guardian angels, distance lies, and the London Knowledge.

September/October 2015

GNSS Hotspots

I Love My Job, But..., Mediterranean Rescue, Predicting Tremors and Robot, Beware Human.

July/August 2015

GNSS Hotspots

Cuba Libres, Lucky Seven Airmen, GPS Launch Competition and Staying Calm…

May/June 2015

GNSS Hotspots

Disposable drones, cyber shark hacks a jet, so over in-car navigation, and an LBS shopping spree.

March/April 2015

GNSS Hotspots

The slope of the ocean, an economy on warp speed, the education of New York cabbies, unearthing a piece of GPS history

January/February 2015

GNSS Hotspots

Tracking human trafficking; Greenland’s meltwater; Japan on Defense; Seismic Seattle Seahawks.

November/December 2014

GNSS Hotspots

1st GPS III Launch Slips to FY17, India Lofts Third IRNSS Spacecraft
into Orbit, U.S. Agencies Dodge eLoran Relaunch, 8th GPS IIF Satellite
Launches and Most Tariffs on GPS Equipment May Soon End

September/October 2014

GNSS Hotspots

Class action against “starter interrupt GPS” devices; 1845 Franklin
expedition ship found; app tracks deadly diseases; Russia can't refuse
foreign parts; and China and Russia are getting together.

July/August 2014

GNSS Hotspots

Adidas introduces a smart soccer ball; Another GPSII-F and two Galileo FOC ready to go; Longitude Prize Redux; Yahoo Labs algorithm identifies the most pleasant route; and China calls iPhone location function a security concern

May/June 2014

GNSS Hotspots

JPL uses GPS to find Sierra Nevada water weight; Near collision of drone and regional jet prompts questions, West Antarctic ice sheet melt at "point of no return," First Galileo FOC satellites at launch site, China's GBAS tested in Tianjin

March/April 2014

GNSS Hotspots

In this issue: No Love from the FAA, SVN64, Black Swans, Glonass-M #54 and India's second geosynchronous satellite

January/February 2014

GNSS Hotspots

In this issue: Crowdshipping, Remailing Valentines, Rescue Robots, Point-Counterpoint and Bridging the Gap

November/December 2013

GNSS Hotspots

In this issue: The End of Nautical Charts, Litigious LightSquared, GPS Fungicide, Time to Turn to Crime, and 24,000 Ideas

September/October 2013

GNSS Hotspots

In this issue: Easy Riders, Collaborative Air Force, SVN 64 and Take Two for Russia

July/August 2013

GNSS Hotspots

This Time: Popularizing BeiDou, Ashes and Airplanes, Freak floods for Galileo, GLONASS launch failure, Supersized earthquakes and GPS

March/April 2013

GNSS Hotspots

In this issue: Late Launches, Losing the Orbit, India Joins the Club, Coca Cola No-No, and a Formal Engagement

January/February 2013

GNSS Hotspots

In this issue: Timing, Tracking Headaches, Insuring Vulnerability, Backup Plans and GPS to the Rescue

November/December 2012

GNSS Hotspots

In this issue: Tracking Trafficking, Bringing in the Little Guy, Problematic Posts, Lightning and Affordable Air Strikes

September/October 2012

GNSS Hotspots

In this issue: Third GPS IIF, Galileo on a roll, how to get away in the UK, Scottish toilets and property lines in India.

July/August 2012

GNSS Hotspots

In this issue: Highway maps, Smithsonian loo, GPS DUI, GLONASS Shell Game, Chinese Market Share, and Lampreys!

May/June 2012

GNSS Hotspots

In this issue: GPS and InSar together tell more about Venice and the Sierra Nevada range, GLONASS-K testing delayed, Indian airports to install GAGAN, North Korea jams GNSS,  Chinese fishing boats use Compass, SatNavs for elderly drivers

March/April 2012

GNSS Hotspots

In this issue: GPS trackers at sea, location-aware music, lonely places, launch strain and QZSS

January/February 2012

GNSS Hotspots

In This Issue: The leap second, icy Alaska harbors and icy European streets, a wealth of Russian satellites and a Chinese vacation paradise

November/December 2011

GNSS Hotspots

In This Issue: Twin launch trends, Galileo's Getaway, The iPhone cool factor, Typhoid's PNT and the Elusive ICD

September/October 2011

GNSS Hotspots

In this issue: Kitty Collars, Toxic Testers, Not THAT Soyuz, Japan's First and Spacekeeping

July/August 2011

GNSS Hotspots

In this issue: Aquarius, privacy rights in Washington, SVN-63, Natalia's satellite and Rickshaw Wars in New Delhi

May/June 2011

GNSS Hotspots

GNSS factoids from Humboldt-Tolyabe National Forest, Bolivia, Kourou, Xichan Launch Center, Space...the Final Frontier

March/April 2011

GNSS Hotspots

Northern Hemisphere, Fernanda de Noronha Islands, Toulouse, Perth, Sendai

January/February 2011

GNSS Hotspots

Los Angeles; Cambridge, England; The Camino; Dubai; Tokyo

November/December 2010

GNSS Hotspots

This issue's hotspots take us to Brazil and Belgium, Afghanistan and Oberfaffenhofen.

October 2010

GNSS Hotspots

Olathe, Kansas; Silver Spring, Maryland; Kourou; London; Brussels, Tanegashima Space Center

September 2010

GNSS Hotspots

Portland, Oregon; Munich; Phoenix, Arizona; Washington D.C.; Xichang Launch Center; Japan

July/August 2010

GNSS Hotspots

Seattle; Park City, Utah; Baikonur spaceport; Satish Dhawan space center; Tanegashiwa space center

June 2010

GNSS Hotspots

Nassau County, New York; Slettestrand, Denmark; Trieste, Italy; Abuja, Nigeria; Kiev/Kyiv, Ukraine; NASA solar observatory

May 2010

GNSS Hotspots

Baton Rouge, Louisiana; Iqualuit, Nunavut; Western Europe; Afghanistan; Satish, Dhawan space center; Perth

March/April 2010

GNSS Hotspots

Grand Portage Reservation, Minnesota; Detroit; Evryy-Courcouronnes, France; Moscow; Baikonur spaceport; New Delhi; Mertz Glacier

January/February 2010

GNSS Hotspots

Seattle; Cambridge, Massachusetts; Pennsylvania; Kourou space center; London; Russia and Middle-Earth Orbit

November/December 2009

GNSS Hotspots

Mountain View, California; Boulder, Colorado; Washington D.C.; Plymouth, England; Oberfaffenhofen, Germany; India

September/October 2009

GNSS Hotspots

Cape Canaveral; Portland, Maine; Washington D.C.; SE of Los Barrios, Jaén, Andalusía, Spain; Ciompino, Italy; Baikonur space center, Beijing and Brussels

July/August 2009

GNSS Hotspots

Bombs Away, Boot Sensors, ICD Access, Meet Up in Russia, China Tremblors, and The iPhone Catch in Tokyo…

May/June 2009

GNSS Hotspots

GPS Surveillance, Backup Blues, GNSS for Africa, Pay to Play in Russia, Indian GNSS, and a Mixed Bag for L5…

March/April 2009

GNSS Hotspots

Aliens in Hawaii, the Alaskan Iditarod, Texas Hat Tricks, Chipset Champs, Munich Summit Notes, and Oops! in Space...

January/February 2009

GNSS Hotspots

Sibling Rivalry at ICG, Gas Tax Wars in Oregon, What Next in Washington D.C., and The Gift of the Magi

November/December 2008

GNSS Hotspots

This issue it's a bridge over the world's fifth largest river system, an endurance test for shorebirds, 9-1-1 glitches, GLONASS and Compass launches and a new tool for castaways.

Fall 2008

GNSS Hotspots

Ithaca, New York; Washington, D.C.; Los Angeles; Moscow; Pasadena, California; St. Petersburg, Russia

September/October 2008

GNSS Hotspots

Montreal, Québec; U.S. Gulf Coast; the Moon; Worcester, UK; Mumbai; Beijing

May/June 2008

GNSS Hotspots

Kingston, Ontario; New Jersey; Georgetown Guyana; King of Prussia, Pennsylvania; Noordwijk, Netherlands; Chengdu, Sichuan

Spring 2008

GNSS Hotspots

Huntsville, Alabama; Washington D.C.; Medellin, Colombia; Luxembourg; Rome; St. Petersburg, Russia

March/April 2008

GNSS Hotspots

Washington D.C.; the villages of England; Paris; Congo Basin; Moscow; Beijing

January/February 2008

GNSS Hotspots

Chicago; Cape Canaveral; Noordwijk, Netherlands; Baikonur space center; The Sun; the Southern Ocean

November/December 2007

GNSS Hotspots

Ethiopia; Iceland; Copenhagen; Moscow; Easter Island

Fall 2007

GNSS Hotspots

Washington D.C.; Cape Canaveral; Moscow; Brussels; Shanghai; Sweden; Hurghada, Egypt

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