WalkEGNOS Final Review

On the 16th of January ISMB will host the Final Review of the WalkEGNOS project, that has been co- funded by the European GNSS Agency under the Seventh Framework Programme ( FP7). WalkEGNOS has been coordinated by Marco Pini, who heads the Navigation Technologies research area at ISMB.

The project created a web portal for sharing accurate GNSS tracks. Such a portal interfaces to a LBS (Location Based Service) system, which allows to improve the performance of consumer-grade GPS receivers, though professional GNSS services. The system considered the use of GPS receivers for personal navigation in mountain regions. The developed prototypes of GNSS data loggers were tested on field by several volunteers, including members of the local Alpine Rescue Teams.

Researchers belonging to the Navigation Technologies research are and to the Microsoft Innovation Centre contributed to the project. The partnership was composed by a small, but very motivated team, that included Alpha Consultants S.r.l. (Italy), M3systems (France) and Brimatech (Austria).

For more informaton: www.walkEGNOS.com