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Essentials of Positioning and Location Technology by David Bartlett

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10 A brief look at the future

Whilst it is impossible to predict the future there are a number of trends at the cutting edge of location and positioning that tell us what the topical issues of today are and hint at the direction things may go in the future.

Firstly there is the explosion in new GNSSs coming online. Combining measurements from them will lead to improved performance as well as robustness and ubiquity. However, we have shown that GNSS is vulnerable to attack and there is also some debate about whether so many systems will begin to interfere with one another. So whilst GNSS technology continues to advance there is also a significant amount of work going into relative positioning systems for special applications. These systems combine ...

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