Thursday, January 23, 2014

GPS bracelet removed by molester

Article Title: Molester who removed GPS device found in Oregon

Article Snippet: "...He left Morgan County in October after cutting off the GPS bracelet he was required to wear following his conviction and prior to sentencing...."

Reference: www.connectmidmissouri.com

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Hart Island Project: GPS to locate grave sites at America’s largest mass graveyard

Article Title: America’s Largest Mass Graveyard May Become a Public Park
Hart Island Project
Article Snippet: "...At one time or another, a half-mile piece of land off Long Island in New York has served as: a Confederate prisoner-of-war camp, a work house for the poor, a quarantine hospital for Yellow Fever victims, a women’s asylum, a corrections facility for delinquent boys, a Nike missile base, and a drug rehab facility called the Phoenix House...."
Reference: www.thedailybeast.com

Saturday, December 8, 2012

GPS to help determine sites of nuclear testing

Article Title:GPS and radio telescopes spot secret nuclear tests

Article Snippet: "...The Ohio State researchers previously showed that South Korean GPS stations detected the telltale atmospheric disturbances from North Korea’s 2009 nuclear test. ..."

Reference: www.nbcnews.com

Friday, November 30, 2012

Nashville man uses GPS to track stolen iPad

Article Title: Man uses GPS to track stolen Ipad to Clarksville

Article Snippet: "...After his bag was stolen from a bar Tuesday, a Nashville man was able to track his stolen belongings with an iPad’s Global Positioning System to Clarksville, where Clarksville Police were able to arrest a man Wednesday afternoon suspected of stealing the bag, according to a police report...."

Reference: www.theleafchronicle.com

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Trimble SPS985 Wi-Fi Base Station Highly Accurate GPS

Article Title: New Version of Trimble GCSFlex Offers Highly Accurate GPS Machine Guidance via Wi-Fi

Article Snippet: "...Trimble® GCSFlex(TM) Grade Control System for Excavators now offers highly accurate GPS machine guidance via Wi-Fi®. By serving GPS corrections over a Wi-Fi connection from a local base station, Trimble has eliminated the need for a radio network..."

Reference: www.marketwatch.com

Friday, July 20, 2012

GPS spoofing

Article Title: GPS Hijacking Catches Feds, Drone Makers Off Guard

Article Snippet: "...when University of Texas researchers successfully hijacked a drone by “spoofing” it — giving it bad GPS coordinates – they showed the Department of Homeland Security how civilian drones could fall into the wrong hands, exposing a potentially serious security flaw...."

Reference: www.wired.com

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Miniature GPS-Aided Inertial Navigation System

Article Title: Miniature GPS-Aided Inertial Navigation System

Article Snippet: "...The 3DM-GX3® -45 high-performance, miniature GPS-Aided Inertial Navigation System (GPS/INS) combines MEMS inertial sensors, a highly-sensitive embedded GPS receiver, and a complex Extended Kalman Filter to generate optimal position, velocity, and attitude (PVA) estimates. This combination of technologies creates better short-term GPS-out performance, sustained-G attitude performance, and provides higher rate PVA data than typical GPS and AHRS sensors. Raw GPS data, IMU data, and filtered INS data are time-aligned and available as user-defined packets (either by polling or continuous stream)...."

Reference: www.microstrain.com

Friday, April 20, 2012

GPS-guided mortar round

Article Title:YPG delivers improvements in vehicles, weapons to soldiers

Article Snippet: "...the Accelerated Precision Mortar Initiative (APMI) that produced the XM-395, a highly-accurate, GPS-guided mortar round...."

Reference: www.yumasun.com

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Pedestrian route production

Article Title:A new GPS system that warns of high crime areas

Article Snippet: "...One glaring problem is that in online reports, the app is being referred to as the “ghetto app” even though Microsoft doesn’t call it that. The company actually calls the app a “Pedestrian route production,” a bland but harmless title..."

Reference: www.suntimes.com

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Happy Feet will be GPS tracked

Article Title: Happy Feet Penguin Heads Home Equipped with GPS

Article Snippet: "...Before being released, he will be fitted with a GPS tracker to allow his fans to monitor his progress online. The GPS receiver could stay in place for up to four months...."

Reference: www.gpsworld.com

Friday, September 9, 2011

Samsung Droid Charge great GPS

Article Title: Droid Charge and Droid Bionic Released Dates

Article Snippet: "...Samsung Droid Charge has a 1GHz processor Android 2.2 Froyo 4G LTE, 4.3" super AMOLED touchscreen, an 8MP rear-facing camera, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS and HDMI port...."

Reference: wirelessandmobilenews.com

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

GPS to locate lost iPhone and Android

Article Title: Apps That Can Locate a Lost iPhone or Android Using GPS

Article Snippet: "...Did you know that if you lose your iPhone, you can easily track down its location using an app and the phone’s GPS system? ..."

Reference: www.fieldtechnologies.com

Monday, August 22, 2011

GPS a little off?

Article Title:High-priced GPS units may not be worth the money

Article Snippet: "...The smartphone found the exact name of the cinema but somehow placed it 75 miles and 90 minutes away. The GPS device seemed to nail it; I recognized the exit it told me to take and I took it. Then, following its turn-by-turn directions, I found myself blocks away in the middle of a residential street, with no cinema in sight. ..."

Reference: www.mercurynews.com

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

'Happy Feet' penguin will be monitored with a GPS tracking device

Article Title:New Zealand's 'Happy Feet' penguin to be released

Article Snippet: "...will be released after four days at sea, at a latitude of 53 degrees south. His progress will be monitored with a GPS tracking device...."

Reference: www.sfgate.com

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Article Title: Independent GPS system to create $60 billion

Article Snippet: "...China's Beidou global navigation system is expected to generate revenues of about 400 billion yuan (60 billion US dollars) by 2020 as the country attempts to compete with foreign GPS technology, a senior space technology expert said Saturday...."

Reference: www.china.org.cn

Sunday, April 17, 2011

GPS Tracking and the Law

Article Title: U.S. Department of Justice Seeks Supreme Court Review of GPS Surveillance Issue

Article Snippet: "...U.S. Supreme Court to take up the question of whether prolonged police surveillance using GNSS-aided tracking of a suspect requires a search warrant under the provisions of the Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution...."

Reference: www.insidegnss.com

Monday, April 11, 2011

Swedish firm starts using Russian satnav

Article Title:Swedish firm starts using Russian satnav

Article Snippet: "...A Swedish firm has become the first known foreign company to use Russian positioning technology GLONASS, in a sign that the system could become a credible challenge to established U.S. rival GPS...."

Reference: www.reuters.com

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Is Pandora sending user GPS, gender, birthday and more to ad servers?

Article Title:Pandora is sending user GPS, gender, birthday and more to ad servers

Article Snippet: "...Apparently after a company named Veracode did a bit more research they found some things that are pretty scary to say the least. According to them Admob was transmitting GPS..."

Reference: androidcommunity.com

Monday, March 28, 2011

GPS tree survey

Article Title:GPS surveying equipment to be used in Florida tree count

Article Snippet: "...would help create a digital record that would be of benefit to the city in the long run as it would unequivocally determine whose responsibility certain trees are. ..."

Reference: www.surveyequipment.com

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

GPS waypoints keep the missile on track

Article Title:Drones’ Suicidal Cousins Lead Libya Attack

Article Snippet: "...When the U.S. military wanted to take out Moammar Gadhafi’s air defense systems, it unleashed a barrage of 122 Tomahawk cruise missiles. But these munitions aren’t like most others in the American arsenal...."

Reference: www.wired.com

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Is Japanese GPS accurate now?

Article Title: Japan Has Shifted 13 Feet!

Article Snippet: "...A 13-foot displacement means the navigators are currently miscalibrated in the most-shifted portions of Japan. ..."

Reference: www.slate.com

Saturday, March 12, 2011

GPS Farming

Article Title:GPS technology becoming commonplace with farmers

Article Snippet: "...the latest advancements are much smaller —global positioning systems and software.
Ryan Myers of Kelly-Sauder-Rupiper Equipment says he sees more farmers purchasing the GPS devices and software programs every year...."

Reference: www.pontiacdailyleader.com

Monday, March 7, 2011

North Korea Jams GPS in War Game Retaliation

Article Title:North Korea Jams GPS in War Game Retaliation

Article Snippet: "...North Korea is reportedly jamming Global Positioning System (GPS) signals in South Korea, possibly in an attempt to interfere with the U.S.-South Korean annual Key Resolve/Foal Eagle drills, which kicked off on February 28...."

Reference: www.wired.com

Monday, February 21, 2011

School uses GPS to track down students who skip class

Article Title:School uses GPS to track down students who skip class

Article Snippet: "...In a move inspired by the most paranoid of science fiction books, California’s Anaheim Union High School District is using GPS to track and locate seventh- and eighth-grade students who habitually skip school..."

Reference: www.digitaltrends.com

Friday, February 18, 2011

Outdoor and Fitness GPS Apps From Trimble Now Available on Verizon Wireless SmartPhones

Article Title: Outdoor and Fitness GPS Apps From Trimble Now Available on Verizon Wireless SmartPhones

Article Snippet: "...these apps use the phone’s built-in GPS to provide detailed stats, maps, and navigation essential for a variety of outdoor activities. The apps greatly enhance running, cycling, walking, backpacking and geocaching..."

Reference: www.tmrzoo.com

Sunday, February 13, 2011

DNR's use of GPS eyed

Article Title: DNR's use of GPS eyed

Article Snippet: "...some Shore lawmakers said they have heard talk of making GPS devices a requirement on boats in the Chesapeake Bay...."

Reference: www.delmarvanow.com

Friday, February 11, 2011

Article Title: Decatur police arrest man for reporting car stolen so OnStar would locate it

Article Snippet: "...According to OnStar's website, "once a vehicle is reported stolen, OnStar can use GPS technology to pinpoint its exact location and provide it to authorities." ..."

Reference: blog.al.com

Monday, February 7, 2011

TeleNav GPS App to Arrive on Verizon iPhone 4

Article Title: TeleNav GPS App to Arrive on Verizon iPhone 4

Article Snippet: "...TeleNav today announced that the TeleNav GPS application will be available in the Apple App Store as a free download for Verizon Wireless iPhone 4 users when the device is released on Thursday, February 10. ..."

Reference: www.pcmag.com

Friday, January 28, 2011

FCC Grants Go-Ahead to Potential Interferer with GPS Signal

Article Title: FCC Grants Go-Ahead to Potential Interferer with GPS Signal

Article Snippet: "...The Federal Communications Commission has waived its own rules and granted permission for a potential interferer with the GPS signal to broadcast from powerful land-based transmitters...."

Reference: www.gpsworld.com

Friday, January 21, 2011

Military GPS Testing Could Hamper Flights, Not Cars

Article Title: Military GPS Testing Could Hamper Flights, Not Cars

Article Snippet: "...According to the Federal Aviation Administration, the military is..."

Reference: cars.com

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

GPS Tracking System Used By NYC Taxi Commission to Bust 36,000 Drivers in Cab Scam

Article Title: GPS Tracking System Used By NYC Taxi Commission to Bust 36,000 Drivers in Cab Scam

Article Snippet: "...investigation in 2010 revealed that roughly 36,000 NYC taxi drivers overcharged passengers a whopping $8.3 million on 1.8 million trips..."

Reference: www.fieldtechnologies.com

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Nike GPS SportWatch out April in US

Article Title: Nike GPS SportWatch out April in US

Article Snippet: "...Apart from Garmin I can’t think of any other make of GPS sports watch on the market without resulting to a touch of Google research, which is why this bit of news caught my interest. Nike and TomTom have combined forces to bring us the Nike GPS SportWatch..."

Reference: www.geek.com

Saturday, January 8, 2011

GPS Forum

Article Title: GPS Forum

Article Snippet: "...Read GPS reviews for Garmin, TomTom, Magellan, Mio, NAVIGON, and others for auto navigation, handheld recreation, and bluetooth GPS devices. ..."

Reference: gpsreview.net

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Assisted GPS (a-GPS)

Article Title: Assisted GPS (a-GPS)

Article Snippet: "...Assisted GPS, generally abbreviated as A-GPS or aGPS, is a system which can, under certain conditions, improve the startup performance, or TTFF (Time To First Fix) of a GPS satellite-based positioning system. It is used extensively with GPS-capable cellular phones as its development was accelerated by the U.S. FCC's 911 mandate making the location of a cell phone available to emergency call dispatchers..."

Reference: wikipedia.org

Monday, January 3, 2011

Charles the GPS car robot can read your facial expressions

Article Title: Charles the GPS car robot can read your facial expressions

Article Snippet: "...introduction of Charles, a bodiless GPS system that resembles a man’s head and shoulders...."

Reference: www.ubergizmo.com

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Judge says cops can't track with GPS

Article Title: Judge says cops can't track with GPS

Article Snippet: "...amounted to an unreasonable search under the state constitution and violated his client's privacy without probable cause...."

Reference: www.delawareonline.com

Friday, December 24, 2010

Article Title: Stolen GPS Unit Leads To Deadly Double Stabbing

Article Snippet: "...started when Borck took a GPS unit belonging to Vaughn, without permission...."

Reference: www.newschannel5.com

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Geocaching causes bomb scare

Article Title: Bomb scare in McKinleyville result of geocaching

Article Snippet: "...The deputy evaluated the pipe and determined it was not an explosive device. Further investigation revealed the pipe was placed there as part of the GPS treasure hunting game geocaching...."

Reference: www.times-standard.com

Monday, December 20, 2010

Zoombak Personal GPS Tracking and Locator

Article Title:Zoombak Advanced GPS Universal Locator - GPS tracking device

Article Snippet: "...You can use the web or your cell phone to find the device's real time location...."

Reference: Zoombak Advanced GPS Universal Locator - GPS tracking device

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Australian Police Don't Play - GPS aids arrest

Article Title: Police use helicopter, iPhone GPS to track down thief

Article Snippet: "...stole an iPhone from a woman in a hospital, and a chopper in the air used the iPhone’s GPS to aid in tracking the smartphone down...."

Reference: www.intomobile.com

Monday, December 13, 2010

Wandering GPS was shipping nightmare for Palm City business

Article Title: Wandering GPS was shipping nightmare for Palm City business

Article Snippet: "...Baker reports several frustrating experiences in trying to resolve the issue of the lost package, which for some unexplained reason, showed back up at his door via United Parcel Service in October in a single box, damaged and mailed from Atlanta, according to his records...."

Reference: www.tcpalm.com

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Fired State Employee Sues Over GPS Tracking

Article Title: Fired State Employee Sues Over GPS Tracking

Article Snippet: "...Mr. Cunningham was found by an independent hearing officer to have defrauded New Yorkers by falsifying time and attendance and travel records which ultimately led to his termination for cause," Labor department spokesman Leo Rosales said of the matter...."

Reference: gothamist.com

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Churches fit GPS to Baby Jesus to stop nativity thefts

Article Title:Churches fit GPS to Baby Jesus to stop nativity thefts

Article Snippet: "...Company BrickHouse Security is providing free GPS trackers to churches and communities across the country...."

Reference: www.myfoxboston.com

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Canadian arrested with pot in car; bum GPS route led him to Maine checkpoint

Article Title: Canadian arrested with pot in car; bum GPS route led him to Maine checkpoint

Article Snippet: "...A Canadian man is in a Maine jail after his GPS directed him to a remote U.S. border crossing where agents found a pound of marijuana..."

Reference: www.latimes.com

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Exploring With GPS: A Practical Field Guide for Satellite Navigation



Exploring With GPS presents a practical approach to using the Global Positioning System in the outdoors using mapping GPS receivers,
digital topographic maps, and satellite
imagery. The book uses realistic scenarios and plenty of screen shots and photos to show you how to find your way
in the backcountry quickly and easily. This book is for hunters, rescue teams, hikers, mountain bikers,
anglers, geocachers, backpackers, cross-country skiers, snowshoers, boaters, and everyone who uses recreational
GPS in the outdoors. Using GPS, anyone,
anywhere on Earth, can find their position within a few feet using an inexpensive hand-held GPS
receiver. That simple ability has completely revolutionized every field that uses positioning, navigation, and timing
information, including outdoor recreation. Not only can you find your way through the wilderness
with unerring precision regardless of weather, location, or time of day, you can work with computers and the World Wide Web
to plan your outdoor adventures from home. You can record our trip in the field, download it to a computer,
attach labels, graphics, elevation profiles, comments and photos, and then share it with friends or publish it
for all to see on the Internet. As a result there is a rapidly growing amount of free trip and backcountry
information on the Web. This book shows you how to tap into this remarkable capability to make your own outdoor
adventures safer and more enjoyable.

Tag: Exploring With GPS: A Practical Field Guide for Satellite Navigation

Boeing Global Positioning System satellite achieves 20 years on-orbit

Article Title: Global Positioning System satellite achieves 20 years on-orbit

Article Snippet: "...GPS Block IIA-10 (SVN-23), built by Boeing (formerly Rockwell Corporation), was launched on 26 November 1990 and set healthy to navigation and timing users on 10 December 1990. The satellite was the first in the series of GPS IIA satellites to be launched with a design life of 7.5 years. To-date the satellite has operated longer than any other satellite and predicted to last another 12-18 months. "Boeing has a solid history of delivering satellites that live beyond their contractual lives..."

Reference: www.afspc.af.mil

Sunday, November 21, 2010

GPS-Tracked Cell Phones Help Bust I-5 Theft Ring

Article Title: Four Suspected Illegal Immigrants, Loot Found in Bend

Article Snippet: "...Stolen cell phones tracked by GPS and able to sound an alarm helped Deschutes County authorities find and arrest four suspected illegal immigrants believed to have been stealing from stores all along the Interstate 5 corridor..."

Reference: www.ktvz.com