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.

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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

Monday, November 15, 2010

GPS Guided Weapons

Article Title: GPS Guided Weapons

Article Snippet: "...In the modern day theater of combat, the need to be able to strike at targets that are on the opposite side of the globe has strongly presented itself. One solution to global threats is GPS guided missiles. Using the exceptional navigational and surveying abilities of GPS, guided missiles, after being launched, could deliver a warhead to any part of the globe via the interface of the onboard computer in the missile with the GPS satellite system. The advantages of these missiles over other types of guided missiles are that they are only limited by their fuel bladder. ..."

Reference: www.physics.ohio-state.edu

Friday, November 12, 2010

Troy cops seize almost 1,000 stolen GPS units

Article Title: Troy cops seize almost 1,000 stolen GPS units

Article Snippet: "...Police in Troy and Florida have seized nearly 1,000 stolen in-dash GPS navigation systems as part of an ongoing investigation to curb theft of the units in Oakland County.

Read more: Troy cops seize almost 1,000 stolen GPS units | freep.com | Detroit Free Press http://www.freep.com/article/20101112/NEWS03/11120406/Troy-cops-seize-almost-1-000-stolen-GPS-units#ixzz154unkziJ..."

Reference: www.freep.com

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Article Title: As The Military Investigates a Possible Missile Launch, a Look Back at Recent Mysteries in the Sky

Article Snippet: "...GPS and the camera's LED light helped them find it about 30 miles from the launch site. Two pilots unions are urging their pilots to protest the new full..."

Reference: news.google.com

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Telcordia to Demo Military Communications Applications at MILCOM

Article Title: Telcordia to Demo Military Communications Applications at MILCOM

Article Snippet: "...During the demonstration the company will have its experts present optimized solutions for military, government and homeland security communications..."

Reference: communication-solutions.tmcnet.com