There’s lots to cover this week, so let’s get right to it:
- Looks like my TomTom GO 910 review was well-timed. It appears that TomTom is now shipping the new unit in the U.S.
- Magellan has posted info on the Roadmate 860T. It is expected to be available in May. More information is available in the Magellan Roadmate 860T press release. Via GPS Review.
- Garmin’s blog discusses the Auto Multi Sport feature found on the Forerunner 205, 301 and 305.
- Engadget explores the trend towards all-in-one GPS devices.
GPS Software / resources
- I’ve added GPS-Tour.info to my list of online sources of waypoints and tracks. Via Google Earth Blog.
- An extensive list of GIS resources, via Ogle Earth.
- GPSInformation.net covers changes to G7toWin.
- GpsPasSion reports on GPSGate, which allows you to connect a single receiver to multiple applications simultaneously.
GPS in the news
- I think the Darwin Awards needs a GPS category.
- Minnesotans have the opportunity to participate in a GPS Amazing Family Race.
- GPS receivers are being used to help track down pets of Katrina victims.
- A report on a privacy group’s concerns over parents tracking their children with GPS. Via GPS Notes.
- Pocket Gamer speculates on the development of GPS-based games, which may be triggered by GPS-enabled Sony PSP devices.
- How about a GPS-enabled ATV wheelchair?
- Nielsen will use GPS to track exposure to outdoor advertising.
- Google Maps Mania links to a U.S. campground map. Remember, you can convert Google Maps search results to GPS waypoints.
- Google Earth Blog links to Earthclimber, a Google Earth tool for exploring rock climbing destinations.
- Ogle Earth explores Iranian nuclear facilities via Google Earth and triggers a comment-fest in the process. Stefan goes on in his next post to explore Google Earth myths and terrorism.
- Also from Ogle Earth, resources to check out global warming in Google Earth.
- Google Earth Blog carries info on new areas of high-resolution satellite and aerial imagery.
- Google Local or Google Maps? Looks like an identity crisis to me.
- Ogle Earth reports on a KML importer being included in the newest release of NASA World Wind.
- Google Earth Blog reports on a new search feature in Google Earth.
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