I bookmarked way too many links this week!
- I’ve updated my custom POI page to include a new database project, POInUSA.
- GPSInformation.net reviews MapTech’s U.S. Boating Charts.
- A thread at GPSPasSion compares how well various manufacturers are implementing TMC traffic services in the U.S.
- Garmin has released firmware version 3.30 for the nuvi 350 and 300, incorporating their Garmin lock security feature, among other things.
- MacGPS Pro 6.4 has been released, and will run natively on Macs with Intel processors.
- Here’s an interesting PDF on how to upload custom maps to a Uniden Mystic VHF/GPS.
- Watch Live TV on your Garmin IQue M3 with a Slingbox.
- In an unfair GPS smackdown, the Chicago Tribune compares the TomTom GO 910 with the Cobra NavOne 4500.
- Polaroid has announced a GPS/DVD combo, with SiRFstar III to boot.
- Navigadget covers the murky origins of GPS.
- PC World disses the Sony Nav-U NV-U70 GPS.
- Harley-Davidson has a new handlebar mounting kit for the Garmin Roadtech Quest.
- If you live in Northern California, Las Vegas, Chicago, Atlanta, Milwaukee or Phoenix, you’ve got less than 30 days to check out this Google Earth high-resolution aerial imagery for free.
- European imagery has been updated at Microsoft and Ask. More on the Virtual Earth update here and here.
- Cartography reports that NASA has a daily images site.
Interesting (non-GPS) maps
- The Great Lakes Ice Atlas.
- Missing Children Alerts via Google Maps Mania.
- A 2005 Ohio fatal traffic crash map.
- This article on GPS and sports training discusses Sprint Nextel’s BiM Active.
- Gizmodo has a nice rundown of Verizon’s range of GPS services.
- Rand McNally has announced MONA (Mobile Navigator).
- With 95% of their customers carrying GPS cellphones, Verizon is the first carrier to meet the FCC requirement for wireless Enhanced 911 handsets.
- Nokia has a new car kit.
GPS in the news
- GPS enthusiasts map trails in Northern L.A. County. Via All Points Blog.
- GPS-assisted guide dogs.
- A GPS thief is caught.
The business of GPS
- Magellan is on the auction block. This offer breaks the same week they roll out a new Magellan website.
- Sounds like they are going to be pitching Navicom GPS tracking on the Home Shopping Network!
Gooooogle and others
- Australia and New Zealand speed cameras on Google Maps. Sounds like some of you down under might want to check out the GMaps to POI converter!
- WikiMapia is a mashup with promise, but limited content as of now.
- VerySpatial covers a Local Live interface.
- Possible future upgrades to World Wind.
- Ogle Earth digs a little deeper into a new report showing MapQuest dominating the world of online mapping services.