This has been a relatively slow week on the GPS news front, but there are a few items worth looking at:
- GPS Tracking Systems has a good post on GPS tracking of sex offenders.
- Designer GPS shoes. I kid you not.
- Tracking traffic via "anonymous" cell phone data.
More on GPS and cell phones
- Google Maps on the Helio Drift. More from Engadget.
- Maps, directions and real-time traffic on your Treo. Via Digg.
Google and the clones
- Find out where super models live with Google Earth. No, it’s a heat map. Wait, that’s the same thing, isn’t it?
- Google Maps shows roads and streets for Africa.
- And there has been a Yahoo Maps upgrade for Europe.
- Ogle Earth compares Microsoft Virtual Earth 3D to Google Earth.
- There is now a GPSVisualizer plugin for Google Earth.
Garmin and TomTom
- Garmin seeks location based services opportunities.
- Even if you don’t live in Chicago, you can still check out Garmin’s first store via Engadget.
- Garmin has posted quite a few firmware updates recently, including the nuvi 660.
- Here is a TomTom Mac solution.
- Garmin won their court battle against TomTom at the Hague.
All the rest
- GPS Drawing (.com) does workshops.
- Will China bail on Galileo?
- I posted recently about GPS for golfers, but there’s another side to this story, and that’s when the golf course provides the GPS solution.
- MotionBased is running a 2 for 1 holiday special. Get MB for you AND your buddy.
- Ordnance Survey maps via Memory Map.
- Geocaching can actually be controversial.
- In last week’s Waypoints I linked to Dvorak’s "GPS is overrated," but not everyone agrees with him.