Odds and ends from the past week:
- Some TomTom GO 910 units are infected with a virus.
- Looks like the Forerunner quick release bike mount won’t be available for a couple more weeks.
- It appears that Lojack has a new competitor in the GPS car tracking market.
- A DIY data logger.
- A DIY GPS jammer.
- SiRF gets recognition for valuable patents. I’m not sure that will help in their battle with Global Locate though.
It’s been a slow week on the review front, but here are GPS reviews that I’ve updated with new links:
- Garmin nuvi 660 review – Tech.co.uk has a nuvi review from the British perspective.
- Magellan RoadMate 2200T review – GPSInformation.net has, as usual, posted a very thorough review.
GPS software, maps, POIs, etc.
- POIinUSA has reached a milestone — 125 POI collections. I have other sources listed on my POI resource page.
- Free maps of Cyprus for OziExplorer. Via Digg.
- How to do reverse address geocoding in Google Maps, a trick that can come in handy on occasion.
- Here’s a review of MotionBased.com.
- And how to understand upload errors in MotionBased.
- Tele Atlas now covers Saudi Arabia and Egypt.
GPS and traffic
- Clear Channel’s Total Traffic Network will have an additional real-time traffic data source by the end of March.
- GPS Lodge explores the various ways that traffic services are about to improve.
GPS and cell phones
- Google Maps on your GPS cell phone. Here are some user experiences, complete with screen shots.
- TeleNav on a Blackberry Pearl.
All the rest
- While Garmin is out hyping Maposaurus, Richard Horwitz is the real thing!
- Sea Shepherd offers a $25,000 reward for GPS coordinates. Via Digg.
- Google Maps creation tools.
- We hear tales of GPS receivers getting people into trouble, and GPS receivers saving someone, but rarely do we hear both in the same story.
- Are you a boater in Massachusetts? There’s a GPS for mariners class on March 3.
- How DeLorme got started. Via GeoCarta.