I’ll start this edition of Waypoints with the catch-all category…
Maps, data, software, etc.
- Here’s a great article on red light camera databases (free registration required).
- GPS Lodge explains the benefits of traffic services using historical average speed data.
- Automotive Navigation Data has announced that they will donate mapping data for the Netherlands, China and India to OpenStreetMap. Via GPS Business News (free registration required).
- Magrathea is a free geotagging application for Macs. Via The Map Room.
- Tele Atlas tackles Taiwan.
- You can now rent a nuvi 660 at at least some Dollar and Thrifty car rental locations.
- Garmin highlights a couple of sites using their new communicator plugin.
- In-dash GPS: Overpriced and overrated. Via Digg.
- Volkswagen signs up with NAVTEQ.
- Honda to add earthquake warnings to navigation systems in Japan.
GPS in the news
- Beating a speeding ticket with your GPS. Clearly, this guy didn’t have a nuvi, since it has no track log function!
- GPS saves group that crashed their car into a quarry.
- GPS Tracking Systems come in handy if you’re going to drive off a 400 foot cliff.
- A GPS-enabled weeding device.
The business of GPS
- Peter Batty sums up his experience with the iPhone.
- A social networking application for the iPhone.
- Location-based service provider OutsideIn.com announces a custom iPhone application.
Cell phones with GPS
- A review of Mapquest Navigator and Nav4all for BlackBerry phones.
- TrekBuddy is a J2ME Linux GPS application for mobile phones.
- Call 1-800-GOOG-411 for free maps.
- A technical article on how Google Earth (really) works. Via Ogle Earth.
- Visualize increasing sea levels in Google Maps.
- Google Maps expands their coverage of India and the United Arab Emirates.
- Shaded relief in Microsoft Virtual Earth and how to show it in Google Maps.
- Importing addresses into Google Earth.
- Garmin StreetPilot c330 review – Crutchfield reviews this oldie but goodie.
- TomTom ONE review – Gadegtnutz has posted a review of the TomTom ONE.
- Slashgeo calls it quits.
- All Points Blog thinks that local.com has some hot patents.
- Mio has a couple of new PDAs coming out.