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Sunday, March 18, 2012

This week in GPS – January 5, 2013

NYC speedtraps

NYC has the most speed traps and enforcement cameras in the US

Since I’ve been tweeting it for years, I decided to change the name of my weekly link roundup from “Waypoints” to the more descriptive “This week in GPS.” I’m also trying out some different formatting and layout options. So, on with the show… Waypoints This week in GPS is a weekly link roundup of (mostly) GPS related odds and ends, from GPS Tracklog and other places around the Web. To get a few of the biggest stories as they break, follow me on Twitter. This week’s lead image (an NYC map) is from an article on the US cities with the most speed traps.

From GPS Tracklog

Our posts from the past week (it’s been a little busier than usual; I was cleaning up the deal posts from the holidays and wanted to get a few up to replace them):

One another note before we get to the link roundup – the Consumer Electronics Show starts Tuesday, but some announcements have already rolled out, and I’m expecting Monday to be a big day. So keep an eye on our homepage or our CES 2013 section for some things that are sure to be of interest.

Garmin

Edge CES 2013

New Garmin Edge cycling units to be announced Monday?

Geocaching

  • 2012, the year in review:

The business of GPS

My GPS made me do it

Stuck truck

Stuck truck: My GPS made me do it!

Geotagging

Going mobile

Satellites and such

Florida keys bathymetric woodcut

Florida keys bathymetric woodcut

Just geo

Glacier calving

Glacier twice the size of Manhattan calving from Greenland (and that;’s not the biggest!)

Updated GPS reviews

I’ve updated these review and resource pages with the following links:

About Rich Owings

Rich is the owner, editor and chief bottle-washer for GPS Tracklog. Connect with him on Twitter, Facebook or Google Plus.

Comments

  1. Atlas Cached says:

    I always look forward to reading ‘waypoints’ each week… I think ‘waypoints’ is a perfect name for this weekly feature! Don’t much care for name change though :(

    Either way, thank you for providing us with the pertinent information all in one location!

    • Yeah, I’m struggling with Google right now or I wouldn’t have changed it. Search rankings have dropped dramatically. Just trying to make it worth my time to keep the site going! :-0

  2. Atlas Cached says:

    BaseCamp Wiki link is incorrect :)

  3. Rich,

    Don’t quite know where to enter this question, so I will ask it here. I own a Garmin Montana 650 with which I am very pleased. I use it extensively to geocache and as a result I am climbing, hiking, water traversing, you name it. We go for the hard caches. I have dropped my device (not far), banged it and just plain used the “hell” out of it. Is there such a thing as a “tune-up” for a GPS? Something where I could take it and they could make certain it is working properly and/or bring it up to par if needed. I do have a “scratch screen” that works great.

    Thanks, I look forward to your answer.

    Peter

    • I know of no such service. Unless you’ve seen problems, I’d assume it is working preperly. These are ruggedized units and built to take pretty rough treatment. Even so, you may want to consider one of these… GizzMoVest case

      • Thanks for the reply Rich. No, I have not had any problems, just thought there might be a tune-up just as we do for automobiles to make them run more efficiently.

        I love the device. I will look into the vest, but it already is pretty bulky.

        Thanks,

        Peter

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