Sunday, March 18, 2012

This week in GPS — January 12th, 2013

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. I’m leading this week with a promo of the Magellan SmartGPS; definitely interesting but I’d say it also creates quite the distracted driving hazard. On to the links!…

From GPS Tracklog

Our posts from the past week, another busy one thanks to CES:

Garmin

nuvi 2013 suction cup

Garmin nuvi 2013 Essential and Advanced series windshield mount

TomTom

Magellan

More CES-related news

Updates

Geocaching

Satellites and such

The business of GPS

GPS in the news

GPS tracking

Geotagging

Going mobile

Australia heat legend

Australian map gets new heat legend categories

Just geo

Burning man

DigitalGlobe image of the year: Burning Man!

All the news that doesn’t fit

Updated GPS reviews

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

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Comments

  1. You said “No pic yet, but we now know how much the Garmin Oregon 600 series NiMH battery pack will go for ($21.95).”

    If you watch this video, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=muzpluGPFUg it looks like you can see the battery pack at 2:14. It even has the Garmin name stamped on it, although it pretty much looks like two AA rechargeable batteries taped together.

  2. The survey for using geocaching as exercise is certainly interesting, and since I do try to use geocaching as a way of varying my exercise (the ones where I hike in, not the C&D caches), I’m very interested in participating, but I’m surprised they are asking for things like address and DOB. Given all the privacy concerns, it sends off an alarm bell in my head. I wish they just asked for age or some other larger category (e.g. year of birth, or month/year). I sent an email to them, I’ll see what they say. I could “fake” the data a bit, but if they ever asked for the DOB again, I probably wouldn’t remember what I used. ;-)

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