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Sunday, March 18, 2012

This week in GPS – February 16, 2013


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IfU3blexL7o

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. Our lead video is a celebration of two million geocaches, a milestone due to be passed this coming week (via Not About the Numbers).

From GPS Tracklog

Our posts from the past week:

Driving recorders, asteroids and meteors, oh my


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hlxHPJAONpE

Garmin

Geocaching

GPS in the news

GPS valentine

A GPS valentine

Satellites and such

GPS tracking


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5REsCTG4-Gg

GPS-collar-antelope

Ever wonder what a wildlife tracking GPS collar looks like?

The business of GPS

TomTom TeleAtlas mapping van

What a TomTom/TeleAtlas mapping van looks like

The FireReady app was forced to use Apple Maps, CFA said, but the maps were inaccurate and “Macedon and a number of other Victorian towns are located incorrectly”…Users report that towns are located on their maps at the centre of the district rather than on the actual township itself…This makes it very difficult to quickly determine the exact location of fires once alarm calls are being received.

Updates

Just geo

50 equal states

A better electoral map?

Checkerboard public lands

Checkerboard BLM lands

All the news that doesn’t fit

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.

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