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 is of the Trimble TopoCharger, a new ruggedized iPhone case that adds battery life and topo maps; due in November.
From GPS Tracklog
Our posts from the past week:
- Garmin Batteries Prone To Early Failure, Suit Says
- The first review of Garmin’s new HUD
- Garmin Vector 2.0 Predictions
- A whole series of Garmin Vector videos
- Garmin updates this past week: Approach S2/S3, Astro 320, RV 760, zumo 350
- TopoFusion beta 4.80 and 4.81 (fixes this issue)
- Sony announces new XA-NV300T with TomTom navigation (and despite the image below, it’s unclear if this model will have MirrorLink technology)
- SPOT Gen3 upgrade rebate
- Inaccurate GPS coordinates complicated NH search
- NFL to use tracking devices during games, practices
- Family Of Child With Autism Battling School Over GPS Device
- NYT on GPS Tracking and Secret Policies
- Child rapist won’t face new charges for fleeing under GPS monitoring
- What do George Zimmerman GPS data show?
- And a couple of quotes:
The tracking page was overwhelmed by traffic seeking GPS information on the trucks Wednesday, causing the city’s entire site to crash
– via The Coloradoan
Police officers would face prison time for warrantless GPS tracking of suspects under a proposal pending in Lansing.
– via Livingston Daily
- The Great Geocaching Block Party 2013 Travel Bug Race
- App Creator Takes The Geocaching Road Less Travelled
- NAVAIR Teams Test GPS Anti-Jamming Device on Small UAV
- Finding Starred Or My Places On The New Google Maps Mobile
- Google acknowledges Nexus 7 tablet problems with GPS, multi-touch
- US Census Bureau’s 2011 Language Mapper Tool
- Behind the Scenes with StreetVieew Treks
- A Breathing Earth
- Apple aerial map photos blocked over Oslo in Norway
- Google Street View ignites mini-protest over damn dam project
- Meet the Man Trying to Save the Lost Art of Hand-Drawn Maps
- Six map links that every cartographer has seen a million times
- 40 maps that explain the world
All the news that doesn’t fit
- Climbers get lost when mobile phone they were using for map runs out of battery; via @ogleearth
- Self-Driving Cars: Is it Time Governments are More Accepting?
Updated GPS reviews
I’ve updated these review and resource pages with the following links: