Sunday, March 18, 2012

This week in GPS — January 18th, 2014

GPS marriage proposal

Semi-legible GPS marriage proposal

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 a semi-legible GPS marriage proposal; via DC Rainmaker.

From GPS Tracklog

Our posts from the past week:

Also, our GPS deals page is back with hot prices on the Garmin nuvi 2597LMT and 3597LMTHD.

Garmin

TomTom

DeLorme

  • After powering down inReach, messages are  queued for 12 hours

Magellan

  • Looks like the Magellan Echo is going to get an interface refresh

Updates

GPS in the news

Satellites and such

GPS tracking

…enabling users to select an option that separates their actual location from their displayed location by a couple of miles….We expect to license it out—we’re confident we’ll be able to control the technology through our patent. We anticipate licensing the technology to app developers to include within their apps, and to phone manufacturers themselves…

Geocaching

Drones

The connected car

Of course, highly precise and rapidly updated maps are essential to make this a reality. Only maps with information such as lane markings, speed limit changes, no passing signs and other detailed road geometry can be used to build enhanced anticipatory driving.

Going mobile

The business of GPS

Just geo

All the news that doesn’t fit

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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