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. This week’s featured image is Magellan’s new RoadMade RV9490T-LMB, a GPS designed specifically for RVs, that was released this week.
From GPS Tracklog
- New GPS Tracker gets overwhelming crowd support
- ABI Research has projected that wearables will help to revive the GPS tracking device market
- St Paul schools are tracking their school buses with GPS. So are schools in Bangalore, India.
- South Carolina is tracking bears to try and prevent unfortunate meetings with sprawling suburbs
- Gravely has posted a great article about what to look for in a commercial fleet tracker
- The new RoadMate RV9490T-LMB was released this week
- TomTom has a rather questionable ad for their strapless heart monitor for Runner Cardio GPS which not only went viral for reasons that weren’t related to GPS, but was banned by some channels. You can watch it here. Bad form, TomTom.
- First Galileo Commercial Service Demonstration with Encrypted Signals
- US military debates cost of storing satellites vs savings from block purchasing of the expensive tech
- France is questioning Galileo’s Encrypted Service
- Galileo Satellites Preparing for August Launch
- Florida State Parks offer more geocaches
- Geowoodstock XIII has been scheduled on May 23, 2015 at Boonsboro, Maryland
- New Study Reveals Health Benefits of Geocaching
GPS in the news
- Great Britain has announced it wants to push forward testing of GPS controlled automated cars to January 2015
- GPS helps doctors position knee replacements perfectly
- The GPS Store Announces Arrival of Sat-Fi Satellite Hotspot
- Indoor GPS raises privacy concerns
- Pharma cargo thieves start to deploy jamming technology
The business of GPS
- Simrad announces GLONASS compatibility in MX
- GD nabs $25.4M subcontract from Lockheed for GPS satellites
- Swiss and EU reach agreement over Horizon 2020 Research Funds
- DeLorme inReach Satellite Communicator Receives Approval from Lockheed Martin for use in the company’s Adverse Condition Alerting Service (ACAS) and Surveillance-Enhanced Search and Rescue.
- StaySafe app tracks employees and provides added security in the field
- Sygic introduces First Navigation App to Reduce Road Rage
- Parade has complied a list of 14 apps to help you enjoy summer (although summer is nearly over)
- SafetySnapp tracks and scrapbooks your kid
- Mapmyindia Releases Its Official Navigation App, Navimaps, For iOS.
- New GPS based App tells the story of Seaside’s Sandy recovery
- Turns out the white beaches of the Bahamas might come from Saharan dust storms
- If you live nearby, check out this list of 5 reasons to visit Mount Baker
- Japanese scientist predicts another major earthquake in Japan by 2017
All the news that doesn’t fit
- Apple has received a patent for a new navigation system that uses realtime stoplight info to map fastest route. Unfortunately, it will work with the very spotty Apple Maps.
- Students Map Niger with GPS Tracking
- Baltimore City using GPS to map and keep track of trees in the city