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This Week in GPS — December 9, 2016

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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 the new Waze beacon, which may help provide GPS directions inside of tunnels. Check out what else has been going on in the world of GPS below: read more

This Week in GPS — December 2, 2016

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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 an APE cache, as one was recovered this week in Washington, original case and all! Below, you’ll find some other things going on in the world of GPS this week. read more

This Week in GPS — November 25, 2016

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We’re revigint the This week in GPS link roundup here on GPS Traklog! This segment, which will be every Friday, is a roundup of (mostly) GPS related odds and ends from GPS Tracklog and other places around the Web. This week’s featured image is, of course, Black Friday deals! Make sure to take advantage of all of the deals going on. Find more info here! Then, read through these other things going on in the world of GPS below: read more

No Satellite Next-Gen Navigation System

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Credit: UCR

We all know that while GPS is great for getting us from point A to point B and about a million other things, but there are still flaws in the system. There are instances when GPS signals just can’t reach you, not to mention the signals put out from GPS are actually pretty weak, which leads to spoofing and jamming. Of course, GPS issues are no small problem for conventional cars, but with self-driving cars and unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) on the rise these issues could become a lot worse. We will need a much more accurate navigation system, or at least a back-up.

Currently, the only global navigation systems in place or developing operate by using satellites. This includes the United States’ GPS, Russia’s GLONASS, and Europe’s Galileo. Since all of these systems function primarily the same, they all have about the same accuracy. The University of California Riverside (UCR) has the Autonomous Systems Perception, Intelligence, and Navigation (ASPIN) team focusing on creating an alternative navigation system, and they’ve recently made some big discoveries.

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This Week in GPS — October 2, 2015

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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 the logo for a new GPS app that gives directions like a local and allows users to record information about their routes. Read more about it and other GPS news below! read more

This Week in GPS — September 25, 2015

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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 the new bicycle computer from fitness company Wahoo. The Elemnt is the company’s first foray into GPS. read more

This Week in GPS — September 18, 2015

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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 a Galileo satellite in honor of the recent successful launch which firmly brought the constellation to the one-third mark for completion. The full constellation is expected in 2020.

Here are some other things going on in the world of GPS this week: read more

This Week in GPS — September 11, 2015

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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 the new TomTom Spark, which will be the first GPS watch with the ability to store music. TomTom announced the watch this last week. read more

This Week in GPS – September 4, 2015

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 the new 2015 Garmin Montana devices, which feature GLONASS support and a handful of upgrades. Read all about it below! read more

This Week in GPS — August 28, 2015

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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 the new Garmin Edge Explore 1000, which was announced this week and should be available in the fall. read more