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This Week in GPS — January 13, 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 Garmin inReach devices, the first satellite communication devices from the GPS dealer. Read about it and other GPS news below: read more

This Week in GPS — January 6, 2017

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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 airplane in honor of the awesome new app Flyover Country, which debuted recently. With this app, you can check out geological features while on a flight, using GPS. Super cool! Here are some other things going on in the world of GPS this week: read more

This Week in GPS — December 30, 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 airplane because GPS and Galileo both have announced that they will be working together for airline safety. Read more below, and other GPS news as well: read more

This Week in GPS — December 23, 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 illustration of Santa in honor of the holiday! Be sure to check back tomorrow to find out how NORAD is using satellites to track Santa’s passage!

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

This Week in GPS — December 16, 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 a rendering of a Galileo satellite in honor of the EU’s navigational constellation finally going live this week! Read more about this and other GPS news below: read more

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