Sunday, March 18, 2012

This week in GPS — April 5th, 2014

TomTom GO 50 and 60 series

The TomTom GO 50 and 60 series hits US shores

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 surprise US introduction of the TomTom GO 50/60 series (more info below).

From GPS Tracklog

Our posts from the past week:



GPS tracking

When the SOS emergency function on the Spot Satellite GPS Messenger was activated, emergency responders were never notified, the complaint alleges. “They got the signal, the device worked, it was just human error on their end,” Lack said. “There was a Coast Guard boat nearby that could have been there within 20 minutes.”

Satellites and such

…a GLONASS fix could not take effect until each satellite in turn passed back over  control stations in the Northern Hemisphere to be reset, thus taking nearly 12 hours.


Going mobile

MH 370

Just geo

All the news that doesn’t fit

About Rich Owings

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  1. Chris Lochner says:

    As always, thanks.

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