Category Archives: satellite navigation

GPS as the cure to roadside blight

Creative Commons image by Eye Captain via flickr. It’s a staple of American road trips: signs all along the interstate inviting you to grab a bite, fill up or spend the night. You’re likely to see hundreds of these signs … Continue reading

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The GPS crime wave

The AP reports on the rising GPS crime wave. With GPS units falling to a price where many cars have them, it’s led to an easy target for criminals looking to make off with a quick $100-$200. In Maryland‘s Montgomery … Continue reading

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A conversation on digital maps

The Kojo Nnamdi show, a DC public radio call-in program, had a discussion yesterday on digital mapping technology. (RealAudio, Windows Media) Among the topics covered: mapping refugee flows, Google Street View, mashups, user-generated map data and privacy issues around all … Continue reading

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iPhone dreaming – iPhone + GPS

The iPhone has quickly become the ultimate communication device for many. With a few tweaks, it could easily become the ultimate navigation device. Creative Commons image by stevegarfield. Imagine: You get into your car and put the iPhone in you … Continue reading

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Google Maps adds traffic time estimates

Google Maps is now including estimated travel times in heavy traffic in its driving directions. The details on Google’s LatLong blog post are vague. The service is available in “a limited set of metropolitan areas.” It looks like Google is … Continue reading

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Building your own roads with TomTom

One of my big frustrations with navigation devices and online mapping services is that it can take months to more than a year for to get new roads added, closed roads deleted and errors corrected. Making changes required getting an … Continue reading

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Getting Google Street View in your pocket

WHERE has released a clever hack that lets you pull up Google Street View pictures on your cell phone. Just find a business and if it’s in Street View coverage, you’ll see a link to view the picture. Google’s own … Continue reading

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