Category Archives: satellite navigation

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

Posted in apple, geotagging, google, gps, iphone, local search, maps, satellite navigation, street view, wireless, wireless data | 6 Comments

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

Posted in google, gps, maps, satellite navigation, street view, where, wireless, wireless data

Stats on the portable navigation market

The Wall Street Journal has some good stats on the portable navigation market. The story also offers a good overview of the features that are available in GPS units. The U.S. market for such gadgets continues to expand: Sales of … Continue reading

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Dash-ing ahead of the GPS pack

Newcomer Dash is seeking 2,000 drivers across the country to beta test a new concept in satellite navigation. Instead of relying primarily on data stored on a DVD or flash memory, Dash Express uses two-way Internet connectivity to a deliver … Continue reading

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Sprint sets location free – sort of

TeleNav’s GPS navigator service will be included with select data plans, Sprint announced today. Customers who subscribe to the Sprint Power Vision Ultimate Pack ($25), Sprint Power Vision Business Pack ($25) or the new Sprint Power Vision Navigation Pack ($20) … Continue reading

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Photos, rooftops and subway stations on Google Maps

I must be on the same wavelength as Google engineers this week. Yesterday, they released a send-to-car feature that I’d blogged about the day before. Today, after finishing my post on predictions for satellite navigation, I opened Google Reader to … Continue reading

Posted in city guides, flickr, google, local search, maps, satellite navigation, transit | 5 Comments

Top trends and predictions for satellite navigation

Yesterday, I wrote about my experiences with various types of satellite navigation. Here are some of the major trends in the space and my predictions for what we can expect to see in the next three years. Trends that will … Continue reading

Posted in aol, cars, city guides, consumer electronics, flickr, google, gps, local search, maps, mobile, mobile search, satellite navigation, wireless, wireless data, yahoo, yellow pages | 3 Comments

Should I get a GPS?

When people get in my car, I’m often asked whether it’s worth getting a GPS. There are five big advantages that all GPS units have over paper maps and print outs from Mapquest and Google Maps: They will tell you … Continue reading

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