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TrailRunnerX

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We received an email regarding an interesting free MacOS X tool for route planning for trail related sports (running, skiing, hiking, biking…)  Here is a quote from the developer: ” TrailRunner is a route planning software for people who enjoy running, biking, hiking or skiing.  The software will import GPX tracklogs or tracklists from GPS […]

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Live in the SouthCentral US…Make some cash

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Engadget points out a money making venture that they feel in perfect for geocachers…I think that we (geospatial professionals) are just as well suited (if not better) for the task. Space Data Corp utilizes balloon-based cellular systems to get signals out to the boonies. The balloons are at an altitude of between 80-100k feet, but […]

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New Gadgets from CES day 1

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It is that CES time of year again, time for lots of new toys. Most of the one that I have found are GPS related, perhaps because I am only looking at Engadget and Gizmodo 🙂 Pioneer AVIC-Z1 Sony Portable GPS Garmin Forerunner 205 and 305 Garmin iQue 3000 Hop-on’s ChitterChatter GPS/cell watch Mio C710 […]

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GPS for Tsunami Warnings

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Wired News has an interesting article about the use of GPS as an aid in tsunami warnings. Researchers have suggested at least 2 ways in which GPS might give warning information: 1) GPS receivers can measure ground movement in real time, and they could also be used to measure tsunami-associated pressure waves in the Earth’s […]