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Galileo-GPS agreement in the works

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The US and EU are working out an agreement (that may be signed as early as this week) to allow both US GPS and EU Galileo satellites to send data on the same frequency, meaning that receivers would be able to get signals from both systems. In theory, this would potentially double the number of […]

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Fun LBS discussion

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The folks over at MacBreak Weekly had a fun discussion on LBS, GPS, etc at around 35 minutes in episode 45. The discussion starts with a rumor of an Apple standalone GPS and wanders around from that point.

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BBC NEWS | Keeping an eye on the road

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Yet another in the recent spate of articles about TeleAtlas and their vehicles. This time around the article focuses on a couple that is driving one of the trucks in Europe and includes a short video. Like they say, ‘you can’t buy this kind of publicity’ 🙂 BBC NEWS | Science/Nature | Keeping an eye […]

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Video of TeleAtlas ride-along

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Episode 16 of InDigital includes a ride along and discussion with TeleAtlas (at 6:48). It goes for about 3 minutes and the little discussion among the hosts afterward is a great example of non-geospatial professional perspectives of data collection and use. I would definitely recommend that everyone take a look. Oh, and apparently TeleAtlas is […]

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Mio GPS reviewed on InDigital

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OK, it is fun to see a review of the Mio Digiwalker on InDigital video podcast Episode 15 (around 11:00 minutes), but really, it is the fact that Wil Wheaton (yes, Wesley Crusher from Star Trek: TNG) pronounces TeleAtlas as the “…very best commercial mapping company in the universe…” I would have to say that […]

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GeoWalrussing

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The Greenland Institute of Natural Resources and the Danish Polar Centre are heading to sea to tag 10 walruses with GPS-based report systems. I am pretty sure this will not result in the popularizing of walruses as similar efforts were for penguins down south. Still a great project that could yield a wide variety of […]