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GPS Starts Failing in 2010?

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Switched online is reporting an article in the UK’s The Guardian that GPS satellites could begin to fail as early as 2010.  They note that the Air Force maintains the satellite network and was supposed to launch the first replacement in 2007… which it promtly didn’t do.  The satellites have been up there for up […]

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Using location technology to study asthma triggers

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If you suffer from any kind of allergy or serious respiratory problem like asthma, you know that there are many environmental factors that can trigger these conditions, and they vary from place to place. David Sickle, from the Department of Population Health Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, is looking to utilize GPS technology to […]

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Location on your phone?

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Sue and Frank gave e gruff on this week’s episode about the volume of location apps I have (or at least had) on my phone, so i decided to share the current list and ask others what location apps they are running. I have reduced the number of apps substantially. At one time I had […]

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Apple continues down the location road

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As you are hearing everywhere today (glad I could add to the noise 🙂 ) Apple, Inc has announced some interesting location features to their iLife ’09 applications. iPhoto adds geotag support (along with direct connection to flickr and Facebook) which can be used to create maps (in iPhoto) of picture locations and to create […]

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OSMTrack – OSM data collection on the iPhone

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While looking through the new apps feed for the iPhone this morning I came across the OSMTrack app. OSMTrack is an application that allows you to use the iPhone 3G’s GPS to capture tracks and waypoints and upload them directly from the iPhone to the OpenStreetMap servers. Other than heading over and registering for an […]

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Geode starts the conversation

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I have to say that Mozilla Labs Geode has kicked up some good questions over on the Geowanking listserv. The most important, I think, is the discussion on the W3C geolocation standard and the fact that it is meant to be an API for grabbing device location information, not for storing. This means that the […]

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GPS Signals Can Be Spoofed

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Researchers are Cornell have discovered that GPS signals can be spoofed! By placing a signal near the receiving device, gradually the navigation device would accept the spoofed signal as real. The article doesn’t say exactly how near “near” is, but I’d bet that it would have to be at least a couple dozen yards or […]

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Location-based Gaming overview

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Katharine over at ChannelFlip games does a great job of giving a run down of Location-based Gaming for the general gaming public. She talks about the history of LBG’s (apologies if I just made that up) and location technologies, as well as a few examples of LBG’s. I have to say this was a great […]

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Sprint and Geobrowsing Launch Next Month

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Sprint is rolling out its WiMAX XOHM 4G network next month, starting in Baltimore. Why would our readers care? Because a prime function they’re heralding is what they call “geobrowsing” (which is a HECK of a lot easier to say than ‘WiMAX XOHM 4G’). The basic concepts are nothing new to anyone familiar with LBS […]