Before There Was GPS — Part 2

Before There Was GPS. (Last Updated 11 October, 2017) Recently I published Before There Was GPS — Part 1 but I found so many neat devices, even long before the Etak in 1985.  Nearly 80 years earlier, really. There’s really nothing new under the sun. The First High Tech Car Navigation in 1909 (full article at: The First GPS: High-Tech Navigation in 1909)   Pity the motorists of a century ago.     Automobiles in the 1900s were slow, stiff, and undependable.  

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Florida Joins the Need a GPS Warrant Club — With a Nautical Twist

Need a GPS Warrant Club. (Last updated 13 October, 2017) Usually this web magazine only writes a lot on computer and Internet issues.  But when people’s privacy is at risk in a big way, they came through, for sure. What’s The Risk? Pretty interesting article From Wired here.  Not only are they talking about cell phone data — which I have been preaching for years is way more dangerous to you privacy than GPS data. But they brings up some

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New Jersey DOT is Smart — How About Your DOT?

New Jersey DOT is Smart. (Last Updated 13 October, 2017) Here are some excerpts from a recent article about the New Jersey DOT and their use of GPS tracking to fulfill their charter as a state agency paid to do a job for the taxpayer. All to many such agencies have just become a huge money sink, providing vehicles to state employees but having no idea what the vehicles (and employees) are doing once they are out of sight. If

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How Many Times Will This Go ON? Years and Years and the Story is the Same

If You’re Not Tracking Your Employees You Are Giving Away The Store. (Last updated 11 October 2017) It Gets Old.  Watching Managers Get Paid To Manage But Refusing To Manage I’ve been working in the area of fleet management with GPS racking for more than 15 years now. I wonder, with a “shaking my head” kind of wonder, how long it will take before business and government leadership realizes how utterly remiss they are if they are not supervising their

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Before There Was GPS — Part 1

Before There Was GPS. (Last updated 9 October, 2017) Recently I came across this article about a fellow name of Stan Honey who who discussed his life and career during his keynote speech at the recent ION GNSS+ 2017 plenary. The ION (Institute of Navigation) GNSS+ is the world’s largest technical meeting and showcase of GNSS technology, products and services. And Stan Honey was a founding father of a company called Etak. (unlike today’s common practice of naming companies after sophisticated acronyms to

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Police Chiefs — Yet Again, Do You Care?

Police Chiefs — Yet Again, Do You Care? (Last Updated 8 October, 2017) I’ve written about this issue many times before.  Even years after GPS installations are funded and made to police patrol vehicles, patrol officers think the have the right not to be tracked, not to properly account for their hours, and not to be in the place where dispatchers and other officers think they are. Is Your Department Anything Like This? Full article here: Investigation: Melbourne police sergeant disabled

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