How Fast Is Fast Enough?

This is interesting coverage of an interesting topic.   Real Time GPS Tracking here's the truth of the matter. There is no such thing. Anyone who uses this term is generally a salesman, and typically uniformed about technology. You can, however use the term "Near-Real-Time" with some degree of accuracy. That is what most suppliers really mean to say … they just sometimes shorten it to "Real Time" because it sounds better. I mean, why be accurate when you can

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Garmin Sat Nav Global Positioning Systems

It is highly likely that you have glimpsed one of the many Garmin commercials that have been highly visible near the Holiday Season. A typical version of one commercial shows a man who has become lost while doing Christmas shopping. As he drives around in his car searching for the way home he sees a number of familiar Christmas characters hitchhiking along the same streets. The driver ends up giving rides to the assorted group of characters while an unseen background chorus sings that cute Garmin jingle. See what can be avoided when you have a Garmin Sat Nav; who knows what kinds of characters may be waiting for the next unsuspecting driver.

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GPS laws — Updating Needed

Laws on GPS use need to be updated WHEN Global Positioning Systems (GPS) first came on the scene, they were used mainly by local law enforcement and federal government agencies. Now they’re available to businesses and parents who want to use them to track employees or children. General Motors uses GPS technology in the NorthStar system in many of its higher-end vehicles. A GPS in a cell phone or in a car can bring peace of mind to parents who

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Don’t Buy GPS Tracking, Buy Slime Mold Instead.

Here’s a pretty interesting item that crossed my desk recently.  I has a lot of applicability to the world of GPS mapping, GPS tracking, Fleet or asset management and one of my most favorite subjects … which I can hardly ever find a good excuse to write about … business continuity planning … disaster preparedness. Talented and dedicated engineers spent countless hours designing Japan’s rail system to be one of the world’s most efficient. Could have just asked a slime

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Save Our GPS Tracking — Get Writing, Friends

If you’re a friend of GPS, or even you GPS haters who find their way here, if you can ever perceive of a time GPS might find your lost child or help catch your wife’s rapist, or something equally as high in your self interest, you ought to think about joining in the campaign and preventing the commercial destruction of the tax-payer supported infrastructure YOU built and YOU pay for. (You can find your Representative here: U.S. House of Representatives:

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There’s More To GPS Than Dashboard Toys

Updating the GPS satellite constellation takes next step SPACEFLIGHT NOW Posted: September 25, 2006 One year to the day after the Global Positioning System constellation began a modernization effort to improve the accuracy of the navigation network, the next step in that upgrade blasted into space from Cape Canaveral, Florida…. read a lot more here, great write up. So when someone says GPS, what do you think of?  A little $89 toy from Cabella’s that helps you find last year’s

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