Tag Archive: GPS

Book Giveaway: Stuff We All Get

She’d never found a cache nor used a GPSr but that didn’t stop Canadian author KL Denman from wanting to write a geo-novel. “When I tried it for the first time, I didn’t own a GPS and had no idea how to operate one. Luckily, I learnt that my brother-in-law is a geocacher and he …

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The Future Of Geocaching … Pigeon Implants?

I’ve often wished my smartphone could be built into my wrist so that I could be completely plugged in. Now it seems pigeons already are … at least for GPS. Researchers in the United States have identified a group of 53 cells in the brains of pigeons that respond to the direction and strength of …

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Smartphones About To Get Even Better For Geocaching

It’s Not About The Numbers noted yesterday the theory that Garmin was enforcing a new pricing regime that would make PNDs a low-volume, high-value item and lamented the failure of Garmin (and others, I should point out) to forge ahead with the development of a GPSr/phone hybrid. Well, maybe we needn’t have worried about that … It …

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GPS Tracklog On Garmin’s Pricing Structure

Rich over at GPS Tracklog has suggested Garmin may have a new pricing structure for Personal Navigation Devices. Last month ABI Research issued a report saying that Personal Navigation Device (PND) manufacturers seem to be “moving away from mass market consumer goods to becoming low volume, high value.” While I take issue with their analysis showing that …

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Review: Notes On A Scavenger Hunter’s Journal

BOOK REVIEW As Cumbyrocks and kjwx can read only three words on this book cover – and two of them name its author, Bernhard Hoëcker – Wellington’s Anne Dahse volunteered to review the German comedian’s first geotitle. Aufzeichnungen eines Schnitzeljägers: Mit Gëocaching zurück zur Natur by Bernhard Hoëcker Rowohlt, from US$14.07 on Amazon Reviewed by Anne …

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Conservation Staff Threatened For Using GPS

Spotted in the news …  this Sunday-Star Times article about a New Zealand Department of Conservation worker who was threatened for using GPS. Maori land rights activist Anthony Jackson confronted a Department of Conservation worker on Motiti Island about two weeks after the cargo ship Rena foundered on nearby Astrolabe reef. The Sunday Star-Times understands …

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Samsung Galaxy S2 GPS Problem? SOLVED!

GUEST POST The mysterious Ninja Duck is a geocacher after Cumbyrocks’ own heart. Not only does he have an excellent name (if we told you we’d have to kill you) and young caching companions, but he is a Blackberry and Android geocaching proponent. Here he shares some of his evil ninja genius: Are you a …

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Wolves Now Using GPS

Bet that headline stopped you in your tracks – but it’s true according to this fantastic LA Times about GPS being used to track a wild grey wolf. The grey wolf that crossed into Northern California from Oregon just after Christmas looks to be sticking around for a bit. The lone male wolf has traveled …

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What Does Your GPS Units Accuracy Reading Really Mean?

Some interesting info popped up in the New Zealand Recreational GPS Society forums regarding what the accuracy displayed on your GPSr really means. The website kowoma.de explains (emphasis mine): The declaration of the accuracy by Garmin GPS receivers often leads to confusion. What does it mean if the receiver states an accuracy of 4 m? This …

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Geocaching Can Get You A Job

Who knew geocaching might help you land a job? kjw recently spotted this employment ad for a location-based technology firm in the New Zealand district of Canterbury … Web Developers for Mobile Applications Listing #: 427563167 Location: Christchur­ch City, Canterbury Listed: Mon, 28 Nov Type: Full time, Permanent Telogis is an award-winning software development company …

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