Tag Archive: GPS

GPS With Android And Wifi – The Dawning Of A New Age?

Spotted in Waypoints at GPSTracklog is this article at Gizmag about a new GPS that runs on Android and has wifi. The world’s first handheld GPS to use the Android mobile operating system is gearing up for release. The All Sports GPS from Holux is also the first handheld unit with WiFi capability. The idea …

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The Geocacher’s Prayer

kjwx is in Auckland today to complete the 101 Dalmations power trail (GC2P7BK). In saying a prayer for her safe trip and successful day, this little gem came to mind*…   US satellites, who are in space, hallowed be thy signal. Our positioning come. Thy work be done on earth, as it is in the heavens. …

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Father Of Geocaching Not The Only One Fired Up

… Or how It’s Not About The Numbers discovers some rather forward material while reviewing a geocaching guide. Man’s discovery of fire pales in comparison to the invention of geocaching, if you believe our sport’s founding father. In the forward to Layne Cameron’s recently reprinted The Geocaching Handbook: The Guide For Family-Friendly High-Tech Treasure Hunting, …

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GPS + GLONASS – A Reason To Wait Before Buying That New GPS Unit?

PCMAG.com have an interesting article out on the combining of the US GPS system and Russia’s GLONASS system in smartphones. Silently and invisibly, the 22 satellites of Russia’s GLONASS system partner our GPS, and starting next year smartphones based on Qualcomm chipsets will be able to boost their prowess with GLONASS signals. “It’s like dual-core …

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Field-Testing The Bad Elf

For those unaware, I was recently supplied with a Bad Elf to review. This miniature box plugs into the 30-pin dock of your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch to provide you with quality GPS reception for your device. One of the unknowns with the Bad Elf was exactly how well it would perform in the …

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GPS Modernisation Programme

I recently stumbled across the US Government’s website for GPS and was thoroughly impressed.  There is loads of information there about how GPS works and how they bring it all together. It is well worth having a browse around it you have a few minutes. What interested me the most on the site was the …

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Introducing The Bad Elf

More and more geocachers are using smartphones and a huge number of those are Apple iPhones. We’ve also seen the Apple iPad find a role in the geocaching world as well. But one of the criticisms is that the GPS sensitivity is not that flash. Enter the Bad Elf GPS Receiver for iPod touch, iPhone, …

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Challenges: Don’t Hate The Game, Hate The Player

The new Geocaching Challenges were released yesterday to very mixed reviews … okay, I’m being PC … nearly everyone hated them. Complaints ranged from detesting a number of frivolous frog-kissing locationless challenges to disliking there being no necessity to use a GPS. If you’re looking to further your hatred of this new game, you should check …

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The End Of The GPSr As We Know It?

I’ve been searching for my next GPS unit for a while now. I don’t need a new one, I’m still completely in love with my Blackberry as my main caching tool, but it felt like time I joined the ‘real’ cachers by having a ‘real’ GPS unit. But my search has not gone well. You …

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If Your GPS Could Talk…

Rich Owings over at GPS Tracklog points out this slightly profane but very funny If GPS Systems Could Really Talk post by TV comedy writer Ken Levine. Some of the best bits: A lot of folks are on the road this holiday weekend, giving their GPS systems a real workout.  My GPS guide is so …

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