Tag Archive: GPSr

Mission Update: Geocache In Space

Would-be geonaut Scott Cole is almost ready for take-off. The American (GC handle: e6c or Echo Six Charlie) has issued an update to the 24 backers – including It’s Not About The Numbers’ kjwx – of his ‘Geocache in Space’ project, saying that progress with his second build is going well. In August, the North …

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Job Vacancy: OpenCaching Ambassador

Pick me, pick me, pick me OpenCaching … I’ve just applied to be a new ambassador for Garmin’s listing service. And you can sign up too. According to OX’s latest blog post, it wants enthusiastic opencachers to “spread the love” about its six-month-old community and “share feedback from active geocachers around the world”. Its job …

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Six Months On And Still Resolute

Read ’em and weep, Cumbyrocks … I may (always) be trailing you when it comes total finds but I’m obviously better at setting geo-resolutions. As some It’s Not About The Numbers readers may recall, my own geo-year runs from January 1st to December 31st so I get to see my darling brother’s half-yearly report before …

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Review: Geocaching in Australia’s Premiere Issue

It’s here, it’s finally here … Issue No 1 of Geocaching in Australia. At It’s Not About The Numbers, we’ve closely followed developments with the new Australian magazine since publisher James Parr announced his venture just over eight weeks ago. So it should be no surprise that my copy is already dog-earred after repeated readings …

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For Starters, Here’s a Geocaching Song

It’s an age-old story with a modern twist … Boy meets girl, girl introduces boy to geocaching, boy writes song about his newfound attractions. And it’s exactly how the song Geocache Girl by Irish pop-punk band Starters came to be. Guitarist and vocalist Ciarán Parnell – that’s him above right – wrote it as the Dublin five-piece …

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World’s Smallest GPS

Can you spot the GPSr in this photo? Yep, it’s that tiny square next to the 1 Euro coin. Thanks to a tip by CrunchGear, It’s Not About The Numbers is pleased to show you the world’s smallest GPS engine … the ORG4472, complete with ARM CPU and firmware. Its power draw is a mere …

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New Zealand to get own GPS Satellite system; PM says nuclear weapons and world domination are next

Okay, it’s not true. New Zealand is NOT getting it’s own GPS satellite system and even if we did some freak would likely slash it in the name of freedom rendering it useless and getting away with it in the process. And we’re not getting nuclear weapons either, however a country that already has them …

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Magellan announce release of eXplorist 310

Magellan have this month announced the release of the eXplorist 310. “The eXplorist 310 is a key addition to our outdoor lineup as it provides users with a high-quality navigation device at an outstanding value,” said Justin Doucette, Director of Product Marketing, for Magellan GPS. “From novice to expert, Magellan now offers the right handheld GPS …

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Expect Garmin Handheld GPS units to get cheaper…maybe

Zacks Investment Research has announced they have downgraded Garmin Ltd to Underperform, citing continued deterioration of the PND (portable navigation device) market. Garmin generated around 64% of its third quarter revenue from the auto/mobile segment, the bulk of which comes from PNDs. Segment revenues dropped to around $442 million in the last quarter from around …

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Apparently The Best GPS For Geocaching Needs These Six Features…

I came across this article on the fairly reliable booshnews.com recently. It does come across a little as an advert for the Garmin GPSmap 478, especially as no other GPSr’s are mentioned…and it’s an article about buying your first GPSr and what to look for. The article suggests six features and it’s hard to disagree …

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