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Android GPS

Sometimes you just need to be found…

Remember in Thunderbirds where John Tracey would always be looking out for people in distress from his satellite Thunderbird 5 ? He never seemed to have to ask people where they were… Something I have been working with the Android team on for the last few months is the Emergency Location Service, a feature on android phones […]

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GPS

Maposaurus how did I miss you !

I can’t believe I had not come across this video before, from a 2007 Superbowl advert from Garmin, the Maposaurus ! Happy Friday everyone !! Written and submitted from the Google Offices, London (51.495N, 0.146W)

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GPS

TomTom Go I-90 the end of the line for PND’s ?

The TomTom Go I-90 reports Engadget is a satnav that is built for permanent installation in the DIN slot of your cars dashboard. This immediately caught my interest as I want to replace the factory fit system in my 5 year old Nissan X-Trail, becase it is no longer possible to get map updates for it. […]

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GPS Thoughts

PND’s not dead yet..

Last Week saw TomTom announce a large drop in quarterly earnings , with sales of their iconic PND becoming more difficult, needing price reductions to keep sales moving. Many are suggesting this is the natural evolution of the market, with saturation at a particular price point on one hand, while on the other, mobile phones […]

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GPS

The Knowledge beats Sat-Nav even South of the River..

An excellent BBC Click Online show which puts a sat-nav equiped car up against a London Taxi Driver to navigate around London. As you would expect the Cabbie wins, but it’s an excellent explanation of how satnav works warts and all. At the end of the day like many other applications of Geospatial technology, it […]