Waze is testing out technology it calls “Waze Beacons” to keep drivers connected to GPS navigation systems in tunnels.
In October of 2012, Hurricane Sandy struck the East Coast of the United States causing billions of dollars in damage. The super storm became the most destructive hurricane of the season but it also provided transportation researchers a new way to analyze the effect that extreme events have on traffic […]
Crowdshipping is the delivery of goods based on the selection of a courier closest to the delivery route. The service was inspired by crowdsourcing, or the act of enlisting a group of people to help with a project, and is already growing quite rapidly. Couriers typically provide one-day shipping (or […]
The Russian GLONASS global satellite navigation system went down for 13 hours on April 2, but it’s not causing much of a stir outside of GPS followers. Several leading industry experts think this silence is a grave mistake. Locata Corporation CEO Nunzio Gumbale writes about a need for change, stressing the […]
The idea of being able to track ones position when moving predates the invention of Global Positioning Systems (GPS) and the personal navigation devices that have followed. Canes distributed at the 1893 World Fair in Chicago contained rolled up maps of the city and fair grounds, providing walkings with a […]
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources’ DNRGarmin application has been a popular tool for GPS users worldwide since 1999. Developed at the Minnesota DNR to facilitate field data collection by staff, DNRGarmin use grew virally soon after being released as freeware to the public. DNRGarmin has been used by fishermen […]
A strong geomagnetic storm is set to hit the earth today. This storm is the strongest one in seven years but is expected to only have a minor effect on the disruption of satellites, power networks, and navigation systems. The geomagnetic storm is cause by a coronal mass ejection (CME) which […]
Few tools have helped change and improve data collection within the field of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) more than the Global Positioning System (GPS). GPS has provided data collectors in the field with a simple and efficient means of highly accurate positioning. Before GPS, GIS data logging was not a […]