GPS

GPS stands for Global Positioning Systems and it is an important technology for GIS data collection.

New York Taxi Drivers Strike Over GPS

UPDATE (From CNN):

A group of taxi drivers launched a two-day strike Wednesday, right in the middle of the New York Fashion Week and the U.S. Open tennis tournament, to protest a city plan to require GPS tracking in cabs.

NY cab drivers are on strike Wednesday, September 5th and Thursday, September 6th for 48 hours over plans by Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) to install GPS technology in all cabs.  The New York Taxi Workers Alliance [NYTWA], which represents the taxi drivers, states that the objections are

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Biomapping

With subjects wearing GPS units and a lie detector, Christian Hold has been collecting data to map the bioresponse of individuals to their geographic environment. … Read more

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Tips on Buying Your First GPS Unit

An introduction to GPS technology, the various types of GPS systems on the market, and tips on choosing a unit that is right for you.

Anyone that enjoys the great outdoors has probably heard of GPS devices. They can come in handy when you are hiking, boating, biking, or doing just about anything else in the great outdoors. Twenty years ago, you had to rely on a compass the position of the sun and stars and your own common sense. Not anymore! Now you can have a handy little device that can pinpoint your exact location at any given time of day. 

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