GPS Tidbits

The are cracking down on sand in Dakshina Kannada district in India. Only those trucks with GPS will have permission to gather and transport sand. The goal seems to be to be sure fees are paid for taking of sand in legal areas and to confirm sand is dumped in the correct target location. The restrictions may go state wide.

- Time of India

About 1,200 elementary school children in Anyang City, south of Seoul, will be part of trial of a safety “beeper,” complete with GPS beginning in October. The matchbox-sized beeper will activate any nearby cameras and alert parents and police via mobile phone when pushed. The goal is to limit violence against children. If the trial is a success it may go nationwide.

- ABC News (Australian Broadcasting System)

Rik Farilie writing in the New York Times Gadgetwise blog bemoans that none of the latest digital cameras include GPS. He asks why, but doesn’t provide an answer. In the mean time, he points readers to the cameras that do have GPS and the Eye-Fi series of tools to add on GPS. He’s right; the addition of GPS to cameras is far slower than I’d have expected.

- Gadgetwise

Published Friday, July 30th, 2010

Written by Adena Schutzberg

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