Public Safety

Topcon HiPer SR and Pocket 3D Provide Help to Construction Sites

February 13, 2013By

With the introduction of a new version of Pocket 3D software for its HiPer SR GNSS receiver, Topcon Positioning Systems is expanding the delivery of high-accuracy 3D positioning technology to contractors needing a low-cost, one-man layout and measurement system. Pocket 3D is powerful, easy-to-use data collection and control software for grade checking and other measurement applications on a job site.... read more

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Galileo’s Search and Rescue System Passes First Space Test

January 23, 2013By
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The first switch-on of a Galileo search and rescue package shows it to be working well, according to the European Space Agency. Its activation begins a major expansion of the space-based Cospas–Sarsat network, which brings help to air and sea vessels in distress. The second pair of Europe’s Galileo navigation satellites — launched together on October 12 last year —... read more

GPS Pill Bottles to Be Placed in NYC Pharmacies

January 15, 2013By

Take two in the morning and we’ll catch up with you. Pill bottles fitted with GPS trackers are going to be used by the New York Police Department to combat the theft of painkillers and other addictive prescription medicines, according to the Associated Press. Pharmacies will be asked to hide the GPS bottles amid the legitimate supplies on their shelves.... read more

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Skyhook, Philips Lifeline Develop Location Platform for Emergency Response

January 14, 2013By

Skyhook and Philips Lifeline have announced a collaboration to incorporate Skyhook’s hybrid location positioning platform into Philips’ Lifeline GoSafe mobile personal response services. Skyhook’s hybrid location service will be part of a suite of locating technologies used with the new GoSafe system and designed to help provide the call center with the location information needed to support locating of users... read more

Researchers Use Traffic App Data to Identify Accident Hotspots

January 9, 2013By

Researchers at Israel’s Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) say reveal that data culled from geosocial networks like the GPS traffic app Waze can help prevent traffic incidents with better deployment of police resources at the most accident prone areas. “Only now are we beginning to discover the potential in the huge amount of data collected daily,” explains BGU researcher... read more

LandAirSea Systems Trackers Announce Redesigned Online Store

December 11, 2012By

Vehicle-Tracking.com has been redesigned. Vehicle-Tracking.com is the official online e-commerce site of LandAirSea Systems, a provider of consumer and business-to-business GPS tracking devices since 1994. Vehicle-Tracking.com provides passive and real-time GPS tracking devices and systems designed for a wide-range of applications, including fleet management, law enforcement surveillance, asset monitoring and personal vehicle tracking. Vehicle-Tracking also offers the full-line of accessories,... read more

Logistics, GIS and Disaster Response, Post-Sandy

November 27, 2012By
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An exercise in planning for months proves timely in light of Hurricane Sandy By Art Kalinski I was going to write about the increasing presence of social media at GEOINT 2012, but I’ll cover that next month since Hurricane Sandy made an exercise I attended last week more significant in its timeliness. The Disaster Response Integrative Logistics Exercise was a... read more

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Trimble’s Yuma 2 Rugged Tablet Provides Full Office Capabilities

October 29, 2012By

Trimble introduced today the Yuma 2 rugged tablet computer, which it says is a powerful mobile computing solution that provides full office capabilities in the field for construction, transportation, public safety, field service, forestry, utilities, mapping, insurance and any other outdoor or service-related industry. The Yuma 2 offers a seven-inch capacitive multi-touchscreen in an easy-to-hold form factor that measures 6.3... read more