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NSGIC Honors FGDC’s Ivan DeLoatch with Distinguished Service Award

April 12, 2007By

The National States Geographic Information Council (NSGIC) Board of Directors has given its NSGIC Distinguished Service Award to Ivan DeLoatch, staff director of the Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC). read more

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Seen + Heard: GPS Adventure Game Out the Window

January 1, 2007By
GPS DATA maintains a 3D model that keeps a car correctly positioned while passengers hunt down werewolves.

Looking out the window during a long car trip becomes an interactive adventure with a new GPS-based game developed by The Interactive Institute in Stockholm, Sweden. The Backseat Playground uses GPS to turn passing sights such as forests, buildings, and rivers into locations for in-game characters and events, reports New Scientist magazine. Backseat Playground consists of a GPS receiver, a handheld computer, and headphones connected to a laptop in the trunk of the car. read more

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Make Every Shot Count

August 1, 2006By

GPS technology helped the U.S. Air Force take out al-Qaeda leader Abu Musab Al-Zarqawi in a June 8 airstrike. read more

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Turn, Turn, Turn

October 1, 2005By

Wheel-speed sensor measurements from front and rear axles calculate changes in yaw rate, as an aid to GPS navigation. read more

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Billions per Second

July 31, 2002By

Network managers for financial institutions recognize that GPS provides the fastest, best, and cheapest source for exact time determination. read more

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