Archives for GPS

Notes from the Electronic Cottage 6/10/10

Producer/Host: Jim Campbell

The first of a new generation of satellites that will provide more accurate GPS location services has just been a launched. When all 12 of these satellites are in place, GPS accuracy should include from today’s approximately 20 foot accuracy to about 2-3 foot accuracy. This will have big implications for everyday life – some obvious, some not so obvious.Let’s take a look.

Notes from the Electronic Cottage 8/14/08

Producer/Host: Jim Campbell

As part of WERU’s 20 years in 20 days celebration, we return to October of 2003 for an edition on GPS, or Global Positioning Systems, which were just beginning to gain broad adoption at the consumer level. GPS is a great tool, but like all technology, it has its positive and negative applications. We look at few of them today since the issues raised in 2003 are still alive today.

Notes from the Electronic Cottage 7/24/08

Producer/Host: Jim Campbell

Today, a few items from the ever growing digital pile at the Electronic Cottage: a look at the “anomaly” of unauthorized access to people’s passport records which emerged during the presidential primaries and which turns out to be not such an anomaly at all; how a GPS tracking device installed by his parents in his car saved a teenager from a big speeding ticket; and a look at the Save Christian Radio web site which is outraged at the FCC’s proposals to increase localism in radio that might require stations to have a community advisory board, and even require that there be a live human being at a radio station when it is on the air!