Category Archives: gps

10 Best GPS Navigation System Providers

TweetNot everyone is glued to their smartphone navigation app while driving… apparently there’s still a large market for GPS navigation devices. Users praise the always on capabilities, robust maps, lack of power related issues, large bright display, and more. Each … Continue reading

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Video – The Complete Guide to Geocaching Etiquette

TweetSomething fun and useful for you geocachers or those of you wanting to introduce the family to geocaching over the holidays… via From the resource… “What is Geocaching?” and seen the Beginner’s Guide to Finding a Geocache, it’s time … Continue reading

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Piksi RTK GPS Receiver Getting a Kickstart

TweetHere’s an interesting kickstarter project that’s getting quite a kick! Enter the Piksi RTK GPS receiver, a low-cost GPS receiver boasting open source software, centimeter accuracy GPS collection, rugged design, Bluetooth and more… nice! This interesting info comes from the … Continue reading

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2 Million Hidden Geocaches and counting…

TweetHow cool is it to see that the sport of Geocaching is now boasting almost 2 million hidden geocaches… wow! The crew at has a real time (almost) count tracking the number of registered geocaches and it’s rapidly approaching … Continue reading

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Collect Professional Grade GIS Data – Juniper Aspect Webinar Recap

TweetWant to Collect Professional Grade GIS Data without Complicated Mapping Software? Well if so, Juniper Systems answered that question recently via a live webcast. The Topic, Juniper Aspect. Ideally suited for non-GIS professionals, the intuitive user interface of Juniper Aspect … Continue reading

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Device Tip – Hydrus Ultra-Rugged Handheld

TweetHere’s a quick look at the Hydrus Ultra-Rugged Handheld by Two Technologies – Designed to work long hours in the harshest environments, Hydrus is Two Technologies powerful, ultra-rugged handheld computer. With an IP68 rating and integrated imager, Hydrus offers power, … Continue reading

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CBx5 Control Box Console, ruggedized, touch-screen control box

TweetI’m definitely a gadget freak and a bit of a fan of cool, mobile technology. This bad boy, obviously geared towards a nice market (3D control, construction etc…), from Carlson Software is pretty darned sweet, and innovative! Enter the CBx5 … Continue reading

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The World’s Most Rugged Tablet from getac – Take That Otterbox!

TweetWho Says Your Tablet Can’t Be Tough?  With consumer tablets dropping in price basically to a point where they are disposable to some companies, there’s much demand on folks to use consumer grade hardware for enterprise functionality… perhaps that may … Continue reading

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Video – hands on with the Mesa Rugged Notepad

TweetEvery year at ESRIUC I make a point of stopping by the Juniper Systems booth to have a look at their latest gadgets and technology. This year I met up with John Florio and he showed me the latest version … Continue reading

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This Polish In-Car Turn by Turn Navigation Video Has Nothing on @Waze

TweetWow, this video is so awesome… makes me want to tell this poor dude that he really should get himself a smartphone and load up the @Waze turn-by-turn voice guided navigation app! Hey, maybe Waze could use her voice as … Continue reading

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Real Time GPS Tracking Maps of B.C. Ferries via Microsoft Virtual Earth @BCFerries

TweetOpenGov, transparency etc… it’s all the rage! Here in B.C, Canada the coastal Ferry system is a crucial service for locals, particularly for those of us that live and work on Vancouver Island (home to more than 600,000+ people). The … Continue reading

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Rugged Tablet PC Tip – The MobileDemand xTablet

TweetLoads of companies and contractors have a need for a rugged, mobile solution. Here’s one to consider, the MobileDemand xTablet.  Most recently, this device was selected by Elecdata  for use in a mobile GIS app for recording and managing data … Continue reading

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