This expedition is trying to find out if the tallest mountain in the world shrank (January 26, 2017)
This week, India’s surveyor general announced that the government is going to re-measure Mount Everest, in a bid to determine whether the world’s tallest peak shrank (or grew) following a devastating earthquake in 2015.
A team of 30 scientists will use two methods to measure the mountain. The first involves placing a GPS transistor at its summit to measure the distance from sea level; the second involves more traditional on-the-ground triangulation, whereby researchers would determine the distance to the summit based on its angle relative to two baseline points.
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Implications of BeiDou explored in US congressional report (January 25, 2017)
The U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission has issued a staff report titled “China’s Alternative to GPS and Its Implications for the United States.”
The report examines the objectives behind Beijing’s decision to develop the system as an alternative to GPS, its efforts to build an industry around the system, and the effects this might have in security, economic and diplomatic terms for the U.S.
Additional info on BeiDou: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BeiDou_Navigation_Satellite_System
Additional info on the different GPS systems: https://www.liveviewgps.com/blog/gps-main-competitors-galileo-beidou-glonass/
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DoD Certifies GPS OCX Program to Congress
The Air Force next generation operational control system, known as OCX, recently breach the limit for cost over-run. Thanks to early engagement with Raytheon (OCX contractor) to resolve the program issues, the program recently received certification to continue its activities. The program capability supports military forces, civil, commercial and scientific uses. However, the future of OCX program still depends on Ratheon’s ability to deliver needed capabilities to Air Force at acceptable cost and within acceptable time.
Additional info on OCX: http://www.raytheon.com/capabilities/products/gps_ocx/
Memphis Police Using GPS Tracking to Fight Domestic Violence
Memphis is in investing $900-thousand dollars in the fight against domestic violence. The funds will be used to purchase around 800 tracking devices to help the police track offenders and protect would-be or former victims. With around 18-percent of the city’s murders attributed to domestic violence, the hope is that the use of GPS tracking devices will reduce the overall number of homicides in the city.
GPS Tracking Reveals Seagull Habits
We’re always looking for unusual and creative use of GPS tracking devices, and happened across this. A British study utilized GPS trackers and GPS tracking software to monitor the movement of seagulls in St. Ives resort. What’s interesting is that the results showed that all 4 seagulls tracked had very different habits– with some flying out to sea, and others foraging for food on nearby farmland. The tracking devices tracked the seagulls for a combined total of more than 20,000 miles.
Air Force Fixes Control System for GPS III
Next year, and the launch of the first of more than 30 GPS III satellites marks the beginning of GPS III. The new satellites boast increased security and better tracking. Perhaps one of the most impressive features is “spot beaming”, a way of creating a localized area of increased power for military use.
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As you know, we’re always scouring the Web for interesting GPS tracking news. Here’s what we’re reporting for June 2016:
Indiana Detention Center Considering Reduction in Jail Overcrowding with GPS Trackers for Inmates
Vanderburgh County, Indiana is looking at GPS tracking options, and the transfer of some inmates to other jails to reduce over crowding in its own facilities. Eligibility for the GPS tracking program will be determined by a judge if implemented.
GPS Tracking Reveals San Andreas Fault Activity
GPS technology has recently revealed some activity along the San Andreas Fault in California. The earth on each side of the fault has been found to be moving a few millimeters a year. While this movement was something scientists had predicted for some time, they had been unable to detect a particular pattern due to “noise” or interference in the feedback they were receiving. A new GPS technology has helped eliminate the “noise” for a more clear understanding of tectonic movement, particularly the vertical movement around the San Andreas Fault.
China Moving Toward Its Own GPS Tracking
On June 12, 2016, China launched the 23rd GPS tracking satellite in the BeiDou Navigation Satellite System–China’s network of its own GPS tracking satellites. The BeiDou Satellite System has been regionally available for some time, but the Chinese government has recently been ramping up efforts toward a globally operational system similar to the global systems in place within the United States and Russia. India and Japan are in progress on similar efforts.
TrackingTheWorld has released a powerful extended life battery pack for covert tracking with the firm’s Enduro Pro tracking devices. The external GPS battery pack has the capability to extend battery life from one to three weeks based on the user’s chosen reporting frequency, and the amount of time the tracker is in motion. The case is equipped with 4 recessed magnets to quickly and firmly mount on any car frame or other magnetic surface
The durable battery case contains an 8.5-amp/hr. lithium polymer rechargeable battery, and a space to insert the tracking device. The pack also includes a cable for connecting the tracker to the extended life battery and charger.
Water resistant, the undercover tracking battery case is compact, measuring just 2 X 3.6 X 4.3 inches. The device automatically conserves power by hibernating when the connected tracker senses no motion.
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Philippines LTFRB Calls for GPS on Public Buses By April 30th
Manila officials are attempting to control excessive speeding among public transportation officials through fleet tracking. Calling for GPS tracking devices in all provincial buses before the end of April, officials hope to utilize the GPS trackers and GPS tracking software to determine which buses are habitually speeding to improve the transportation.
ULA Launches New GPS Satellite on February 5
The United Launch Alliance completed a successful launch of a new GPS tracking satellite on February 5, 2016. This launch was the final of 12 new satellite launches, collectively known as the Block II-F series. Built by Boeing, and monitored by the United States Air Force, the launch of the $131-Million GPS Satellite is intended to improve GPS tracking, including fleet tracking and covert tracking, worldwide. 30 of 50 orbiting satellites remain active, with the first launched in 1978.
GPS Tracking Software Art
Here’s a new twist on the many uses for GPS tracking software. Creative fitness enthusiast have begun creating GPS tracking art via their outdoor fitness running and biking routes. By planning an exact route, the resulting GPS software display will appear in a desired shape, likeness, or pattern.
Photo Credit: Architect.Com
Coast Guard Warns Mariners About GPS Jammers
The coast guard recently cautioned mariners of the possible risks of GPS jamming devices, noting cases where vessels were without GPS tracking navigation for some time. In the absence of GPS tracking software, mariners rely on terrestrial navigation, and magnet compass information.
Peru Cleaning Up Trash with Help of GPS Tracking Equipped Vultures
GPS tracking is for the birds in Lima, Peru where officials have declared war on trash dumping, and are relying on GPS equipped vultures to lead them to problem dumping sites. Future plans also include outfitting the feathered environmental monitors with cameras.
GPS WORLD Reports 8-Million GPS Tracking Devices Used for Fleet Tracking
If you’ve ever doubted the critical role GPS tracking software plays in today’s business world: According to a study released by C.J. Driscoll and Associates, GPS World reports that a staggering 8M GPS trackers and wireless devices are in use for fleet management applications. By 2019, this number is expected to reach 14 million units, with service revenues projected to reach $4.7 Billion.
Future Indiana restraining orders may come with GPS trackers. A new proposal may give judges the authority to issue GPS ankle bracelets in cases where the alleged abuser is forbidden from contacting the party requesting the order. Given that many subjects of restraining orders ignore them, the added security measure of GPS trackers may provide victims the opportunity they need to escape an alleged abuser.