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Global Positioning System: Worker fired for disabling GPS app that tracked her 24 hours a day [Updated]

A Central California woman claims she was fired after uninstalling an app that her employer required her to run constantly on her company issued iPhone—an app that tracked her every move 24 hours a day, seven days a week. 57 more words

Global Positioning System

A Foolproof GPS

I pulled into the bank drive-through behind a car bearing a license plate reading WEARAMI.

Giving the motorist the benefit of the doubt on how to spell ‘where,’ I credited her with creatively conveying a message of confusion within a seven-letter limit. 249 more words

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this day in the yesteryear: The Sport of Geocaching Begins (2000)

The Sport of Geocaching Begins (2000)

Geocaching is an outdoor treasure-hunting game in which participants use a Global Positioning System (GPS) to hide and seek watertight containers filled with trinkets, hoards known as “geocaches” or simply “caches.” The improved accuracy of GPS devices allowed the pastime to develop, since the specific locations of the small containers could finally be logged and shared. 54 more words

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What does GPS stand for? Global Positioning Systems. It is a system of satellites in space that circles Earth twice a day transmitting, or sending signals full of information back to us. 305 more words

US Air Force Says GPS Glitch Even Older Than First Believed

A technical messaging error with some global positioning system (GPS) satellites first emerged in 2011, two years earlier than previously disclosed, but affected only very few communications messages, the U.S. 319 more words


Map Orkney Month final thoughts: Multi-vocal cartography and the collaborative re-imagining of place.

After a month of collaborative mapping a new map of Orkney has been created. By thinking big, Map Orkney Month seems to have captured people’s imagination. 894 more words

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China expanding its GPS to cover entire world with top accuracy

The following is based on translations from Chinese media:

China’s GPS system, the Beidou Navigation System (Beidou), now covers only China and its neighbouring areas. 456 more words