Posts Tagged: gps

“Where Does Fed Money Go?” Using a Canonical Model to Find It

For decades, OMB and Departments have been trying to trace federal grants and loans to specific places: cities, neighborhoods, farms, enterprise zones, individual houses or stores. The complexity of community development, economic development, rural development, job creation, or just accounting have plagued how funds can be traced. The purpose of tracing the money is to… Read more »

Geospatial Data is Different — Yes, and No

After millennia, now most people are drawn to “GPS,” or “Google Maps,” and rely on navigation to drive, to hike, to find a restaurant, to catch fish, and more. Such interest and dependence on geospatial information systems’ data creates a neologism of “a Google Map” or a “GPS Map,” but neither are maps as we… Read more »

Location Data and Mobile Device Threats

Threatpost reports that cell users just got that more vulnerable to attackers: [T]here is enough information leaked from the lower layers of the GSM [Global System for Mobile Communications] communication stack to permit attackers to perform what they call “location tests” on targeted devices. “Cell phone towers have to track cell phone subscribers to provide… Read more »

LightSquared vs FCC: What is the right position?

An issue I’d recommend all free thinking technologists dive into is the current technological trades facing the nation over LightSquared. They are a company building a wireless network based on Long Term Evolution (LTE) technologies combined with commercial satellite coverage in a way that will cover the entire united states in broadband. The goal: unleash… Read more »

M2M News: OnAsset and Sprint Launch the Industry’s First Dual-Mode CDMA/GSM Asset Tracking Solution

New Version of OnAsset’s SENTRY(R) is the M2M Industry’s First Dual Mode Solution for Tracking High Value Cargo Anywhere around the Globe press release Feb. 2, 2012, 8:03 a.m. EST IRVING, Texas, Feb 02, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) — OnAsset Intelligence Inc., a leading provider of machine-to-machine (M2M) wireless asset tracking, sensing, and control solutions, today… Read more »

GovBytes: Supreme Court Decides GPS Tracking without a Warrant is Unconstitutional

Everyone knows that today we can be tracked by GPS anywhere under the Sun, and yet we welcome it into our everyday lives. We get lost in big cities and we can’t find the nearest subway/metro station. Grab your phone, enable GPS and data, and there you go! But what about cases where we don’t… Read more »

Sprint M2M Solution: Asset & People Tracking “Mobile Resource Management”

Sprint has a reputation for being a leader in the industry when it comes to location-based services. For over a decade we have been helping innovative companies vastly improve the way they manage assets, track people, improve service levels and act as positive agents for societal change. The proof is in the expansive range of… Read more »

gCaptain reports: eLoran Sparks Debate In Washington-Is It Truly Important?

Our friends at gCaptain are tackling the debate about the Office of Management and Budget’s recommendation to cut LORAN-C from the 2010 budget. You can read the entire post here. There are plenty of arguments for and against cutting the system. While the LORAN system may be redundant, at Amver we are aware of how… Read more »