I would like to see us have another heading on our main page for forums, i.e., ' whats' new in gps technology, to be a purely tech subject, such as, questions from new cachers, folks like me that can't get their pda to transfer coordinates, and updates for future gps changes . There are many logging into this site trying to find answers .
Some of you could give me suggestions on connecting my pda that would help a bunch of folks.
There is a dramatic new development coming quickly to gps , called TVgps to be installed in trucks in 2006. As you know
current satellite gps works poorly in a city . with bumper to bumper connections in a vehicle dead rekoning is used, not satellite.
TV gps will work by triangulating tv antennae , and , will be mostly for city use. There are 2800 antennae in cities., each producing 12,500 kilowats ; satellites yield 500 watts , ergo a 2000 fold increase in power. In 2006 trucks will tracked into terminals , garages, undrground loading docks, as well as through streets hidden by tall buildings. This is being developed by rosum corporation , to be produced by gps giant Trimble in Sunnyvale , California. Initially deployed in 1978 there is real concern the current gps satellites could fail ; Bush has pushed a go ahead on this new technology. Police are especially intrested in the ability to track parolees , sex offenders, and others.
Currently , the device is too large for hand-held , but , the goal is to eventually have it in telephones. Cost projections ??????? This would open an entire new kind of gaming.
Again , I would like to see a forum devoted %100 to technology.