GPS stands for Global Positioning System which uses a receiver to gather information from satellites orbiting Earth.

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What is locationd and why is my 3rd party firewall intercepting it in Snow Leopard at intervals?

Little Snitch reported an outgoing connection from locationd which appears to be a new daemon installed by default on Snow Leopard. A search for strings inside the locationd binary shows a link to ...
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I'm on an Airplane right now at 30,000 ft, why is my “Current Location” pointing to an Airport? [closed]

Right now as I write this I'm on a Delta flight from Atlanta heading to Boston (Technology is amazing). We are 30,000 feet in the air (probably over somewhere in D.C. area) and will be landing in an ...
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Is it possible to use a GPS device with a computer to provide location to browsers?

I have two GPS devices, one from NMEA and one from Garmin. I would like to know if it’s possible to use either of them to provide more accurate location for browsers (Chrome, Firefox). The web ...
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Transfer exif gps info from one image to another

I have a camera (not a cellphone) that inserts gps exif info into pictures. Fact is: using the "gps on" all time drains the battery. So i thought: what about taking just one picture with gps on, and ...
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Can a GPS navigation device be tracked?

Does anyone know if there's a way to track the location of a GPS device knowing its ID? Are there any websites where this information is available?
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Windows CE On Laptop

I have old-ish laptop that comes with touch screen. What I wanna do is buy GPS module for it and install basic windows ce on it. Then use it as gps navigation with igo 8 for ce Is that possible? ...
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I want to plot ocean current with a GPS in a bottle [closed]

Thinking of using a wine bottle with a cork that barely sticks out. Anyhow, I want to put in a GPS, a battery (that can last 1 month hopefully) and a transmitter and to be able to collect position ...
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Convert ipod book (.M4B file) into Audible book format to play on Garmin Nuvi

Is there a Windows program that can convert audio books in .M4B format to Audible book format? Why?... I want to play the book on a Garmin Nuvi.
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Looking offline map / gps / turn by turn software

Anticipating some travel to Europe, I've secured a netbook and usb gps. I'm concerned that I won't always have access to free wifi and a phone data plan is not an option. Is there any decent ...
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List of GPS's compatible with Firefox 3.5?

Where can I get a list of GPS's compatible with Firefox 3.5's Location Based Browsing? Or is there some feature of a GPS that is required for this to work? Also does it matter which OS Firefox 3.5 ...
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Interpreting the timestamp info?

From this site, I learned about the "secret" file that stores my gps info. I tried to open the file, and I got this SQLite DB. How can I interpret the timestamp info?
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Freeware software to view gps data [closed]

I'm looking for some freeware software to view gps data with. In particular I'm interesting in something that can keep track of my walking, cycling and driving separately and display graphs/summaries ...
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Accurate USB GPS Unit

This afternoon I tested an AmbiCom USB GPS and the cordinates were jumping all over. Most of them were at least 30 feet off. Anyone have any experience with any other brands/have any recommendations ...
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Wanted: GPS-Track (gpx) Analyzer for Linux [closed]

I'm looking for a nice tool for Linux to get statistics out of a GPX track. Most important is total length, but also average speed in different section, height difference etc. would be useful. Any ...
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Is it difficult to intercept & spoof skyhook location requests with corrected mifi GPS data?

Apple's WiFi-only iPad uses location services provided by SkyHook to determine your location for Maps, and such. I frequently use my iPad with a Sprint Overdrive device, which has GPS built in. I'm ...
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How to turn a netbook into a powerful street navigator? Inexpensive options?

I want to buy a USB powered GPS module together with a mapping software. Any recommendations and various options that I have ? Much like Garmin's MapSource software and GPS 18 USB: nRoute ...
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How can I check whether my NTP daemon has PPS support?

I have already read about compiling NTP with timepps.h provided to get PPS support. Is there an easy way to check the already precompiled or rather installed version of an repository (Ubuntu 14.04.1, ...
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Having Windows 8 use a real GPS (NMEA) for Location Services

I have a USB-based GPS receiver plugged into a Windows 8 Pro machine. It appears in the Device Manager as a COM port. The GPS receiver came with a demo program (GPSInfo) lets me choose the COM port, ...
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USB Dongle + OSX Location Services/Core Location?

Will OSX Lion's location services (or applications that use the CoreLocation API) make use of a connected USB GPS dongle? If not out-of-the-box, are there any particular GPS modules that can be ...
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What software is there to manage GPS tracks on my Mac? [closed]

I recently bought a GpsMap from Garmin and use it to track my daily comute (bike) and (less frequent) hikes. So far I have to bootcamp into XP do manage those tracks. what would you use?
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GPX file analyser for Windows

I have some GPS log files that i would like to open up and have some program analyse for me. Great if there is a map, shows speed and height-difference :D
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How is GPS information stored in a RAW file?

I am trying to parse a Nikon RAW file using LibRAW library. The library gives me a 32 byte int array of GPS Data. I have been unable to find any documentation that explains how to interpret this 32 x ...
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GPS hardware and Linux

Soon, I'm going to be building myself a nice car PC. One of the features which I'd really like to implement is GPS tracking. I'd like to, while the car is on, essentially be tracking my GPS ...
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Is there a Windows app for accessing my cell phone's GPS chip for Google Maps?

I'm travelling by train using my notebook with a Sony Ericsson cellphone connected as a modem. The phone has a GPS chip for using Google Maps. Is there a Windows app which can connect to the phone's ...
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GPS detected as serial mouse

I'm not sure if this question is in the right stackexchange site because it's a mix of programming and hardware. Admin, feel free to move it to another stackexchange site. Here is the problem: I've ...
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GPS unit that sends data to my computer [closed]

I hope this question is accepted on superuser.com. There are a lot of GPS tracking units you can buy that send GPS data from the unit to a company's server and let you see this data on their website. ...
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Is there an affordable laptop/netbook, with GPS? [closed]

I'm looking to buy a new netbook, or laptop. I'm not looking for a monster capable of running games, and I'd like one able to use the GPS system. Some models with GPS seem a bit pricey, and the ...
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Windows Software used to interface with a Garmin Nuvi?

I've got a Garmin Nuvi 260W that can connect via USB to my Windows computer. I've connected it and the device was detected and drivers autoinstalled by Windows. My question is, ... what now? What ...
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expose GPS device to virtualbox VM

Is it possible to expose a GPS device to a VM running on virtualbox? I hae found there are Android apps that can expose a GPS signal via Bluetooth to the computer, I was wondering if for a computer ...
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Windows Shell Extension for Pictures Showing Geodata [closed]

Does anyone know if a program exists that installs a shell extension for Windows that will display geodata from a photo? I have a lot of photos taken with my iPhone that have GPS coordinates in the ...
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How to launch WinCE App on Windows XP

My dad has a cheap tablet that runs Windows XP. We have a USB GPS device that can be connected to the tablet and used for GPS. We also have the latest version of iGO primo. The only problem is ...
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USB GPS Accuracy

This afternoon I tested an AmbiCom USB GPS and the cordinates were jumping all over. Most of them were at least 30 feet off. Anyone have any experience with any other brands/have any recommendations ...
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How to map a route on google maps using gps coordinates

If I were to collect a series of gps coordinates with a device, how could I view those points on google maps in a route? Note that this is not a consumer device.
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Phone Direction Detection [closed]

I know that for a gyroscope, you can detect pitch, roll, and yaw, but how does a phone (or other machine) know what direction the phone is facing (north, east, south, west)?
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Serial GPS as time source on Windows 7?

How do I use GPS device connected over serial port as a time source in Windows 7? I have a GPS receiver on my mobile phone which sends data using Bluetooth serial link in NMEA format to computer.
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Are there videocamera which geotag individual frames?

I'm looking for a way to record live video with the specific requirement of having each frame georeferenced with GPS. Right now I'm using a normal video camera with a PDA+GPS that records the ...
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is there a database with each wireless network exact location?

If I turn wi-fi on, the gps reading becomes very accurate. However, if it is off, the location has a error margin of even 2-3miles. How does having wi-fi help, even if I did not connect to any ...
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Need to copy files from cdrom, to a mounted USB drive (TomTom) in Windows XP?

I would like to write a daemon/batch/script...that listens to the HAL for events and then launches a script once a usb device (TomTom gps) is plugged in. This script will be placed on the cdrom disk ...
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What's the best software for geotagging photos and publishing them? [closed]

I recently bought a GPS logger for geotagging my phtotos. Ultimately, I'd like to create holiday/trip journals for friends and relatives where individual entries, together with photos, accessible via ...
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Why do mobile map services (e.g. Google Maps) require turning WiFi or 3G on?

I don't understand why do mobile map services require turning WiFi or 3G on to show my current place. Most of mobiles have GPS and I turned it on. But they still require WiFi. Is there someone to ...
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How did Google Maps acquire my location? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How does google My Location work? How does precise GeoLocation in HTML5 work? I fired up Google Maps in Chrome on my Mac Book Pro running Windows 7. To my ...
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How to install Delorme StreetAtlas (any version) + GPS inside VirtualBox VM?

When I try to run the install program I get a popup message that says the installer program is not a valid executable. Background: I want a GPS with maps on my laptop running Ubuntu 10.4LTS. ...
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GPSD: Receive position updates frequency (from daemon)

What is the default frequency that the GPSD can send the location information it picked up from satellite to the computer or device connected and requesting it from its daemon? Is it as fast as it ...
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Get specific GPS location somehow on windows 8

I have been googleing a lot. As far as I can tell it will require a lot of work to get the internal GPS chip in my lenovo helix working with any kind of map software. The new stuff is that in windows ...
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Tomtom ONE disconnecting frequently

I have a Tomtom ONE GPS device that is constantly rebooting (or whatever) itself when connected to a computer. I leave it there and from time to time it "restarts" and ejects itself from the ...
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Connecting a Tom Tom GPS to a computer [closed]

I have a Tom Tom ONE Classic. When I connect it to the computer I get a message "Do you want to connect it to the computer", I answer yes, then nothing appears to happen. While it is connected I ...
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Does anyone know an iPhone app that replicates the 'Find My iPhone' feature of MobileMe?

(Non-Jailbreaking Method) I'm trying to replicate many of the MobileMe functions using free alternatives, like Google Sync for Contact/Calendar/Email. Storage is being handled by Dropbox as a ...
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Does Photo Gallery automatically (or manually) fetch GPS location details from internet?

I have been using Windows Photo Gallery for a while, wchich is, in my opinion, a better photo managing tool. I found how to group images by Geotag in it quite recently (though it was there, very ...
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A-GPS location from mobile internet stick

I have Huawei E1550 connected to my RaspberryPi with Arch-Linux mounted in my car working with german vodafone. I wonder if I can get the A-GPS location from that internet-stick. In times without ...
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Plot Lat and Long locations on Map in Adobe Illustrator/Adobe InDesign

I need to create a A1 sized map of a country with lat/long locations over 500 of these, is there a way in Adobe Illustrator/Adobe InDesign i can do this? I know not really a question for here, But ...