Welcome / open talk

 

Car electronics increasingly hackable

As if we don't have enough to worry about with enforcement cameras and our cars ratting us out to insurance companies and the government, all those electronics built into your car these days also can be used to give someone who wants to hurt you a way to do so. It doesn't have to be anyone who knows you.

--
JMoo On

US government link about GPS and related topics

http://www.gps.gov/

Quote:

Official U.S. Government information about the Global Positioning System (GPS) and related topics

Contributors of the Week 2011-10-10

This week we are recognizing Camerabob for his work on the IHOP file.

Camerabob took over the IHOP file a few weeks ago and has been busy bringing it up-to-date. The new file carries forward many corrected coordinates from the old file and also has other nice features, like notations for the restaurants that are open 24 hours.

New 1K Mark.

--
"Destination Eternity" Garmin 765T, & Samsung Galaxy Note Edge

Chit Chat Thread for the week of October 17th, 2011

This is the place to talk about things that are not gps related.

Have fun...

This thread will be closed on Monday and a new one will be opened.

Jonathan

Again? October 21...

Where should I set NEW destination on my Navi system when I wake up on October 21?

http://www.christianpost.com/news/harold-camping-oct-21-rapt...

convert csv to gpx (coordinate in UTM format)

i have problem and confuse, how to convert csv file to gpx file. my coordinate in UTM format, like this :

SCM_03,BM,341202.157,9738465.934,,
SCM_04,BM,341314.684,9738528.373,,
SCM_07,BM,338259.276,9740135.363,,
SCM_08,BM,338292.810,9740141.735,,
SCM_09,BM,337228.260,9740595.053,,
SCM_10,BM,337265.524,9740631.851,,

More and more drivers are ratted out to police and insurance adjusters – by their own cars.

http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/10/black-box-job-your-...

Biller has heard of remote readers that could access the data just by coming close to a vehicle.

--
"Ceterum autem censeo, Carthaginem esse delendam" “When governments fear the people, there is liberty. When the people fear the government, there is tyranny.”

What happened to all the airlines????

Air travel is getting worse. With all the small companies getting wiped out it gets harder and harder to get from point a to point be.

--
Garmin 3597 LMTHD

Bringing culture to the masses.

Bringing culture to the masses.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mrEk06XXaAw

--
"In order to be old and wise, one first must have been young and stupid."

alerts

i have a 3790t and when im driving along i get an alert that pops up of something no where near me .....example sometimes when im coming up on a rest area say in texas...i get the little popup that has somthing else in a different state..or somethimes ill be driving along and a pop up comes up of again something no where near me sometimes 1000miles away ........any ideas

Thread Sorting

The current thread sorting scheme is to show first records of the thread first. That makes for a very bad experience. Some of the threads are many pages long. Getting to the current revelent data is a pain.

Are Cameras the New Guns?

I had been contemplating whether to post an article on the growing "illegality" of filming police for a while. While it is not really GPS related, many instances seem traffic related and we have had a spat of posts concerning "privacy". These have included OnStar recording your driving and clandestine installation of GPS devise on a person's car.

--
Garmin Nuvi650 - Morehead City, NC

Military jamming of GPS in Scotland suspended

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-1524...

Quote:

Jamming of global positioning signals (GPS) during Europe's largest military exercise has been suspended, following complaints from fishermen.

Contributor of the Week

I am noticing a lot of users of this site with Contributor of the Week badges by their names. I'm sure they can't all be contributor of the week for this past week. Are those badges staying with the user after they win it for good? Is this something new?

Contributors of the Week 2011-10-03

This is one of those weeks where it's hard to narrow the field and select just one or two people to recognize, so I've decided to do something a little different.

This week, I'm going to shine a spotlight on a discussion topic that I particularly enjoyed and recognize everyone who's contributed to the thread thus far.

The post I've selected is "Rejuvenate a Nuvi Battery?":

Chit Chat Thread for the week of October 10th, 2011

This is the place to talk about things that are not gps related.

Have fun...

This thread will be closed on Monday and a new one will be opened.

Jonathan

Happy Thanksgiving (in Canada)

to all my fellow canuks smile

--
Nüvi 255WT with nüMaps Lifetime North America born on 602117815 / Nüvi 3597LMTHD born on 805972514 / I love Friday’s except when I’m on holidays ~ canuk

Zero Tolerance, Zero Sense

I just ran across an old Time magazine article I had saved. While it has nothing directly to do with Automated Traffic Enforcement, it occurred to me that it would make good reading for city councils and/or police departments considering what leeway should be given to offenses caught on cameras - particularly turning right on red.

State highway officials ...

State highway officials are using their public offices to lend credibility to ... the Traffic Safety Coalition

http://www.thenewspaper.com/news/36/3605.asp#source