If you've ever wondered what goes on inside a GPS receiver, here's a superb writeup by a guy who built his own:
It doesn't matter if you know the difference between a Costas loop and a bang-bang discriminator; it's well written and will give you a good idea of what's going on.
Hi everyone, Happy thanksgiving. I have a question. There are so many GPS models even in the same company. How do you pick one? I have seen them priced from 54 dollars to over 300 dollars, I understand that, but even in the mid price range, there are so many to chose from. Thanks
hope yours is a safe and healthy Holiday!
Good news for fans of Diners, Drive-ins and Dives north of the border.
Just finished watching Diners, Drive-ins and Dives episode and Guy Fieri went to Vancouver, B.C. for the first shoot north of the border.
Today was the first location at Jethro's Fine Grub
3420 Dunbar St.
He visited six other locations while in Vancouver and will be shown on future episodes.
Does anyone know of a current GPS unit that has an internal traffic receiver?
All that I have seen lately have an FM receiver in the charger cable. To get traffic with this type of unit, you must be plugged in to a power source. I'm looking for a GPS with traffic that can be used for traffic reports even when on battery. Anyone know of a unit like this?
This week we are recognizing glwilbert (aka Microchip). He’s been very helpful with red light camera reports all around the Dallas – Ft. Worth area, where he drives a big rig truck. He also maintains the “Weigh Stations – USA” POI file and appears from time-to-time in the discussion forums.
Thank you glwilbert!
Jonathan (aka JM)
Here is a video on why cops use camera's It is quite funny.
This is the place to talk about things that are not gps related.
** HAPPY THANKSGIVING **
This thread will be closed on Monday and a new one will be opened.
Looking for info on hotels close by, restroom locations, Etc. Pretty much anything compared to the Disney GPS files.
This is a very interesting article: http://www.azcentral.com/community/phoenix/articles/2011/11/...
Basically a gang of people walking through neighborhoods looking for open cars, stealing anything of value.
Many people take their vehicle security for granted, and are lazy to ensure all valuables are out of the car every day.
I just got back from a DC to LA round trip, and used my 3490 for every mile above 10,000 feet.
This is approved by United. And I used it in plain view of the crew. Sat in 8A on a 757 - a very visible position. No one cared at all.
Some settings I used, that may help:
- I set the navigation to 'off-road'
- I use the Garmin Garage 'Jet' icon
- Driving Map View 'North Up'
I debated whether or not this should go in the Jokes Thread, or in the TomTom forum, and decided to split the difference
There is an entertaining video that purports to be the recording session for Bert and Ernie's TomTom GPS voices. It can be found at:
Despite some residents' concerns over red light cameras as "big government" and "an encroachment on our personal rights", the city council of Vestavia Hills, AL " voted 4-1 to authorize the mayor to contract with Phoenix-based Redflex Traffic Systems to study traffic patterns at various intersections to determine if they warrant electronic cameras."
I found this interesting info. We can opt out of Google location base service by appending "_nomap" (without double quotes) to our WiFi SSID. So if our SSID is called MyCoolWiFi, it becomes MyCoolWiFi_nomap.
The next time our wireless device (eg: an Android phone) sends info about the WiFi access point to Google location server, Google will remove our access point from their database.
This week we are recognizing alandb. Alandb took the time to do a thorough write-up of the technique he used to install map updates directly to SD card for his 755T. After many trials, he found an approach that worked and was nice enough to share his solution with the whole community.
Thank you alandb!
Boy have I missed you guys!!!
I hope everyone is well. I am loving my new job very much.
I finished training a few weeks ago and am now on my team. I am doing tech support for the Navy Internet system NMCI. I get to talk to our great men and woman that serve our country.
Sorry if this has been posted already.
Sometimes I see new posts in a thread highlighted with a Red "NEW", and other times not....
Take for example, the "NA 2012.30 is available" thread... I see there are 12 new posts... but today I don't see the red "NEW" indicator on the last 12 posts on page 2.
Now is the time to pause and reflect upon how our military veterans have served and sacrificed in order to preserve our freedom and attain freedom for those in many other parts of the world. And don’t forget the sacrifices of their families! Thank you, veterans and families!
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