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  • HOW TO: Standalone GPS May Be Obsolete: $5 ViewRanger App Looks Damn Good

    For about a 1/100 of the cost of an outdoor GPS unit, the ViewRanger app brings a comprehensive set of features and functions for outdoor navigation. This app could just make your iPad a more...

  • GEAR: Satski Builds GPS With Apps

      I first came across Satski about three years ago. The company makes GPS-based ski resort maps for both smartphones and standalone units. At first, I found this technology quite intriguing--what could be better than...

  • GEAR: Google Bike Maps Go Mobile

      In the winter, I wrote a post about Google adding bike-specific directions to its Maps feature.  At the time of its initial launch, it was available only on the desktop-based Google Maps, but Google...

  • GEAR: Google Adds Bike Routes to Its Maps

    Google Maps is great if you're looking for point-to-point driving directions. It even provides the options of walking and public transportation directions. And now Google has added bike routes to its popular navigation service. Maps...

  • TALK: U.S. to Boost GPS Coverage

    U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan have been experiencing problems with GPS coverage in canyons and mountain ranges, an issue that has motivated the mlitary's Strategic Command to enhance the capability of the Global Positioning System (GPS)...

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