I have lots of links for you in this week's roundup, so let’s get right to it:
- Ever wonder if there was a key to all those symbols on your Garmin GPS? There is! Found via Groundspeak.
- Garmin’s new blog unveiled a new tips and tricks feature that supposedly reveals “little-known” features. I hope they dig a little deeper than this one about saving searches.
GPS in your life
- Did you know that the FCC is requiring GPS on all cell phones? If you have an older non-GPS, check with your carrier; you may get a deal (and could be penalized if you don’t). U.S. Cellular customers have until April 29 to get a bargain upgrade.
- A bulky way to track your pet with GPS (or strangle him when he gets it hung on something).
- GPS is everywhere these days. Even in games.
- Cartography reports on a Portland, Maine historic map exhibit.
- Meanwhile, GeoCarta reports on a unique marriage of GIS and historic maps.
All the rest
- Satellite imagery is being used to make significant new discoveries about the natural and human history of the Earth. Check out these articles and images about a newly discovered impact crater and Mayan ruins.
- From GeoCarta comes news that TomTom will be utilizing scenic back road maps from MADMaps, Inc.
- Dale DePriest’s tip of the day for March 7 gives a great line by line explanation of world files. You’ll have to scroll to the date to find it. The same information is also available in Wikipedia’s world file entry.
- I only post about Google Maps mashups when they seem particularly appropriate or widely useful. This UPS, FedEx, USPS, Airborne/DHL package tracker seems to fit the latter criterion. Via Google Maps Mania.
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