In a new twist on GPS cell phone navigation, two Wisconsin hunters relied on an assist from a 911 operator to find their way out of the woods at night. Here's the story from WBAY in Green Bay:
Global positioning technology told the 911 center where the gentlemen were calling from. They would have them hang up, walk for about five or ten minutes and make another phone call, and that would tell them if they were going in the right direction.
"We were just kind of getting like sonar pings. We could figure out where his location was every time he called us, and just figured out which way he was going," dispatcher Ian Hertel described.
Dispatcher: "You want to turn right by about 30 to 45 degrees. That will be Loop Road."
Like a real-life video game, GPS technology allowed the dispatchers to safely get hunters out of the woods.
"This is the first time that it was neat that we could actually see how it was working by someone walking and then we could actually see the icon move on the screen."
Just don't count on it, because as recently as six months ago, 2/3 of 911 call centers could not receive GPS information!
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