Get ready for GPS Block III

Feb 14, 2012 under GPS

Recent news reveals that the prototype of the third generation of GPS, which is called GPS Block III, is being tested at a Lockheed Martin complex in Colorado. The new system consists of about 32 satellites, 8 more than the current positioning system in use. After months of test the first satellite of this new…

9 factors that could affect GPS positioning accuracy

Dec 15, 2010 under GPS

Although GPS tracking is the most accurate compared to WiFi based and cell tower based tracking techniques, there are a few factors could affect the accuracy of GPS positioning accuracy which could affect cell phone GPS tracking. 1 The sun. Yes, the sun almost affects everything in the solar system. The magnetic field generated by…

Free cell phone GPS logger for BlackBerry devices

Nov 03, 2010 under GPS

You can see often GPS data loggers out there that can record your track, time and location for viewing on application such as Google Earth. They are actually GPS units which mean you need to spend extra money to record your trips. However if you have a BlackBerry cell phone with OS 4.2.1 or higher,…

China launched its fourth satellite of Compass navigation system

Jun 03, 2010 under GPS

According to China Compass navigation system official site, China launched its fourth satellite of Compass navigation system (BeiDou-2) successfully at 23:53 last night, an important move toward the completion of the world’s fourth independent GPS navigation system. China set up its first BeiDou-1 navigation system by 2003 which consists three BeiDou experimental satellites, it covers…

Tracking cell phone locations with Google Maps for mobile

Feb 27, 2010 under GPS

Google Maps is one of the best GPS maps out there. Like Google earth, it could be used to show ones’ locations; hence many cell phone tracking software would work with Google Maps to display your target’s locations. Google Maps shows your current location and latitude (via My Place), navigate and direct driving, and it…

How to take advantage of A-GPS on your handset

Jan 28, 2010 under GPS

It normally take more than one minute to acquire your current coordinates (longitude, longitude and altitude sometimes) from the satellites when you have a cold start, even in the open air. But if you have A-GPS in your handset, this may only take some twenty seconds, depending on your mobile internet speed. If you have…

How to speed up satellites acquisition on your cell phone

Jan 06, 2010 under GPS

You have to wait a few minutes for your GPS cell phone to acquire the coordinates of your current location when you get a cold start. However, you can always speed up satellites acquisition on your handset by using A-GPS. There are two options for A-GPS: – Always download satellites data from the A-GPS server…

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