Friday, January 11, 2008

GPS tracking and goggle earth navigation

I've looked for GPS - Global Positioning System- recently. Wouldn't that be awesome for the iphone to have GPS technology integrated while being connected to Google Earth? All in one certainly! One product, the GPS Tracking Key, is a pocket sized device that receives signals from the twenty-four Department of Defense GPS satellites orbiting the earth. And it is ... Google Earth compatible!

"The Global Positioning System (GPS) is the only fully functional Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS). Utilizing a constellation of at least 24 Medium Earth Orbit satellites that transmit precise microwave signals, the system enables a GPS receiver to determine its location, speed, direction, and time. Other similar systems are the Russian GLONASS (incomplete as of 2007), the upcoming European Galileo positioning system, the proposed COMPASS navigation system of China, and IRNSS of India. - Wikipedia"

As you might already know, the internal computer accurately determines the GPS location of the device within 2.5 meters and records this data every second. In this GPS tracking device, the Data can be downloaded and view in Google Earth simply by plugging the Tracking Key into the USB port of a computer. It seems that connecting it to the iphone wouldn't be that hard!

Here are a few links shared by Aaron Zinman on samples to code the iphone:

MobileScrobbler -- Last FM client with lots of UIKit use, iPod access & monitoring, Calendar Integration
doom ported
nes emulator home page
svn repo
MAME ported over SDL
bluetooth/wifi access/cell tower
video conferencing


Posted by Cati Vaucelle
Architectradure

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5 comments:

mac_fun said...

Google Earth on my mobile!? That'd be great.
I can't wait to see it.

petitinvention said...

Google Earth on my mobile!? That would be great!
I can't wait to see it.

Fiber Optic Cable said...

I feel this can really a fantastic technology ... thanks for updating Miss Cati

gps systems said...

GPS is the way to future. I see in next 20 years or so , may be no vehicle in our countries will be without gps. However , cost is still a problem , specially in developing nations. But I am sure , with increase in demand the cost will come down. Nice blog.

gps systems said...

GPS is the way to future. I see in next 20 years or so , may be no vehicle in our countries will be without gps. However , cost is still a problem , specially in developing nations. But I am sure , with increase in demand the cost will come down. Nice blog.