GPS Tracklog linked me to this article, which I thought was interesting and relevant to this site. Interestingly, science fiction writer Arthur C. Clarke predicted the use of satellites as repeaters of radio signals.
In August of 1956, he expanded on the idea, predicting both satellite TV and GPS. Wicked, huh?
Yesterday, Garmin announced (officially) their replacement of the popular and well-regarded 60 series of GPS receivers. The announcement got a lot of press at GPSTracklog today.
As you can see, the new model includes support of Garmin Custom Maps, satellite images from Garmin’s subscription service (BirdsEye Satellite Imagery), and it probably won’t be too long before Topofusion can load imagery onto it. Read more... (380 words, 1 image, estimated 1:31 mins reading time)
There’s been some buzz lately about some new GPS receivers that look like they’re going to replace the venerable GPSMap 60 and 76 series models. Garmin has so far confirmed a 78, the replacement for the 76. As of now, there are only just rumors about a replacement to the 60, a supposed 62. GPSFix has some informative posts worth reading if you’re interested in this sort of thing. There’s a post for the 78, and one for the expected 62. Read more... (594 words, 2 images, estimated 2:23 mins reading time)
I’ve run into this a lot lately on various forums. It seems a lot of folks still don’t know that you don’t have to buy Garmin’s maps to load on your GPS. Read more... (425 words, 0 images, estimated 1:42 mins reading time)