Word from LightSquared on Monday that the solution to the well documented interference with GPS signals is to move its network to a different area of the spectrum (one controlled by controlled by satellite company Inmarsat Plc) one further from where GPS operates. That move, says Chief Executive Sanjiv Ahuja, will remove interference in 99.5% of GPS receivers. He promised to work with GPS manufactures to ensure there are no issues with the other .5%.
The Save Our GPS coalition described the proposal as a "Hail Mary" and stated there would still be interference. LightSquared promised further details on the solution next week.
- Dow Jones
Other reports cite a plan to not only move to this different part of the spectrum but to also limit the power of the base station signals to 50% of the original plan.
by Adena Schutzberg on 06/20 at 01:55 PM |
MANILA, Philippines — To get more people involved in helping public schools, the Department of Education (DepEd) has launched an interactive online map which provides full public access to the status of key education resources in over 50,000 schools in the country. ...
“This includes data on the pupil-classroom ratio, number of teachers, water and power supply, and the various groups that assisted a particular school,” he said.
By visiting www.mapcentral.ph/deped, the public can access the profile of each school and can help the prospective benefactors by clicking the “Donate” button to make a pledge.
- Manilla Bulletin
Student volunteers of 23 educational institutions, including Loyola College, Presidency College and Pachaiyappa's College, Queen Mary's College and Stella Mary's College for women, 200 'green force' volunteers and NGOs will be involved in the project. The volunteers will be provided with census survey forms. At the end, the completed forms with a summary for each institution/ward will be compiled to develop a database . The data will be superimposed on a GIS maps for future planning of afforestation.
These are some of the key players in the Chennai tree census.
- The Economic Times
Nepal GPS Solution developed a digital map, with eight popular tourist destinations. It's free for 2011 and can be used on GPSs and phones.
by Adena Schutzberg on 06/20 at 04:38 AM |
Google's latest cool tool, built in partnership with with UC Berkeley, Cal-Adapt, shows the impact of climate change, provide time-series, and provides data for download. The prototype was announced back in 2009. Fast Company's description of GIS is interesting:
In addition to the visualizer, raw data is conveniently packaged in tabular form (think Excel) and GIS, a professional mapping utility used by economists and urban planners to spot regional trends.
Details on the development of the site are in PE&RS (the journal of ASPRS). (Be warned it's one of those flippy magazine where is looks like a magazine in your browser.)
- Fast Company
by Adena Schutzberg on 06/20 at 04:14 AM |
He'll leave in August for a joint fellowship at the Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy and the Berkman Center for Internet & Society. His vision to revamp IT and identify waste is hampered by spending cuts.
- WaPo blog
by Adena Schutzberg on 06/20 at 04:00 AM |
by Adena Schutzberg on 06/20 at 03:00 AM |