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Raspberry Pi in the sky: How to build this awesome $115 airplane tracker

This homemade device delivers information about a plane's altitude, speed, and destination directly to your smartphone or tablet.


Mapping firm invites auto industry to improve spec for sharing vehicle sensor data

A key specification for exchanging sensor data between vehicles has found a new home, in a move that may help future drivers avoid dangers before they see them.

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Two different routes to crowdsourcing indoor location data at Mobile World Congress

Determining indoor location based on Wi-Fi signal strength is easy enough if you know precisely where the access points are located, but gathering that information across a wide area is time-consuming. What, though, if you could offer an indoor location service while crowdsourcing the information needed to provide it?

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Snow in your forecast? Here's how GIS will help ease the pain

The eastern U.S. is no stranger to brutal winter storms such as the one expected to pummel the region this weekend, but coping with such weather is a far cry today from what it once was.

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Google Maps' secretive new Driving Mode wants to guess where you're going

Google just released a new version of Maps for Android with a hidden feature called Driving Mode that wants to figure out where you're going and feed you navigation tips during your trip.