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  Topic: Ofcom says GPS Repeaters are ilegal in the UK
simontdc

Replies: 77
Views: 35153

PostForum: News And Latest Information   Posted: Wed Jan 20, 2010 5:39 pm   Subject: Ofcom says GPS Repeaters are ilegal in the UK
I found the thread after a search.

GPS re-radiators were not specifically banned at all. The legislation has been in force even before GPS existed. You may not transmit on a frequency that you are ...
  Topic: Ofcom says GPS Repeaters are ilegal in the UK
simontdc

Replies: 77
Views: 35153

PostForum: News And Latest Information   Posted: Wed Jan 20, 2010 5:10 pm   Subject: Ofcom says GPS Repeaters are ilegal in the UK
To clarify the use of illegal GPS repeaters. Although you are rebroadcasting a signal, the signal sent will be that of the GPS antenna of the repeater. Navigation is not possible from a repeated signa ...
  Topic: Free GPS tracker for phones with GPS
simontdc

Replies: 5
Views: 3975

PostForum: PDA/Smartphone Discussion   Posted: Thu Aug 21, 2008 9:23 am   Subject: Re: Free GPS tracker for phones with GPS
www.instamapper.com - just been trying it, it works well.What device & OS did you run this on?
I've tried it on the iPhone and BlackBerry, and am looking at developing clients for it for MTX-65+G ...
  Topic: Free GPS tracker for phones with GPS
simontdc

Replies: 5
Views: 3975

PostForum: PDA/Smartphone Discussion   Posted: Tue Aug 19, 2008 10:39 pm   Subject: Free GPS tracker for phones with GPS
I'm sure WAP would do, but CSD would work out horribly expensive.
  Topic: One rule for us.....
simontdc

Replies: 7
Views: 2309

PostForum: PocketGPSWorld Speed Camera Database   Posted: Tue Aug 19, 2008 1:23 pm   Subject: One rule for us.....
and there's no law against posting pictures with registration plates on display, posting pictures of police officers, or is there anything wrong with this photo. You took it in a public place, and th ...
  Topic: German Courts Rule Phone Nav Units Illegal
simontdc

Replies: 36
Views: 27106

PostForum: News And Latest Information   Posted: Tue Aug 19, 2008 1:17 pm   Subject: German Courts Rule Phone Nav Units Illegal
Er, the iPhone would already be illegal with this use in the UK - and probably most of Europe.

Being a hand held device that is something that ‘is or must be held at some point during the course of ...
  Topic: GPS Vehicle Tracking for Beginners - Fleet Tracking
simontdc

Replies: 4
Views: 2185

PostForum: Beginners GPS Lounge   Posted: Tue Aug 19, 2008 1:10 pm   Subject: GPS Vehicle Tracking for Beginners - Fleet Tracking
http://www.prlog.org/10103066-gps-fleet-tracking-system.html

Hmmm....
  Topic: Free GPS tracker for phones with GPS
simontdc

Replies: 5
Views: 3975

PostForum: PDA/Smartphone Discussion   Posted: Tue Aug 19, 2008 1:04 pm   Subject: Free GPS tracker for phones with GPS
www.instamapper.com - just been trying it, it works well.
  Topic: Location, Location, Location Based Services
simontdc

Replies: 13
Views: 27458

PostForum: Location Based Services (LBS)   Posted: Wed Mar 26, 2008 9:41 am   Subject: Location, Location, Location Based Services
Then you look at the accuracy of the information - what is the motivation for it appearing on your screen, I bet McDonalds makes it in 99/100 searches for takeaway burgers, even when the nearest is 1 ...
  Topic: Location, Location, Location Based Services
simontdc

Replies: 13
Views: 27458

PostForum: Location Based Services (LBS)   Posted: Thu Mar 20, 2008 9:49 am   Subject: Location, Location, Location Based Services
Whereas a service like 118 is continually updated by operators and info accessed/amended in real time.
As of course, is the POI information on the iPhone. With the SDK, a GPS can be connected too, s ...
  Topic: Location, Location, Location Based Services
simontdc

Replies: 13
Views: 27458

PostForum: Location Based Services (LBS)   Posted: Wed Mar 19, 2008 4:00 pm   Subject: Location, Location, Location Based Services
Why do you need a 118 service if you already have all the information you need as the POI? - http://www.apple.com/uk/iphone/features/index.html#map
  Topic: Location, Location, Location Based Services
simontdc

Replies: 13
Views: 27458

PostForum: Location Based Services (LBS)   Posted: Tue Mar 18, 2008 10:53 pm   Subject: Location, Location, Location Based Services
Which is precisely what is already done on the iPhone. Not stored on the phone, but straight from the web, so entirely dynamic.
  Topic: Location, Location, Location Based Services
simontdc

Replies: 13
Views: 27458

PostForum: Location Based Services (LBS)   Posted: Tue Mar 18, 2008 7:08 pm   Subject: Location, Location, Location Based Services
I quite agree. what's been done on the iPhone is amazing. You locate yourself, then put in 'supermarket' or whatever you are looking for, you see all the local ones, together with addresses and phon ...
  Topic: Rumour Mill: Is a TomTom Phone on the way?
simontdc

Replies: 24
Views: 15618

PostForum: TomTom Portable Navigation Devices   Posted: Tue Mar 18, 2008 10:32 am   Subject: Rumour Mill: Is a TomTom Phone on the way?
Are you sure those figures are correct simontdc?
They are from the Apple SDK presentation, which is available on the Apple site. They refer to Q4/07 sales, and have not been disputed AFAIK.
  Topic: Rumour Mill: Is a TomTom Phone on the way?
simontdc

Replies: 24
Views: 15618

PostForum: TomTom Portable Navigation Devices   Posted: Tue Mar 18, 2008 10:15 am   Subject: Rumour Mill: Is a TomTom Phone on the way?
It is possible to make a WiFi GPS quite easily now, so this is an instant workaround. Using a WiFi module which has the complete server on board costs about £25, plus the GPS, and software which runs ...
 
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