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GPS Reveals "Egypt's Hidden Depths" – GPS World

In 2700 BC, Egyptians accurately laid out and aligned the perfectly square base of Giza's Great Pyramid. Last winter, a Russian team returned to the birthplace of precision surveying and unearthed startling evidence of a heretofore unknown complex, by feeding elevation data from a kinematic GPS survey into a mapping graphics software program. more

 

Tell el-Amarna — Surveying an Ancient City – University of Hull

GPS technology is helping to perform a high-accuracy survey to locate features of the ancient city of Pharaoh Akhenaten in Middle Egypt. Situated on the banks of the Nile, this former capital city of Egypt was founded around 1350 BC by the Pharaoh as a move away from the traditional royal centres at Thebes and Memphis. more

 

'Magic' GPS Unit Finds Stolen Tractor – The London Free Press

A thief of expensive agricultural machines got more than he bargained for when he grabbed this tractor. Shortly after it was stolen the owner was notified. He went onto the web and located the stolen tractor. The police recovered it and a few more as well. more

 

ESA Awards Key Galileo Contract – GPS World

The ESA has awarded the contract for the Galileo satellite system. Galileo will provide a civilian-controlled highly accurate satellite navigation system for Europe that is independent of US military control. more

 

Boeing Gains New IIF Contracts – GPS World

The GPS Joint Program Office (JPO) has awarded St. Louis, Missouri-based Boeing Air Force Space Systems contracts totaling more than $179 million to exercise two GPS Block IIF satellite options valued at $172.3 million. more

 

Alcatel Space Wins GPS III Work – GPS World

In what may be the first of its kind, a contract signed between Boeing Integrated Defense Systems and France's Alcatel Space will involve a European aerospace player in the GPS III program. more

 

Germany Launches GPS-Aided Toll System – GPS World

A much-maligned system that uses GPS positioning and GSM telephony to track distance traveled by commercial trucks on German toll roads began apparently trouble-free operations January 1 after an 18-month delay. more

 

GPS Devices Can Help Track Work Goof-Offs – The Seattle Times

Global Positioning System (GPS) devices don't just tell you where you're going anymore. Businesses are starting to use information compiled by the technology to boost efficiency. GPS can warn businesses when employees are speeding, time how long vehicles sit at one location and tell whether it's time to change the oil. more

 

JAPAN: Targeting Elderly Needing Help by GPS – theMatureMarket.com

Global Positioning System (GPS) devices don't just tell you where you're going anymore. Businesses are starting to use information compiled by the technology to boost efficiency. GPS can warn businesses when employees are speeding, time how long vehicles sit at one location and tell whether it's time to change the oil. more