Last week I was in Ashcroft testing what will become the future of public safety communications networking; initial impressions of this emerging tech.
Tag: smart phone
Assisting SAR teams to locate missing people using Social Media
Following up on a series of posts on how to measure the error in a GPS, I’ve written a simple too that will let you calculate the precision of any GPS unit.
Clarifications and reiterating smart phone GPS capabilities, PLBs, and how to automate the process of determining someone’s location.
There’s a lot of misinformation about the newly downloadable BC TRIM maps in PDF formats. They are not “apps” and they are not a replacement for paper maps.
We used some high tech yesterday to locate the subjects of a search, but the real credit goes to calling for help early!
I got a first look at the BCA Tracker 3 Avalanche Beacon last week.
People don’t know how to make their smart phone show their location, so I created a service that lets SAR track a person’s location via their smart phone.
The SpareOne: a simple, voice-only 2G phone powered by 1 “AA” battery, but DOES NOT WORK on the Telus (3G) network. Otherwise perfect for emergencies
People are still under the impression a Smart Phone can replace a GPS in the wilderness, and they’re still wrong.