Tag: smart phone

Last week I was in Ashcroft testing what will become the future of public safety communications networking; initial impressions of this emerging tech.

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Assisting SAR teams to locate missing people using Social Media

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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.

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Clarifications and reiterating smart phone GPS capabilities, PLBs, and how to automate the process of determining someone’s location.

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Detail of map 092G036. You can't see the labels on the grid lines, so useless for navigation.

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.

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We used some high tech yesterday to locate the subjects of a search, but the real credit goes to calling for help early!

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Compared to a Tracker 2

I got a first look at the BCA Tracker 3 Avalanche Beacon last week.

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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.

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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

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People are still under the impression a Smart Phone can replace a GPS in the wilderness, and they’re still wrong.

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