Global Positioning “Goes To Ground” :: Symblogogy
In a “complex technology made simple” scenario, one does not need specialized GPS Satellites and the systems that pick up their signals in order to determine a specific location in most cities in the United States.
All one needs is a computer (or Wi-Fi PDA phone), some software that detects and factors in known Wi-Fi hot spots and … BINGO, wherever one goes, there one is here on the Oblate Spheriod.
This from Skyhook Wireless Inc. website -
At Symblogogy, we ask if Wi-Fi signals are good, why not other fixed position broadcast signals?
This excerpt from a press release issued by Boeing Engineering, Operations & Technology –
Boeing-Led Team Developing Surface Navigation Concept for DARPA
Boeing Press Release - ST. LOUIS, April 18, 2007
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