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2 New Year’s Resolutions

After a very good 2007, full of work, play, and growth for GPS Insight, I needed to make 2 new resolutions for 2008. Get back in shape Do more online demos & video documentation of GPS Insight So, today I hit the gym again for the 5th time in the last couple...

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Merry Christmas !!!

Merry Christmas to everyone! Here is our GPS Insight version of the Christmas tree — the US lit up with all the trucks we track every 2 minutes: Thankfully it’s mostly red (stopped for > 1 hour) with only a few green/light green (moving/speeding), blue...

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Map books meet GPS Insight

I see many of our customers at their locations and they have map books out frequently. A map book is a book with all of the various low-level maps for a city on single pages, and often times, when dispatching a driver somewhere, they will tell them they need to go to...

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Route Reporting in GPS Insight

In an earlier article I mentioned I would do a blog article about the GPS Insight route report. Here I will create a simple route (from my house to work) and run the report to see which of our vehicles ran that route. It should only be (and is) both my vehicle as well...

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Proving a vehicle was towed with GPS Insight

Occasionally for large customers, I will print out a large overview of a day’s data, since we have a large format plotter which can print enormous (3 1/2 by 6 foot) images. I had a few minutes the other day & decided to do this for a large Las Vegas based...

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Mile Markers for Arizona Department of Transportation

We have recently begun to work with the ADOT (Arizona Department of Transportation), and were asked to incorporate mile marker data into GPS Insight for them. Of course they have this information somewhere, but in the time that it will take to get the raw data and...

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I definitely wasn’t going that fast…

A big part of why GPS is so popular with customers is the ability to report on speeding vehicles. We offer real-time speed alerts with thresholds you can define, along with boundaries (e.g. > 50 mph in this construction area, > 75 mph everywhere else). Here is...

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Get ready for better Satellite views…

DigitalGlobe just launched a new satellite the other day which will really help us answer the frequently asked question “how often are the maps updated…?” The WorldView-1 satellite was launched on Tuesday, September 18, 2007, from one of our...

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Wading through TONS of GPS data

Over 3 years ago, when I founded GPS Insight, I named it that because I wanted to help customers get through the mountains of GPS data which were collected using GPS hardware. I had heard about failed GPS implementations because no one had time to sift through the...

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