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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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Sleeping vehicles

I haven’t had much time to blog about GPS Insight or GPS tracking lately, but I’m working late tonight & took a quick look at a good number of our customers in real time. They are mostly red (stopped for more than an hour). Not surprising, as...

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Using GPS Data to find cell phone dead zones

In this article I will detail how I use GPS Data to answer questions about cell phone signal inadequacy in Arizona using all of our data collected in August. We have a large municipal customer who commands some respect from AT&T and is able to actually ask them to...

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Creative ways to get the most of your GPS tracking data

I believe one of the biggest problem plaguing GPS implementations in the past, and currently, has been “what do I do with all of this data?” Additionally, in order to enhance its usefulness to your business, it should be used for strategic decisions such...

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Detecting unauthorized usage trends with GPS

This article details an interesting view of “Macroeconomic” level understanding of fleets using GPS data which we get here at GPS Insight. On a typical day for one set of our servers, the number of GPS data points from vehicles under management reaches...

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GPS Tracking and US Army training

Here at GPS Insight, we are continually working with new and existing customers to help meet their requirements. That includes the US Army (of which I was a member years ago — I was an Artillery officer for some time, so these requirements came easy to me to...

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SoBe Beverages Love Bus Tour & GPS Insight

SoBe Beverages just launched their Love Bus tour across the country and uses GPS Insight to track their vehicles and let their website users know their location in real time via www.sobebev.com. In addition to tracking the Love Bus tour (6 buses across the country...

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