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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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View weather data with your GPS Insight vehicle locations

You can now enable near-real time radar and cloud images, as well as forecasts from within the 3D mapping component of GPS Insight. Here is a screenshot: One of the nicest things about the way Google has implemented this within Google Earth is they've put the images...

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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 customer...

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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...

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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 an...

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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 customers, Vandenberg...

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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 it's 2:30 AM East Coast...

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