Flawed GPS Signal Processing Design Cited as Cause of Receiver Problems
Well then, seems like issues across the globe. This is a little different from the issues with GLONASS. There was specific testing involved that caused poor signals. On the other hand it still might have messed up someones day. However, it would be prudent for people to see if there are software or firmware updates on their devices. The correction should already be out there. I will be sure to set a reminder for my equipment.
Cool interactive map of the week. 300,000 photos dating back to 1920? sounds good to me. And it is all free so you cannot go wrong with that.
Top 15 Must-Have Archaeology Field Gear Items
I have mentioned Bill over at Succinct in the past. If you are new to archaeology you should follow his blog because he always has some good advice. This top 15 list is a great list. I think it is important to evaluate your needs for field equipment a couple times a year. Even if you cannot actually afford anything it is good to at least research and see what new items are out there.
Although, I do have to disagree with him on the tablet and trimble items. It makes me sad in the GIS organs, but he makes an excellent point about battery life. It is still a concern for those 10-16 hour days that a lot of archaeologists have to pull. I also completely agree about having a nice compass and knowing how to use it. If the worst should happen and you are in a bind, knowing how to navigate with a compass can save your life or the lives of your crew members. Even if it is as harmless as a dead battery or bad signal, knowing how to map by compass can take a scrapped day and turn it into a productive day.