Satellite Navigation Failure Confirms Urgent Need for Backup

Moderator: Unholy

Re: Satellite Navigation Failure Confirms Urgent Need for Ba

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Thu Apr 24, 2014 8:41 pm

CBenson wrote:I'm not worried. I have my sextant.

ps_au wrote:I wonder how many actually know what a sextant is!

Of course, that's where me and the lady enjoy each other while out camping. :o
Wiki Resources: Map Editing Manual | alanoftheberg@gmail.com
Oregon-based US Country Manager | iPhone6 - VZ - iOS 8.2 | Waze v3.9.3.928
AlanOfTheBerg
Waze Global Champs
Waze Global Champs
 
Posts: 23139
Joined: Sat Aug 28, 2010 8:48 pm
Location: US Country Manager - Oregon, USA
Has thanked: 1029 times
Been thanked: 4147 times

Satellite Navigation Failure Confirms Urgent Need for Backup

Postby AndyPoms » Thu Apr 10, 2014 1:58 pm

The world's global positioning industry watched in disbelief on April 2, 2014, as all of the 24 GLONASS satellites that make up Russia's equivalent of the GPS system failed at once. This unprecedented and deeply worrying total disruption of what is one half of the world's operational global navigation satellite constellations shook the industry, and unequivocally confirmed the public warnings that have been voiced for years by Locata Corporation and other prominent industry experts. Full Story
Image
Waze Champ & Forum Moderator
USA Country Manager
Senior Area Manager: State of Connecticut
Wiki: Editing | Best Practices | FAQ
AndyPoms
Waze Global Champs
Waze Global Champs
 
Posts: 5920
Joined: Tue Dec 27, 2011 1:34 pm
Location: Hartford, CT
Has thanked: 89 times
Been thanked: 913 times

Re: Satellite Navigation Failure Confirms Urgent Need for Ba

Postby CBenson » Thu Apr 10, 2014 6:42 pm

I'm not worried. I have my sextant.
Regional Coordinator: Mid-Altantic, US
Verizon, Droid Turbo, Android 4.4.4, Waze 3.9.4.0
CBenson
Waze Global Champs
Waze Global Champs
 
Posts: 9031
Joined: Wed Nov 03, 2010 9:13 pm
Location: Crownsville, MD, US
Has thanked: 745 times
Been thanked: 1797 times

Re: Satellite Navigation Failure Confirms Urgent Need for Ba

Postby CBenson » Fri Apr 25, 2014 2:06 pm

Well, there is no reason to use the sextant inside the boat.
Regional Coordinator: Mid-Altantic, US
Verizon, Droid Turbo, Android 4.4.4, Waze 3.9.4.0
CBenson
Waze Global Champs
Waze Global Champs
 
Posts: 9031
Joined: Wed Nov 03, 2010 9:13 pm
Location: Crownsville, MD, US
Has thanked: 745 times
Been thanked: 1797 times

Re: Satellite Navigation Failure Confirms Urgent Need for Ba

Postby gordonski » Wed Apr 16, 2014 7:27 am

numbermaniac wrote:
ps_au wrote:I wonder how many actually know what a sextant is!


And that's why Google was invented.

Google invented the sextant?
ImageNo stop signs, speed limitImageNobody's gonna slow me down!Image
Country Manager for Germany, Area Manager in DN/BM/AC (NRW)
Wiki | Liste aller Gemeinden/Städte
gordonski
Waze Local Champs
Waze Local Champs
 
Posts: 907
Joined: Mon Jul 18, 2011 4:34 pm
Location: Elsdorf, NW, Germany
Has thanked: 233 times
Been thanked: 274 times

Re: Satellite Navigation Failure Confirms Urgent Need for Ba

Postby no1ne » Wed Apr 16, 2014 4:19 am

CBenson wrote:I'm not worried. I have my sextant.

And an astrolab to?

Beware of cloudy days...
Imageaka Arbaot
AM Lorient et Vannes, N24=>Rennes et 76 Ouest , CM France
Perperam eventurum est quicquid perperam evenire potest
no1ne
Waze Global Champs
Waze Global Champs
 
Posts: 3622
Joined: Fri Jul 09, 2010 8:15 pm
Location: An Oriant, Breizh , France
Has thanked: 248 times
Been thanked: 293 times

Re: Satellite Navigation Failure Confirms Urgent Need for Ba

Postby numbermaniac » Mon Apr 14, 2014 1:47 am

ps_au wrote:I wonder how many actually know what a sextant is!


And that's why Google was invented.
Android 4.1.1, Sony Xperia E (rooted, +custom rom)
ImageImage
numbermaniac
Area Manager
Area Manager
 
Posts: 266
Joined: Tue Nov 26, 2013 9:01 am
Location: Victoria, Australia
Has thanked: 89 times
Been thanked: 37 times

Re: Satellite Navigation Failure Confirms Urgent Need for Ba

Postby numbermaniac » Wed Apr 16, 2014 9:13 am

gordonski wrote:
numbermaniac wrote:
ps_au wrote:I wonder how many actually know what a sextant is!


And that's why Google was invented.

Google invented the sextant?


They invented the easiest way to find out what it is.
Android 4.1.1, Sony Xperia E (rooted, +custom rom)
ImageImage
numbermaniac
Area Manager
Area Manager
 
Posts: 266
Joined: Tue Nov 26, 2013 9:01 am
Location: Victoria, Australia
Has thanked: 89 times
Been thanked: 37 times

Re: Satellite Navigation Failure Confirms Urgent Need for Ba

Postby nzahn1 » Thu Apr 10, 2014 6:34 pm

So basically, Waze should start developing a way to get a fix using inertial sensors in conjunction with wifi/cellular triangulation to provide a back up triangulation in-case of a cyber war between Russia and the US.
Rank 3, Area Manager, Baltimore, MD, 58K+ edits
Apple iPhone 5, iOS 8.1.2, Waze 3.9.2.1
Image Image Image Image Image Image
nzahn1
Area Manager
Area Manager
 
Posts: 630
Joined: Sun Apr 25, 2010 6:45 pm
Location: Baltimore, MD, USA
Has thanked: 274 times
Been thanked: 232 times

Re: Satellite Navigation Failure Confirms Urgent Need for Ba

Postby nzahn1 » Thu Apr 10, 2014 6:44 pm

CBenson wrote:I'm not worried. I have my sextant.

Me too.
Rank 3, Area Manager, Baltimore, MD, 58K+ edits
Apple iPhone 5, iOS 8.1.2, Waze 3.9.2.1
Image Image Image Image Image Image
nzahn1
Area Manager
Area Manager
 
Posts: 630
Joined: Sun Apr 25, 2010 6:45 pm
Location: Baltimore, MD, USA
Has thanked: 274 times
Been thanked: 232 times

Next

Return to Off-topic

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users