Yoda: GPS Tracking to Centimeter

Categories: Geospatial

yoda with light saberGPS tracking down to the centimeter

Researchers at the University of California, Riverside have developed a new, more computationally efficient way to process data from the Global Positioning System (GPS), to enhance location accuracy from the meter-level down to a few centimeters.
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Feb 12

Yoda: India and Open Source Technologies

yoda with light saberTRAI tells telecos: Adopt open source tech for unbiased Internet connectivity

Talking on TRAI’s differential pricing order that speaks about review process after two years, Sharma said two years is a long time for a technology-driven industry.

A day after prohibiting mobile operators from offering differential data tariff plans, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has asked them to adopt open standards, open source (software) technology, and open software codes to provide unbiased Internet connectivity.

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Feb 11

Antechinus: Diaspora/Loomio Decentralized Social Network with Data Security

Antechinus

Antechinus

diaspora* – a privacy-aware, community-run, open source, decentralized social network puts users in control of their data security

Since 2012 the community has:

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Feb 8

Jean Lievens: Smart Cities Are Not Smart If They Just Connect to the Internet

Jean Lievens

Jean Lievens

Connecting everyone to the internet won’t solve the world’s development problems

According to a new report from the World Bank, more than 40% of the global population now has internet access. On average, eight in ten people in the developing world own a mobile phone. Even in the poorest 20% of households this number is nearly seven in ten, making cellphones more prevalent than toilets or clean water.

In my privileged home, digital technology brings me choice and convenience. It will be a long time before the digital revolution brings similar returns for everyone, everywhere.

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Feb 7