June 27, 2005

GPS vs. WPS? Could Wi-Fi help in the city?

We all know what can happen to a GPS signal in dense tree cover with steep rock walls, well how about the steep concrete canyons of the city? Well the start-up company Skyhook Wireless is launching its product a Wi-Fi positioning system that will be a reference database of over a million public and private Wi-Fi access points that will allow the system to traingulate a position within 20 to 40 meters. They have mapped 25 cities in the US, including NYC, boston, chicago, Los Angeles and San francisco. The company plans to increase the database to include 100 cities by the end of the year. See a full story at News.com

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Posted by Scott Martin at June 27, 2005 11:51 AM

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