Celebs Love GPS Coordinate Tattoos

Slahs Gets A Tattoo - Rocky Mountain Tracking GPS Blog

The trend might have been started by Angelina Jolie, but ‘Guns and Roses’ guitarist Slash is carrying on the trend. What trend? The one where celebrities tattoo GPS coordinates on their bodies. Jolie has the coordinates of each of the birthplaces of all of her children tattooed on her arm, and Slash now has some coordinates of his own tattooed on his neck (ouch!). Slash’s Coordinate Significance According to various celebrity publications, Slash now has coordinates that lead to Chicago, Illinois, and Woodland Hills, California tattooed on his neck. Why? His new girlfriend (Slash has recently been divorced for theRead More

GPS Systems and Geocaching

By Greg Bartlett A treasure hunt . . . to most people, it’s fascinating. Never mind that it’s not officially called a treasure hunt. Now it’s called geocaching. And it’s a little more precise since you’re using a GPS system to find the “treasure.” But the idea’s still the same: somewhere out there is the “treasure” you’re looking for, and now you have to find it. Geography students at a high school in Colorado are using geocaching to have fun and learn geography at the same time. Students use GPS tracking systems to find a box that contains a trackingRead More

Geo Caching Tips

Preparing for the Adventure By Jackie Gately When geo cachers embark on an in-person quest to locate a specific “hidden treasure” identified on the Internet, they prepare as for any trip by thinking about what they will need, and understanding cultural norms. Consider these tips to make your own geo caching trip a success. What To Bring Dress and pack appropriately for the season, including hiking boots, long pants, layers, and seasonal outerwear. Thoroughly read Internet notes about the geo caching location to find out if you’ll need site-specific clothing, like mosquito netting or rubber boots, in addition to basicRead More

‘X’ Marks the Spot

Geo Caching the World By Jackie Gately Replace a crusty, sea-worn, treasure map marked by an ‘X’ with an electronically-marked “treasure” and a Global Positioning System (GPS) and you’ve got geo caching. The object of the quest is simple: embark on an in-person adventure to find a location someone posted on the Internet; then let the geo cashing community know you found it. Each “cache,” or hiding place, offers a visitor’s log and small reward item. But it’s the thrill of the adventure that’s the real prize.

GPS: Literally Saving Our Species

By Chris O’Toole With weapons technologies at their apex, it’s surprising that less and less is heard about Endangered Species. Humans have evolved from the bow and arrow to the Barett M107 Sniper Rifle that can easily pick the fur off of a target from over a mile away. Yes. A mile. So, what changed? Did hunting lose its blood luster? Did humanity’s conscience shift? Not particularly. Actually, hunting continues to be a rapidly growing and profiting industry. It’s popularity expands exponentially and the increase in hunting would likely yield to more illegal hunting. After all, one bullet can fetchRead More

Did Your Package Get Lost Too?

By Chris O’Toole Did you not get what you wanted for Christmas or Hanukah? Perhaps the economy didn’t allow for it. Or perhaps… you were savagely manhandled like I was. The beatings and the abuse nearly killed me! Hello, reader. My name is Larry the iPhone and I am the gift that you didn’t get. The Smiths saw me when they were visiting family and decided I would be the perfect gift for their young boy. It seemed like a simple process. Put the package on a plane and let the people do the rest. Let me take you throughRead More

GPS saves Christmas

By Chris O’Toole ‘Twas the night before Christmas and you know the story The children, they waited for a man, aged and hoary. The stockings were hung by the chimney with care, But it was doubtful if Saint Nicholas would ever be there. The children were nestled all snug in their bed, Each child’s mind raced wild with dread. With Mother in her kerchief and I in my cap, We gazed out the window and feared a mishap. When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter, I distinctly heard the sound of a splatter. Away to the windowRead More

Use GPS Technology to Track Your Spouse

Love is in the air…Valentine’s Day is coming up and at this time of year everyone is thinking or talking about love and romance. But with all the talk of affection, there are some people who find this time week less than thrilling. For some of you out there, this is also a time of puzzlement and confusion. Perhaps you suspect that the one you love… is loving someone else. There are ways you can find out if your suspicions are correct or if you’re in the wrong. Getting the details can provide relief or give you the impetus youRead More

GPS Tracking Can Help Seniors Stay Independent

Recently, I was thumbing through a magazine and there was an article about how to tell your elderly parents that you are taking away their car keys. That is definitely a touchy subject. Although we have never managed to discover the fountain of youth, we have made enough advances in medical technology to live a lot longer than our ancestors. This longer life expectancy is paired with another expectation: that we can and should remain independent for as long as possible. Last week, I wrote about how GPS tracking systems can make parents feel more comfortable letting teen drivers outRead More

A GPS Tracking System Was in the Big Game

I bet that while you were at a Super Bowl party, sitting on the couch happily munching on chips or chowing down on pizza and subs, you never gave one thought to how GPS tracking helped to make it all possible, did you? Well, let me tell you that it did. Throughout the week prior to the Super Bowl the security teams for the Giants and the Patriots were involved in a little scrimmage of their own—each team had to make sure that all of the appropriate team members and staff were where they were supposed to be at theRead More