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North America's tallest mountain gets new name - and height

...technology that didn't exist in the earlier survey, such as GPS instruments.The change is part of an ongoing USGS program to...the mountain, with only about half actually succeeding.Using GPS instruments for the latest measurement provided more defined...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-09-03/north-americas-tallest-mountain-gets-ne
State
Beacon leads searchers to stranded hiker

...which sent out an emergency assistance request and broadcast his GPS coordinates.Alaska State Troopers were notified at 8 a.m...said the beacon definitely hastened the search. He said the GPS coordinates provided were relatively accurate."The subject's...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-08-30/beacon-leads-searchers-stranded-hiker
Local
Team begins new measurement of North America's tallest peak

...Officials say the data collected during a June climb is now being analyzed.The survey taken on the mountain last month used GPS instruments. Officials say that method provides more defined elevations than technology that was used in 2013 to calculate a...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-07-23/team-begins-new-measurement-north-ameri
State
Local sports calendar for Wednesday, Aug. 05

...also a "Virtual Race," anyone who would like to support land conservation in SE Alaska can run a 5K and submit their time, GPS race route or a photo of themselves running. Virtual runners from Florida and New Jersey have preregistered. Friday, August...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-08-05
Sports
Local Sports Calendar for Monday, Aug. 3

...also a "Virtual Race," anyone who would like to support land conservation in SE Alaska can run a 5K and submit their time, GPS race route or a photo of themselves running. Virtual runners from Florida and New Jersey have preregistered.Friday, August...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-08-03/local-sports-calendar-monday-aug-3
Sports
A job with a view

...his time in the air more secure."A big change, especially around Southeast Alaska, is all of the different automation and GPS," Kveum said. "We have equipment in these aircraft that will show you exactly where a train is, we have moving map displays...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2015-07-26/job-view-southeast-alaskan-pilot-op
Neighbors
Poor advice from GPS unit leads man into harbor

ANCHORAGE- Poor advice from a car's GPS unit led a man to drive off the ferry in Whittier and straight...Lower 48. He drove off the ferry but after about 400 feet, the GPS unit in the man's car told him to make a hard right turn.Whittier...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2012-08-24/poor-advice-gps-unit-leads-man-harbor
State
Congress passes FAA bill that speeds switch to GPS

...nation's switch from radar to an air traffic control system based on GPS technology, and to open U.S. skies to unmanned drone flights...busiest airports so planes can land using the more-precise GPS navigation.Instead of time-consuming, fuel-burning, stair-step...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2012-02-07/congress-passes-faa-bill-speeds-switch-
State
AT&T hit with $100M fine, vows to fight it

...consumers into buying plans they believed would give them unlimited ability to send and receive data, including Web browsing, GPS navigation and streaming videos. But once the consumer hit a certain level, the data on unlimited plans would be slowed down...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-06-18/att-hit-100m-fine-vows-fight-it
Not For Web
Citizen scientists put Southeast's bats on the map - literally

...microphones magnetically attached to their cars, listening to bats click, buzz and beep while marking the location according to a GPS. It's also possible to tell a bat's species by the sounds it makes. Some local hot spots are at Fish Creek on Douglas and...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-07-10/citizen-scientists-put-southeasts-ba
Outdoors

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