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Off the Beaten Path: In the shadow of Vitus Bering, part II

...rose out of the West Nunatak Glacier. At first we were confused and wondered if we were in the wrong place. I pulled out my GPS and verified our location. The glacier appeared to have sunk more than 600 feet since the map had been made, revealing the...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-04-03/beaten-path-shadow-vitus-bering-part
Outdoors
Becoming outdoorsy

...and compass, outdoor photography, wild edibles, shotgun basics, rifle marks(wo)manship, fly fishing, and how to use a GPS. Some of the classes require additional fees; for all fishing classes, participants must have a valid sport fishing license...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-03-27/becoming-outdoorsy
Outdoors
Bike map funded and ready to roll

...a number of sources, Mertl said Corvus Design is creating a digital map that can be used with Google Maps on a smartphone or GPS unit, for example.The digital information will be provided to City and Borough of Juneau city planners and can be updated...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-03-25/bike-map-funded-and-ready-roll
Local
Climber 1st to solo summit Mount McKinley in January

...his support team said Monday, citing a GPS tracking device.Lonnie Dupre, of Grand...All OK, Doing Well," through a SPOT GPS messenger device that showed it was sent...doesn't require proof, but that Dupre's GPS device appeared to be working properly and...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-01-13/climber-1st-solo-summit-mount-mckinley
Sports
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
ADOT&PF launches 511 traveler information app

...are traveling.The Alaska 511 app offers the following features:? A zoom and scroll enabled color-coded map that uses GPS technology to display traffic, construction, detours and weather events based on user location.? Real-time images from...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-03-18-11
Art
Wolves of the Alexander Archipelago

...leaves hair samples, that method also gets complicated) and GPS/radio collars to estimate population size and learn more...We're learning a lot - even more than we planned on learning."GPS data tells them about the wolf's movements and pack range...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-02-04/wolves-alexander-archipelago
Outdoors
The Redefinition of Running: Juneau Style

...Juneau throws my way. One last suggestion for those thinking of making this shift - you might want to think about keeping your GPS watch at home.It's sometimes better to not know just how slow you are "running".Author's Note: It's hard to say...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-03-13/redefinition-running-juneau-style
Sports
Fireside lecture to focus on brown bears

...the road corridor. Construction is due to begin in the summer of 2015.Female brown bears' movements have been tracked using GPS equipped radio-collars. One 26-year-old female bear, considered the matriarch of the river, continues to provide valuable...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-02-18/fireside-lecture-focus-brown-bears
Art

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