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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
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
Two pairs of lost hikers located over Labor Day weekend

...Matthew) Hightower with AST had the GPS coordinates that made retrieving the couple...a cellphone and provided troopers their GPS coordinates and a description of their location...programs on cell phones to be able to access GPS coordinates.

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-09-08/two-pairs-lost-hikers-located-over-labo
Local
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
R&M announces new land survey manager

...throughout Alaska and his background includes construction surveying, bathymetric surveying, cadastral surveying, boundary surveys, topographic surveys, GPS surveys, project management, quantity calculations and QA/QC procedure development.

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2015-10-18/rm-announces-new-land-survey-manage
Neighbors
Taku Glacier's advance stagnates

...1946.McGee has led the almost-annual GPS surveying efforts at the Taku Glacier terminus...percent of the terminus using high precision GPS, Beedle said. The net terminus gain or...no longer advancing according to JIRP's GPS data - and definitely not as much as in...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-09-04/taku-glaciers-advance-stagnates
Outdoors
Juneau's Hidden History: Amalga, Juneau's ghost town

...grand total of $445,138.21.Using a GPS application on my phone called Back Country...began to get worried I had messed up on the GPS data, or flipped the image of the town...before and after taking place. Several GPS coordinates were marked on our maps to show...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-10-28-6
Art
Early closure to mountain goat hunting season

...winters, likely leading to additional deaths. While goats are not isolated in these areas, historical survey data and recent GPS radio collar information suggest little movement between drainages.The emergency order closed the mountain goat season in this...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-10-02/early-closure-mountain-goat-hunting-
Outdoors
AP: Officer sex cases plagued by lax supervision, policies

...The criminal case uncovered several previous red flags: The GPS unit in Alvarez's squad car was not working, which meant that...and that cars get regularly serviced to ensure the units and GPS systems work. And the city has applied for a grant to purchase...

http://juneauempire.com/nation-and-world/2015-11-03/ap-officer-sex-cases-plagued
Nation and World

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